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.

Spring 2012 Lecture Series

Spring 2012 Lecture Series

Portuguese Expansion and Cross-Cultural Artistic Exchange"Portuguese Expansion and Cross-Cultural Artistic Exchange"

Lecture by Dr. Mario Pereira, Umass Dartmouh

Dates: March 12, 2012 at 5:00 p.m
Location: Board of Trustees Conference Room located on the third floor of the Foster Administration Building, UMass Dartmoouth.

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Fatima Sequeira Dias"A Brief History of the Jews in the Azores: from the 15th Century to the Present”
(in Portuguese)

Lecture by Prof. Fátima Sequeira Dias of University of the Azores

Dates: March 28, at 12:00 p.m
Location: LARTS, Room 212 (Center's Conference Room), Parking Lot 1, UMass Dartmouth

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Mario Mesquita"The Character in Journalism Revisited" (in Portuguese)

Lecture by Dr. Mário Mesquita, Professor of Media Studies and Administrator of the Luso-American Foundation

Dates: April 4, 2012 at 5:00 PM
Location: The Prince Henry Society Reading Room at the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (UMD Library Building), Parking lot 13, UMass Dartmouth

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Dr. Jeremy M. Campbell"Environmental Futures in Amazonia: The Vexing Question of Property Rights"

Lecture by Jeremy Campbell, Roger Williams University

Dates: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 12:30 p.m
Location: LARTS 109, UMass Dartmouth

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Fernando Venâncio"A originalidade ibérica do léxico português" (in Portuguese)

Lecture by Fernando Venâncio

Dates: Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 5:00 p.m.
Location: LARTS 397D, UMass Dartmouth

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Jacinto Lucas Pires"Fiction=Truth. What Do We Talk about When We Talk about Fiction? Modernism as a Lesson"

Lecture by Jacinto Lucas Pires, writer, film director, and musician

Date: May 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM.
Location: Prince Henry Society Reading Room at theFerreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives - UMass Dartmouth Library Building (Parking lot 13)

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Stewart Lloyd-Jones"African-Brazilian History, Past and Present"

by Luiz Felipe de Alencastro, University of Paris (Sorbonne), Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair

Dates: Monday, May 7, 2012, 5:00 p.m.
Location: Board of Trustees Conference Room located on the third floor of the Foster Administration Building - UMass Dartmouth

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Stewart Lloyd-Jones"Portugal: Living Habitually"

Lecture by Stewart Lloyd-Jones

Date: May 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM.
Location: Prince Henry Society Reading Room at theFerreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives - UMass Dartmouth Library Building (Parking lot 13)

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Home Is an Island"Hybrid Identity and the Portuguese-American Experience in the Novels of Alfred Lewis"

by Frank F. Sousa, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Dates: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 5:00 p.m.
Location: Prince Henry Society Reading Room, Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, UMass Dartmouth

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