Research and Consulting

Research in progress

Researchers at the Graduate School of Archives and Records Management of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have different research profiles and follow different lines of research in a variety of disciplines.

This is also a reflection of the close relationship the school has with different organisations, government bodies and companies to promote applied research and the joint solution of problems arising in the sector.

These are the projects currently being undertaken:

Family letters of Catalonia (16th-19th century): inventory, study and dissemination

The project aims to gain a broader understanding of ego-documents to build up an inventory of family correspondence from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. These letters are held, often randomly and forgotten, in archives and libraries in Catalonia. Exhaustive research is being carried out in all Catalan document centres, from the national archives such as the Archive of the Crown of Aragon, to the provincial, county, municipal, ecclesiastical and heritage collections.

Financing: Spanish Ministry of Science and Research (HAR2016-76560-P)


  • Research team: Javier Antón Pelayo (main researcher), Montserrat Jiménez Sureda, Alfred Mauri Martí, Remei Perpinyà Morera, Ramon Alberch Fugueras
  • Working team: Sílvia López Amor
  • Research support: Alícia Calvo Burés

Political corruption in contemporary Spain from a comparative perspective: databases, cartography and historical analysis (1810-2016)
The research project is aimed at knowing the use of corruption as an instrument of power in Spain since the Cadiz Constitution. A research team of historians, law history specialists and archivers will create a database of the history of corruption that will interrelate with other auxiliary databases (bibliographic, legislative, electoral, parliamentary).
Funding: Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (HAR2017-86545-P)
Call: Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia. Proyectos Excelencia 2017
  • Participant entities:  UAB - Fundació Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Length:  from:  01/01/2018    to:  31/12/2021
  • Lead researcher:  Rubí i Casals, M. Gemma
  • Researchers: Canalias Chorrero, Laura; Cañabate Pérez, Josep; Casadesús de Mingo, Anahí; Casals Bergés, Quintí; Culla i Clarà, Joan B.; Figuerola i Garreta, Jordi; Gil Márquez, Tomàs; González Vilalta, Arnau; Lujan Feliu, Oriol; Perpinyà i Morera, Remei; Pérez Francesch, Joan Lluís; Pérez Ventayol, Joan; Toledano González, Lluís Ferran; Vallès Muñio, Daniel.
  • Work team: Cuadrado Benítez, Maribel; Lucci, Marcela; Martín Berbois, Josep Lluís; Rius Vera, Núria