The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world
  • The Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies - Fall 2017
    The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (CPSC) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is seeking candidates for The Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies Fall 2017.
  • Call for Papers: Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies / 31
    Luso-American Literatures and Cultures Today
    The proposed issue of PLCS will focus on contemporary Luso-American cultural manifestations in the broadest ways possible and from across the North American continent.
  • “Translation as Writing Back, and Portuguese-American Literature”, a lecture by Professor Margarida Vale de Gato
    Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 5:00pm

    Location: Prince Henry Society Reading Room of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (UMass Dartmouth)
  • Director’s Sunday Interview with WJFD 97.3 FM
    Date: January 29, 2017, 12-noon to 1:00 pm (Boston time).

    Location: WJFD 97.3 FM - New Bedford, MA
  • Call for Papers: Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies / 30
    Transnational Africas: Visual, Material and Sonic Cultures of Lusophone Africa
    The next volume of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) focuses on the visual, material and sonic cultures of Lusophone Africa from the pre-colonial period to the contemporary moment.
  • UMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture Director's Friday Message
    Friday, January 6, 2017
  • Center's books available online in open access.
    Free of charge!
    All the 65 Center's books published since 1998 bought through Tagus Press/University Press of New England will get a 30% discount until February 1st, 2017*.
    * Please use Discount Code WWTPDE when you place your order.
  • Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies
    Ndalu de Almeida ("Ondjaki"), Visiting Endowed Chair Professor in Portuguese Studies for Fall Semester 2016
  • UMass in Lisbon – Study Abroad Program in Portugal
    Spend a semester or a full academic year in Portugal’s vibrant capital city – Lisbon!
  • Study in Portugal Network (SiPN)
    SiPN provides a flexible study abroad experience designed for North-american students.
  • Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives
    The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives are named for the pioneer Portuguese-language radio and newspaper personality, Affonso Gil Mendes Ferreira and house the largest collection of historical material documenting the experience of Portuguese immigrants and their descendants in the United States.
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Highlights and Events

Ondjaki

Announcement

The Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies - Fall 2017

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (CPSC) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is seeking candidates for The Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies Fall 2017.
The deadline to apply is April 20, 2017 at 12:00pm, Eastern Standard Time.

Ondjaki

Announcement

Call for Papers: Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 31: Luso-American Literatures and Cultures Today.

The proposed issue of PLCS will focus on contemporary Luso-American cultural manifestations in the broadest ways possible and from across the North American continent, including New England, the Ironbound district of New Jersey, the San Joaquin valley and elsewhere in California, Hawaii, Canada, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
The deadline for submission is October 15, 2017.

Pedro Pires

Event

“Translation as Writing Back, and Portuguese-American Literature”, a lecture by Professor Margarida Vale de Gato

In this event, Prof. Vale de Gato will talk about her trajectory as a translator, her own creative writing, as well as theoretical issues and practical translation problems concerning heritage and cultural (be)longing in Portuguese-American literature. She will also read some excerpts from Nem Cá Nem Lá, which will be available for purchase.

February 7, 2017 5:00pm
Prince Henry Society Reading Room of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (UMass Dartmouth)
Free and open to the public
wjfd

Media

Director’s Sunday Interview with WJFD 97.3 FM

The New Bedford Whaling Museum, and its Portuguese Advisory Committee, wish to invite you to a special closing party of Oásis, by internationally renowned underwater wildlife photographer, Nuno Sá, whose exhibition enlivened the Jacobs Family Gallery for a year.

January 29, 2017
12:00am-1:00pm
WJFD 97.3 FM -New Bedford, MA
Listen online live
Ondjaki

Announcement

Call for Papers: Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies / 30
PLCS 30: Transnational Africas: Visual, Material and Sonic Cultures of Lusophone Africa

The next volume of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) focuses on the visual, material and sonic cultures of Lusophone Africa from the pre-colonial period to the contemporary moment.
The deadline for submission is May 31, 2017

Pedro Pires

Announcement

Center's books available online in open access.Free of charge!

All the 65 Center's books published since 1998 bought through Tagus Press/University Press of New England will get a 30% discount until February 1st, 2017! *.

* Please use Discount Code WWTPDE when you place your order

Pedro Pires

Event

President Pedro Pires of Cape Verde at the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture

The UMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture cordially invite you to join us to host President Pedro Pires of Cape Verde.

December 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM
UMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies (Group 1 or LARTS, room 212)
Free and open to the public
Study in Portugal Network

Announcement

UMass in Lisbon – Study Abroad Program in Portugal

Spend a semester or a full academic year in Portugal’s vibrant capital city – Lisbon!

UMass in Lisbon is the only residential study abroad program in Lisbon offered by a major American university. You'll gain unrivaled access to one of the world's most important centers of strategic language, history and culture.

Study in Portugal Network

Announcement

Study in Portugal Network (SiPN)

The Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) study abroad program is managed by the non-profit Luso-American Foundation for Development (FLAD), with the support of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science, the US Embassy in Lisbon, the Fulbright Commission in Portugal, AICEP, and the Lisbon City Municipality, among others. It offers North American students the opportunity to spend a semester, year or a summer in the vibrant capital city of Lisbon, Portugal. Eventually, SiPN seeks to expand beyond Lisbon to include other quality Portuguese universities in other cities.

Umass Dartmouth

Announcement

Tagus Press: Call for Manuscripts

Tagus Press invites manuscripts and proposals for consideration in its four book series namely, Portuguese in the Americas and the World; Adamastor: Literatures, Cultures and Societies of the Portuguese-speaking World; Brazilian Literature in Translation; and Classic Histories from the Portuguese-speaking World in Translation.

Keynote Addresses

The latest Keynote Addresses

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UMass in Lisbon
Study Abroad Program in Portugal
UMass in Lisbon

Spend a semester or a full academic year in Portugal’s vibrant capital city – Lisbon!

Study in Portugal Network (SiPN)
SiPN

The Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) study abroad program offers to North American students the opportunity to spend a semester, year or a summer in the vibrant capital city of Lisbon, Portugal.

Helio and Amelia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies
Chair

Fall Semester 2016

Ndalu de Almeida (“Ondjaki”)

Ferreira Mendes
Portuguese-American Archives
Ferreira Mendes Portuguese-American Archives
Click here for more information related to the Ferreira Mendes Portuguese- American Archives
Tagus Press
Tagus Press
Tagus Press is the publishing arm of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Recognized as a leader in bringing Portuguese literature, history, and culture to an English-speaking audience, Tagus Press's groundbreaking translations and journals address both Portuguese life abroad and in the United States.

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