New York, May 16 (EFE). Today at the Julia Edison Library in Houston, Honorary Queen Sofia presided over a presentation on American soil for the Historia Hispanica, a tool created by the Royal Academy of Hispanic History and described as the world’s largest database of events and personalities in the history of Spain and its colonies.
At the event, organized by the Queen Sofia Institute, Jaime Olmedo, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of History, and Raul A. Ramos, professor of US history specializing in borderlands, Texas and the relationship with Mexico, author of Beyond the Alamo: The Formation of the Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio.
The Historia Hispanica portal was already presented for the first time in Madrid on February 28 in the presence of King Felipe VI; Defined as a kind of “Google Map” of the history of Spain, it allows to know more than 20,000 events and 50,000 characters through geolocation.
In addition, it contains 150,000 geo-references, where characters relate to events and makes it possible to search not only by characters, but also by times, places and subjects.
The portal will serve professors and students in the fields of US history and world history, as it contains hundreds of personalities and historical events specifically in the continental United States, and it will also allow highlighting the Spanish footprint in the United States, which is not well known.
Yesterday, Dona Sofia attended Spain Fusion Texas 2023, a gastronomic forum that takes place from May 15-22 in the cities of Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and Houston, with the aim of promoting Spanish cuisine in the United States. Offers and tastings of Spanish products aimed at importers, distributors, traders, chefs and hotel businessmen.
The Honorary Queen has toured the pavilions where gastronomy and hospitality professionals are invited to enjoy a Spanish gastronomic experience, precisely the main products, such as wine, olive oil, Iberian ham, cheese and more. EFE
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