Ismael Macías Fernández graduated in History from the University of Granada in 2012. In 2013, he obtained his Master in Archaeology at the University of Granada. Currently, he is starting his PhD about Roman domestic architecture in the south of Baetica province. He is member of the Research Group “Gestión e Investigación del Patrimonio Arqueológico (HUM-798)” and a Research Member of the Project I+D+I “Ex Baetica Sigillatae: transferencias tecnológicas, producción y circulación de vajillas cerámicas en el Sur de la Península Ibérica (ss. I-II d.C.) (HAR2013-41278-P)”, which is directed by Mª Isabel Fernández from University of Granada.
Ismael Macías Fernández has participated during his academic formation in pottery studies of the archaeological site of Isturgi (Los Villares de Andújar, Jaén) and he also has worked in different archaeological excavations with Spanish universities, like Bilbilis (University of Zaragoza), Begastri (University of Murcia), Baelo Claudia (University of Cádiz), Los Bañales (UNED), the excavations of the "Patio de Banderas", located in "Alcazar de Sevilla" (University of Sevilla), Alfar Romano de Cartuja (University of Granada) and also on an international level, such the archaeological site of Villa San Silvestro (University of Perugia) in Italy.
In recent years he has worked as technical archaeologist in the Sanctuary of Diana in Nemi (University of Perugia, Italy), from 2012 until today. In the summer of 2015, in the “Archaeological excavations of the Boca del Infierno, in the Valle de Hecho in Huesca” (Directed by A. Sevilla). He joined the Thutmosis III Temple Project in 2013 on scholarship in his first year, and as technical archaeologist from 2014 until today.
Ismael Macías Fernández has participated in several scientific publications, among which we highlight the following:
- FERNÁNDEZ GARCÍA, Mª. I., MORENO ALCAIDE, M. and MACÍAS FERNÁNDEZ, I. (2014): “Las representaciones figuradas en la sigillata hispánica de Los Villares de Andújar (Jaén, España)” in Morais, R. Et alii. (edits.) As produções cerámicas de imitação na Hispania. Universidade do Porto, pp.213-220.
- FERNANDEZ-GARCIA, Mª. I. and MACÍAS FERNÁNDEZ, I. (2013): “Hacia una estructuración de la producción: las probinas” in Fernández-García, Mª I. (edits.) Una aproximación a Isturgi romana: El complejo alfarero de Los Villares de Andújar, Jaén España, Ed. Quasar, Roma, pp. 109-128
- FERNANDEZ-GARCIA, Mª. I. and MACÍAS FERNÁNDEZ, I. (2013): “Terra sigillata hispánica: producción lisa” in Fernández-García, Mª I. (edits.) Una aproximación a Isturgi romana: El complejo alfarero de Los Villares de Andújar, Jaén España, Ed. Quasar, Roma, pp. 181-196
- MORENO ALCAIDE, M., SERRANO ARNÁEZ, B. and MACÍAS FERNÁNDEZ, I. (2013): “Pesas de telar” in Fernández-García, Mª I. (edits.) Una aproximación a Isturgi romana: El complejo alfarero de Los Villares de Andújar, Jaén España, Ed. Quasar, Roma, pp. 301-312.
Currently, he is working with the University of Perugia on the publication of the Domus of Fregellae associated with the project of this university at this archaelogical site, directed by F. Coarelli, and he is working also on other publication associated with the project of the university of Perugia in the Sanctuary of Diana in Nemi (Italy), directed by F. Coarelli, too.