Ferrol - Historia Urbana

The multimedia website "Ferrol Urban History" is the result of two years' teamwork, in which a large number of collaborators have taken part. We would especially like to thank the following individuals and institutions.

  1. Three institutions have provided the basic infrastructure:
    • The University of A Coruña, alma mater of the members of the "Urban Studies Workshop" Interdisciplinary Group of Researchers, gave us access to its resources and installations, and provided us with general support as a team and as individual researchers. We would also like to thank the directors and staff of the centres in which the members of the Group usually work: the Faculties of Sociology, Computer Science, Philology, Psychopedagogy and Architecture.
    • The Dirección de Investigación y Desarrollo ('Research and Development Directorate') of the Xunta de Galicia, which provided financing for the two research projects coordinated by José María Cardesín that developed during this undertaking: "Construyendo Ciudad, Habitando entre Redes, Formulando Proyectos de Vida: un Proyecto de Aplicación Basado en una Simulación Informática vía Web" (Code PGIDIT02SIN0201PR, in 2002-5); and "Patrimonio de Futuro: Investigación Acción Participativa en la Ciudad de Ferrol" (Code PGIDIT04CS0102011PR, in 2004-7).
    • Cambridge Journals Online, which gave us the opportunity and responsibility of editing this website.
  2. Three people have made a decisive contribution to this project:
    • Richard Rodger, director of the Centre for Urban History at the University of Leicester, who gave us the opportunity to develop the website, putting us in contact with the journal Urban History and Cambridge Journals Online, and who has monitored the progress of the project over the last two years, on hand to give us his advice and support at all times.
    • Philip Ethington, professor at the University of Southern California, who as a historian and expert in the use of multimedia technologies, helped us to create and design the project, assessing us throughout its different stages, and tirelessly revising the text until arriving at its definitive version.
    • Albert Sangrá, academic director of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, who offered us his experience in the use of new information technologies in the field of research and teaching in social sciences, and who guided us in the conceptual and graphic design of the website.
  3. A group of consultants who provided their working experience on the city of Ferrol or the different areas of research in question, and who have also offered advice on areas as varied as History, History of Art, Anthropology, Sociology, Geography, Architecture and Urban Planning, Psychopedagogy, and Computer Science:
    • Maurice Aymard (History, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme-París)
    • Xosé Ramón Barreiro Fernández (History, University of Santiago de Compostela)
    • Antonio Blanco Ferro (Computer Science, University of A Coruña)
    • Marianne Blanco Martiño (Computer Science, University of A Coruña)
    • Bernardo Castelo Álvarez (Historia del Arte, University of A Coruña)
    • Rosa Cobo Bedia (Sociology, University of A Coruña)
    • Manuel Gallego Jorreto (Architecture, University of A Coruña)
    • Bárbara Glowczeski (Anthropology, Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Sociale-París)
    • Mercedes González Sanmamed (Psychopedagogy, University of A Coruña)
    • Carmen Iglesias Cano (History, Universidad Juan Carlos I of Madrid)
    • Raul Iturra (Anthropology, ISCTE-University of Lisboa)
    • Antonio Izquierdo (Sociology, University of A Coruña)
    • Jean Luc Jamard (Anthropology, CNRS-París)
    • Santos Juliá (History, UNED-Madrid)
    • Guillermo Llorca (History, IES Ferrol)
    • Bernardo Maiz (History, IES Ferrol)
    • Iñaki Mendizabal (Architecture, Mendizábal y Recuna S.L.)
    • Ester Nasarre (Geography, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona)
    • Andrés Pena Graña (History, Archivo Municipal de Narón)
    • Marta Penas Centeno (Computer Science, University of A Coruña)
    • Gilberto Pérez Vega (Computer Science, University of A Coruña)
    • Jean Luc Pinol (History, University of Tours)
    • Andrés Precedo Ledo (Geography, University of Santiago de Compostela)
    • Ana Recuna (Architecture, Mendizábal y Recuna S.L.)
    • Antonio Rodríguez-Villasante Prieto (History of Art, Arsenal de Ferrol).
    • José Javier Ruiz Ibáñez (History, University of Murcia)
    • Xosé Carlos Sierra (Anthropology, Museo Etnolóxico de Ribadavia)
    • Alfredo Vigo Trasancos (History of Art, University of Santiago de Compostela)
    • Bernard Vincent (History, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales-París)
    We would particularly like to thank Alfredo Vigo Trasancos, Bernardo Castelo Alvarez and Antonio Rodríguez-Villasante Prieto, whose research into the history of the urban layout and architecture of Ferrol helped us to create the framework within which this project was developed.
  4. We would like to thank the following institutions and companies who generously gave us permission to edit the images contained on this website:
  5. We are also equally grateful to all the individuals who gave us permission to edit the images contained on this website:
    • Alejandro Anca
    • Manuel Areán Lalín
    • Almudena Ariza
    • Bernardo Castelo Álvarez
    • Enrique Clemente Cubillas
    • Pilar Díez
    • Isidro Dubert
    • Guillermo Escrigas
    • Angel García de Jalón Comet
    • Juan Gelpi Guerreiro
    • Guillermo Llorca
    • Alberto Martí Villardefrancos
    • Iñaki Mendizábal
    • L. Molina
    • José Mouriz
    • Alberto Noguerol
    • Ricardo Nores Castro
    • Andrés Pena Graña
    • María Antonia Pérez Rodríguez
    • Diego Quevedo
    • Ana Recuna
    • José Ramón Soraluce Blond
    • Alfredo Vigo Trasancos
  6. Finally, we would like to make clear the debt of gratitude we owe to the management and staff of the following institutions, who allowed us to consult their archives and provided us with all types of assistance:
  7. Last but not least, we would like to thank Traducciones Carraig for organizing the translation of the text into English, Estíbaliz Espinosa del Río, who took charge of copy-editing the texts in Spanish, Linda Randall and Charlotte Byrne, who took charge of copy-editing the texts in English, and finally, Manuel Aldao Guimarey, for different tasks of logistical support.