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José Manuel Sánchez Ron

The Journey of Magellan-Elcano and its time: Science, Technology, Economy and Society

Humanities Conference Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 19:30 hours Madrid

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Venue: Fundación Ramón Areces. Calle Vitruvio, 5. 28006. Madrid.

Free admission. Necessary previous online registration. Limited capacity.  

It belongs to the Conferences cycle: The Journey Around the World of Magellan-Elcano: Causes and Consequences

In cooperation with:

Cátedra Luis de Camoens. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

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What was the situation of science – if it makes sense to talk then of ‘science’ -, of technology and economy before and after the journey of Magallanes-Elcano? How were affected by it those cognitive and sociopolitical worlds, in Spain, Europe and the rest of the world? Did it make sense to speak of ‘globalization’? And, if that trip circumvented the Earth, did it give rise to the idea, even primitive, of a globalized world? The previous questions constitute the axis around which the lecture will proceed.  


Wednesday, 1 April

19:00 h.

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19:30 h.

The Journey of Magellan-Elcano and its time: Science, Technology, Economy and Society 

José Manuel Sánchez Ron  
Catedrático Emérito de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y Académico de la Real Academia Española. 

José Manuel Sánchez Ron has a degree in Physics (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1971) and Ph.D. (University College London, London University, 1978). Since August 2019 is emeritus professor of History of Science at the Department of Theoretical Physics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (between 1983 and 1994 he was Profesor titular of Theoretical Physics). Since 2003, he is member of the Real Academia Española, of the Académie Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences since 2006, and académico correspondiente of the Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales. In 2001 he received the José Ortega y Gasset Prize of Essay and Humanities of the Villa de Madrid for his book El Siglo de la Ciencia (2000); in 2011 the Jovellanos International Prize of Essay for La Nueva Ilustración: Ciencia, tecnología y humanidades en un mundo interdisciplinar (2011); in 2015 the National Prize of Essay for El mundo después de la revolución. La física de la segunda mitad del siglo XX (2014),the first time that prize was awarded to a book dealing with science; and in 2016 the Julián Marías Prize of the Comunidad de Madrid to a scientific career in Humanities.

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