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 - 2007

“Futures of Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies” Lecture Series

"The Lusophone World and Its Struggle with Modernity"

by Professor Onésimo Teotónio Almeida

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is pleased to announce the second presentation in its 2007-2008 lecture series entitled "Futures of Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies" organized by Professor Victor K. Mendes of the Department of Portuguese. Professor Onésimo Teotónio Almeida will give a lecture entitled "The Lusophone World and Its Struggle with Modernity" on Monday, November 26, 2007 at 5:00 pm. The lecture will be held in the Claire Carney Library Browsing Area (parking lot 13).

Onésimo Teotónio Almeida is Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University. He specializes in Portuguese Intellectual and Cultural History. His book A Obsessão da Portugalidade should appear in 2008 published by Gradiva, Lisbon. He also writes non-academic books such as his most recent Aventuras de um Nabogador & outras estórias-em-sanduíche (Bertrand, Lisbon). Some of his short stories were published in England under the title Tales from the Tenth Island.

For more information on this and other lectures in the series "Futures of Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies," please contact Professor Victor Mendes by email ( or the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture by telephone (508-999-9270) or email (