The III International Congress Memorial Discovery of America "Ships & Shipbuilding in the Age of Discovery" will begin on October 9, 2015.

Friday, October 9

Socio-cultural center San Juan del Puerto, from 16.00 to 21.30

Reception of participants (16.00.)

Opening ceremony (17.00.)

Opening lecture. Between two seas: Navies of the Catholic Monarchs in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, 1475-1515. Dr. Miguel Angel Quesada Ladero, Academician of the Royal Academy of History. Professor of Medieval History.

Boat and exploration of the coast of New Spain. A preamble to the conquest. Dr. Eric Roulet, GIS d'Histoire Maritime. Director Department Histoire de Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, France.

Around replicas of the ship Santa Maria and the Pinta and Niña caravels built to commemorate the V Centenary of the Discovery of America. D. Francisco Monsalvete Mazo. Engineer and builder of the boats displayed on the dock of the caravels of La Rabida.

Ships, ports and shipbuilding in the Kingdom of Galicia, XV and XVI. Dra. María del Carmen Saavedra Vázquez, University of Santiago de Compostela.

Saturday, October 10

Socio-cultural center San Juan del Puerto, from 10.00 to 11.30

The seas corrupt. New perspectives on ships and technology in the Atlantic world, XV and XVI. Dr. Philip Williams, CEHISMI-CESDEN.

Shipyards and shipbuilding in Palos de la Frontera at the time of the discovery of America. Dr. Julio Izquierdo Wrought (GI University of Huelva and AEICR) and Dr. David González Cruz, Professor of Modern History, University of Huelva.

Monasterio de Santa Clara, Moguer, from 18.30 to 21.00

Spanish ships and ships of geographical discoveries. Coin D. Luis Miguel Cuenca, University of Cadiz, Department of Science and navigation techniques.

Naval technology and institutions: two decisive in the success of the Portuguese Race India (XV-XVI century end) factors. Dra. Maria Leonor Freire Costa, University of Lisbon, School of Economics & Management, Portugal.


Sunday, October 11

Monasterio de Santa Clara, Moguer, from 10.00 to 14.00

Ships & Shipbuilding in Moguer in the Age of Discovery. Wardrobe Diego Councilman D., Director of the Municipal Historical Archives and Library Iberoamericana de Moguer.

Shipbuilding in the Kingdom of Naples: Notes on the shipbuilding industry in the western Mediterranean (XV-XVI century). Dra. Gemma T. Colesanti and Dr. Raffaella Salvemini, Istituto di Studi sulle Societe Mediterranean. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche. Naples, Italy.

Boats and wooden boats in the Marquess of Ayamonte. Dr. Antonio Manuel Gonzalez Diaz, GI University of Huelva and Latin American Studies Association and Rabida Columbian.

Build ships for the Indies and to the merchants. Technological innovation and transfer of knowledge between the Portuguese shipyards in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. D. Amândio Jorge Morais Barros, Universidade do Porto and Escola Superior de Educação do Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal.

Experience navigation and shipbuilding treated in Portugal in the sixteenth century. Dr. Rui Manuel Loureiro, Integrated History Center Além-Mar-Universiade Nova de Lisboa and Academician of the Academy of Marinha, Portugal Investigator.

Closing ceremony (13.00.)

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