Ignacio Sánchez obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2011. He has worked at the Cambridge University Library during 2010-2012, as part of the he team of the Oxford and Cambridge Islamic Manuscripts Catalogue Online Project, and the Digital Library. Currently he has a postdoctoral research position at the Institute of Historical Sciences of the Humboldt University (Berlin), where he collaborates in an interdisciplinary project to write an encyclopedia of medieval endowments and charitable foundations.