José Eloy Hortal Muñoz

International activities

Research stays abroad:

  • PRIVACY Research Institute at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen (Denmark), with a Salvador de Madariaga Grant (05/06-31/08/2022)
  • Bodleian Library at Oxford (England), with a David Walker memorial fellowship (01-31/08/2018)
  • Universiteit Leiden (The Netherlands), with a Visitor´s Travel Grant (NWO) (26/06-31/08/2017)
  • Universitè de Liège and KULeuven (Belgium), as Visiting foreign researcher (01/07-31/08/2016)
  • UGent (Belgium), as Visiting foreign researcher (01/06-31/08/2013, 01/07-31/08/2015)
  • University of New York, CUNY (USA), research project (19/03-01/04/2012)

Language skills:

  • Advanced English, French and Italian (Writing and speaking)
  • Elementary Dutch (Writing and speaking)

Membership of professional and learned societies:

  • Society for Festival Research, 2015-currently
  • Académie belgo-espagnole d´histoire, 2014-currently (Académico correspondiente)
  • Renaissance Society of America (RSA), 2011-currently
  • The Society for Court History, 2009-currently
  • Instituto Universitario La Corte en Europa, 2006-currently (Reference researcher)
  • Fundación Española de Historia Moderna, 2005-currently

Participation in Think Tanks and Meetings:

  • Member of the scientific committee exhibition Pouvoir et lineage: de Charles V à Philippe II, Domaine de Mariemont (Belgium), October 2023-March 2025
  • External advisor at the PALAMUSTO (H2020 MSCA ITN) Presentations Days, online, 20th-21th October 2022
  • Expert at the roundtable on Economic Resources of Royal Men – The King’s Money: Contrasts, Comparisons, and Challenges of a Comparative Approach, at the virtual research seminar Economic History of Monarchy, hosted by the University of Oxford (United Kingdom), online, 13th June 2022
  • «Augmented Reality as a tool for valorizate Heritage: the case of the Royal Sites and El Pardo», at the 1º Seminário Ibérico Património, Cultura e Turismo, 15th November 2019, Aveiro (Portugal)
  • «Outcomes of topic 3B3: Virtual HBs / sites – augmented reality and 3D reconstruction» (together with M. Turkalj), W3 (Integration of Heritage Buildings in their surroundings) Core group meeting, 8-9th February 2017, Chateâu de Germoilles (France)
  • «Highlighting of HBs and sites versus the respect of their surroundings» at the Action Meeting and Think Tank on Heritage Buildings and their Surroundings in conjunction with Meeting on Social Engagement in Heritage Buildings, 13-14th April 2016, Riga (Latvia)

Supervision of research stays at URJC:


  • Mirella Izzo (Università Federico II, Italy), Funding from her own university, 01/01-30/06/2024
  • Mariangela Terracciano (Università della Sapienza, Italy), Funding from her own university, 01/01-30/06/2024
  • Pierre-François Pirlet (ULiège, Belgium), FNRS, 11/2011, 01/2013


  • Antonio Rafael Fernández Paradas (Universidad de Granada, Spain), Funding from his own university, 13/01-12/07/2024
  • Aleksandra Ziober (University of Wroclaw, Poland), Funding of the polish government, 20/12/2023-31/03/2024
  • Margareta Turkalj (University Albert Strossmeyer, Croatia), STSM COST Action, 07-11/11/2016