‘Science and the Age of Discovery: Spain, Portugal, and the International Atlantic in the 15th-16th Centuries’

Venue
Speakers' Corner, Global Village, the Claddagh, Galway

Date & Time
6th July, 2012 @ 18:00:00

Friday 6 July, 6pm,

‘Science and the Age of Discovery: Spain, Portugal, and the International Atlantic in the 15th-16th Centuries’

Speaker: Dr Edward Collins, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville/UCD.

Chair: Dr Enrico Dal Lago, Historian, NUIG.

Edward Collins will present an overview of the scientific aspects of the Portuguese and Spanish discoveries in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, particularly the role of international transfer of knowledge in the areas of cartography, cosmography and the piloting of ships in the Atlantic. It will examine the importance of this transfer in advancing the scientific knowledge that propelled the expeditions of, among others, Prince Henry 'the navigator' in Portugal, and Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan in Spain.