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 - 2009

Colloquim : "Media and Identity in Portuguese America"

Friday, September 18, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m
Board of Trustees Room of the Foster Administration Building (Parking Lot 6)

Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American ArchivesAs part of the activities associated with the dedication of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announces a colloquium, “Media and Identity in Portuguese America,” featuring Mr. Pedro Bicudo, director of RTP Açores; Prof. Kimberly DaCosta Holton, associate professor and program director of Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at Rutgers University; and Prof. Andrea Klimt, associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Crime and Justice Studies at UMD.

The event will take place in on Friday, September 18, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Board of Trustees Room of the Foster Administration Building (Parking Lot 6) and includes light refreshments. It is free and open to the public.

Mr. Pedro Bicudo will deliver a lecture entitled “Portuguese Ethnic Media: Quest for Survival” and Professors Holton and Klimt will discuss the book Community, Culture and the Makings of Identity: Portuguese-Americans Along the Eastern Seaboard, a collection of essays edited by the two and recently published by the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at UMD.

During the colloquium, Mr. Bicudo will present the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives with a collection of television programs he produced for Portuguese Public Television (RTP) about the Portuguese in the U.S.

The colloquium is co-organized by the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and the Claire T. Carney Library.

Following the colloquium, participants are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony and formal dedication of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, which will take place at 4:00 PM in front of the Claire T. Carney Library (Parking Lot 13).

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