International Conference "Beyond Myth and Epic. The Basque Country and the Magellan-Elcano Expedition in the Context of the First Globalization"

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
June 15, 2020
Location: 
Spain
Subject Fields: 
Early Modern History and Period Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Maritime History / Studies, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies, World History / Studies

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE BEYOND THE MYTH  AND EPIC. THE BASQUE COUNTRY AND THE MAGELLAN-ELCANO EXPEDITION IN THE CONTEXT OF THE FIRST GLOBALIZATION. 

DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN, BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN.    OCTOBER 7-10, 2020.

The University of the Basque Country, along with the Elkano 500 Mundubira Foundation, is proud to announce the organization of an international conference to analyze the impact of the 1519-1522 Magellan-Elcano expedition, with a special focus on the participation of Basques in the context of the so-called First Globalization, 16th-18th centuries. Elcano, a Basque sailor an entrepeneur born in the coastal town of Getaria, was the captain of the ship "Victoria" that performed the first circumnavegation of the Earth, when returning from South-East Asia to Europe througout the route of Africa, after having arrived there crossing the Pacific Ocean.

A call for proposals of poster communications is now open.

Poster proposals have to be submitted to elkanocongress2020@gmail.com. For that purpose, must be sent two PDF files: one of they have to include the title and the development of proposal, along with the author’s data (name, surname, professional information, contact); the other one have to include the same information, except author’s information. Proposals should be examined by peer review, who will decide its acceptation o exclusion. Only 4 posters would be chosen per session. Posters’ length could not exceed 80 x 120 centimetres, with portrait orientation. The poster could not have more than 750 words (without taking into account references) in order to be read in just 5 minutes.

The posters have to be presented and discussed in Basque, Spanish or English throughout the afternoon sessions of each five meetings, during the coffee break (10,15-11,00 / 17,15-18,00). Each of 4 chosen posters would have 5 minutes to be presented and 20 minutes to be discussed collectively. Posters presented and discussed during the congress would be rewarded with the option of taking part in the collective publication that will be published, through a long paper and after being reviewed by peer review.

The contents of the poster must include a short headline, and introduction (including the hypothesis), a reflexion about sources and methodology used, the main results, the conclusions and references.

THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Dr. Ana de Zaballa, Dr. Oscar Alvarez-Gila, Dr. Alvaro Aragon-Ruano, Dr. Alberto Angulo-Morales, Dr. Xabier Alberdi, Dr. Dorleta Apaolaza-Llorente.

Contact Info: 

Consolidated Research Group: "The Basque Country, Europe and the Americas: Inter-Atlantic Links and Relationships".

University of the Basque Country

Centro de Investigación Micaela Portilla Ikergunea
c/ Justo Vélez de Elorriaga, 1
01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz. Basque Country, Spain.

Telephone: +34 945.014.508

Email: paisvascoyamerica@ehu.eus

Web: http://www.paisvascoyamerica.eu