Historia Fundamental Collection

Fundación Banco Santander, faithful to its commitment to humanism, the expansion of knowledge and the certainty that knowledge of what happened in the past is a way to understand our present in order to aspire to a better future, has created and published Colección Historia Fundamental (Fundamental History Collection). Each of its volumes will gather episodes, facts, characters, themes and writings -between the 16th and 18th centuries- of the Spanish and Latin American reality that, due to different circumstances, were forgotten, unclarified or are still ignored by the general public. In this manner, we hope to contribute to a deeper reflection and analysis of history that will illuminate these centuries and enrich our present time.  

Biografías e Historia

Biografías e Historia is a series of conferences organized by Fundación Banco Santander in collaboration with the Fundación Cultural de la Nobleza Española. It aims to review important moments in history through the biography of its protagonists.
On our Youtube channel you can see the conferences held in the 2020 cycle: The first globalization. America and the oceans. Routes of adventure and science (from the 16th to the 18th century).
Next, you can watch the conferences of 2021: America and the oceans. 18th century. This cycle continues to study the importance of America in the commercial, political and strategic relations of the time.d after the first lecture by professor Carmen Iglesias, which was held on 3 March 2020 at the CentroCentro auditorium (Madrid). The remaining lectures were recorded and made available to the public on the foundation’s YouTube channel.

Ciclo Biografías e Historia 2020 - España y las Indias en el siglo XVIII - Carmen Iglesias
España y las Indias en el siglo XVIII
España, los conflictos internacionales atlánticos y la independencia de los EEUU
España, los conflictos internacionales atlánticos y la independencia de los EEUU
La pugna por el control comercial en el Atlántico durante el siglo XVIII
La pugna por el control comercial en el Atlántico durante el siglo XVIII
La última gran expedición de la Monarquía española
La última gran expedición de la Monarquía española