Senior Museum Researcher of the Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage Division, National Museum of the Philippines, Bobby C. Orillaneda, will explore the maritime world of 16th century Philippines through the examination of their shipwrecks and their cargoes. Topics covered will include how Philippine societies accommodated the arrival of Spain, which reoriented maritime network circuits from the previous Sino-centric and Southeast Asian maritime network links, to the genesis and early phase of the Manila galleon trade. Shipwreck examples from the Española, Gujangan, Royal Captain, San Isidro, Gasan, and the San Diego complement the historical documents. This programme will be held on ZOOM. Details will be mailed to SEACS members two weeks before the event.
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