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Online Program

Online Lecture: Magellan’s 500th Anniversary — Crucial Decisions

Program No. 24402RJ
Join us Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the final routing decisions in the “adventure that changed the world."
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At a Glance

In 2022 we celebrate a wondrous feat — the fifth centenary of the conclusion of Magellan’s and Elcano’s voyage of circumnavigation (1519 to 1522). During those three years, men of exceptional courage, endurance and skill undertook a dangerous voyage into the unknown. We will embark with their intrepid crew on an epic journey round the world in three parts. In this third session, we will learn about the crucial decision that led to the circumnavigation of the world. This would inaugurate what has been termed as “the first globalization." After the ships finally arrived to the Moluccas and filled their holds with clove, the prized spice that was one of the main objectives of the initial expedition, Elcano decided that the Victoria — the ship under his command — would leave to Spain following the western route. This was a perilous route as it would have to sail through waters under Portuguese control. On September 6, 1522, eighteen crew members, “skinny as men ever were," accompanied by three islanders, arrived to Sanlúcar de Barrameda after traveling around the globe. Please note: The three lectures celebrating aspects of the voyage are offered separately and will require separate registration.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event. This lecture is one in a series of three lectures on Magellan. To attend the full series, please also enroll in Online Lecture: "Magellan’s 500th Anniversary — Spicy Motivations" (#24400) on December 5, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET) and Online Lecture: "Magellan’s 500th Anniversary — Life on Board" (#24401) on December 12, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET), each at a cost of $25 per lecture.

Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.