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International Congress: Study and analysis of the Victoria nao’s technological context, in the period of the first world round

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The Naval Museum, in collaboration with Summer Courses of the University of the Basque Country, organizes the International Congress "Study and analysis of the Victoria nao’s technological context, in the period of the first world round", which will take place in Miramar Jauregia de San Sebastián on September 5th and 6th.

Description:

Throughout the 13th to the 16th century, Basque naval technological evolution would produce craft that came to dominate the commercial routes opened up between the Mediterranean and the European Atlantic. This process culminated with the development of the ocean-going ships, which were protagonists of the first circumnavigation and exercised their hegemony in the relations between the old and the new worlds. 2018 is the year of cultural heritage, and the antechamber of the 5th Centenary of the First Circumnavigation of the World by Juan Sebastian Elcano on board the Victoria.

Director:

Xabier Alberdi Lonbide

Teachers:

Brad Loewen, Eric Rieth, Javier Vicedo Jover, Manu Izaguirre Lacoste, Marcel Pujol i Hamelink, Marion Delhaye, Mikel Soberón Rodríguez, Toby Jones, Xabier Agote Aizpurua

Objectives:

  • Discover the naval technological evolution that took place in the Basque Country between the final centuries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
  • Discover the characteristics of Basque ocean-going ships, like the Victoria.
  • Discover first hand the results of the archaeological investigations undertaken in the main Basque shipwrecks dated form between the end of Medieval times and the beginning of Modernity.
  • Discover the historical context in which this naval technological evolution took place in the Basque Country.

Program

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Posters:

The assistants of the Congress will have the possibility to present to the public their lines of work, research projects or experiences through posters.

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International Congress: Timber to Tame the Seas

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Congress held in Kulturgunea of Pasai Donibane, on May 17 and 18, within the program of the Maritime Festival of Pasaia.

DESCRIPTION: 

The Congress tries to evaluate the supply of forest products for the Royal Navy, with the intention of analyzing its structure, trying to establish the products, their origin, the participating dealers and traders, the distribution and financing networks at a regional and global level, mainly in relation to the contribution of masts, wood, oars, tars, pit or barriquería for clavetería, for the Royal Navy and its arsenals.

In short, it is about analyzing the role of forest supplies in the construction of the Hispanic fiscal-military state during the eighteenth century, with all its regional, national and international implications. The perspective intends to be geographically wide, that is why the proposals cover geographical areas such as the Philippines, the Caribbean, the Pyrenees, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, etc.

The congress is promoted by the Research Group "Basque Country, Europe and America" ​​and the Imperial Network, and has the help of the Vice-rectorate of the Gipuzkoa campus of the UPV / EHU, the University of Navarra, the Naval Museum of San Sebastian, the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, the Pasaia City Council and the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

SECRETARY:

Alvaro Aragón Ruano (professor of the Department of Medieval, Modern and American History at the University of the Basque Country).

"TIMBER TO TAME THE SEAS. POLICY AND TIMBER SUPPLYING FROM THE SPANISH CROWN FROM 16th TO 18th CENTURIES" CONGRESS PROGRAM

2018 May 17th

2018 May 18th

Congress program pdf

Abstracts of the Conference papers pdf

Congress poster

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