Biographies and History
Cultural heritage conservation awards.
Each year, Fundación Banco Santander and Fundación Cultural de la Nobleza Española (Cultural Foundation of the Spanish Nobility) organise the Biographies and History lecture series, aiming to decipher key events in our history.
In 2018, coinciding with the 5th centenary of the beginning of Magellan and Elcano’s circumnavigation of the globe, the lectures analysed the “first globalisation” that accompanied the expansion of the Spanish Empire from the 16th century onwards. The series coordinator and director of the Royal Academy of History, Carmen Iglesias, together with historians Carmen Sanz, José María González Ochoa and María Elvira Roca, discussed this phenomenon which, under the authority of the Spanish monarchy, created an unprecedented dynamic of exchange on a global scale.
Lectures available on the foundation's YouTube channel