Esther Tello Hernández

Doctor in History

Name:  Esther Tello Hernández

Category and institution: Postdoctoral researcher. University of Valencia

Datos de contacto:  Faculty of Geography and History. University of Valencia. Avd. Blasco Ibáñez, n. 27, flat 7. 46010. Valencia.


Esther Tello has achieved a PhD in Medieval History at the University of Zaragoza (2017). She has worked as a pre-doctoral researcher at the Institución Milà i Fontanals of Barcelona, belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (2012-2016). From March 2018 to June 2019 she had a postdoctoral contract in one of the Spanish reference research centres outside Spain, Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueología de Roma (EEHAR-CSIC) (2018-2019). Since July 2019, she has been rewarded with another postdoctoral contract (Juan de la Cierva) in the Department of Medieval History of the Universitat de València (2019-2021).

Her lines of research are focused on the study of the ecclesiastical contribution to the demands of the monarchy in the Crown of Aragon and in the papacy, within the framework of the configuration of the royal and papal treasury during the late Middle Ages. For the purpose of implementing this research, she has been working many hours in both the Archives of the Crown of Aragon and the Vatican Secret Archives. Furthermore, she has experienced several funded stays abroad (2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017). As a result, she has obtained other grants and complementary research fellowships, she has published a monograph, several book chapters and journal articles and she has participated in numerous national and international seminars and congresses.

Selected bibliography:

- 2020. Pro defensione regni: Iglesia, monarquía y fiscalidad durante el reinado de Pedro IV (1349-1387). Madrid: CSIC. 640 pp. ISBN: 978-84-00-10709-3.

- 2020. “Nichil solvit: Norma e pratica nella contribuzione ecclesiastica alla monarchia nella Corona d’Aragona durante papato d’Avignone e lo Scisma (1309-1418)”, Mélanges de l'École française de Rome 132/2: 439-452. ISBN 978-2-7283-1463-8.

- 2020. “Auditing of accounts as an instrument of royal power in fourteenth-century Catalonia”, en Accounts and accountability in late-medieval Europe: records, procedures, and socio-political impact. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 93-113. ISBN: 978-2-503-58853-7.

- 2020. “Entre diplomacia y fiscalidad: el pago del censo de Cerdeña al papa durante el siglo XIV”, en C. Villanueva (ed.), Diplomacia y desarrollo del Estado en la Corona de Aragón (siglos XIV-XV). Gijón: ed. Trea, pp. 91-108. ISBN 978-84-18105-14-2.

- 2019 (junto con P. Martín-Esperanza). Promoción y patronato regio. Relaciones Papado-Península Ibérica (siglos XIV-XVI). e-Humanista. Journal of Iberian Studies 43. ISSN: 1540 5877.




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