José Eloy Hortal Muñoz (Madrid, 1974), was graduated in Early Modern and Modern History (1997) and History of Art (1999) at the UAM. After one year of Ph´D studies at the Rijkuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands), he defended his Ph´D, El manejo de los asuntos de Flandes, 1585-1598, in early modern history at the UAM in september 2004 with the highest mark. He also obtained a master degree in Archivistic at the UNED.
His main research interests are the political history of the Netherlands at the XVIth century, the Courts of Brussels and Madrid at that century and the royal guards of the Spanish Habsburgs.
He has realized numerous academic visits (both teaching and research) in Belgium, the Netherlands, USA, England, Portugal, Vaticano, France and Switzerland, and participated in some international congresses in England, Belgium, Italy, France, USA, Germany, Sweden and Spain and research projects at the UAM, URJC and UGent.
He works as professor and researcher at the URJC since september 2009, where he is adviser of innovational education of the online studies, and is Reference Researcher at the Instituto Universitario “La Corte en Europa” (IULCE, UAM), being as well associate professor at the Escuela Universitaria de Artes y Espectáculos TAI in the years 2012-2013.
Invitation to the presentation of the book La Corte de Felipe IV (1621-1665). Reconfiguración de la Monarquía Católica, 17th september 2015