The Rafael del Pino Foundation organised the presentation of the book "Nuestra América. A Hispanic History of the United States", the title of the latest work by Felipe Fernández-Armesto.
Felipe Fernández-Armesto received his PhD in History from Oxford University, where he worked for several years in the Department of Modern History. He later held the Chair in World and Environmental History at London University and then the Prince of Asturias Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization at Tufts University in Boston. He has recently taken up the Chair of Modern History at the University of Notre Dame. He has taught at several universities, including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Cambridge and Edinburgh.
Professor Fernández-Armesto has collaborated intensively with the Foundation. The result of this collaboration was the publication of his research on the history of exploration under the title "Pathfinders. A Global History of Exploration", which was recognised by the United States Academy of History as the best history book published in 2007.
His new research, a heterodox history of the USA, sponsored by the Rafael del Pino Foundation, highlights and disseminates the relevant role of Spain in the history of this nation in contrast to the traditional historiographical view. This research has resulted in the publication of a book entitled "Nuestra América. A Hispanic History of the United States", written with the characteristic sharpness, wit and intelligence of one of the most eminent international historians.