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Juan González Castaño donates copies of his work to the Municipal Library (12/02/2019)

Pérez Cerón: "Cultural promotion is of special importance for society and in Campos del Río we will continue to bet on this matter, diversifying even more the activities reaching more people"

The municipal public library of Campos del Río 'Miguel de Cervantes' widens its catalog of titles thanks to the generous donation of books by the well-known Assistant Director of the Royal Academy 'Alfonso X El Sabio' and official chronicler of Villa de Mula, Juan González Castaño.

In the library we can find a series of works edited by González along with other authors from the Region of Murcia and Campos del Río, reaching a total figure close to 80 original copies.

Precisely in recent days, the municipal library has received another outstanding donation, in this case by Eduardo García Pérez, author of the town that has already published several copies and has been the architect of the San Juan Bautista school library in the town where you can find children's theme titles.

The mayor of Campos del Rio and Councilor for Culture, María José Pérez Cerón, wanted to publicly acknowledge Juan González and convey his gratitude on behalf of all the campers and campers for their generous and selfless contribution to the culture of our municipality, something that has also extendable to the countryman Eduardo García.

Pérez Cerón has taken advantage of these donations to remember the importance of having a library in Campos del Río that "is rich in terms of the quality of the works that house its lejas and that cover literary concerns of any age", while at the same time put in value "the magnificent service that is provided throughout the year, which is free and open to all", so he wanted to invite all campers to visit our public library and enjoy the works that are there as to participate in the activities that are organized from the library and the Department of Culture.

Finally, the mayor has noted the commitment that the Government Team has been making throughout the legislature from the Department of Culture, performing activities for all ages, public and betting on the maintenance and promotion of culture in all its aspects and spaces, such as the maintenance of the municipal library and the expansion of its catalog of titles that, together with the development of activities carried out there, have allowed for an increase in public visits and library activity year after year.

On the other hand, during these years the culture has been present in the street with the realization of multiple exhibitions of painting and sculpture, contests and contests of outdoor painting and related to cinema and music in our town, edition by the Municipality of books of authors of the municipality, theatrical performances and activities of cultural revitalization focused on children.

Notable mention has been the recent inauguration of the municipal archive 'Matías Valverde García' that has allowed the restoration and classification of the graphic and written history of our town or events such as the homage to the writer Eduardo García.

"Undoubtedly, cultural promotion is of special importance for society and in Campos del Río we will continue to bet on this subject by further diversifying activities and cultural events reaching more people in our municipality and receiving artists from all disciplines arrived from other places "concluded Pérez Cerón.

Biography of Juan González Castaño

Doctor in History from the University of Murcia, with the thesis The Villa de Mula from the Golden Age to decadence (1500-1648), read on June 27, 1990.

Academician of the Royal Academy Alfonso X el Sabio since January 19, 1999 (currently holds the position of Deputy Director).

Official chronicler of the village is Mula.

He belongs to the Advisory Board of the Magazine of the CECEL (Spanish Confederation of Local Studies Centers) since 2009.

Member of the Government Board of CECEL.

Bachelor thesis titled Mula.

Demographic study of an agricultural community in the XV and XVI centuries, read in July 1980.

Author of more than thirty historical research books, many of them based on the study and analysis of correspondence files, among others from the book Four generations of a Spanish family.

The Boy of Guzmán (1736-1932).

Three Borders Editions.

Murcia, 2012.

Author of a multitude of articles and papers on historical topics.

Winner of multiple historical research awards.

Lecturer on historical issues in various centers and scientific, academic and cultural institutions, among others: "Private archives.

The case of the File of the Chico de Guzmán family "on July 22, 2015, in the course of the Universidad del Mar: Research, methodology and management of the Noble and Family Archives.

The documentary and patrimonial legacy of the Marquesado de los Vélez.

Molina de Segura, from July 21 to 24, 2015.

On February 12, 2015, he gave the conference "History through correspondence", within the Philatelic Day, organized by the State Society of Posts and Telegraphs and the Royal Hispanic Philately Academy at the Post Office Training Center, Madrid.

Other merits and recognitions

Member of the International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice (IAHCCJ) of Paris until the year 2012.

Elected on January 22, 1998 Academic Number of the Royal Alfonso X the Wise of Murcia.

Appointed on February 26, 1998 Official Chronicler of the city of Mula by the full City Council.

He belongs to the writing committee of Murgetana magazine, of the Royal Academy Alfonso X el Sabio.

Elected, on September 4, 2009, as Member of the National Board of the CECEL (Spanish Confederation of Local Studies Centers) at the Lérida meeting.

Re-elected in Logroño for the same position in September 2013.

Appointed on November 27, 2014, Favorite Son of the city of Mula by its Full City Council and taking office on April 17, 2015.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Campos del Río

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