Dr. Francisco Javier Rodríguez Barberán

Francisco Javier Rodríguez Barberán
Javier Rodríguez Barberán is a Historian of Art and an Assistant Professor in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura (School of Architecture) at the Universidad de Sevilla (University of Seville, Spain).
From the early 90s, his research area has been the cultural and heritage dimension of cemeteries, paying special attention to the development of funerary art and architecture in XIXth and XXth centuries. In 1991 he was the director of the I Encuentro Internacional sobre los Cementerios Contemporaneous.

The conference publication, Una Arquitectura para la Muerte – 1st International Encounter on Contemporary Cemeteries: An Architecture for Death, is a key reference for the studies on this subject. 

Curator of several exhibitions, he has been the author of books and articles such as Cementerios de Andalucía (Cemeteries in Andalusia, 1993) or Los Cementerios en la Sevilla Contemporánea: Análisis Histórico y Artístico 1800-1950 (Cemeteries in Modern Seville: historical and artistic dimensions 1800-1950, 1996).