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Julia Pavón Benito

Catedrática de Historia Medieval e investigadora principal del proyecto 'Creatividad y herencia cultural' del Instituto Cultura y Sociedad, Universidad de Navarra

Julia Pavón holds a PhD in History from the University of Navarra (1996) and is a tenured professor of Medieval History, as well as the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences since 2020. Her research has centered on the the Kingdom of Navarra during the High Middle Ages. She has also researched man's attitude towards death, and edited Death and the Medieval Man, Valencia, 2007. Pavón also made major contributions to the Spanish Biographical Dictionary, writing more than twenty entries on historical figures from the Middle Ages in Navarra. She was lead editor on both Medieval Queens of Navarra, Madrid 2014 and Rewriting the Middle Ages in the Twentieth Century. III. Political Theory and Practice, Turnhout, Brepols Publishers, 2015. Currently Pavon is investigating the Order of the Hospital and Temple, with books such as The Order of Saint John in Jerusalem. Medieval Panoramas and Peninsular Trajectories, 2013 and is now preparing Diplomatarium of the Hospital Order of Navarra (12th cent. through 1487) in two volumes.


  • –present
    Catedrática de Historia Medieval, Universidad de Navarra


  • 1991 
    Universidad de Navarra, Doctora en Historia Medieval