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.

Events - 2017

Director's Message
UMassD Center for Portuguese Director's Friday MessageUMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture Director's Friday Message
Friday, January 6, 2017

2017 greetings! Our holiday postcard was a great success, earning 7,000 Facebook likes! Thank you all so much for your support. Obrigado. It is evidence of the reach of our activities, well beyond the ivory-tower walls of the university.

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Announcement
Call for PapersCall for Papers: Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies / 30
Transnational Africas: Visual, Material and Sonic Cultures of Lusophone Africa
Editors: Christopher Larkosh, Mario Pereira and Memory Holloway

The next volume of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) focuses on the visual, material and sonic cultures of Lusophone Africa from the pre-colonial period to the contemporary moment.

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wjfd

Director’s Sunday Interview with WJFD 97.3 FM

Date: January 29, 2017 @ 12-noon to 1:00 pm (Boston time).
Location: WJFD 97.3 FM - New Bedford, MA

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Margarida Vale de Gato

“Translation as Writing Back, and Portuguese-American Literature”, a lecture by Professor Margarida Vale de Gato

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 @ 5:00pm
Location: Prince Henry Society Reading Room of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (UMass Dartmouth)

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Call for PapersCall for Papers: Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies / 31
Luso-American Literatures and Cultures Today
Editors: Christopher Larkosh, Emanuel da Silva and Jo-Anne Ferreira

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.

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Announcement
umassdThe Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies - Fall 2017

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (CPSC) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is seeking candidates for The Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies Fall 2017.

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Portuguese Bate-Papo

Portuguese Bate-Papo

Date: Friday, March 31st @ 4:00 pm
Location: Portugalia Marketplace, 489 Bedford St, Fall River, MA.

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João Tordo, Portuguese Writer

Lecture: A Conversation about Literature and Intervention
João Tordo, Portuguese Writer

Date: Wednesday, April  5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Location: Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (LARTS 212), UMass Dartmouth

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João Tordo, Portuguese Writer

Lecture: A Conversation about Literature and Intervention
João Tordo, Portuguese Writer

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the Department of Portuguese and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture were fortunate enough to host the Portuguese author, Joao Tordo.

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Carlos Wahnon Veiga

A Conversation with Carlos Wahnon Veiga, Ambassador of Cape Verde to the United States

Date: Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Location: Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (LARTS 212), UMass Dartmouth

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Carlos Wahnon Veiga

A Conversation with Carlos Wahnon Veiga, Ambassador of Cape Verde to the United States

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture in collaboration with the Department of Portuguese hosted Carlos Wahnon Veiga, Ambassador of Cape Verde to the United States on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm in the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture..

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George Monteiro

Book Lauching: Love and Fame in Fernando Pessoa and lecture: "Pessoa and Myself" by George Monteiro, Emeritus Professor at Brown University

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Location: Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Claire T. Carney Library)

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Through a Portagee Gate

BCC and Culture*Park present “Through a Portagee Gate,” a play adapted by Patricia A. Thomas from the memoir set in New Bedford

Date: Thursday, Friday, Saturday April 27, 28 and 29, 2017 @ 7:30pm & Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Location: Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center, BCC Main Campus Auditorium
(777 Elsbree Street / Fall River, MA)

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Noemi Jaffe

“Survival and Memory: What to Remember and What to Forget” by the brazilian writer Noemi Jaffe

Date: May 1, 2017 (Monday) @ 5:00 pm
Location: Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Claire T. Carney Library)

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Viva Portugal

Celebrating 10 Years of the PhD Program in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory at UMass Dartmouth 2007-2017

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 @1:00-7:45 PM
Location: Star Store Campus (College of Visual and Performing Arts). Star Store Seminar Room (1st floor), Downtown New Bedford

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Nelson Ponta-Garça

The Making of Portuguese in New England, a Documentary series between the First and the Second Editions
Lecture by Nelson Ponta-Garça

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ 5:30pm
Location: The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at UMass Dartmouth, Liberal Arts Building (LARTS), room 212

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Director's Message
UMassD Center for Portuguese Director's Friday MessageUMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture Director's Friday Message
Friday, June 30, 2017

Kudos to Tagus Press Director, Christopher Larkosh, and Managing Editor, Mario Pereira, for their successful efforts to provide an all-expenses-paid study trip to the Azores for UMass Dartmouth students, with over $6,700 in external funding from the Luso-American Foundation (FLAD). (...)

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Filipa Lowndes Vicente

"Thinking from Portuguese and British Colonial India: Nineteenth-Century Intellectual, Material and Visual History"
Filipa Lowndes Vicente interviewed by Timothy Walker (UMass Dartmouth Department of History and CPSC)

Date: June 27, 2017
Location: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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Diogo Ramada Curto

"Portuguese Empire in Perspective"
Diogo Ramada Curto, New University of Lisbon interviewed by Timothy Walker, UMass Dartmouth

Date: June 27, 2017
Location: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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Director's Message
UMassD Center for Portuguese Director's Friday MessageCPSC  Director's Friday Message

Friday, July 21, 2017

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Director's Message
UMassD Center for Portuguese Director's Friday MessageCPSC  Director's Friday Message

Friday, July 28, 2017

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Director's Message
UMassD Center for Portuguese Director's Friday MessageCPSC  Director's Friday Message - August 4, 2017

The Eighteenth Century; The Launching of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies as a Hybrid Open-Access Journal; Kudos to UMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (CPSC) Advisory Council member João Caixinha; Redesign of Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture.

 

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Announcement
Publication of The Eighteenth Century and Launching of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) as a Hybrid Print and Online, Open Access JournalPublication 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).

 

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A Childrens History of Portugal

Unprecedented project: Tagus Press publishes children’s book
Article in Herald News, August 4, 2017

Primarily recognized for publishing academic essays pertaining to the Lusophone world and Portuguese-American novels, Tagus Press has embarked on an unprecedented project that is suitable for readers of all ages.

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A Childrens History of Portugal

Casa da Saudade - Children Bilingual Storytime - along with CPSC and copies of "A Children's History of Portugal" for sale

Date:  Saturday, August 12th AND 26th at 2:00pm
Location: Casa da Saudade Branch Library , New Bedford, MA

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Announcement
Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Migration and Mill Work: Portuguese communities in industrial New England
Conference with related museum exhibits, historical mill visits, and thematic tours

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.

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Media
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Interview with Center Director, Victor Mendes and Inês Lima

Date: August 13, 2017
Location: WJFD 97.3 FM - New Bedford, MA

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Director's Message
UMassD Center for Portuguese Director's Friday MessageCPSC  Director's Friday Message - August 18, 2017

Portuguese Empire in Perspective: An Interview with Diogo Ramada Curto;
Migration and Mill Work: Portuguese Communities in Industrial New England

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Events
A Childrens History of Portugal A Children's History of Portugal events Aug 26-30, 2017

Casa de Saudade Library -  Saturday, August 26th at 2:00pm
Feast of the Holy Ghost in Fall River
Discovery Language Academy - August 30th at 6:00pm

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A Childrens History of Portugal A Children's History of Portugal at Casa da Saudade Library, New Bedford

Date:Saturday, August 26th at 2:00pm
Location: Casa de Saudade Library

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

Date: August 26/27, 2017
Location: Holy Ghost Feasts in Fall River

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Jose Luis CarneiroSecretary of State for the Portuguese Communities Abroad, José Luís Carneiro, to visit UMass Dartmouth

Secretary of State Carneiro is the head of a Portuguese delegation visiting UMass Dartmouth on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM. The new Consul of Portugal in New Bedford, Shelley Pires Tracy, and the Camões IP Coordinator for Portuguese in the United States, João Caixinha, are also part of Secretary Carneiro’s party.

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Announcement
A Childrens History of Portugal

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.

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A Childrens History of Portugal

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

Date: August 28,, 2017
Location: Discovery Language Academy, New Bedford, MA

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IX International Azorean Whaleboat RegattaIX International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta

Date:September 6-10th, 2017
Location: New Bedford, MA

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Announcement
New Bedford Whaling Museum

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.

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Director's Message
Miguel TamenCPSC  Director's Friday Message - September 1, 2017

Welcome Professor Miguel Tamen to Massachusetts and UMass Dartmouth! ;
Other seminars of our PhD in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory for Fall 2017;
Secretary of State for the Portuguese Communities Abroad, José Luís Carneiro, visit to UMass Dartmouth.

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Food Cultures, Migration and MobilityConference “Food Cultures, Migration and Mobility”

Date: September 15-16, 2017
Location: Star Store Campus, 175 Purchase St. (downtown New Bedford, MA)

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The 14th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language EducationThe 14th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education

Date: September 29th, 2017
Location: UMass Dartmouth

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Director's Message
Mario PereiraCPSC  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.

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nypsff 2017NY Portuguese Short Film Festival 2017 in Fall River

Date: September 28th, 2017 - 7:00pm
Location: Bristol Community College, Fall River

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ualalapiMozambican 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), 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth

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luis andrade

"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)

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Herminio Moniz

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

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10am.
Location: UMass Dartmouth, Liberal Arts Building, room 212

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Prof. Patricia Schor and Prof. Damares Barbosa

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

Date: Monday-Friday, October 23-27, 2017
Location: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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Elephants Never Forget from Abel Coelho translated by Elizabeth Lowe

“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

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Margarida Vale de Gato

“Reading of Contemporary Portuguese Poets”. A lecture by Margarida Vale de Gato.

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Location: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Liberal Arts Building, room 212)

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miguel tamen

"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

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Director's Message
Mario PereiraCPSC  Director's Friday Message - 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.

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Alexandra Lucas Coelho

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"517 Years of Colonial Ghosts" by Portuguese Journalist & Novelist Alexandra Lucas Coelho

Date: November 13, 2017 (Monday), at 5:00 pm
Location: Liberal Arts Building, room 397 D

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Glivania de Oliveira

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

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Location: Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Liberal Arts Building, room 212
285 Old Westport Rd., North Dartmouth, MA 02747

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The Storytellers

Movie: The Storytellers (Narradores de Javé)

Date: November 15, 2017 (Wednesday), 4:00 pm
Location: Claire T. Carney Library, room 314 (UMassD)

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Dai Varela

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: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 5:00 PM
Location: Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press, Liberal Arts Building, room 212, UMass Dartmouth

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2017 Annual Holiday Gathering

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

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Victoria Saramago

"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)

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Mario PereiraMigration 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.

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Children’s New Bedford BookfestChildren’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.

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