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Ruth Cereceda

Qualifications and Research Interests

  • PhD in History of Art, University of Oviedo, Spain.
  • PG Diploma in Education, University of Cantabria, Spain.
  • MA in Cultural and Critical Theory, University of Brighton, UK.
  • BA (Hons) History of Art, University of Oviedo, Spain.

Dr. Cereceda's research interests are in Contemporary art, particularly in landscape representation and maritime themes. Her PhD dissertation entailed the creation of XXth century painter Eduardo San's catalogue raisonné and she has published widely on the topic.

Her current research is focused on the connections between ancient European civilizations and contemporary artistic representations of landscape and maritime elements. She has also dedicated the last few years to research and develop guidelines and pedagogic strategies for the development of experiential learning in the humanities.

Selected conferences and publications:

  • La trayectoria artística de Eduardo Sanz. Catálogo razonado y estudio de su obra (Eduardo Sanz’s artistic trajectory. Catalogue raisonné and study of his work), Faro Cabo Mayor Museum and Government of Cantabria, Spain (monograph in publication).
  • “Tradition, exile and avant-garde: Eduardo Sanz’s formative years”, XXI Congreso CEHA Congreso Nacional de Historia del Arte, Santander, Spain, 20-23 Sept. 2016 (in publication).
  • “Eduardo Sanz o la memoria del mar: el exilio como reinterpretación del patrimonio cultural de las comunidades marineras del norte de España (Eduardo Sanz or the memory of the sea: Exile as a reinterpretation of Northern Spain’s maritime cultural heritage)”, Colloquium Coimbra C: Dialogar com os Tempos e os Lugares do(s) Mundo(s), University of Coimbra, 2013, <>.
  • “A seafarer in land: analysis of Northern Spain’s maritime culture in the work of painter Eduardo Sanz”, Hispanic Studies Postgraduate Conference of Ireland and the UK, University of Galway, Ireland, 28-29/06/2013.
  • Forniés Casals, J.F. (ed. lit.), Numhauser, P. (ed. lit.), “El paisaje del faro como referencia literaria en la pintura de Eduardo Sanz: Virginia Woolf, Joseph Conrad and Julio Verne (The landscape of the lighthouse as a literary reference in Eduardo Sanz’s paintings: Virginia Woolf, Joseph Conrad and Julio Verne)”, Escrituras Silenciadas: el paisaje como historiografía, University of Alcala de Henares, 2013, ISBN 978-84-15595-84-7, pp. 547-555.