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
  • Renewal of UMassD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture.
    A Message from UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson
  • Thinking from Portuguese and British Colonial India: Nineteenth-Century Intellectual, Material and Visual History
    Filipa Lowndes Vicente interviewed by Timothy Walker (UMass Dartmouth Department of History and CPSC)
  • UMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture Director's Friday Message
    Friday, June 30, 2017
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Center's books available online in open access.
    Free of charge!
  • 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

Nelson Ponta-Garça

Announcement

Renewal of UMassD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. A Message from UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson

I am pleased to announce that on June 20, 2017, University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan approved the renewal of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture for an additional five years. The Center will continue to be the nation's preeminent university-based organization devoted to promoting and sharing the culture of the Lusophone world.

Filipa Lowndes Vicente

Interview

"Thinking from Portuguese and British Colonial India: Nineteenth-Century Intellectual, Material and Visual History". Filipa Lowndes Vicente interviewed by Timothy Walker (UMass Dartmouth Department of History and CPSC)

Filipa Lowndes Vicente (Lisbon, 1972) is a historian and researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS), University of Lisbon. In 2000, she completed her PhD at the University of London (Goldsmiths College). Her PhD thesis was the basis for the book Travels and Exhibitions: D. Pedro V in Nineteenth-Century Europe (Lisbon: Gótica, 2003), which won the 2004 Victor de Sá Prize in Contemporary History. In 2015, she was a visiting professor at King’s College London and in 2016 at Brown University.

Nelson Ponta-Garça

Event

UMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture Director's Friday Message
Friday, June 30, 2017

Kudos to Tagus Press Director, Christopher Larkosh, and Managing Editor, Mario Pereira, for their successful efforts to provide an all-expenses-paid study trip to the Azores for UMass Dartmouth students, with over $6,700 in external funding from the Luso-American Foundation (FLAD).

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.

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

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.

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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