Nadezda Konyushikhina is currently a researcher at the Department of Special Historical Disciplines of the Russian Academy of Sciences. As a doctoral student in History at Moscow Lomonosov State University, she visited Universidad Autónoma de Madrid twice, in 2016 and 2018 .
Taking part in Erasmus+ helped her in many ways: “It pursued my academic career in developing research on the 16th century in Spain. Through this programme I was able to advance with my thesis and defend it some years later. I managed to establish academic connections and deepen my knowledge. Moreover, I published several articles with my Spanish colleagues”.
She remembers an anecdote about her immersion in Spanish culture: “During the Fallas Valencianas* I came to my Spanish friend and dressed as a Fallera. It was an unforgettable experience. The people around me thought that I was real and asked to be photographed. I had a lot of fun!”
Here are some references of her work:
– Konyushikhina Nadezda. Los cuestionarios para las Relaciones topográficas de Felipe II y las Relaciones geográficas de Indias de los años 1570 // CT Catastro. Abril 2017. № 89. pp. 9-30.
– Vallina Rodríguez A., Konyushikhina N. Los interrogatorios de los Catastros españoles de la Edad Moderna: fuentes geohistóricas para conocer los paisajes y las sociedades // CT Catastro. Diciembre 2017. № 91. pp. 39-62.
– Konyushikhina N. Reflejo del paisaje en los nombres de los pueblos en las «Relaciones Topográficas de Felipe II» // CT Catastro. Agosto 2019. № 96. pp. 71-85.
* The Fallas are one of the most important events of Valencia, characterized by fireworks shows, illuminations, huge statues in the streets, music and women wearing traditional costumes.