Conferences will take place in the “Corrala de Santiago” this is a Granada’s university building located at Calle Santiago 5, Granada, ES 18009.

Pedro Velasco

Pedro Monte, a life in between two peninsulas

Date: 24-03-2023 – 17:30 to 18:45
Duration 45 Minutes
Location: Pending to define
Language: Spanish

In this conference we will outline a portrait of the Italian condottiere Pedro Monte, in which we will
address his origins and first verified military campaigns, going through his trips to the court of
Isabel I of Castile and Fernando II of Aragon – later known as the Catholic Monarchs. – and ending
the story of his life with his death in the battle of Agnadello in 1509 at the service of the Republic of
In addition, the way in which his comings and goings between the Iberian and Italian peninsulas
defined his work and his way of waging war will be described.

Plácida Molina

Introduction to the transfers of Hispanic military disciplinary values in Portugal between the 16th and 18th centuries

Date: 24-03-2023 – 18:15 to 19:00
Duration 45 Minutes
Location: Pending to define
Language: Spanish

between the 16th and 18th centuries
The purpose of this conference is to approach the Spanish military actions in Portugal as a means of
disciplinary transmission on fencing and “tratadística” at key stages of the Spanish-Portuguese
coexistence. It will highlight how fencing functioned as an element of fusion between the military
and the civilian in Iberian social thought.

Juan Diego Conde

Galleys, the warhorses of the Mare Nostrum

Date: 24-03-2023 – 19:00 to 20:00
Duration 45 Minutes
Location: Pending to define
Language: Spanish

This lecture will explain the phenomenon that occurred during the sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries, the galley continues to be the main warship of the Mediterranean. It is an agile ship with
very stylized lines, although with very little cargo capacity, which limited the amount of artillery it
could carry, as well as its radius of action.

At this time, such ships also acted as floating prisons. The need for oarsmen, the main propulsion
system of these ships, meant that they were often propelled by prisoners convicted of various
crimes. The living conditions on these ships led to them being defined as “hell in a nutshell”.
All these characteristics defined their operational use, as well as the strategy and even the policy of
the states whose coasts the “Mare Nostrum” washed.

Manuel Valle

The Iberian fencing, a shared Heritage

Date: 24-03-2023 – 20:00 to 20:45
Duration 45 Minutes
Location: Pending to define
Language: Spanish

In the Modern age, different styles or schools were developed that are usually identified in certain
geographical areas. In the Iberian Peninsula and in the territories dependent on the Hispanic
Monarchy, there are common characteristics that in many cases allow them to be differentiated from
other styles. We present a tour of the authors and texts that show us various influences and their