Exhibition The Portuguese in the Gulf (1570-1650): an interlinked history

The Portuguese in the Gulf (1570-1650): an interlinked history is an exhibition which aims to retrace the Portuguese presence in the Gulf and the relations that were established there during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The initiative stems from the institutional relations established between the University of Coimbra and the Emirate of Sharjah. The University of Coimbra, with the academic support of the Centre for the History of Society and Culture, decided to organise this initiative with a view to reinforcing these ties, preserving and disseminating traces of a past in wich the two territories were linked by a very varied set of relations that deserve to be better known and understood.

Original date: 1 – 12 November 2023

Venue: Sharjah International Book Fair (Expo Centre de Sharjah)

Extended exhibition

Date: 17 November 2023 – 26 January 2024

Venue: House of Wisdom – Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)