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.

Remembering Saramago

José Saramago (1922-2010): A Tribute

José Saramago was the Nobel Laureate for Literature in 1998.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth hosted visits by Saramago in 1999 and 2002.


Honorary Degree in October 1999


José Saramago and Harold Bloom at UMass Dartmouth in April 2002