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 - 2012

Announcement
Tagus PressUMass Dartmouth creates pioneering Portuguese Studies Program in Lisbon, the "European City of Year"

UMass in Lisbon will be only U.S. program of its kind in Portugal, place UMass faculty oversees and offer program at no additional cost 

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Announcement
Prof. Luiz Felipe de AlencastroLuiz Felipe de Alencastro, Visiting Endowed Chair Professor in Portuguese Studies for Spring Semester 2012

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Department of Portuguese, in partnership with the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, announces the hire of Prof. Luiz Felipe de Alencastro, Professor of Brazilian History and Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies and the South Atlantic at the University of Paris-Sorbonne.

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Announcement
Scholarships to Study in LisbonScholarships to Study in Lisbon, European "City of the Year"

The UMass in Lisbon Study Abroad Program and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announce the creation of the Elisia and Mark Saab Study Abroad Scholarship Fund for Academic Years 2012-2015 in the amount of $30,000.

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Lecture Jorge Medeiros
"The University of the Azores and the Atlantic"

Lecture by Prof. Jorge Medeiros, President of the University of the Azores

Date: February 23, at 2:00 p.m.
Location: LARTS, Room 397D, parking lot 1, UMass Dartmoouth.

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Lecture Portuguese Expansion and Cross-Cultural Artistic Exchange
"Portuguese Expansion and Cross-Cultural Artistic Exchange"

Lecture by Dr. Mario Pereira

Date: March 12, 2012 at 5:00 p.m
Location: Board of Trustees Conference Room located on the third floor of the Foster Administration Building, UMass Dartmoouth.

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Lecture Fatima Sequeira Dias
"A Brief History of the Jews in the Azores: from the 15th Century to the Present”
(in Portuguese)

Lecture by Prof. Fátima Sequeira Dias of University of the Azores

Date: March 28, at 12:00 p.m
Location: LARTS, Room 212 (Center's Conference Room), Parking Lot 1, UMass Dartmouth

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Ambassador Nuno BritoEvent
Ambassador of Portugal to the US to help launch UMass in Lisbon at UMass Dartmouth, April 3

Amb. Nuno Brito to hold formal ceremony at UMass Dartmouth main campus as part of first visit to the SouthCoast

Date: April 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, UMass Dartmouth

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Mario MesquitaLecture
"The Character in Journalism Revisited" (in Portuguese)

Lecture by Dr. Mário Mesquita, Professor of Media Studies and Administrator of the Luso-American Foundation

Date: April 4, 2012 at 5:00 PM
Location: The Prince Henry Society Reading Room at the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (UMD Library Building), Parking lot 13, UMass Dartmouth

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Kaminhu LongeEvent
Kaminhu Longe, The Long Journey, A Performance of Contemporary Cape Verdean Dance

Date: April 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Location: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Main Auditorium

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Home Is an IslandAnnouncement
Publication of Home Is an Island by Alfred Lewis

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth, in partnership with the University Press of New England (UPNE), announces the publication of Home Is an Island by Alfred Lewis. This classic novel, originally published by Random House in 1951, has long been out of print. The Tagus Press cloth edition features a foreword by Congressman Devin Nunes and a preface by Frank F. Sousa.

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Dr. Jeremy M. CampbellEvent
"Environmental Futures in Amazonia: The Vexing Question of Property Rights"

Lecture by Dr. Jeremy M. Campbell.

Date: April 26, 2012 at 12:30 p.m
Location: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, LARTS 109, parking lot 1

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Diario de NoticiasAnnouncement
Historical Portuguese Newspapers of California Digitized

The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives at the Claire T. Carney Library and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announce the addition of 14 Portuguese-language newspapers published in California between 1885 and 1940 to its Portuguese-American Digital Newspaper Collections.

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Prof. Fernando VenâncioEvent

"Words Specific to Portuguese within the Context of the Languages of the Iberian Peninsula"

Lecture on the History of the Portuguese Language by Prof. Fernando Venâncio

Date: May 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m
Location: LARTS 397D, parking lot 1, UMass Dartmouth

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Jacinto Lucas PiresEvent

"Fiction=Truth. What Do We Talk about When We Talk about Fiction? Modernism as a Lesson"

Lecture by Jacinto Lucas Pires, writer, film director, and musician

Date: May 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM.
Location: Prince Henry Society Reading Room at theFerreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives - UMass Dartmouth Library Building (Parking lot 13)

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Prof. Luiz Felipe de AlencastroEvent

"African-Brazilian History, Past and Present"

Lecture by Dr. Luiz Felipe de Alencastro

Date: May 7, 2012 at 5:00 PM.
Location: Board of Trustees Conference Room located on the third floor of the Foster Administration Building - UMass Dartmouth

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Home Is an IslandEvent

"Hybrid Identity and the Portuguese-American Experience in the Novels of Alfred Lewis"

Lecture by Prof. Frank F. Sousa and launching of the new edition of Lewis's classic novel Home Is an Island

Date: May 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM.
Location: Prince Henry Society Reading Room at theFerreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives - UMass Dartmouth Library Building (Parking lot 13)

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The Marriage of the PortugueseAnnouncement

Publication of The Marriage of the Portuguese (Expanded Edition) by Sam Pereira

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth, in partnership with the University Press of New England (UPNE), announces the publication of The Marriage of the Portuguese (Expanded Edition) by Sam Pereira. Offering the dilemma of the hyphenated American, these poems speak from a place of beauty between two worlds, the old and the new.

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Announcement
Scholarships to Study in LisbonUMD Portuguese Summer Program receives $8,000 FLAD grant

The UMass Dartmouth Summer Program in Portuguese, now in its 19th year, has received a grant of $8,000 from the Luso-American Foundation of Lisbon, to be used for scholarships as well as lectures and other cultural activities.

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Announcement
The RelicPublication of The Relic by Eça de Queirós

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth, in partnership with the University Press of New England (UPNE), announces the publication of The Relic by Eça de Queirós. The classic translation by Aubrey Bell was originally published by Alfred K. Knopf in 1925 and has long been out of print. The new Tagus Press paperback edition features a preface by Harold Bloom, who writes, “The Relic is a work of absolute comic genius, an invention provocative of outrageous laughter.”

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Trip to PortugalEvent

Portuguese Film Director presents “Trip to Portugal” at UMass Dartmouth

Date: July 17, 2012 at 5:30 p.m
Location: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Main Auditorium, parking lot 4.

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Announcement
Garrett´s Travels RevisitedPublication of Garrett´s Travels Revisited

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth, in partnership with the University Press of New England (UPNE), announces the publication of Garrett´s Travels Revisited, edited by Victor K. Mendes and Valéria M. Souza. This double-volume issue of Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies (vols. 21-22) re-examines the most celebrated work of Portuguese Romanticism, Travels in My Homeland (1846), by Almeida Garrett.

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Fall 2012 Lecture Series
Salgado Maranhao with Alexis Levitin"Brazilian Poetry Reading: Salgado Maranhão, with Alexis Levitin"

 

 

Date: September 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m
Location: LARTS 397D (parking lot 7) - UMass Dartmouth.

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Land of Milk and MoneyUpcoming Book Events in California

Date: Sunday, October 14 at 12:00 noon
Location: St. Aloysius Hall, 125 E. Pleasant Avenue, Tulare, CA 93274

Date: October 20 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: East Lake Ranch, 14011 East Avenue, Turlock, CA 95382

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Lecture Prof. Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses
Fall 2012 Lecture Series
"Portuguese Colonialism in the 20th Century: An Overview"

Lecture by Prof. Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses of the National University of Ireland

Date: October 26, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.
Location: LARTS, Room 397D, parking lot 7 (visitor parking), UMass Dartmoouth.

film Watch the video of the lecture

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Announcement
Land of Milk and Money: A NovelPublication of Land of Milk and Money: A Novel by Anthony Barcellos

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth, in partnership with the University Press of New England (UPNE), announces the publication of Land of Milk and Money; A Novel by Anthony Barcellos. In this debut novel, a Portuguese immigrant family falls apart when the matriarch’s death leaves their dairy-farm legacy up for grabs.

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Lecture Prof. Fernando Arenas
Fall 2012 Lecture Series
"In-Between Space of Fiction: Paul Ricoeur and João Guimarães Rosa"

Lecture by Prof. Luiz Fernando Valente of Brown University

Date: November 5, 2012 at 5:00 p.m
Location:Prince Henry Society Reading Room at the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, parking lot 13 UMass Dartmoouth .

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Lecture Prof. Fernando Arenas
Fall 2012 Lecture Series
"Africans and Afro-Descendants in Portugal: Continuity and Ruptures from Late Medieval to Postcolonial Times"

Lecture by Prof. Fernando Arenas

Date: November 9, 2012 at 12:00 p.m
Location: LARTS, Room 397D, parking lot 7 (visitor parking), UMass Dartmoouth.

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Dr. João Amaro de MatoFall 2012 Lecture Series
"A World of Opportunities: Internationalizing a Business School Based on the Reach and Influence of the Portuguese Language"

Lecture by Dr. João Amaro de Matos, Associate Dean of International Development,
Nova School of Business and Economics at the New University of Lisbon

Date: November 16, 2012 at 1:00 p.m
Location: LARTS, Room 397D, parking lot 7 (visitor parking), UMass Dartmoouth.

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Announcement
The Conjurer and Other Azorean TalesPublication of The Conjurer and Other Azorean Tales by Darrell Kastin

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth, in partnership with the University Press of New England (UPNE), announces the publication of The Conjurer and Other Azorean Tales by Darrell Kastin. This collection of short fiction – inspired by the beauty and magic of the Azorean archipelago – transports readers from the natural to the supernatural.

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