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. 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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  • 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)
  • NY Portuguese Short Film Festival 2017 in Fall River
    Date: September 28th, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Location: Bristol Community College, Fall River
  • 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.
  • The 14th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education
    Date: September 29th, 2017
    Location: UMass Dartmouth
  • Conference “Food Cultures, Migration and Mobility”
    Date: September 15-16, 2017
    Location: Star Store Campus, 175 Purchase St. (downtown New Bedford, MA)
  • UMD Portuguese Department September events: Screening of "Portuguese in New England" and "The 14th Annual Portuguese Language Education Conference"
    Date: September 29th, 2017
    Location: UMass Dartmouth
  • 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.
  • IX International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta
    This year’s Regatta week will celebrate the Society’s 20th Anniversary and the 20th birthday of the first Azorean whaleboat launched in America – the Bela Vista.

    September 6-10th, 2017 – New Bedford, MA
  • 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

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 opened to the public
nypsff 2017

Event

NY Portuguese Short Film Festival 2017 in Fall River

The BCC-LusoCentro in collaboration with the Art Institute are pleased to present the VII Edition of the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm at Bristol Community College.

September 28th, 2017, 7:00pm
Bristol Community College (Jackson Arts Center, 777 Elsbree St., Fall River, MA 02720).
Free and opened 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.

14th Annual Portuguese Language Education Conference

Event

The 14th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education

Terá lugar no próximo dia 29 de setembro de 2017, pelas 9h00m, nas instalações da University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, a 14a. Conferência de Educação em Língua Portuguesa, organizada pelo Departamento de Português, com apoio do Centro de Estudos Portugueses e Cultura desta universidade da área consular de New Bedford e com apoio da Coordenação do Ensino de Português nos EUA/Camões, I.P. e do Consulado de Portugal em New Bedford..

September 29th, 2017
UMass Dartmouth
see flyer for registration fee
Conference “Food Cultures, Migration and Mobility

Event

Conference “Food Cultures, Migration and Mobility”

On September 15 and16, the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives and the Cardiff University School of Modern Languages will host an international conference at UMD’s Star Store Campus, located at 175 Purchase St. in downtown New Bedford..

“Food Cultures, Migration and Mobility” is part of the project Pão e Vinho sobre a Mesa: Portuguese Food Cultures, Mobility and Migration, supported by the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian of Portugal.

September 15-16, 2017
Star Store Campus, 175 Purchase St. (downtown New Bedford, MA)
Registration and payment required
UMD Portuguese Department September events

Event

UMD Portuguese Department September events: Screening of "Portuguese in New England" and "The 14th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education"

The Portuguese Department at UMass Dartmouth would like to share the following two events planned for this month: Screening of "Portuguese in New England" and "The 14th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education".

September 11th / 29th, 2017
UMass Dartmouth
Eightteenth century

Announcement

First English children’s history of Portugal launches Wednesday
Article in SouthCoastToday, August 30, 2017

The first children’s history of Portugal in English had its launch Wednesday night at the Discovery Language Academy in the DeMello International Center downtown.

Eightteenth century

Event

A Children's History of Portugal at Discovery Language Academy, New Bedford, MA

The launching of A Children's History of Portugal at the Discovery Language Academy, DeMello International Center, run by Leslie Ribeiro Vicente , was a smashing success. Thank you so very much for joining us tonight.

Eightteenth century

Event

A Children's History of Portugal at Casa de Saudade Library, New Bedford, MA

Thank you to all who attended the Bilingual Story Time at Casa de Saudade Library in New Bedford. The children enjoyed the Portuguese history lesson as well as the take-home crafts!

Eightteenth century

Event

A Children's History of Portugal at Holy Ghost Feasts in Fall River

The very recent A Children's History of Portugal, published by the UMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies, is at a promotional suggested donation of $10 (as opposed to the regular price of $20) at the booth of the Casa dos Açores da Nova Inglaterra (CANI), Holy Ghost Feasts in Fall River this Saturday until midnight and this Sunday from 10am to midnight

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

IX International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta

The Regatta week is packed with whaleboat rowing and sailing races, as well as cultural presentations, lectures, and dinners. This year’s Regatta week will celebrate the Society’s 20th Anniversary and the 20th birthday of the first Azorean whaleboat launched in America – the Bela Vista.

September 6-10th, 2017
New Bedford, MA
registration details in flyer
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
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.
PLCS
PLCS Tagus Press
ABS
ABS Tagus Press
PAS
PAS Tagus Press
BLTS
BLTS Tagus Press
Classic Histories from the Portuguese-Speaking World in Translation
Classic Histories from the Portuguese-Speaking World in Translation
PLTS
PLTS Tagus Press
Non-Series
Non-Series

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