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The Structure and Impact of Trans-Pacific Trade, 16th to 18th Centuries: The Manila Galleon Trade Beyond Silver and Silks

Project description

The informal trade network of the Manila Galleon

The Manila Galleons were trade ships that linked the Philippines and Mexico between the 16th and 18th centuries, then part of the Spanish dominions. Their role in trans-Pacific trade was instrumental as they carried silks, ceramics, spices and silver between Acapulco and Manila. However, our knowledge about the informal side of this trade is rather limited. The EU-funded TRANSPACIFIC project will focus on its impact on human-environment interaction. It will check contraband trading, as well as the diffusion of diseases, the role of technologies, the spread of knowledge, and the contacts between populations across the Pacific.

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-ADG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant

Host institution

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 218 622

Beneficiaries (3)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 2 218 622
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 218 750
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments