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 - 2017

The UMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (CPSC)
presents an MP3 scholarly interview

Portuguese Empire in Perspective

Diogo Ramada Curto, New University of Lisbon
interviewed by Timothy Walker, UMass Dartmouth

at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on June 27, 2017

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Diogo Ramada Curto
Diogo Ramada Curto, New University of Lisbon

Abstract: What are the main challenges of researching and writing on the Portuguese Empire? The first is a matter of scale, once it is necessary to take different imperial or colonial configurations, adopting a long run perspective. The second argues for a more integrated perspective, dealing at the same time with different continents and geographically distinct  colonial situations. The last challenge respects the need of adopting more consistent comparative frames to develop an analytical history of the Portuguese empire.

Bio-blurb: Diogo Ramada Curto is a heavyweight of Portuguese historiography and a Professor of History at the New University of Lisbon (College of Human and Social Sciences). Author and editor of thirty books, he has been also working as an editor of two series of books on history and social sciences. Vasco da Gama professor at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2000-2008) he has been visiting professor and fellow at Yale, Brown University, The John Carter Brown Library, and King’s College London. He writes regularly for the Lisbon prestigious newspapers Expresso and Público.

Diogo [Wook]

Historiador, ensina desde 1981 na Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Foi professor visitante nas universidades de Brown, Yale e no King’s College de Londres. Entre 2000 e 2008, foi professor da Cátedra Vasco da Gama em História da Expansão Europeia no Instituto Universitário Europeu (Florença). Em 1988, colaborou na fundação da colecção «Memória e Sociedade» (Editorial Difel) que dirigiu sozinho entre 1995 e 2005, e onde fez publicar 35 títulos de história e ciências sociais. Em 2010, participou na criação da nova colecção «História e Sociedade» (Edições 70), que conta já com 10 títulos publicados. É bibliotecário da Casa Cadaval. Escreve regularmente no jornal Público e Expresso.

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