Casa de América, Casa Asia and Centro Sefarad-Israel come together to present the first cycle of online talks V Centenario de la primera vuelta al mundo. The history of the Spanish explorations that crossed the Pacific Ocean, when the fifth centenary of the circumnavigation of Magellan and Elcano is celebrated, will be analyzed through three presentations. From the cosmography to the mythology of those trips, passing through the failed routes, three scholars and specialists will delve into the contributions that the different Spanish explorations made to the knowledge of the planet's largest ocean.

  • Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 p.m. El valor de una conmemoración: la Primera Vuelta al Mundo. By Rafael Rodríguez-Ponga, president of the Asociación Española de Estudios del Pacífico and rector of the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU.
  • Thursday, May 21, 7:00 p.m. Mitos judíos en las exploraciones españolas del Océano Pacífico. By Miguel de Lucas, general director of the Centro Sefarad-Israel.
  • Thursday, June 11, 7:00 p.m. Tiempos de locura. El cosmógrafo Ruy Falero y su fallido viaje a la Especiería. By Carmen Mena, historian.

Registration for the first one can now be done here. More information here.