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 - 2016

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Nuno SaExhibition Oásis by Nuno Sá
Discover the rich and diverse marine life of the pelagic oceans surrounding the Azorean archipelago in the Oásis exhibition by internationally renowned underwater photographer Nuno Sá.

Date: Opening Reception  & Presentation:January 7th, Exhibition: January 7, 2016 – June 2016
Location: Jacobs Family Gallery, New Bedford Whaling Museum

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New Bedford Book Festival New Bedford Book Festival
Tagus Press as well as author Jarita Davis will be promoting her poetry collection - "Return Flights” at the New Bedford Book Festival Saturday and Sunday March 5th and 6th.

Date: March 5 – March 6 2016, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Groundwork! - 1213 Purchase Street

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New Bedford Book Festival The Cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking World Event Series
Metaphysical Advertising Systems – vol.1 by New York City-based Brazilian Artist, Tizil

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 2:00-4:00pm
Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum, San Francisco Room, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740

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Pedro AlbuquerqueThe Cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking World Event Series
“The Albuq Momentum” by Pedro Albuquerque

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm – 4 pm
Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum, San Francisco Room, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740

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Announcement
umassdHélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies Fall 2016

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is seeking candidates for the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies for the fall semester of 2016.

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New Bedford Book Festival Tagus Press was at New Bedford Book fest promoting Return Flights from Jarita Davis

Tagus Press was at New Bedford Book fest on Saturday and Sunday, 3/5 and 3/6/16 promoting Jarita Davis’ new release – a book of poetry - Return Flights.

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Pedro AlbuquerquePedro Albuquerque painting "live" at the Inner Bay Restaurant Cafe

Pedro Albuquerque painting "live" at the Inner Bay Restaurant Cafe on Sunday, March 13th from 6:30-8:30pm.  No cover, limited seating and meals and drinks are not included

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Pedro AlbuquerqueThe Cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking World Event Series
“The Albuq Momentum” by Pedro Albuquerque

Pedro Albuquerque has arrived and is preparing for his Opening Exhibit, Saturday, March 12th at the New Bedford Whaling Museum from 2-4pm.  Free event.

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Pedro AlbuquerqueThe Cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking World Event Series
“The Albuq Momentum” by Pedro Albuquerque

Pedro Albuquerque in the Opening Exhibit, Saturday, March 12th at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

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Pedro AlbuquerqueThe Cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking World Event Series
Pedro Albuquerque in the Standard-Times, March 13th

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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: Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 6:00pm
Location: Bristol Community College
Date: Friday, April 8, 2016 - 12:00pm (noon)
Location: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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Cultures of the Portuguese-speaking World
Acquaviva: Waters and Humans of Brazil and Portugal Acquaviva: Waters and Humans of Brazil and Portugal 
Opening Reception for Dário Borim, Jr. Photography Exhibit

Date: Saturday April 16, 2016 from 2:00-4:00pm
Location: San Francisco Room at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

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Announcement
Luis AntunesPresidente da Câmara da Lousã, Dr. Luís Antunes, visited the Center for Portuguese Culture and Studies

Presidente da Câmara da Lousã, Dr. Luís Antunes, visited the Center this morning to discuss possible partnerships between the Center, the community and the Lousanense comunity here in Massachusetts and in Portugal.

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UMass Dartmouth’s PhD in Portuguese Lecture Series 2015-2016
Jose Tolentino de Mendonca"God and the Kitchen", a lecture by José Tolentino de Mendonça

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 5:30 PM
Location: Prince Henry Society Reading Room at the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Claire T. Carney Library Building)

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Rodrigo XavierFulbright Visiting Scholar from Brazil, Rodrigo Xavier, PhD, to present a lecture on Lusophone Identity: A lecture on José Saramago’s Journals

Date: Friday, April 29, 2016, 10:00-11:00am
Location: Foster Administration Building - room 333 (Parking lot 7)
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road

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Cultures of the Portuguese-speaking World
fado concertA Night of Fado and Brazilian Rhythms with Tania Da Silva and Lucas Pullin

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 5:30-8:00pm
Location: Cook Memorial Theater at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

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jarita davisA reading and book signing with Cape Verdean-American poet Jarita Davis

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 4:30 pm
Location: Liberal Arts North Atrium, UMass Dartmouth (Parking Lot 1)

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viva portugal"Viva Portugal!" - Celebrate Portugal in New Bedford

Date: May 7, 2016
Location: Downtown New Bedford

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viva portugalJoin Tagus Press and the Center for Portuguese Studies at UMassD for three sessions on Lusofonia and Literature

Oona Patrick: Portuguese American Writing Today, Silvia Oliveira (RIC): Portuguese/ Lusophone Women's Writing - Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen and Jarita Davis: Reading from her Poetry Book Return Flights.

Date: May 7, 1:00-7:45 pm
Location: Downtown New Bedford

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rumos_ensembleRumos Ensemble multimedia concert

The Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford, the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at UMD and Arte Institute invite you to come experience Portugal in a journey through music and image, in this multimedia concert by "Rumos Ensemble".

Date: Saturday, May 28th, 6:00pm
Location: Star Store Campus (CVPA) -715 Purchase Street, New Bedford

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Essays on Some Maladies of AngolaEssays on Some Maladies of Angola book launch

Date: September 22, 2016 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM
Location: Prince Henry Society Reading Room of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

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timor lesteReception in honor of Rui Maria deAraujo Prime Minister of Timor-Leste &
Xanana Gusmão First President and Former Prime Minister of Timor-Leste

Date: Sunday, September 25, 5:00 pm
Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

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Portuguese from Soho- A story that changed its geographyThe Documentary "Portuguese from Soho - A story that changed its geography"

This documentary tells the story of the Portuguese emigrants that arrived to SoHo after the Second World War. Through their story we discover the history of this neighborhood and of the city of New York.

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

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The Maias: Story of a Portuguese Family by João BotelhoMovie: "The Maias: Story of a Portuguese Family" by João Botelho

Date: Monday, October 17, 2016
Location: The Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

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Announcement
José Manuel BolieiroPresidente da Câmara de Ponta Delgada, José Manuel Bolieiro, visited the
Center for Portuguese Culture and Studies

It was such an honor to host Sr. Presidente da Câmara de Ponta Delgada, Açores, José Manuel Bolieiro, at the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture alongside Director, João M. Paraskeva and MA State Senator Michael J. Rodrigues on October 24, 2016

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Ondjak

"The Third Margin of the Language is Affection", a lecture by the Angolan writer, Ondjaki

Date: November 16, 2016
Location: Claire T. Carney Library, room 314 at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

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Frank X. Gaspar

The Department of Portuguese and Tagus Press welcomed Portuguese-American author, Frank X. Gaspar

The Department of Portuguese and Tagus Press welcomed Portuguese-American author, Frank X. Gaspar. The author read excerpts from his books of poetry and enjoyed traditional Portuguese "sopa de couves" and "queijadas de nata". He also signed copies of his book, The Holyoke.

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Nuno Sa

Closing Reception for Oásis by Nuno Sá at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

Date: November 30, 2016
Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740

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Pedro Pires

President Pedro Pires of Cape Verde at the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Location: UMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies (Group 1 or LARTS, room 212)

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Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth 2016 Holiday Celebration

Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth 2016 Holiday Celebration

Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 , 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth)

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