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On Friday, May 17, King Juan Carlos presented the II Órdenes Españolas Prize to the Valladolid historian Miguel Ángel Ladero, whom he has described as “a reference of prestige for all scholars of the history of Spain” as an expert in medieval times.
The ceremony took place in the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid) with the presence of the president of the Royal Council of Orders and Duke of Calabria, Pedro de Borbón-Dos Sicilias, and the Minister of Justice, Dolores Delgado.
The Spanish Orders Award, promoted by the military orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcántara and Montesa and endowed with 60,000 euros, recognizes that historian who has excelled for his work about the Hispanic and its projection in the world.
The historian Miguel Ángel Ladero was winner of the Spanish Orders Award in its second edition. The delivery ceremony was held at the end of May. The award, instituted by the Spanish Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcántara and Montesa, is endowed with 60,000 euros and distinguishes the historian from any part of the world whose historical research work has achieved general recognition and that some part of his work is related to the Hispanic and its projection in the world. His candidacy was presented by the University of Cádiz. This international award is the only one of these characteristics granted in the world and has become a reference in the field of history. In the first edition he fell to the British hispanist John H. Elliott, in an act with wide repercussion and much celebrated by the cultural world.
The British historian and hispanist John H. Elliott is the winner of the Premio Órdenes Españolas Award, which is being granted for the first time. The award ceremony will be held at the end of May in El Escorial. This distinction, conferred by the Spanish Calvary Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcántara and Montesa, comes with prize money of 60.000 euros, and it recognizes the historian from anywhere in the world whose historical research has achieved general recognition and some part of whose work is related with Hispanic culture and its influence in the world.
The object of the Premio Órdenes Españolas Award will be to distinguish the researcher of History, from any part of the world, whose historical research work has achieved general recognition for the importance of their studies, the rigor of their documentation and the scope of their conclusions and that some part of his work is related to the Hispanic and its projection in the world.
A candidate will be able to propose the winners in previous editions of the award and the following people and institutions: the representatives of the sponsoring institutions, the President of National Heritage, the Universities that maintain the Department of History, the academies and the institutions, that under different denominations, fulfill the same task. Each proposal must contain the name and nationality of the candidate, his curriculum vitae, edited books and other publications, conferences, articles, academic and academic life, awards and distinctions obtained and as much information as is necessary to know the scientific career of the candidate and the scope of his work and studies. Every candidate must be committed to attend the award ceremony. Candidates are not accepted posthumously. The prize can not be shared.