XIX International Reunion for the History of Nautical Science "Magellan, Elcano and the circumnavigations"

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Call for Papers
March 15, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Atlantic History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Maritime History / Studies, Military History, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies

The International Committee for the History of Nautical Science is pleased to announce the upcoming international conference on «Magellan, Elcano and the circumnavigations», being the Nineteenth International Reunion for the History of Nautical Science (IRHNS XIX). The conference will take place on 7th-9th October 2020 in Seville (Spain), hosted by the Pablo de Olavide University and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

On occasion of the fifth centenary of the first circumnavigation of the world, the IRHNS XIX will be dedicated to analyzing and discussing scientific and nautical aspects (including cultural, practical and theoretical subjects) connected to Magellan and Elcano’s navigation. The conference will be open to dialogue on scientific issues related to the first oceanic voyages across the oceans, great sailings and other circumnavigations from the 16th to the 21st century. In line with this, the conference theme will be «Magellan, Elcano and the circumnavigations». 

IRHNS XIX seeks to provide a forum for scholars and researchers of Nautical Science, Maritime History, Underwater Archaeology and other related disciplines to present on their latest research. The organization invites interested young postgraduate researchers to apply. IRHNS XIX also wishes to create awareness among graduate students and wider public of the interest in nautical science within the broad field of maritime history.

Proposals: We welcome original papers in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish, on the conference theme or any related topic. Individual oral presentations must be 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. 

Submissions: Proposals must be written in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish, and sent as email attachments to the following email address: irhns.sevilla@gmail.com. Please make sure that your submission (one Word/pdf file) includes the following information: Title of paper and up to five keywords; One-page abstract no longer than 350 words; Author’s/Authors’ name(s) and affiliation(s); E-mail address(es) and postal address(es). 


Deadline for reception of abstracts is 15th March 2020. Proposals will be peer-reviewed and notification of acceptance will be sent by 15th April 2020. 

No fees will be required to participate in this conference.


Organissing Comittee:

Salvador Bernabéu Albert, Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos, CSIC 

José M. García Redondo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide 

Vicente Pajuelo Moreno, Universidad de Cádiz


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