The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.
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  • Children’s New Bedford Bookfest & Gift Bazaar
    Date: December 9 / 10, from noon to 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Groundwork!, 1213 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA.
  • Migration and Mill Work: Portuguese communities in industrial New England
    Date: December 3-6, 2017
    Location: Multi site traveling academic conference at the Boot Cotton Mills Museum, Lowell Historical Center/UMass Lowell; New Bedford Whaling Museum; UMass Dartmouth; Casa dos Açores da Nova Inglaterra, Fall River.
  • Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press Director's Friday Message
    November 10, 2017
    Dear Friend of Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth and in our Commonwealth, please read our latest Director's Friday Message - November 10, 2017
  • "Besieged Plots: Urbanization and Non-Human Agency in Clarice Lispector's The Besieged City"
    by Victoria Saramago, University of Chicago
    Date: December 4, 2017 (Monday), 4:00 pm
    Location: UMass Dartmouth, LARTS 212 (parking lot 1)
  • 2017 Annual Holiday Gathering
    Date: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 5:30pm-8:30pm
    Location: Portuguese Consulate, Camões Room
    628 Pleasant Street, 2nd floor, New Bedford
  • A presentation and book signing for "Tufas, a Princesa Crioula" (Tufas, a Creole Princess), a bilingual Cape Verdean children's book by Cape Verdean Author Dai Varela
    Date: November 29, 2017 - 5:00 PM
    Location: Liberal Arts Building, room 212 (UMass Dartmouth)
  • Movie: The Storytellers (Narradores de Javé) de dirigido por Eliane Caffe*
    Date: November 15, 2017 (Wednesday), 4:00 pm
    Location: Claire T. Carney Library, room 314 (UMassD)

    * (in portuguese with english subtitles)
  • Meet and greet with Ambassador Glivânia de Oliveira, Consul-General of Brazil in Boston
    Date: November 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
    Location: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Liberal Arts Building, room 212
  • ""My Country, Left and Right", a lecture by professor Miguel Tamen
    Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum (Harborview Gallery), 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA
  • CPSC Welcomes Cônsul Geral / Consul General of Cabo Verde, Hermínio Moniz
    Date: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:00am
    Location: Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (LARTS building, room 212)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Center's books available online in open access.
    Free of charge!
  • 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

Migration and Mill Work

Event

Children’s New Bedford Bookfest & Gift Bazaar

Please join us at this event... we will be selling "A Children's History of Portugal" for $10/copy (cash or check only).

Dec. 9 / 10, from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Groundwork!, 1213 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA.
Free and open to the public
Migration and Mill Work

Event

Migration and Mill Work: Portuguese communities in industrial New England

A unique international academic conference that incorporates museum exhibits, historical site visits, and thematic talks and tours in Lowell, New Bedford, Fall River and North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, linking research themes to the living history of the communities under consideration.

December 3-6, 2017
Multi site traveling academic conference
Free and open to the public
Director Friday Message

Director's Message

CPSC  Director's Friday Message: Friday, November 10, 2017

- Meet and greet with Ambassador Glivânia de Oliveira, Consul-General of Brazil in Boston;
- Screening the Brazilian film The Storytellers (Narradores de Javé), directed by Eliane Jaffe;
- CPSC/Tagus Press Annual Holiday Gathering at the Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford;
- "Besieged Plots: Urbanization and Non-Human Agency in Clarice Lispector's The Besieged City" by Victoria Saramago, University of Chicago;
- Launching of A Children's History of Portugal at Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC and Embassy of Portugal in the United Kingdom.

Victoria Saramago

Event

"Besieged Plots: Urbanization and Non-Human Agency in Clarice Lispector's The Besieged City" by Victoria Saramago, University of Chicago

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press in collaboration with the PhD Program in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory, the Department of Portuguese, and Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives presents "Besieged Plots: Urbanization and Non-Human Agency in Clarice Lispector's The Besieged City" by Victoria Saramago, University of Chicago.

December 4, 2017, 4:00 pm
UMass Dartmouth, LARTS 212
Free and open to the public
2017 Annual Holiday Gathering

Event

2017 Annual Holiday Gathering

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/ Tagus Press at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth along with the Department of Portuguese, the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives, Azores Airlines and the Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford cordially invites you to our 2017 Annual Holiday Gathering.

December 1, 2017 - 5:30pm-8:30pm
Portuguese Consulate (Camões Room) 628 Pleasant Street, 2nd floor, New Bedford
Free and open to the public
Dai Varela

Event

A presentation and book signing for "Tufas, a Princesa Crioula" (Tufas, a Creole Princess), a bilingual Cape Verdean children's book by Cape Verdean Author Dai Varela

BCC-LusoCentro in collaboration with the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth present a presentation and book signing for
"Tufas, a Princesa Crioula" (Tufas, a Creole Princess), a bilingual Cape Verdean Children's Book by Cape Verdean author Dai Varela,

November 29, 2017 - 5:00 PM
Liberal Arts Building, room 212 (UMass Dartmouth)
Free and open to the public
The Storytellers

Event

Movie: The Storytellers (Narradores de Javé)

The Department of Portuguese, the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, and the Consulate General of Brazil in Boston present the movie The Storytellers (Narradores de Javé) in portuguese with english subtitles, dirigido por Eliane Caffe.

November 15, 2017, 4:00 pm
Claire T. Carney Library, room 314
(UMass Dartmouth)
Free and open to the public
Glivania de Oliveira

Event

Meet and greet with Ambassador Glivânia de Oliveira, Consul-General of Brazil in Boston

Please join the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for a meet and greet with Ambassador Glivânia de Oliveira Consul-General of Brazil in Boston. Ambassador Glivânia de Oliveira has been Consul-General of Brazil in Boston since January 2015.

November 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Liberal Arts Building, room 212
Free and open to the public
Miguel Tamen

Event

"My Country, Left and Right", a lecture by professor Miguel Tamen

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press in collaboration with the Department of Portuguese are honored to host Miguel Tamen (PhD, University of Minnesota, 1989), the recipient of the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies for Fall 2017.

November 7, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
New Bedford Whaling Museum (Harborview Gallery), 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA
Free and open to the public
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

 

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

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.

CPSC Director's Friday Messages

The latest Friday Messages:

  • November 10, 2017
    - Meet and greet with Ambassador Glivânia de Oliveira, Consul-General of Brazil in Boston;
    - Screening the Brazilian film The Storytellers (Narradores de Javé), directed by Eliane Jaffe;
    - CPSC/Tagus Press Annual Holiday Gathering at the Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford;
    - "Besieged Plots: Urbanization and Non-Human Agency in Clarice Lispector's The Besieged City" by Victoria Saramago, University of Chicago;
    - Launching of A Children's History of Portugal at Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC and Embassy of Portugal in the United Kingdom.
  • September 15, 2017
  • September 1, 2017
  • August 18, 2017

Click here to see all Friday Messages.

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 2017

Professor Miguel Tamen

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Portuguese-American Archives
Ferreira Mendes Portuguese-American Archives
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Tagus Press
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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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