CEU Elcano International Chair. First Round-the-World Tour

CEU Elcano International Chair. First Round-the-World Tour

The CEU Elcano International Chair. First Round-the-World Tour, was created through an agreement signed by the Spanish Navy and the CEU San Pablo University as part of the commemorations of the 5th Centenary of the expedition of the first round-the-world expedition of Fernando de Magallanes and Juan Sebastián Elcano (1519-1522).

The CEU Cardenal Herrera University, the CEU Abad Oliva University and CEU San Pablo Andalucía Foundation complete the list of promoters of the Chair.

Inter-University and International

It is an inter-university and international Chair. It is a proposal open to society, in which an attempt will be made to transmit the consequences that the expedition had for the cultural and geographical evolution of humanity.

Created as part of the 5th Centenary, it aims to be a reference in studies around the Magallanes-Elcano Expedition, a permanent forum for study, reflection and transfer of knowledge that will go beyond the temporal space of the Centenary.

Cover letters
Agreement

Objectives

  • To be the academic interlocutor of those universities from the five continents that join the initiatives of the National Commission for the commemoration of the 5th Centenary.
  • To promote research activities centred on the reason for the Chair. The focus is on the Spanish nature of the expedition, seeking to value the influence of Spain in the world due to this expedition.
  • To generate dissemination and transfer of knowledge activities. The Chair will carry out training, research, dissemination and awareness actions, generating knowledge and favouring the quality of teaching work in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies, ultimately facilitating the training of young people in the knowledge of our history linked to navigation from time immemorial.

Structure

Governing Board

Almirante D. Juan Rodríguez Garat
Admiral Juan Rodríguez Garat
Defence-Navy
Dra. María Saavedra Inaraja
Dr. María Saavedra Inaraja
USP CEU

Coordination Committee

Navy:

  • Ship’s Captain José Ramón Vallespín Gómez
  • Dr. Carmen Torres López
  • Infantry Colonel José Cánovas García

CEU:

  • Dr. Rafael Rodríguez-Ponga Salamanca
  • Dr. Luis E. Togores Sánchez
  • Dr. Sara Izquierdo Álvarez

Communication manager

  • Dr. María Sánchez Martínez
Promoters
  • USP CEU
  • Armada Española
  • UCH CEU
Sponsor
Collaborator

Juan Sebastián Elcano

Biography of
Juan Sebastián Elcano

Born in Guetaria (Guipúzcoa) possibly in 1487. He was the eldest of 9 siblings in a family of seafaring and noble tradition.

Guetaria had obtained a charter from Alfonso VIII with other northern cities, giving them privileges and autonomy and consecrating their important role in navigation. On the other hand, they were obliged to lend ships and sailors when the king needed them.

Thus, Elcano participated in the Cisneros expeditions to North Africa, and in the Grand Captain’s fleet in Italy. He was the owner and captain of his own ship. But because of debts due to non-payment by the king he was forced to borrow from Italian bankers, and hand over his ship as payment (it was his main possession and livelihood). Delivering a ship to foreigners was a crime, and Elcano went to Seville to start a new life, and there he enlisted in the Magallanes expedition.

He was the first Spanish sailor to reach the Spice Islands, and the first man to make the round-the-world voyage. This feat was rewarded by Charles I with a coat of arms and the legend Primus circumdedisti me.

He participated in the Junta de Badajoz-Elvas (1524), for which he drew up a report in favour of the legitimate Spanish possession of the Moluccas.

In August 1526 he died during another expedition to the Spice Islands, led by García Jofre de Loaysa. A few days earlier he had made a will.

 

Resources and sources

Sources

  • Official website of the National  Commission for the commemoration of the 5th Centenary of the expedition of the first round the world expedition of Fernando de Magallanes and Juan Sebastián Elcano  http://vcentenario.es/
  • Report of the Spanish Royal Academy of History on the First Round-the-World Trip View report
  • Spanish Archives Portal  http://pares.mcu.es/
  • Rutaelcano. The First Round the World Tour  https://www.rutaelcano.com/

Bibliographic selection

La vuelta al mundo de Magallanes-Elcano: La aventura imposible

Book

La vuelta al mundo de Magallanes-Elcano: La aventura imposible
HIGUERAS RODRÍGUEZ, Mª Dolores
1519-1522. CSIC. Madrid, 2018

Juan Sebastián Elcano. La mayor aventura de la Historia.

Book

Juan Sebastián Elcano. La mayor aventura de la Historia
OLAIZOLA, José Luis
Biblioteca Online, 2018

La primera vuelta al mundo

Book

La primera vuelta al mundo
RODRÍGUEZ GONZÁLEZ, Agustín
EDAF. Madrid, 2018

El orbe a sus pies. Magallanes y Elcano: cuando la cosmografía española midió el mundo

Book

El orbe a sus pies. Magallanes y Elcano: cuando la cosmografía española midió el mundo
INSUA, Pedro
Ariel. Barcelona, 2019

Desvelando horizontes. La circunnavegación de Magallanes y Elcano

Book

Desvelando horizontes. La circunnavegación de Magallanes y Elcano
MARTÍNEZ RUIZ, Enrique (Dir.)
Fundación Museo Naval. Madrid, 2016

Juan Sebastián Elcano (1476?-1526)

Book

Juan Sebastián Elcano (1476?-1526)
ALVAR EZQUERRA, Alfredo
Madrid, 2016

La primera vuelta al mundo

Book

La primera vuelta al mundo
AAVV. Incluye los textos de Antonio Pigafetta, Juan Sebastián Elcano, Francisco Albo, Ginés de Mafra, Maximiliano Transilvano y otros describiendo el primer viaje de circunnavegación del globo terrestre
Miraguano Ediciones. Madrid, 2012

La primera vuelta al mundo

Book

La primera vuelta al mundo
LUCENA GIRALDO, Manuel
Ariel. Barcelona, 2003

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