Welcome to H-Cervantes, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online. H-Cervantes is a network for scholars and professionals active in studies related to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. It encourages scholarly exchanges on all aspects of the author, his works, his circle, his times, and scholarship on the era, and welcomes participation by scholars/specialists from all disciplines.

Note: No known portrait of Miguel de Cervantes exists; all images purported to be of him, both on this page and elsewhere, are merely artistic recreations.

Recent Content

Tilting at Windmills: Cervantes ‘Meets’ Shakespeare 400 years on, 22nd April, Manchester, UK

See details of another forthcoming event in Manchester:
Tilting at Windmills: Cervantes ‘Meets’ Shakespeare 400 years on


Plenty of opportunities to enjoy this anniversary!

Idoya Puig

Dr Idoya Puig | Spanish | Department of Languages, Information & Communications
Manchester Metropolitan University

Rachel Schmidt: "Picturing Don Quixote" in The Public Domain Review

Picturing Don Quixote

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, author of one of the best-loved and most frequently illustrated books in the history of literature — Don Quixote. Rachel Schmidt explores how the varying approaches to illustrating the tale have reflected and impacted its reading through the centuries.

Cervantes and Shakespeare conference in Chicago, April 14-16

Thursday, April 14 - Saturiday, April 16, 2016

A Joint Cervantes/Early Modern Studies Symposium


Cervantes and Shakespeare: A Transnational Conversation

Thursday, April 14, at the Newberry

  • 3:00 to 4:45 pm Session 1: The Worlds of Cervantes and Shakespeare
  • 4:45 to 5:45 pm Reception
  • 6:00 to 7:30 pm Session 2: Dialogue on Cervantes and Shakespeare: William Egginton and James Shapiro

Friday, April 15, at the Newberry

Cervantes and Shakespeare conference at Penn, April 21

Dear friends, 

To mark the 400th anniversaries of the deaths of Cervantes and Shakespeare, the Penn Libraries invite you to attend a one-day conference and accompanying exhibitions:

Spain and England in the Age of Cervantes and Shakespeare: Connected Histories?

Thursday, April 21, 1:00-7:30 PM

Class of '78 Pavilion

Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

University of Pennsylvania