The Washington Irving Professorship of Spanish and American Relations was created by International Vice President Sandra Rogers in 2015 with the charge of raising BYU’s profile in Spain and with creating opportunities for collaboration for faculty and students at BYU and in Spain. The Professorship has a modest budget to be used to help members of the BYU community to interact with colleagues in Spain and to bring to Provo representatives of important Spanish institutions.
The Professorship carries the name of Washington Irving, who, in the late 1820’s traveled extensively in Spain and in the 1840’s served as the U.S. Minister (ambassador) to Spain.
Irving continues to be a popular and respected figure in Spain. The route he traveled in the 1820’s from Sevilla to Granada is marked with frequent roadside signs as the Ruta de Washington Irving.
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