Campus Yuste Analyses Education and Humanist Thought at the Time of Charles V

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation continues with its objective of delving into the figure and time of Emperor Charles V in order to make a character and a crucial period of history known. A time in which decisions were made and fundamental changes occurred which need to be understood in order to better understand today’s Europe. (04/07/2022)

To this end, Campus Yuste schedules the course “The Worlds of Charles V: Humanism, Education and Transmission of Knowledge in Europe and America” from 6 to 8 July with the aim of delving into aspects related to education and humanist thought during the Renaissance period in the 16th century, as well as analysing the configuration and development of university education in Europe and America and the transmission of technical and scientific knowledge.

The programme takes place in three concatenated scenarios in which pedagogical and artistic humanism shone with its own light. Charles V was educated in a Flemish humanist environment that greatly influenced his Christian education and was projected in the government of his Empire over the years. At the height of European humanism, the discovery of America took place; a fundamental historical juncture for the cultural history of America and the educational models that were introduced there. These were models that originated in Spain and responded to a humanist renewal of teaching methods that developed in the 16th century. A century in which the first universities were created in Ibero-America, which have been a source of knowledge transmission to the present day, leaving us a legacy that needs to be known.

This course, which is directed by Rosa María Martínez de Codes and César Chaparro Gómez, full professors of the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Extremadura, respectively, recovers the face-to-face format at the Monastery of San Jerónimo de Yuste, so that students can listen to and participate in the presentations and round tables and share experiences with leading figures from the European academic world. Among the speakers, the following will attend: the honorary archivist of the Archive of the Royal Palace in Brussels, Professor Emeritus of the Catholic University of Louvain and academic of Yuste, Gustaaf Janssens; the professor of Iberian and Latin American history at the University of Hamburg, Horst Pietschmann; Professor Emeritus of Sociology of Religion at the University of Strasbourg, Jean-Pierre Bastián; full professor of Modern History at the University of Burgos, Cristina Borreguero Beltrán; full professor of American History at the University of Seville, Carmen Mena García; and the History professor at the University of Salamanca, corresponding academic of the Academia Portuguesa da História and 2021 “María de Maeztu” award-winner for Scientific Excellence, Ana María Carabias Torres.

In addition, Campus Yuste offers an online version of all its courses, thus opening a window to the world with the live broadcast through its YouTube channel. People from Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, and Turkey have signed up for the course “The Worlds of Charles V: Humanism, Education and Transmission of Knowledge in Europe and America”. All those interested can follow the course via Yuste Foundation’s YouTube channel.

This course, included in Yuste Foundation’s training programme Campus Yuste, is part of the University of Extremadura’s International Summer Courses and counts with the collaboration of the Cooperation Network of the Routes of Emperor Charles V – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, National Heritage and the Councils of Cáceres and Badajoz.