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.

Activities Statement

The Center sponsors and coordinates research, educational and cultural activities appropriate to its mission.

Since 1994, the center has organized an annual five-week Summer Program in Portuguese through the Department of Portuguese and the Division of Continuing Education.

The Center sponsors and organizes colloquia, lectures, concerts, film series and other cultural events related to the Portuguese-speaking world.

The Center provides scholarship awards for students of the Summer Program in Portuguese and for full-time students who take courses in Portuguese.

The Center promotes faculty and student exchanges with institutions of higher education in Portuguese-speaking countries.

The Center supports a Portuguese Visiting Scholar program.

The Center promotes the acquisition of books, periodicals, special collections and other research and learning materials pertaining to its mission.

The Center serves as a consultative resource and maintains liaison to other appropriate groups and centers both within and outside the University regarding activities appropriate to its mission.

The center engages in fundraising for the support of its programs.