Workshop: Integration of collections of historical and cultural goods


Workshop: Integration of collections of historical and cultural goods. International Interoperability Image (IIIF), Domain Ontologies and Institutional Repositories


Centro Internacional de la Cultura Escolar (CEINCE)
Berlanga de Duero (Soria), 23-24 June 2022


This workshop, organised by the International Centre for School Culture (CEINCE) and the MANES Research Centre, is aimed at professionals in the fields of historiography (general, literary or educational historiography, among others), librarians, archivists and museum curators, who maintain a constant feedback with their users to enable the application of technology to cultural resources. The seminar has the collaboration of the UNED’s Laboratory for Innovation in Digital Humanities (LINHD) and the public organism Patrimonio Nacional (Spanish National Heritage).

Workshop program

Workshop poster


Program on Radio 3 dedicated to the 30th anniversary of MANES

Program on Radio 3 dedicated to the 30th anniversary of MANES


On 14 May 2022, a programme dedicated to the 30th anniversary of MANES was broadcasted on Radio 3 (Radio Nacional de España). This radio spot assesses the academic history and the numerous projects carried out by the MANES Research Centre since its creation. The radio programme can be listened through Canal UNED:


boton radio



Exhibition Reliving School

As part of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the MANES Research Centre, from 28 April to 20 May, the exhibition “Reliving School” was installed in the Faculty of Education of the UNED. The exhibition included a selection of documents and school material from the historical collection of school documents of MANES. As we have already informed, this historical collection will be guarded and inventoried by the General Archive of the UNED. The organisation of the exhibition, as well as the restoration of some of the pieces on display, has also had the support of the UNED Archive.

Exhibition poster

Flyer of the exhibition

The exhibition on Canal UNED

‘Reliving School’, the exhibition resulting from the donation of the MANES Project to the General Archive of the UNED

Video Exhibition Reliving School


Agreement with the General Archive of the UNED

On the occasion of the celebration of San Isidoro de Sevilla, patron saint of the Faculty of Education, the MANES Research Centre and the Faculty of Education signed an Agreement with the General Archive of the UNED, which will from now on be responsible for the custody, conservation, cataloguing and dissemination of the historical collection of school documents of MANES, making it available to researchers interested in the history of school culture.

This historical collection, created mainly through donations from families, has been built up over the last few decades. It contains school exercise books, teaching materials, handicraft, wall charts, syllabi and lesson plans, documents relating to teachers and to the functioning of schools, and even oral sources. These types of documents have been fundamental to understanding how textbooks were used in schools over time.

Video Collaboration Agreement between MANES and the UNED’s Archive

Archive website

Celebration in the faculty of Education: 50 years of the UNED, 30 years of MANES

Donation Agreement




English translation of the MANES website

In occasion of the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of MANES, we have finally fulfilled our wish to translate our website into English. The English version is available at, or by clicking on the English/Spanish options at the top of the page.


MANES 2022 Calendar for the 30th Anniversary Celebration

In 2022, the MANES Research Center celebrates 30 years of activity. MANES was founded on the initiative of Professor Federico Gómez Rodríguez de Castro, following the model established by one of the most important specialists in school textbooks, Professor Alain Choppin, creator of the ENMANUELLE project at the Institut National de Recherche Pédagogique (INRP) in France. The partnership agreement between UNED and the INRP was signed in 1992, and that year is therefore the official date of birth of MANES.
We have initiated the celebration of our 30th anniversary with the publication of a calendar for the year 2022, which has been elaborated by the Central Library of the UNED and illustrated with schoolbook covers from the MANES special collection kept in the Library. The illustrated calendar also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UNED, which also takes place this year.

The calendar can be downloaded from the UNED Central Library website

Calendario 1 -con marco