Portuguese Franciscans in Asia: Spaces, Agents, Documents (1500-1834)

Project Details


This project aims at studying the presence of the Portuguese Franciscans in Asia, from the 16th century to 1834. It corresponds to the first phase of a wider work, on the identification of the Portuguese Franciscans in the world.
The project, which began in April 2018, is institutionally hosted and developed by UCP-CEHR and benefits from the support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, under the programme of support for research projects in the field of Portuguese Language and Culture. It is also sponsored by the Fundação Oriente.
Effective start/end date1/04/1823/02/21


  • Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian: €8,000.00
  • Fundação Oriente : €1,000.00

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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