Mathilde Albisson


Censorship and Dissent


Mathilde Albisson holds a PhD in Hispanic Studies from the Sorbonne Nouvelle University. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher Juan de la Cierva Formación at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has been a lecturer at the Montpellier 3 University and Sorbonne Nouvelle University and has carried out research stays in Oxford, Salamanca and Madrid. Since 2016 she is a member of the SR and the Centre de Recherche sur l’Espagne des XVIe et XVIIe siècles (Sorbonne Nouvelle) and participate in a competitive research project on the Reception of the Reformation in Spain, funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France). Her main line of research focuses on the Cultural History of Modern Spain, and more particularly, book censorship. Within this field, she studies the mechanisms of the censorship system, the way in which censors judged texts and their attitude towards different categories of books. He has also investigated the impact of inquisitorial censorship on the circulation and trade of books in Spain, as well as the relationship between the production of the Index and the 16th century current of compilation of knowledge. In relation to these topics, she has edited a collective book, Los agentes de la censura en la España de los siglos XVI y XVII (Peter Lang, 2022), and published fifteen scientific articles and book chapters. She is currently preparing a monograph on inquisitorial censorship in 17th Spain and a volume in which she transcribes and analyses a series of inquisitorial qualifications of books (to be published by Brill).