José Eloy Hortal Muñoz

Research

José Eloy Hortal Muñoz’s activities began in 1997 as part of the group headed by professor Martínez Millán at the UAM. This research group specialized in developing a new method for studying the evolution of early modern European monarchies, in particular that of Spain, using interdisciplinary Court Studies methodology, which regards the Court as a political system. Thanks to this, he was able to consolidate his interests into one clear line of research: the Court of the Netherlands. In addition to which, he has pursued two other lines of enquiry: the royal households of the Spanish Habsburg monarchs, and their royal guards.

Although my research has always been linked to the early modern history, I never have lost my passion for art (in which I am also graduated), especially the Royal Sites, which led to my first job as guide-interpreter at the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. The development of my research using the methodology of Court Studies, recently reflected in my study of Philip IV, which I directed with Professor Martínez Millán, has led me to the point where I now have an opportunity to situate the Royal Sites within the evolution of the Spanish Monarchy as a whole, starting a new research line.

  • Research projects as IP:
    • “The Brussels Court in the 17th century: the creation of the Maison royale de Bruxelles and its Royal Chapel”, Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique and Universitè de Liège, Séjour de recherche, runs from 01/07/2016 until 31/08/2016, Amount 5.000 € (Prof. Annick Delfosse as promotor)
    • “Inventario georreferenciado de patrimonio arquitectónico de España”, Artículo 83 V552, FOURTYFOUR SCREENS SPAIN. S.L., URJC and Spanish Ministry of Industry, runs from 01/03/2016 until 31/05/2016, Amount 2.500 €, PI together with Félix Labrador Arroyo
    • “La reconfiguración de los espacios cortesanos: los Sitios Reales”, Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, reference HAR 2012-37308-C05-02. It is composed by 6 researchers of URJC and the ones of Patrimonio Nacional and Kent University, runs from 01/01/2013 until 31/12/2015, and is coordinated with other three research groups and their projects, Amount 11.700 € (since 19/12/2013)
    • “The Court of Brussels in the seventeenth century: the creation of the Maison Royale de Bruxelles”, UGent (01T00313), BOF as Verblijf buitenlandse onderzoeker (Visiting foreign researcher), runs from 01/06/2013 until 31/08/2013, Amount 6.655 € (Prof. René Vermeir as promotor)
    • “La extensión de la Corte: los Sitios Reales”, URJC, Faculty of Tourism for organizing academical activities, Participants: URJC, UAM, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Cedis UNL (Portugal), Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, UEM, Patrimonio Nacional, ESAA, Fundación Lázaro Galdiano, Universidad de Sevilla, Università degli Studi di Teramo, KU Leuven (Belgium), National Heritage of England, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) and Federal Office for the Protection of Monuments Hofburg (Austria), year 2012, Amount 625 €
    • “La Casa de Borgoña de los Austrias hispanos”, URJC, vicerrectorado de investigación, ref. F335, participant institutions- URJC, Universitè Libre de Bruxelles (Belgique), Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands), Università di Torino (Italy), University of Kiel (Germany), UGent, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France), Universidad de Barcelona, UAM, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Escolanía del Real Colegio Alfonso XIII, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, CIDEHUS-University of Évora, Universidad de Granada, Instituto de Historia del CSIC, year 2011, Amount 3.918 €
    • “Estructura y evolución de la Casa de Borgoña de los Austrias hispanos”, URJC, vicerrectorado de extensión universitaria, participant institutions- URJC, Universitè Libre de Bruxelles (Belgique), Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands), Università di Torino (Italy), University of Kiel (Germany), UGent, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France), Universidad de Barcelona, UAM, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Escolanía del Real Colegio Alfonso XIII, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, CIDEHUS-University of Évora, Universidad de Granada, Instituto de Historia del CSIC, year 2011, Amount 1.830 €
  • As applicant:
    • “La herencia de los Reales Sitios: Madrid, de corte a capital (historia, patrimonio y turismo)” (CAM (S2015/HUM-3415), Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid. Headed by José Martínez Millán (UAM), is composed by 17 researchers of that university, URJC and UCM, runs from 01/01/2016 until 31/12/2018, Amount: 181.585 €
    • “Del Patrimonio Dinástico al Patrimonio Nacional: los Sitios Reales” (HAR2015-68946-C3-3-P), MINECO-FEDER. Headed by Félix Labrador Arroyo (URJC) is composed by 6 researchers of URJC, runs from 01/01/2016 until 31/12/2019, Amount: 47.432 €
    • COST action Innovation in Intelligent Management of Heritage Buildings (i2MHB), European Commission, headed by Joao Martins, is composed by 97 researchers of different european institutions (academic and non-academic), runs from 01/01/2015 until 31/12/2018, Amount: 244.000 €
    • Research Group “La configuración de la Monarquía Hispana a través del sistema cortesano (siglos XIII-XIX): organización política e institucional, lengua y cultura”, de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, reference GE2014-20. Headed by Fernando Suárez Bilbao (URJC), is composed by 19 researchers of that institution and UAM, runs from 01/01/2015 until 31/12 /2017, Amount: 9.000 € (first year)
    • “Conectar Smart Cities y su patrimonio a través de la realidad aumentada”. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos- Universidad de Alcalá – Campus Energía Inteligente. Headed by Félix Labrador Arroyo (URJC) and Enrique Castaño Perea (Universidad de Alcalá), is composed by 8 researchers of both institutions, runs from 01/01-31/12/2016, Amount: 6,000 € as II prize of the Call
    • “Sistemas avanzados para la mejora de la gestión y desarrollo de la docencia en entornos virtuales: URJC on-line”, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, reference CAVI 2014/00046/001. Headed by Manuel Gétrudix Barrio (URJC), is composed by 10 researchers of that institution, runs from 01/04/2014 until 31/12/2016, Amount: 1.200.000 €.
    • “La reconfiguración de los espacios cortesanos: los Sitios Reales”, Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, reference HAR 2012-37308-C05-02. Headed by professor Félix Labrador Arroyo (URJC), is composed by 6 researchers of that institution and the ones of Patrimonio Nacional and Kent University, runs from 01/01/2013 until 31/12/2015, and is coordinated with other three research groups and their projects, Amount 11.700 € (until 18/12/2013)
    • “La evolución político-institucional de la Casa de las Reinas hispanas (s. XIV-XVI)”, Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid (CAM)-URJC- Ref. CCG10-URJC/HUM-5662, Félix Labrador Arroyo, 9 researchers, 01/01/2011-31/12/2011, Amount 10.000 €
    • “La contradicción de la Monarquía Católica: la fijación de las ordenanzas y etiquetas cortesanas en el periodo de su declive”, Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación- Ref. HAR2009-12614-C04-02/HIST, Fernando Suárez Bilbao (URJC), 8 researchers, 01/01/2010-12/31/2012, Amount 30.250,01 €
    • “La Corte en Europa: política y religión (siglos XVI-XVIII)”, URJC-vicerrectorado de investigación, Fernando Suárez Bilbao, 4 researchers, year 2010, Amount 6.975 €
    • “Solo Madrid es Corte…”, CAM- Ref. S2007/HUM-0425, José Martínez Millán (UAM), 70 researchers, 01/01/2008-06/01/2012, Amount 266.118 €
    • “Corte, consejos y territorios en la Monarquía de Felipe IV”, CAM-UAM, Cód. CCG06-UAM/HUM-0244, Manuel Rivero Rodríguez, 7 researchers, 01/01/2007-31/12/2007, Amount 20.000 €
    • “La decadencia de España y la vida italiana en el siglo XVII”, UAM, Ref. HUM2006-11587/, Manuel Rivero Rodríguez, 10 researchers, 01/01/2006-31/12-2009, 21.000 €
    • “La Monarquia Católica en la encrucijada: la Casa de Felipe IV”, UAM, Cód. 09/SHD/015, Manuel Rivero Rodríguez, 6 researchers, 01/01/2005-31/12/2005, Amount 36.800 €

Referee international reviews and editorials

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Philostrato. Revista de Historia y Arte
  • Permanent referee of the Spanish journal Libros de la Corte
  • Two articles at the Argentinian journal Escuela de historia
  • One book at the Argentinian editorial EUNSa
  • One book at the USA editorial Palgrave Macmillan

Member of the following Ph´d tribunals:

  • José Rufino Novo Zaballos (directed by José Martínez Millán, Las Casas Reales en tiempos de Carlos II: la Casa de la reina Mariana de Austria, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 15th january 2016.
  • Pierre-François Pirlet (directed by Annick Delfosse), Le confesseur du Prince dans les Pays-Bas espagnols (1598-1659): une fonction, des individus, Universitè de Liège (Belgium), 7th may 2015.