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
  • UMassD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture Director's Friday Message
    Friday, August 18, 2017

    - Portuguese Empire in Perspective: An Interview with Diogo Ramada Curto;
    - Migration and Mill Work: Portuguese Communities in Industrial New England
  • Interview with Center Director Prof. Victor Mendes and Dr. Inês Lima
    In the program, "Conversas Que Importam", Irene deAmaral interviews Professor Victor Mendes, Director of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at UMass Dartmouth and translator of “A Children’s History of Portugal”, Inês Lima, a PhD student in the Portuguese department at UMass Dartmouth.
  • Portuguese Empire in Perspective
    Diogo Ramada Curto, New University of Lisbon interviewed by Timothy Walker, UMass Dartmouth
  • Call for Papers: Migration and Mill Work: Portuguese communities in industrial New England
    Conference with related museum exhibits, historical mill visits, and thematic tours

    December 3-5, 2017
  • Casa da Saudade - Children Bilingual Storytime - along with CPSC and copies of "A Children's History of Portugal" for sale
    Local: Casa da Saudade Branch Library, New Bedford, MA

    Data: August 12th / 26th at 2:00pm
  • Unprecedented project: Tagus Press publishes children’s book

    Article in Herald News, August 4, 2017
    Primarily recognized for publishing academic essays pertaining to the Lusophone world and Portuguese-American novels, Tagus Press has embarked on an unprecedented project that is suitable for readers of all ages.
  • Publication of The Eighteenth Century and Launching of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) as a Hybrid Print and Online, Open Access Journal
    Tagus Press, the publishing arm of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, announces the publication of The Eighteenth Century (PLCS 29), edited by Bruno Carvalho (Princeton University).
  • Renewal of UMassD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture.
    A Message from UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson
  • 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

Director Friday Messathge

Director's Message

CPSC  Director's Friday Message: Friday, August 18, 2017

Portuguese Empire in Perspective: An Interview with Diogo Ramada Curto;
Migration and Mill Work: Portuguese Communities in Industrial New England

WJFD

Interview

Interview with Center Director Prof. Victor Mendes and Dr. Inês Lima

In the program, "Conversas Que Importam", Irene de Amaral interviews Professor Victor Mendes, Director of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at UMass Dartmouth and translator of “A Children’s History of Portugal”, Inês Lima, a PhD student in the Portuguese department at UMass Dartmouth.

Diogo Ramada Curto

Interview

"Portuguese Empire in Perspective". Diogo Ramada Curto, New University of Lisbon interviewed by Timothy Walker, UMass Dartmouth

Diogo Ramada Curto is a heavyweight of Portuguese historiography and a Professor of History at the New University of Lisbon (College of Human and Social Sciences). Author and editor of thirty books, he has been also working as an editor of two series of books on history and social sciences. Vasco da Gama professor at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2000-2008) he has been visiting professor and fellow at Yale, Brown University, The John Carter Brown Library, and King’s College London. He writes regularly for the Lisbon prestigious newspapers Expresso and Público.

Ondjaki

Announcement

Call for Papers: Migration and Mill Work: Portuguese communities in industrial New England
Conference with related museum exhibits, historical mill visits, and thematic tour

Migration and Mill Work is a multi-disciplinary conference providing an overview of migrant mill work through an extended discussion of the settlement and development of the early Portuguese communities in New England.

December 3-5, 2017
Location Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Free and open to the public

 

Eightteenth century

Event

Casa da Saudade - Children Bilingual Storytime - along with CPSC and copies of "A Children's History of Portugal" for sale

August 12th / 26th at 2:00pm
Casa da Saudade Branch Library , New Bedford, MA
Free and open to the public
Eightteenth century

Announcement

Unprecedented project: Tagus Press publishes children’s book
Article in Herald News, August 4, 2017

Primarily recognized for publishing academic essays pertaining to the Lusophone world and Portuguese-American novels, Tagus Press has embarked on an unprecedented project that is suitable for readers of all ages.

The publishing arm of UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture is releasing a colorful book titled “A Children’s History of Portugal,” which is believed to be the first history of Portugal for very young readers published in English.

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.

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

The latest Keynote Addresses

Click here to see all Keynote Addresses related to the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture.

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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