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.


Luso-American Foundation awards $10,000 to the Summer Program in Portuguese

FladDartmouth, MA. The UMD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture announces a $10,000 grant from the Luso-American Foundation of Lisbon for the 16th Annual Summer Program in Portuguese (July 6-August 5, 2009).

The grant will help underwrite not only a considerable number of partial scholarships for students, but also the Summer Concert Series, which brings local Portuguese, Brazilian and Cape Verdean musical groups to campus, and the Lecture Series, which allows academics from other universities to contribute to the intellectual life of the Program. This year’s course offerings include intensive Portuguese language instruction at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels, as well as an advanced undergraduate/graduate seminar entitled “Transatlantic Passages in Lusophone Literatures and Cultures.” The Summer Program is also offering for the first time an intensive course in Cape Verdean Language and Culture.

To request a scholarship application, please contact Judite Fernandes at 508-999-8255 or