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

“Making places and shaping urbanity; visiting Portugal in the early 20th century”

by Professor Frédéric Vidal

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

The presentation is free and open to the public. Please use parking lot 17.

Professor Frédéric Vidal
Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American
Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese
Studies: Frédéric Vidal

Professor Frédéric Vidal, the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, will present Making places and shaping urbanity; visiting Portugal in the early 20th century”. 

Based on several years of research across multiple archives, this presentation by Frédéric Vidal engages the history of tourism and tourist practices in Portugal. Tourism is transforming urban landscapes and creating new imaginaries that have a long-term impact in local sociability and neighborhood. This research has focused on descriptions of cities and territories, capturing the durable transformative potential of travel and tourism in the formation of modern conceptions about urban space, urban sociability, and leisure. This lecture will also engage the special collection of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives. ​

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

The presentation is free and open to the public. Please use parking lot 17.

For more information, contact Lisa Tavares, ltavares4@umassd.edu or 508-999-8255.

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