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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  • Racialization, Gender and Precarity: Decolonizing Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies
    Prof. Patricia Schor (left picture)
    Prof. Damares Barbosa (right picture)
    Date: Monday-Friday, October 23-27, 2017
    Location: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • “Elephants Never Forget” by Abel Coelho translated by Elizabeth Lowe. Book Launch and Author Signing
    Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 5:00-7:00pm
    Location: Azores Airlines, Demello International Center. 128 Union Street, New Bedford
  • 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)
  • "An Azorean Perspective on the Relations between Portugal and the USA: Post-World War II Period " by Luis Andrade (University of the Azores)
    Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2017 - 1:30pm
    Location: Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (LARTS building, room 212)
  • Mozambican History, Myth, and Coloniality: A Symposium to Celebrate the Launching of Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa’s Ualalapi: Fragments from the End of Empire
    Date: Friday, October 6, 2017, from 3 to 5 pm
    Location: Charlton College of Business at UMass Dartmouth (room CCB 115)
  • CPSC Director's Friday Message - September 15, 2017
    - Dr. Mario Pereira promoted to the position of the CPSC/Tagus Press Executive Editor;
    - More about the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso / Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies, Professor Miguel Tamen;
    - The 14th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education;
    - Event Information.
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum Joins Initiative to Bridge Income Inequality in the Arts
    The New Bedford Whaling Museum has announced its participation in the EBT Card to Culture Program, the most comprehensive effort of its kind in the nation to open doors to arts and cultural experiences for low-income families.
  • 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

Prof. Patricia Schor and Prof. Damares Barbosa

Event

Racialization, Gender and Precarity: Decolonizing Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies
Prof. Patricia Schor and Prof. Damares Barbosa

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press in collaboration with the Department of Portuguese Present:and The Hélio and The Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chairs in Portuguese Studies at UMass Dartmouth cordially invite you to several lectures as well as a roundtable on gender and race in the Portuguese-speaking world by Prof. Patricia Schor and Prof. Damares Barbosa.

October 23-27, 2017
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Free and open to the public
Elephants Never Forget from Abel Coelho translated by Elizabeth Lowe

Event

“Elephants Never Forget” by Abel Coelho translated by Elizabeth Lowe.
Book Launch and Author Signing

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Azores Airlines cordially invite you to “Elephants Never Forget” by Abel Coelho translated by Elizabeth Lowe, a book launch and author signing.

October 24, 2017 - 5:00-7:00pm
Azores Airlines, Demello International Center. 128 Union Street, New Bedford
Free and open to the public
Luis Andrade

Event

CPSC Welcomes Cônsul Geral / Consul General of Cabo Verde, Hermínio Moniz

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press  is pleased to welcome Cônsul Geral / Consul General of Cabo Verde Hermínio Moniz.

October 20, 2017 - 10:00am
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (LARTS building, room 212)
Free and open to the public
Luis Andrade

Event

"An Azorean Perspective on the Relations between Portugal and the USA: Post-World War II Period" by Luis Andrade (University of the Azores)

This lecture will discuss Portuguese-American relations from a geostrategic perspective, focusing on the Cooperation and Defense Agreement between Portugal and the United States. It will present a brief analysis of this relationship, from World War II to the present, and consider some concrete examples that substantiate its scope and functions.

October 11, 2017 - 1:30pm
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (LARTS building, room 212)
Free and open to the public
ualalapi

Event

Mozambican History, Myth, and Coloniality: A Symposium to Celebrate the Launching of Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa’s Ualalapi: Fragments from the End of Empire

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth celebrates the publication by Tagus Press of the English translation of Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa’s novel Ualalapi: Fragments from the End of Empire with a colloquium on Khosa’s work and Mozambican history and literature.

October 6, 2017, from 3 to 5 pm
Charlton College of Business at UMass Dartmouth (room CCB 115), 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth
Free and open to the public
Director Friday Message

Director's Message

CPSC  Director's Friday Message: Friday, September 15, 2017

- Dr. Mario Pereira promoted to the position of the CPSC/Tagus Press Executive Editor;
- More about the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso / Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies, Professor Miguel Tamen;
- The 14th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education;
- Event Information.

Ondjaki

Announcement

New Bedford Whaling Museum Joins Initiative to Bridge Income Inequality in the Arts

The New Bedford Whaling Museum has announced its participation in the EBT Card to Culture Program, the most comprehensive effort of its kind in the nation to open doors to arts and cultural experiences for low-income families.

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:

  • September 15, 2017
    - Dr. Mario Pereira promoted to the position of the CPSC/Tagus Press Executive Editor;
    - More about the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso / Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies, Professor Miguel Tamen;
    - The 14th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education;
    - Event Information.
  • 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

Ferreira Mendes
Portuguese-American Archives
Ferreira Mendes Portuguese-American Archives
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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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Classic Histories from the Portuguese-Speaking World in Translation
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