Current research projects


    Vernacularities in the Medieval and Early Modern Science: Texts, Creators, Practitionners

    Reference: MCINN-AEI/ERDF PID2021-123419NB-I00

    Funding entity: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MCINN) - Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) / European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

    Programme: Programa estatal para impulsar la investigación científico-técnica y su transferencia, del Plan estatal de investigación científica, técnica y de innovación 2021-2023 (Proyectos de I+D de generación de conocimiento), call 2021

    Duration: 2022-2026

    Main researchers: Lluís Cifuentes i Comamala (Universitat de Barcelona) and Carmel Ferragud Domingo (Universitat de València)

    Other members of the research team:

    Meritxell Blasco Orellana (Universitat de Barcelona)
    Gabriel Ensenyat Pujol (Universitat de les Illes Balears)
    Ferran Garcia-Oliver Garcia (Universitat de València)
    María Luz López Terrada (Ingenio-CSIC, València)
    Maria Antònia Martí Escayol (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
    Fernando Serrano Larráyoz (Universidad de Alcalá)

    Work team members:

    Vicent Bataller Grau (Universitat d’Alacant)
    Anass Benmokhtar Razik (Universitat de Barcelona)
    Antònia Carré Pons (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
    Antoni Contreras Mas (Independent scholar, Palma)
    Alfred Garcia Femenia (Independent scholar, Gandia)
    Sofia Garçon Peyrí (Independent scholar, Barcelona)
    Clara Jáuregui (Arxiu Capitular de Barcelona)
    Albert Lizandra Prieto (Independent scholar, Barcelona)
    Carme Llanes Domingo (Independent scholar, Algemesí)
    María Isabel Morente Parra (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
    Ricardo Olmos de León (Independent scholar, València)
    Guillem Roca Cabau (Universitat de Lleida)
    Juan José Sanchis Molina (Independent scholar, València)
    Ramon Sarobe i Huesca (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
    Raimon Sebastian Torres (Independent scholar, Barcelona)
    Carles Vela i Aulesa (Universitat de Barcelona)

    Foreign members:
    Ilil Baum (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
    Ester Borsato (Independent scholar, Siena, Italy)
    Stefania Buosi Moncunill (Independent scholar, Trieste, Italy)
    Chiara Fragomeli (Independent scholar, Milan, Italy)
    Claudia Lemme (Università G. D'Annunzio di Chieti-Pescara)
    Michael R. McVaugh (University of North Carolina, USA, emeritus)
    Marilyn Nicoud (Université d’Avignon, France)
    Michela Pereira (Independent scholar, Siena, Italy)
    Stefano Rapisarda (Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy)
    Daniela Santoro (Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy)
    Carolin Schmitz (King’s College London, United Kingdom)
    Ilaria Zamuner (Università G. D'Annunzio di Chieti-Pescara, Italy)

    Doctoral students:
    Eduardo Antonio Montes (Universitat de Barcelona) (supervisor: Meritxell Blasco)
    Anna Gudayol i Torelló (Biblioteca de Catalunya) (suprevisor: Lluís Cifuentes)
    Andrea Martí Serrano (Universitat de València) (supervisor: Juan Vicente García Marsilla & Carmel Ferragud)
    Ignacio Nebot Segarra (Universitat de València) (supervisor: Carmel Ferragud)
    Glòria Ribugent i Gubau (Universitat de Barcelona) (supervisor: Lluís Cifuentes)
    Javier Serna Box (Universitat de València) (supervisors: Carmel Ferragud & Josep Simon Castel)
    Jorge A. Vázquez Parra (Universitat de València) (supervisors: Carmel Ferragud & Josep Casulleras)


    Gemma Escribà Bonastre (documentalist)
    Moixó (web and databases maintenance)

    Location: Departament de Filologia Catalana i Lingüística General, Facultat de Filologia i Comunicació, Universitat de Barcelona


    The project proposes the study of some aspects of:

    1. The medical system created from the end of the 13th century in Western Europe
    2. The process of vernacularization of medical, scientific and technical knowledge parallel to the late medieval urban renaissance, particularly in the Catalan framework but also in some nearby Mediterranean contexts
    3. The reception of these processes in literature, in the lexicon and in art

    General initiatives:

    • Several critical editions and specialized studies will be produced
    • Existing digital resources, created with the help of previous funded projects (Sciè DB and MedCat databases), will be enriched, and new ones will be designed (FalconAr and MedNav databases)
    • The research dissemination sections on Sciè and FalconAr will be enhanced
    Digital humanities in Sciè Corpus Medicorum Catalanorum (MedCat) and Falconry in the Crown of Aragon (FalconAr)

    Reference: CPI-22-436

    Programme: Programa Investigo2022 (Aid for the recruitment of young jobseekers)

    Funding entity: Generalitat Valenciana

    Duration: 1/10/2022 - 30/09/2024

    Main researcher: Carmel Ferragud Domingo (coordinator)

    Work team members:

    Andrea Martí Serrano
    Ignacio Nebot Segarra

    Location: Universitat de València


    Introduction to the MedCat database of the handwritten research materials from the scientific legacy of Professor Luis García Ballester. These are thousands of documents related to the world of medieval medicine, gathered from more than a dozen historical archives throughout the territory of the former Crown of Aragon. At the same time, the two hired technicians are to achieve competence in handling, editing, and studying medieval documentation, which will contribute to their incorporation into the labor market after the end of the project.

    Culture and Literature in the Low Middle Ages

    Reference: 2021 SGR 00777

    Funding entity: Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR), Departament de Recerca i Universitats (REU), Generalitat de Catalunya

    Programme: Ajuts per donar suport a l'activitat científica dels grups de recerca de Catalunya (SGR-Cat 2021)

    Duration: 2022-2024

    Main researcher: Miriam Cabré (Universitat de Girona)

    Members of the research team: Research team from the Universitat de Girona, the Universitat de Barcelona, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. See

    Location: Departament de Filologia i Comunicació, Facultat de Lletres, Universitat de Girona


    Consolidated and funded research team for the study of Francesc Eiximenis (UdG), the medieval lyric songbooks (UdG), Raymond Lull and the lullism (UB), the medicine, science and technology in the Catalan-Aragonese context (UB), and the medieval Catalan translations (UAB)

    Thematic network "Language and Science"

    Reference: FFI2015-68705-REDT

    Programme: Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia, Acciones de dinamización "Redes de excelencia" 2015

    Funding entity: Ministerio de Economía y Competitvidad (MINECO), Gobierno de España

    Duration: 2016-2017

    Main researcher: Cecilio Garriga Escribano (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

    Members of the research team: This thematic network coordinates research groups funded by the Spanish State and by other European states. See: Red temática "Lengua y ciencia".

    Location: Departament de Filologia Espanyola, Facultat de Lletres, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


    The research groups included in this thematic network concern themselves with the study of the language of science and technology from the Middle Ages to our times, from the standpoint of both philology and the history of science. The network aims to facilitate the exchange between its member groups and to foster interdisciplinary collaboration.