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 - 2008

Lecture
"Futures of Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies" Lecture Series
"Engineering Urban Space and Architectural Culture in Twentieth-century São Paulo, Brazil"
Dates: April 1, 2008 at 5:00 pm.
Location: Liberal Arts Building, Room 397-D (parking lot 1)

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Lecture
"Imperial Portugal and Lusophone Africa: Challenges and Prospects of Historical Research, 1850-1975."
by Professor Emeritus Douglas Wheeler (University of New Hampshire)
Dates: April 18, 2008 - 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Claire T. Carney Library - Browsing Area; Main Floor
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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Call for Papers / Colloquium
António Vieira & Futures of Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory
Dates: May 2-3, 2008
Location: UMass Dartmouth, Woodland Commons

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Lecture
"Os Açores, as Relações Transatlânticas e a Nova Arquitectura de Defesa e de Segurança Europeia."
Professor Luís Andrade, Political Science, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Azores
Date: May 5, 2008
Location: Liberal Arts Building, Room 212

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Lecture
"Saudade and Its Aftermath: The Portuguese in New Bedford, Twenty Years Later."
Dates: May 13, 2008; 5:00
Location: Foster Administration Building, Board of Trustees Room

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Culture*Park to perform Through a Portagee Gate
Dates: May 17, 18, 2008
Location: Cambridge and Fall River, Massachusetts

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2008 Boston Portuguese Festival
Once Removed: Portuguese-American Poets of Azorean Descent
Dates: 7:00 pm, Thursday, June 5, 2008
Location: Boston Public Library, Mezzanine Conference Room

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Two Portuguese-American Plays

Book launching
Two Portuguese-American Plays
Amarelo, Paulo A. Pereira
Through a Portagee Gate,Patricia A. Thomas

Dates: Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 7 p.m
Location: The Consulate of Portugal, New Bedford, MA

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Lena Timas

Concert
2008 Portuguese Summer Program Cultural Events
Lena Timas
Dates: Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 8 PM
Location: College of Visual & Performing Arts, Recital Hall

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Anna M. Klobucka

Lecture
2008 Portuguese Summer Program Cultural Events
"From Sappho to Sophia and Beyond: Towards a History of Portuguese Women's Poetry"
Anna M. Klobucka
Dates: Thursday, July 10, 2008, 11:30-12:30
Location: Library Browsing Area

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Lecture
2008 Portuguese Summer Program Cultural Events
"Stranded Empires and Interrupted Nations: Nationhood and Ethnicity in Mozambique"
Luis Madureira
Dates: Thursday, July 17, 2008, 11:30-12:30
Location: Library Browsing Area

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M. Gloria de S?

Lecture
2008 Portuguese Summer Program Cultural Events
"Lusophone Identity in the U.S. and the Role of Institutions"
M. Gloria de Sá
Dates: Thursday, July 24, 2008, 11:30-12:30
Location: Library Browsing Area

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Concert: Choro Democr?ticoConcert
2008 Portuguese Summer Program Cultural Events
Choro Democrático
Dates: 30 July 2008, 8 PM
Location: College of Visual & Performing Arts, Recital Hall

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Lecture
2008 Portuguese Summer Program Cultural Events
"Digital Futures in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies"
Victor K. Mendes
Dates: Monday, August 4, 2008, 11:30-12:30
Location: Library Browsing Area

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Conferences
6th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education
Dates: Friday & Saturday, September 19 & 20, 2008, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Claire Carney Library - Browsing Area (parking lot 13)

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Lecture
"As Leituras da Obra de Cesário Verde" by Professor Rosa Siqueira
Dates: September 25, 2008; 3:00 PM
Location: LARTS 297D

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Antonio Lobo AntunesBook Talk
Portuguese novelist António Lobo Antunes talks at the Boston Athenaeum
Dates: September 25, 2008 at 6 p.m.
Location: Boston Athenæum, Boston

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Doctors, Folk Medicine and the Inquisition: The Repression of Magical Healing in Portugal during the EnlightenmentMeet the author Series: Timothy Walker
Doctors, Folk Medicine and the Inquisition: The Repression of Magical Healing in Portugal during the Enlightenment
Dates: October 14, 2008; 12 - 1.30 pm
Location: Board of Trustees Room, Foster Administration Building - 3rd floor

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Antonio Lobo Antunes

Lecture
"The Amazon: A Living Treasure" by Astrid Cabral
Dates: October 14, 2008; Noon
Location: Claire T. Carney Library Browsing Area

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Museum of Azorean EmigrationPresentation
Azorean Emigration Museum: Need and Purpose.
by Mr. Rui Faria, coordinator of the Museum of Azorean Emigration in Ribeira Grande, São Miguel, Azores
Dates: October 20, 2008,12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Liberal Arts Building, Room 212

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Lecture
"Immigration from the Azores to the USA in the 18th and 19th Centuries" by Professor Paulo Matos, Universidade Nova da Lisboa, Centro Historico do Alem Mar
Dates: October 23, 2008; Noon
Location: Claire T. Carney Library, Viewing Room

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