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THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF THE
MANILA-ACAPULCO GALLEON TRADE: 

AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CELEBRATING 450 YEARS OF URDANETA’S VOYAGE

MANILA, PHILIPPINES
14-15 November 2015

Day
1 – Saturday, 14 November

8:00– 9:00 a.m. – Registration

9:00– 9:40 a.m. – Opening Ceremony


Short messages

  •  Dr. Maria Serena I. Diokno
  • Senator Edgardo J. Angara
  • Ambassador Julio Camarena

9:40– 10:00 a.m. – Coffee Break

10:00– 11:20 a.m. – Panel 1 – Shipbuilding  and Naval History

“Naval history: Manila – Acapulco Galleon”
           Dr. Ivan Valdez, Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas de la UNAM , México

 

“The first and the last: the tale of two galleons, the San Pedro, 1565 and the Magallanes, 1817”
Dr. Augusto De Viana, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

 

“De Sevilla a Manila: los socorros de Filipinas o como
acabar con el galeón (1613-1620)”
Dr. Thomas Calvo, El  Colegio de Michoácan, México

 

Shipbuilding”
                Mr. Xabier Agote, ALBAOLA La Factoria Maritima Vasca, Spain

 

11:20– 11:40 a.m. – Open Forum

11:40– 1:30 p.m. – Lunch Break

1:30– 2:50 p.m.  Panel 2 – Cultural Traces

“El flujo de plantas americanas en Filipinas a través del
Galeón de Manila”

Dra. Paulina Machuca, El Colegio de Michoacán, México

 

“Paralelismos entre los textiles artesanales tradicionales
de las Filipinas y México: un común pasado hispánico”

Prof. Amalia Ramίrez Garayzar, Universidad Intercultural Indίgena de
Michoacán, México

 

“Mexican Plants in the Philippines Courtesy of the Galleon Trade”

Mr. Pio Andrade, Philippines

 

“Cultural influences of the making of traditional textiles and garments between natives from Philippines and México”

Dra.  Claudia Rocha Valverde, El Colegio de San Luis, México

 

2:50 – 3:10 p.m. – Open Forum

3:10 – 3:30 p.m.  – Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Panel 3 – Devotion

“La Virgen de Guadalupe patrona de dos pueblos hermanos”

Dra. Ma. Cristina E. Barrón Soto, Universidad Iberoamericana, México

 

“The Costs of Evangelization: Missionaries and the Galleons”

Prof. Grace Liza Concepcion, University of Asia and the Pacific, Philippines

 

“Church Architecture”
               Archt. Jorge Lóyzaga, México

 

4:30 – 4:50 p.m. – Open Forum

End of Day 1

Day 2 Sunday, 15 November

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Panel 4 – Routes and Trade

“Encompassing Comparisons and Global Conjunctures: Macau and the Manila-Acapulco Galleon (XVIIIth century)”

Dr. Manuel Perez-Garcia, Renmin University, China

 

“The Contrabandistas: Defenders of ‘Free Trade’ on the Manila-Acapulco Galleons”

Prof. Karl Friedrik Poblador, University of the Philippines

 

“Transcontinental Textile exchanges and the Compression of Space during the 18th Century”

Dr. Fernando Zialcita, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

 

10:00 – 10:20 a.m.  – Open Forum/Coffee Break

10:20 – 11:40 a.m. – Panel 5 – Stories of the Galleon

“Simples and Drugs: Medicine in the Galleons in the 18th Century”

Prof. Rhoda Wani Obias, University of the Philippines

 

“The Galleon’s First Port of Call and Last Stopover:
Historical Notes on the Galleon Port of Palapag, Northern
Samar”

Mr. Ian Christopher Alfonso, National Historical Commission of the Philippines

 

“Los desafίos de la lectura de la historia: el caso del
Galeón Manila-Acapulco”

Dr. Tomás Calvillo, El Colegio de San Luis, México

 

“Business and Friendship: A Spanish
Merchant’s Ties in Late Eighteenth-Century Manila.”

Dr. Marya Svetlana Camacho, University of Asia and the Pacific

 

 

11:40 – 12:00 a.m. – Open Forum

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Travel to Intramuros

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Tour of Museo ni Rizal, Intramuros

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Closing ceremonies at Museo ni Rizal