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 - 2015

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Patrícia Vieira

Phytofabulae: Tales of the Amazon”
Lecture by Patrícia Vieira, Georgetown University

Date:Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Location: Prince Henry Society Reading Room at the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Claire T. Carney Library Building - Parking Lot 13 - UMass Dartmouth)

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Vasco Rato

“Austerity Policies and Politics: The EU and the US Rumble”
A lecture by Professor Vasco Rato, executive president of the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD).

Date: Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5:30pm
Location: Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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Announcement
Summer Program

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will not offer the academic Summer Program in Portuguese this year

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will not offer the academic Summer Program in Portuguese this year.  We will, however, sponsor cultural activities and events that will be free and open to the community.  The Center will post these events and activities on our University web page as well as our Facebook page. 

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Frédéric Vidal

Helio and Amelia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies, Frédéric Vidal, to present a series of films and discussions at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Date: From March, 26th to April, 23rd 2015
Location: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and New Bedford Whaling Museum

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Event: Portuguese Film Series Spring 2015
As Operações SAAL

Documentary “As Operações SAAL (SAAL operations)”
The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture presents a 90 minute documentary:“As Operações SAAL (SAAL operations)”, directed by João Dias, Portugal, 2009. In portuguese with english subtitles. Followed by Question & Answer Session

Date: Thursday, March 26th 2015, 4:00 P.M.
Location: Room 153 of the Center for Visual and Performing Arts , UMass Dartmouth

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Saint Christopher

Publication of Saint Christopher by Eça de Queirós
Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth, in partnership with the University Press of New England (UPNE), announces the publication of Saint Christopher by Eça de Queirós, translated by Gregory Rabassa and Earl Fitz, with a foreword by Carlos Reis.  Saint Christopher, a powerful story by Portugal’s greatest nineteenth-century writer, expresses a deeply felt passion for social justice and human solidarity.   

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Event: Portuguese Film Series Spring 2015
Gosto de ti como és (I love you as you are)

Documentary: “Gosto de ti como és (I love you as you are)”
The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture presents a 60 minute documentary: “Gosto de ti como és (I love you as you are)”, directed by Sílvia Firmino, Portugal, 2005.

Date: Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 6:00 P.M.
Location: Main Auditorium, UMass Dartmouth

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Robert A. Sherman

The Honorable Robert A. Sherman, US Ambassador in Lisbon, to visit the
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on March 31st

Date: March 31, 2015 at 11:30am
Location: Robert F. Stoico/FirstFed Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room at the Claire T. Carney Library at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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Announcement
Study in Portugal Network (SiPN)

Study in Portugal Network (SiPN)

SiPN provides a flexible study abroad experience designed for North-american students.

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UMass in Lisbon

UMass in Lisbon – Study Abroad Program in Portugal

Spend a semester or a full academic year in Portugal’s vibrant capital city – Lisbon!

UMass in Lisbon is the only residential study abroad program in Lisbon offered by a major American university. You'll gain unrivaled access to one of the world's most important centers of strategic language, history and culture.

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2014-2015 Lecture Series
Silvia Oliveira

Lecture “Nostalgia for the Avant-Gardes”
by Sílvia Oliveira, Rhode Island College

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Location: Prince Henry Society Reading Room at the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Claire T. Carney Library Building), UMass Dartmouth

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Portuguese Film Series Spring 2015
Visita Guiada (Guided Tour)

Documentary: “Visita Guiada (Guided Tour)”
The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture presents a 56 minute documentary: “Visita Guiada (Guided Tour)", directed by Tiago Hespanha, Portugal, 2009.

Date: Thursday, April 9th 2015, 6:00 P.M.
Location: Woodlands CR-1, UMass Dartmouth

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Announcement
flad ua

FLAD and University of Azores Announce New Call for Mobility Proposals

FLAD and the University of the Azores (UAc) signed a new protocol in February 2015 governing the mobility funds that FLAD provides to promote travel between the UAc and any US university or research institution. FLAD has committed €100.000 to the initiative in 2015.

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Portuguese Film Series Spring 2015
Recordações da Casa Amarela (Recollections of the Yellow House)

“Recordações da Casa Amarela (Recollections of the Yellow House)”

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, in collaboration with the New Bedford Whaling Museum presents “Recordações da Casa Amarela (Recollections of the Yellow House)”, directed by João Cesar Monteiro, Portugal, 1989.  In Portuguese with English subtitles.

Date: Wednesday, April 15th, 6:00 PM
Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum - 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740

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2014-2015 Lecture Series
25th of April 1974

"Portugal's 25th of April 1974 Revolution and its Legacies: Historical Perspectives" 
Public Lecture by Dr. Douglas Wheeler

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Department of History and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture 2014-2015 Lecture Serie cordially invite you to a special Public Lecture by Dr. Douglas Wheeler to Commemorate the 1974 Revolution in Portugal.

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library, Room 314 (Viewing Room)

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Professor Frédéric Vidal

Making places and shaping urbanity; visiting Portugal in the early 20th century”
by Professor Frédéric Vidal

Date: Thursday, April 23rd from 6:00PM-8:00PM
Location: Umass Dartmouth, DION Building, room116

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Farra Fanfarra

Farra Fanfarra concert

Date: April 29th 2015, between 12:00 and 1:00 pm
Location: In front of the Campus Center, UMass Dartmouth.

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2014-2015 Lecture Series
onesimo

Lecture "Pessoa, Portugal, and the Future"
by Onésimo T. Almeida, Brown University

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Location: Prince Henry Society Reading Room at the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Claire T. Carney Library Building), UMass Dartmouth

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Happy People in Tears. A Novel

Free book and Author signings -- Book Launch of Happy People in Tears by João de Melo

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: The Portuguese Consulate of New Bedford - Camões Room, Suite 204, 628 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:30 - 9:00pm
Location: The Providence Athenaeum - 251 Benefit Street Providence, Rhode Island 02903

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O Meu Jantar Com o André (My Dinner with André)

O Meu Jantar Com o André (My Dinner with André)
Theatrical performance

Date: CANCELLED
Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum - 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740

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Announcement
Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies / 29

The next volume of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) focuses on historical, literary and cultural aspects of the Portuguese-speaking world in the eighteenth century.

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Portuguese Conference Series

Portuguese Conference Series
Lectures  “Sagres – the most beautiful ship in the world” by NRP Sagres Captain Paulo Alcobia Portugal followed by “Portugal and the Oceans – A Millenary and Original Relationship" by Professor António José Telo.

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford

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NY Portuguese Short Film Festival

NY Portuguese Short Film Festival 2015 in New Bedford

Date: September 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM.
Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford

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12th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education

12th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education

Date: September 25, 2015, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Lecture Hall, Star Store - 715 Purchase St - New Bedford, MA

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Rita Redshoes in Fall River

Rita Redshoes in Fall River

Date: September 11, 2015 - Doors: 7:00 pm /  Show: 8:00 pm
Location: NARROWS Center of the Arts - 16 Anawan Street - Fall River, MA 02721

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Fernando Pessoa as English Reader and Writer

Publication and Book Launch of Fernando Pessoa as English Reader and Writer

Date: October 2, 2015 starting at 5:00pm
Location: Providence Athenaeum - 251 Benefit St., Providence, RI

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Moby Dick

Performance of Moby Dick, based on Herman Melville’s novel

Date: October 8, 2015 - 7:00pm
Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford

Remarks: Free entrance / Performed in Portuguese with English subtitles / Total duration: 55 mins.

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Ana Laíns and Pedro Galveias

Sounds of Portugal: An Evening of Fado with Ana Laíns and Pedro Galveias

Date: 15-25 October 2015
Location: New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island

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Sergio Paulo Guimaraes de Sousa

Lecture: “The gaze as desire in A Cup of Rage, by Raduan Nassar” by the Helio and Amelia Pedroso/Luso American Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies, Prof. Sérgio Paulo Guimarães de Sousa

Date: November 12, 5:00 pm
Location: Board of Trustees Room (Foster Administration Bldg, 3rd floor), Parking lot 7, UMass Dartmouth

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Annual Holiday Celebration

Annual Holiday Celebration

Date: Monday, December 14, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: The New Bedford Whaling Museum, Jacobs Family Gallery (18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford)

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