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 - 1999

Concert
Jazz by Paula Oliveira
February 19, 1999

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Student Forum focusing on East Timor with the East Timor Action Network
March 9, 1999

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Signing of Protocol between University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Portuguese Public Television International in Lisbon, Portugal
April 9, 1999

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Press Conference
Press Conference at UMD announces the signing of the Agreement between International Portuguese Public Television and the University.
April 13, 1999

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Lecture
“Portuguese Governance Structures and the Regionalization Debate in a Historical Perspective”
by Professor Luís Espinha de Silveira, New University of Lisbon
April 20, 1999

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Lecture
“O Criptojudaismo em Portugal”
by Professor Eduardo Mayone Dias, University of California, Los Angeles
April 26, 1999

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Lecture
“Saramago e os Lugares da Ficção”
by Professor Maria Alzira Seixo, University of Chicago
April 30, 1999

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Lecture
“O Significado da Revolução de 25 de Abril: 25 Anos Depois,”
by Professor José Medeiros Ferreira, New University of Lisbon
May 3, 1999

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Poetry Reading
Recipient of the Pen Club Award for Translation of Fernando Pessoa & Company
by Richard Zenith,
May 5, 1999

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Lecture
“The Portuguese Revolution of 1974 and the Third Wave of Democracy”
by Professor Michael Baum, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
June 30, 2001

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Lecture
“Translating Mau Tempo no Canal: Stormy Isles: An Azorean Tale
by Professor Francisco Fagundes, University of Massachusetts Amherst
July 7, 1999

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Concert
Brazilian Music by Fernando Brandão & Jinga Trio
July 9, 1999

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Lecture
“The Letter of Pero Vaz de Caminha; Anthropology avant la lettre
by Professor João Cezar de Castro Rocha, State University of Rio de Janeiro
July 14, 1999

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Lecture
“The Azores and the Portuguese Revolution of 1974: Torn Between the Left and America”
by Professor Onésimo Almeida, Brown University
July 21, 1999

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Concert
Portuguese Classical Guitar by Leonel Lorador and José Luis Iglésias
July 23, 1999

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Lecture
“Garrett: Leitor dos Clássicos”
by Professor Aníbal Pinto de Castro, Director of the Library at the University of Coimbra
September 15, 1999

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Exhibition
Opening of “Open Secrets: Drawings and Etchings by Paula Rego”
Curated by Professor Memory Holloway
September 18, 1999

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Concert
University of Porto Women’s Musical Ensemble
September 28, 1999

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Lecture
Contemporary Portuguese Literature
by Professor Maria Lucia Lepecki, University of Lisbon
October 5, 1999

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Lecture
“The Fiction of Saramago”
by Professor Helena Buescu, University of Lisbon
October 13, 1999

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Conferral of Doctorate Honoris Causa on Nobel Laureate José Saramago
October 22, 1999

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Book Launching
Launching of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 2 "Lídia Jorge – In Other Words/Por Outras Palavras"
November 16, 1999

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Lecture
“Portugal Between Change and Continuity: Social Mobility in Historical Perspective”
by Professor Jorge Pedreira
November 29, 1999

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Lecture
“European Construction: An Ever Closer Union”
by Professor António Goucha Soares, Visiting Professor at Brown University
December 1, 1999

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