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

"Imperial Portugal and Lusophone Africa:
Challenges and Prospects of Historical Research, 1850-1975."

by Professor Emeritus Douglas Wheeler (University of New Hampshire)

Professor Emeritus Douglas Wheeler (University of New Hampshire) will provide observations about trends in this field, with ideas of research agendas about Angola and Mozambique.  He will also discuss some brief case studies from his recent work: Protestant missions in Angola to 1961; German Farmers in Angola, 1922-1975; and Forced Labor in Angola, 1930s-1940s.
 
Friday, 18 April 2008 - 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Claire T. Carney Library, Browsing Area; Main Floor
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Free and open to the public.

Biographical Information:
Until 2003, Dr. Douglas Wheeler held the Prince Henry the Navigator Chair in History at the University of New Hampshire.  He was editor of the Portuguese Studies Review and is the author of numerous works of Portuguese history, including the Historical Dictionary of Portugal (2003), Republican Portugal: A Political History, 1910-1926 (1998), Angola (1978), Portugal, Africa, and the Future (1974).  He also edited, with Lawrence S. Graham, In Search of Modern Portugal: The Revolution and Its Consequences (1983).
 
Presented jointly by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Department of History.

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