team > Jesús Raúl Navarro García

PhD in Contemporary History, he graduated in Geography and History from the universities of Seville and Zaragoza. His interest in cross-cutting historical issues led him to train in landscape management, protection and planning. From the beginning of his scientific career at the University of Seville and the CSIC, he has dealt with several topics linked to the role of liberalism in Spanish colonial policy in Puerto Rico, as well as others related to hydraulic and sanitary policies in Spain in the 20th century, together with those related to thermal heritage. He created the Permanent Seminar Water, Territory and Environment, within which the journal Agua y Territorio was founded in 2013, of which he is editor, and the collection Society and Social Sciences, Water and Environment series, both linked to the University of Jaén. He belongs to the group of the Junta de Andalucía GIEST (Estructuras y Sistemas Territoriales) together with geographers from the University of Seville and Pablo de Olavide. He is currently a research scientist at the CSIC (Institute of History) and is working on several research projects on the supply and sanitation system in rural Spain in the 20th century, the sustainability of Spanish thermal villages, their role in territorial articulation and the landscape peculiarities of this type of enclaves. In the last five years he has been participating in the projects "Elaboration of the methodology for the characterisation of the historical Mediterranean landscape: between exploitation and sustainability. Understanding the past and planning the future" and "Historical mapping and territorial analysis in Southern Europe. A methodology for understanding and publicising the historical landscape, society and economic activity", both developed by the University of Lleida. In 2023 it will organise at the headquarters of the UNIA, in Baeza, the I International Congress on Thermalism, which will address this activity from a holistic perspective that will include culture, history, art, hydrology and hydrogeology, tourism, economy, rural development and sustainability, among other topics.