Conf: Nebrija en Alcalá (1513–1522) y su legado

Madrid, 30/11/2022 – 02/12/2022

Elio Antonio de Nebrija passed away July 5, 1522 in the town of Alcalá de Henares, where he still lies buried. For this reason, the year 2022, which marks the fifth centenary of his death, is a particularly symbolic date for the University of Alcalá.

Nebrija’s intellectual stature is well known. However, for the University of Alcalá the fact that Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros appointed him professor of this institution, in which he exerted an intense teaching activity from the year 1513 until his death, is of special relevance. In parallel, during this period he became involved in the great Cisnerian project that was the edition of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible.

And, although he left the publishing project of the Complutense Polyglot Bible due to his differences with the rest of the team that worked on it, he did never abandon university activity: proof of this is the large number of his works that were printed by Arnao Guillén de Brocar in his workshop at Alcalá. To commemorate this important date, professors Antonio Alvar Ezquerra, Teresa Jiménez Calvente and Guillermo Alvar Nuño have led the organization of an event entitled: “Nebrija in Alcalá de Henares (1513–1522) and his legacy”, which will take place on the November, 30 and December, 1 and 2. The main topics will focus on Nebrija’s biographical aspects that brought him to Alcalá de Henares, his relationship with Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, the teaching and academic work that he carried out within this University and his aftermath. To do this, the organizers have brought together a group of renowned national and international specialists, who will present the results of their research in the different areas that linked Nebrija with the city of Alcalá and its University.

Assistance can be face-to-face or virtual (the links are at the end of the program).

Further information can be found HERE.

Download the programme as PDF.