Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

La búsqueda de un pasaje interoceánico: Expediciones desde el Pacífico, siglos XVI al XIX

June 20th, 2014
3:00 - 4:30 PM

Greenleaf Conference Room
100A Jones Hall

Please join us for a work-in-progress talk by Sabrina Guerra Moscoso, 2013-2014 Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow at the Latin American Library, titled “La búsqueda de un pasaje interoceánico: Expediciones desde el Pacífico, siglos XVI al XIX.”

Talk Description: La búsqueda de un paso que comunicara el Atlántico con el Pacífico fue el objetivo de varias empresas marítimas entre los siglos XVI y XIX. Se conoce más sobre las expediciones europeas, pero mucho menos sobre los viajes que zarparon de puertos americanos, algunas de estas expediciones aportaron significativas correcciones al conocimiento geográfico del continente americano. Este trabajo de investigación busca resaltar la impronta de algunos de estos viajes y constatar su impacto en la cartografía y en la búsqueda del pasaje interoceánico.

Sabrina Guerra Moscoso holds a Ph.D in the History of América from the Universitat Jaume I (Spain). She is a Professor and Coordinator of the History Program at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador). In the last decade, she has focused on maritime history, especially on the history of the Pacific during the Colonial period. She has published articles on the Armada of the South Sea, corsairs and pirates, ports and routes of the Pacific. In the last two years she has directed the project Cartography of the Americas at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, and she curated the 2011 map exhibition at the National Library of Ecuador. She is the editor of the book titled Enigmas, geografía, expediciones y cartografía de las Américas published by Universidad San Francisco de Quito in November 2013. She is currently working on a chapter on the Armada of the South Sea for the book Esplendor y crisis de la Real Armada, 1750-1820, a joint research project from the Junta de Andalucía and Universidad Pablo de Olavide, España.

A light reception will be held after the talk.

The talk will be in Spanish.




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