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 - 2005

Lecture
"Building and Maintaining the Portuguese Empire Using Convicts (degredados), 1500-1800 "
by Professor Timothy Coates, College of Charleston
Friday, February 18, 2005

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Lecture
"The Representation of the Common People of the Azores in Stormy Isles: An Azorean Tale by Vitorino Nemésio"
by Professor Francisco Cota Fagundes,
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Tuesday, March 8, 2005

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Lecture
"The Image of Asia in Early Modern Portugal and Europe"
by Professor Jorge Flores, Universidade de Aveiro
Friday, March 25, 2005

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Lecture
"The Auto-da-fé in the Portuguese Inquisition: A Ritual of Power"
by José Pedro Paiva, Universidade de Coimbra
Monday, May 9, 2005

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Multi-media presentation and lecture
"With the Wind at Our Backs: A multi-media presentation celebrating Cape Verdean-Americans"
by Ronald Barboza
Tuesday, June 28, 2005

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Concert
HourGlass
Friday, July 8, 2005

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Lecture
"Da Emigração e do Exílio Interno e Externo na Poesia de Pedro da Silveira"
by Francisco Cota Fagundes, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Tuesday, July 5, 2005

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Concert
A Evening of Cape Verdean Music with Cesar Lima
Friday, July 22, 2005

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Lecture
"Demands of Empire: The Portuguese Reaction to the American War of Independence"
by Timothy Walker, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Tuesday, July 19, 2005

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Concert
The Fernando Holz Trio
Friday, July 15, 2005

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Lecture
"Translation and Transnationalism in the Portuguese-speaking World"
by Anna Klobucka, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Tuesday, July 12, 2005

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Colloquium
Portuguese-Americans in the US Census
Saturday, September 24, 2005

Please click here to download the program.

The two studies presented at the conference were:

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Annual Fall Lecture Series
Lusophone Communities in Southern New England.

Organized by:
Lisa Maya Knauer, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Cristina Mehrtens, Department of History
Memory Holloway, Department of Art History

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Lecture and video presentation
"Music and National Identity: The Parallel Journeys of Norberto Tavares and the Independent Republic of Cape Verde”
Susan Hurley-Glowa, Franklin and Marshall College
Thursday, October 13, 2005

Susan Hurley-Glowa has a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Brown University (1997) and is Assistant Professor of Music at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, where she teaches courses in world music and Western art music. Her doctoral dissertation is based on extended fieldwork in Santiago, Cape Verde and focuses on batuko and funana, musical traditions associated with the people of Santiago. She also conducts fieldwork in the Cape Verdean communities of Southern New England, often in conjunction with the musician Norberto Tavares.

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Lecture
“A Partnership to Improve the Health and Safety of Brazilian Immigrant Workers in Massachusetts”
Eduardo Siqueira, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Wednesday, October 19, 2005

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Lecture
"The Cape Verdean American Diaspora: Immigrant Identity Formation and Socioeconomic Incorporation, Then and Now”
Marilyn Halter, Boston University
Monday, November 14, 2005

Marilyn Halter is Professor of History and Director of the American and New England Studies Program at Boston University where she is also a Research Associate at BU's Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs. An interdisciplinary scholar, she specializes in the history, sociology of American immigration, race, ethnicity, entrepreneurship, and consumer society. She is the author of books, book chapters and articles related to immigrants of African descent including Between Race and Ethnicity: Cape Verdean American Immigrants, 1860-1965.

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Lecture and photo exhibition
"The Feast of Our Lady of the Angels: An Azorean Labor of Love”
Stephen L. Cabral, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Dr. Cabral received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Brown University in 1978. His dissertation studied the transformation of religious feasting customs maintained by Portuguese-Americans in New Bedford. His post-doctoral research at Brown, Harvard and Yale Universities included ethnographic studies, human service program development and the community prevention of HIV/AIDS, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in multi-ethnic communities in New England and Louisiana.

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Lecture
"Class, Ethnicity and Opportunity Structure in the Process of Self-Employment: Portuguese-Americans at Century's End"
Gloria Mulcahy, Bristol Community College
Monday, November 21, 2005

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Concert
An evening of Azorean Folk Music with Cantinho da Terceira
Saturday, November 19, 2005

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Lecture
"The Future of Portuguese in the United States"
Carmen Tesser, University of Georgia
Thursday, December 1, 2005

Carmen Tesser is retired from the University of Georgia where she was Professor of Romance Languages. Tesser's research and publications deal with reading as process, literary theory, advanced Portuguese and Spanish language, and literature in Spanish and Portuguese languages. Tesser is past-president of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and currently serves as President of the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. She chairs the World Languages Academic Advisory Committee of The College Board and is past chair of the executive committee on the Teaching of Languages of the MLA.

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Announcement
The recently-established Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives has received a donation of the literary papers of late California author Alfred Lewis, one of the most important Portuguese-American writers of the 20th century.

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