The Baroque era is one of the most interesting periods in history since it’s possibly the first global cultural phenomenon that was understood as a whole. In fact, this year marks the anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the Earth by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano. The journeys carried out during the 16th century, a combination of adventure, discovery and conquest, were institutionalized during this period, acquiring a mature and scientific nature during the 18th century. Those travels helped to create a new way of perceiving the world while remarkable differences emerge between territories and eras; differences that enrich the culture of the period.

Ibero-American Baroque studies had an important summit in Rome in 1980, a meeting that was the origin of the congresses celebrated in Querétaro (1991), Seville (2001) and Ouro Preto (2006).

2020 marks the 40th anniversary of this first meeting; for this reason Granada takes up the torch holding the V International Congress of Ibero-American Baroque, from 7th to 11th of June 2020, aiming to bring together experienced and new researchers who work on topics related to following lines of work.