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
  • Celebrating 10 Years of the PhD Program in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory at UMass Dartmouth 2007-2017
    Date:Saturday, May 6, 2017. 1:00-7:45 PM

    Location: Star Store Campus (College of Visual and Performing Arts). Downtown New Bedford)
  • BCC and Culture*Park present “Through a Portagee Gate,” a play adapted by Patricia A. Thomas from the memoir set in New Bedford
    Date: April 27, 28, 29, 30, 2017

    Location: Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center, BCC Main Campus Auditorium (777 Elsbree Street / Fall River, MA)
  • Book Lauching: Love and Fame in Fernando Pessoa and lecture: "Pessoa and Myself" by George Monteiro, Emeritus Professor at Brown University.
    Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2017 - 5:30 pm

    Location: Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Claire T. Carney Library)
  • 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

Portuguese Bate-Papo

Event

Celebrating 10 Years of the PhD Program in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory at UMass Dartmouth 2007-2017.

Join Tagus Press, the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, and the Department of Portuguese at UMass Dartnouth for three Community Talks.

May 6, 2017. 1:00-7:45 PM  
Star Store Campus (College of Visual and Performing Arts). Downtown New Bedford)
Free and open to the public
Portuguese Bate-Papo

Event

BCC and Culture*Park present “Through a Portagee Gate,” a play adapted by Patricia A. Thomas from the memoir set in New Bedford

A full-length play that dramatizes the immigrant experience, Through a Portagee Gate is framed by a dynamic father/son relationship.The production is directed by the author and BCC Theatre Instructor, Patricia A. Thomas. Join the fun as an audience member!

April 27, 28, 29, 30, 2017
Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center, BCC Main Campus Auditorium (777 Elsbree Street / Fall River, MA)
reservations and tickest, read more.
Portuguese Bate-Papo

Event

Book Lauching: Love and Fame in Fernando Pessoa and lecture: "Pessoa and Myself" by George Monteiro, Emeritus Professor at Brown University

George Monteiro's Love and Fame in Fernando Pessoa is comprised of five essays and an introduction by the author. The subjects of the essays are (1) the poet-critic's long-standing interest in all things Shakespeare, (2) his debts to Edgar Allan Poe's poetry and theories, (3) the poet's long, daring, poem (in English) "Antinous," (4) the Victorian poet Arthur Hugh Clough's influence on Pessoa's poetry, and (5) the Decadent poet Ernest Dowson's influence on Pessoa's writing.

April 27, 2017. 5:30 PM  
Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Claire T. Carney Library)
Free and open to the public
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.

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

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

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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