(KEPU) Edward Collins: Portugal and Spain in the 15th and early-16th centuries: a brief overview by History Hub published on 2016-06-20T18:44:08Z In episode 1 of his series 'Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra: conversations on the history of Portugal and Spain, 1415-1898', historian Edward Collins gives an overview of Portugal and Spain in the 15th and early-16th centuries. About the series: ‘Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra: conversations on the history of Portugal and Spain, 1415-1898′ features interviews with experts in the areas of Portuguese and Spanish history, from the beginning of the Portuguese discoveries in 1415 to the end of Spanish dominion in America in 1898. The interviews, conducted by historian Dr. Edward Collins, will cover a range of topics on the domestic and overseas histories of both nations, which include, among others: the Portuguese explorations of Africa and Asia, Spanish navigation and settlement in America, the church in Portugal and Spain, monarchy and intermarriage in the Iberian kingdoms, natural science and mapping in America, the role of nautical science, Irish historical relations with Portugal and Spain, and imperial competition in Europe and overseas. The interviewees comprise a number of established and renowned academics, as well as up-and-coming researchers from universities and institutions worldwide. This History Hub series is funded by UCD Seed Funding and supported by UCD School of History. Edward Collins Dr. Collins is a historian of early modern Portugal and Spain, and received his doctorate at NUI Galway in 2010 under the supervision of Professor Nicholas Canny. His research focuses on early modern Iberian navigation and nautical science, with particular emphasis on Portuguese and Spanish influences on the development of nautical science in early modern Europe. He has published a number of journal articles and book chapters on these themes, and is currently in the process of completing his manuscript based on his doctoral and postdoctoral research.