Friday, 23 October, 2020, marks the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Charles V as emperor in Aachen. On this occasion, to commemorate this event, the Cooperation Network of the Routes of Emperor Charles V is organising a series of webinars under the title "Charles V: Dreams and Nightmares of an Empire", which will take place on 23 October, two in November and last one in December 2020 (see programme below).
The presentations and reflections of specialist historians of the time will aim to present and discuss what happened in 1520 and the following years: hopes and difficulties. Special attention will be paid to the differences between official discourse, as it appears in particular in imperial propaganda and in Chancellor Gattinara's programme for a world empire, at a time when colonial conquests showed the beginning of the globalisation process, and the actual policy to be followed. In that same year, 1520, the first circumnavigation of the Earth was taking place under the command of Fernando de Magallanes and Juan Sebastián Elcano, to try to find a western route to the Moluccas. This first circumnavigation was considered a great achievement in the maritime domain and had a significant impact on the European understanding of the world.
Furthermore, beyond this period, we will discuss the impact of this process on European construction. It will serve to show how history and culture can be a fundamental pillar in the process of European integration. It will show some examples and good quality practices achieved by different institutions working in the field of promoting shared culture, history and memory, as well as values, such as democracy and human rights, or the importance of intercultural exchanges, thus contributing to a better understanding of European history, intercultural dialogue and economic development through cultural tourism.
23 october 16h30-18h30 (Communications in french)
- Alain Servantie, Alain Servantie, Coordinator of the Scientific Committee of the Cooperation Network of the Routes of Emperor Charles V / Miguel Ángel Martin Ramos, President of Cooperation Network of the Routes of Emperor Charles V / Stefano Dominioni, Director at European Institute of Cultural Routes, Council of Europe: "From Empire to Europe."
- Roel Jacobs, Historical Councilor of the City of Brussels: "1520- Charles V's political program, from the imperial dream to the nightmare of European imbalance."
- Juan-Carlos d’Amico, University of Caen: "Symbolic and political aspects of the three coronations of Charles V."
- Jonathan Dumont, Austrian Academy of Sciences (Vienna): "Fashioning a Monarchic Idea in the Early Sixteenth Century Low Countries.”
- Quintín Correas Domingo, Director of Cooperation Network of the Routes of Emperor Charles V.
5 November 16h30-18h00. (Communications in english)
- Maarten Vermeir, Doctorandus at University of Jaen: Erasmus, 'Utopia and Empire.'
- María de Fátima Antunes dos Reis, Faculty of Letters Lisbon, Directress of the Chair of Sephardic Studies Alberto Benveniste: "Portraits of the Sephardic diaspora: the brothers Faleiro and Magalhães at the service of Charles V".
19 Noviembre 16h30-18h30. (Communications in spanish)
- Francesco Totaro, International Cultural Center "L. Einaudi" of San Severo (Italy): "The indult of the punishment of the right. One day to change the story of a life."
- Carlos Belloso Martín, European University of Miguel de Cervantes, Valladolid:: "The return of Carlos V to Castilla after his Coronation in Aachen: justice and Royal Pardon for the Comuneros."
- Nicola Melis, University Cagliari, Department of Political and Social Sciences: "Relations between Maghrebi elites and the Ottoman Sultan allied against the Spaniards, after the coronation of Charles V."
3 Diciembre 16h30-19h00. (Communications in french)
- Quentin Jouaville: "Ut fiat unum ovile et unus pastor. Chancellor Gattinara's universalist dream and his influence on the emperor: levers and network"
- Ludolf Pelizaeus: Deputy Director of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures of the Universidad de Amiens (Francia): "Coronations and rebellions: Charles and Ferdinand between Spain and the Holy Empire at the beginning of their reign."
- Philippe Royer: "Traces of Charles V and his heritage in the collective memory in French Flanders."
- Encarnación Sanchez García, University of Naples “L’Orientale” "1535-1536. Routes en langue espagnole entre Naples et Rome. De Carlos V à Juan de Valdés."
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