500 years after the first round-the-world voyage, we will relive the moment when the adventure was conceived, what the world was like, what it was intended to achieve, what the journey was like, how it changed history at the time, and how it has shaped our lives to this day.
A JOURNEY INTO THE PAST THAT WILL ALLOW US TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHO WE ARE.
On-line synchronous and scheduled sessions for participants from all backgrounds, including international.
Interaction between teachers and students. It’s not just about listening, you’ll be able to chat with the other participants and speakers to make the experience even more enriching!
You can sign up for the course alone or complete the experience with our 1 week guided visits and/or study tour.
You will have additional reading materials to deepen and assimilate what you have learnt.
Forum for interaction between participants and speakers in which specialists in different topics will take part.
TOPIC 01The Basque Country, a maritime power in 16th century Europe
We will begin with an introduction to 16th century Europe in order to contextualise the situation in the Basque Country at the time of the Magellan-Elkano expedition.
Álvaro Aragón Ruano
PhD in History, Associate Professor, Department of Medieval, Modern and American History. Faculty of Arts. University of the Basque Country
TOPIC 02Magellan's expedition, a new route in search of spices.
We will focus on the reason for the expedition to the Moluccas in search of the precious spices, organised from the Casa de Contratación in Seville, the key city in all of Castile’s expeditions to the West Indies, and the extensive Basque participation in all the estates of the Andalusian city.
Amaia Rojo Sierra
Bachelor and Master’s Degree in History,University of the Basque Country
Paco Toledo Román
Experience classroom coordinator University of Seville.
TOPIC 03Preparing the trip and Basque participation.
This theme will deal with the preparations for the expedition, the various trades and professions required on land and on board and the peculiarities of the vessels used, among others. This stage of the voyage will end with Magellan’s death in April 1521.
Doctor of Medicine and Degree in History, Elkano Foundation Advisory Board
TOPIC 04Magellan's route and Elkano's first round-the-world trip.
When Elkano was appointed captain of the expedition in September 1521, they managed to reach the Moluccas two years after the expedition began. With Elkano’s decision, they returned to Seville and set sail on the first round-the-world voyage.
Xabier Alberdi Lonbide
PhD in History, director of the Basque Maritime Museum – EIM
TOPIC 05The Journey as discovery(s)
This theme will deal with the geographical, human and cultural diversity that the participants of the Magellan-Elkano expedition encountered, and will reflect on discovery: what is discovery, who discovers whom, who teaches whom, what is discovery, what is discovery, who discovers whom, who teaches whom, who teaches whom, who teaches whom, who teaches whom, who teaches whom, who teaches whom, who teaches whom, who teaches whom, who teaches whom?
Anthropologist, Universidad de Magallanes (Chile)
TOPIC 06Travel as a technological challenge. 1st Globalisation?
¿Cómo era la ciencia y tecnología en el s. XVI, capaz de lograr dar la 1º vuelta al mundo? Nada que ver con la actual, pero suficientemente avanzada para conseguirlo.
El desarrollo constante de nuevos aparatos de medición unido a los conocimientos adquiridos por la experiencia en diferentes materias logró dar el primer paso hacia la globalización del planeta.
TEMA 07El Viaje como relato(s)
Every feat must be told. Each interlocutor can transmit and receive the same message in very different ways, creating a great variety of accounts, sometimes even contradictory, of the same event. The adventures of the first round-the-world voyage are no exception. This theme aims to explore the different interpretations of this feat and its protagonists.
TOPIC 08What about 500 years later?
Cada hazaña debe ser contada. Cada interlocutor puede transmitir y recibir el mismo mensaje de maneras muy diferentes, creando una gran variedad de relatos, a veces incluso contradictorios, sobre un mismo acontecimiento. Las aventuras de la primera vuelta al mundo no son una excepción. Este tema pretende explorar las diferentes interpretaciones de esta hazaña y de sus protagonistas.
José Mari Larramendi
Anthropologist, Elkano Foundation Advisory Board
Starts on 12 April and repeats on Wednesdays from 17:30 to 19:00.
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The first circumnavigation of Elkano: Basques at the dawn of the modern world.
Complete your training with a trip to the origins of the first round-the-world trip: the coast of Gipuzkoa.