The Rafael del Pino Foundation is collaborating with the Royal Academy of History in the organisation of the series of Conferences "From Ferdinand the Catholic to Charles V. 1504-1521" which will take place from 21 April to 12 May 2017 at the headquarters of the Royal Academy of History.
The great changes that heralded the dawn of new times became much more rapid and widespread during the first two decades of the 16th century. Among them were the more continuous and intense relations between the countries of Europe, thanks, among other factors, to the new diplomacy, the full expansion of Humanism and the Renaissance, and the culmination of the first great geographical discoveries. In Spain, the recent union of kingdoms was compounded by a previously unforeseen dynastic change and a long transition between two eras whose main political actors were King Ferdinand, Queen Juana, Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros and Prince Charles of Habsburg. These seven lectures, which are grouped together under the joint title From Ferdinand the Catholic to Charles V. 1504-1521, will present key people and events in Hispanic history and, through their uniqueness, will also evoke other aspects of that period in which the modern world was born.
The series of conferences will take place according to the following programme:
Friday, 21 April. Ferdinand, king and governor.
José Ángel Sesma Muñoz
Tuesday, 25th April. Cisneros, ecclesiastic and statesman
Alfredo Alvar Ezquerra
Friday, 28 April. Charles, from childhood to empire
Luis Ribot García
Wednesday, 3 May. Joan, the queen who did not reign
Miguel Ángel Ladero Quesada
Friday, 5 May. Diplomacy, from grandfather to grandson
Miguel Ángel Ochoa Brun
Tuesday, 9 May. The first Renaissance in Spainaña
Fernando Marías Franco
Friday, 12 May. The discovery of the world, from Vasco de Gama to Ferdinand Magellan.
Enriqueta Vila Vilar