The approach of the ENTPB meets both transnational and interdisciplinary considerations about the problems involved with revitalizing biographic studies. Also, about the problems concerning the need of common and stable reflection which will allow Spanish researchers to collaborate within international networks, according to the strategic goals of the current National Plan.

The ENTPB was set up and chaired by prof. Isabel Burdiel, and sponsored by the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Spanish Government, HAR-2008-03428) between 2009 and 2014. Since 2015, Mónica Bolufer and Mónica Burguera have been its convenors.



The goal of the ENTPB is to create an international and interdisciplinary forum to allow reflection about theoretical and methodological problems regarding biographic writing and research. This main goal means at least three complementary working directions:
1º) Identifying specific problems regarding biographic research, considering the historiographical renewal that has taken place during the last decades.
2º) Discussing the analytic potential of biographic point of view for the general historiography.
3º) Considering the transnational and interdisciplinary bias that has influenced the western european renewal of biographic research.

Scheduled activities

Member meetings

They will focus on relevant theoretical and methodological topics. All of them will include workshops, and they will be the basis to prepare international seminars and Ph.D. courses.

International seminars

Attending and/or coorganizing meetings that will aim to stress the network's presence in international discussion forums, as well as to spread its activities and contacts, and to widen the network in order to be able to apply for european financing networks.

Ph. D. courses. European Program.

Complementary to this activities, all ENTPB members run Ph. D. courses that help to spread the analytic potential of biographic methodology. This courses do not necessarily focus on biography writing as their main goal.