Vicenç Beltran was a full professor at the Universities of Cádiz, Barcelona and Sapienza in Rome. He is a specialist in textual criticism and other literary research techniques. For several years, he was president of the Asociación Hispánica de Literatura Medieval and is a member of the Junta Directiva da Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, honorary president of the Asociación Convivio and a member of the Institut d’ Estudis Catalans. He provides scientific advice to numerous journals, editorial collections and various research support and funding entities.