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"DAILY LIFE IN ISLAMIC PORTUGAL" - a talk on medieval history

By the renowned Islamic historian, academic and author, Dr. Santiago Macias


DateWednesday, 27th November, 2019


Programme: Dr. Santiago Macias has a Bachelors in History of Art from Universidade de Lisboa, a Masters in Medieval History from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and a PhD in History from Université de Lyon II. He is a visiting professor at the universities of the Algarve, Évora and Coimbra.

Born in Moura in the Alentejo, he has always had an interest in Islamic history and art. He co-directed the excavations of the castles of Mértola and Moura, was the Mayor of Moura from 2013-2017 and is an advisor to the Municipality of Mértola.

He was the scientific advisor for two exhibitions on “Islamic Portugal” (1998), “Morocco-Portugal” (1999), “Discover Islamic Art” (2004-2007) and was the author of the exhibition entitled “Mértola, the last port in the Mediterranean” (2006). He has co-written several books, including: “The Islamic Legend in Portugal”; “The Lands of Enchanted Moura” and “The Mosque of Mértola”.

- Light refreshments will be served during the first half an hour.

- Dinner at a local restaurant will be available after the event at the Adega do Monte in Monte Estoril, at Members' own cost.


Venue: At the meeting room of ALA, Avenida Castelhana No. 13, Monte Estoril.

(Between Av. São Pedro and Av. Itália. From the ‘Marginal’, after the ‘Jardim dos Passarinhos’ in Monte Estoril head up the Av. São Pedro. Turn left at the second crossroads and then first left. From Cascais or Sintra should head for Av. Itália and turn off towards Monte Estoril opposite Zurich Insurance, and then first right).


Time6 pm for 6.30 pm


Price: €5.00 (payable on the day).