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Archaeology of Resistance and Hospitality in the Galician-Portuguese Border

Rui Gomes Coelho is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Archaeology and the Ancient World at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. He is also Researcher at UNIARQ—Center for Archaeology—at the University of Lisbon.

Rui Gomes Coelho

Rui Gomes Coelho, Ph.D., Brown University

  • When: December 4, 2019 at Noon
  • Where: Allen House, 2 Solomont Way, Lowell, MA, UMass Lowell South Campus
  • Parking: in the Wilder Lot, at the corner of Wilder and Broadway streets.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

After the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), groups of anti-Francoist guerrillas took refuge in the hills of Galicia, Spain, and along the border with Trás-os-Montes, Portugal. When the Portuguese and Spanish dictatorships sent the military to hunt down the insurgents throughout the 1940s, the villagers of places such as Repil, Lugo and Cambedo, Chaves were persecuted, sent to jail, and stigmatized for several decades. The lecture examines the battles of Cambedo (1946) and Repil (1949), and contextualizes them in the larger process of rural resistance to state formation, and border enforcement in the north of Portugal and central Galicia.

Rui Gomes Coelho, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Archaeology and the Ancient World at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. He is also Researcher at UNIARQ—Center for Archaeology—at the University of Lisbon.

A lecture presented by The Saab Center for Portuguese Studies and the UMass Lowell Department of History.

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Music In The Portuguese Atlantic: Encounter and Negotiation

Rui Vieira Nery is PROFESSOR OF MUSICOLOGY  UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA  DIRECTOR, CULTURE PROGRAMME  CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

RUI VIEIRA NERY

Professor of Musicology
Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Director, Culture Programme
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
O'Leary Library Mezzanine, UMass Lowell South Campus

Parking in the Wilder Lot, at the corner of Wilder and Broadway streets.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Followed by a reception.

A lecture presented by The Saab Center for Portuguese Studies and the University Libraries.

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For more information, call the Saab Center by phone at: 978-934-5199 or email: Natalia_Melo@uml.edu.

Lisbon and the Memory of Empire

Prof. Elsa Peralta, University of Lisbon and Brown University

Lisbon and the Memory of Empire: Reading the (Post-) Colonial City from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century

A lecture presented by The Saab Center for Portuguese Studies.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5 p.m.
O'Leary Library, South Campus, UMass Lowell

Parking in the Wilder Lot, across from 61 Wilder Street, Lowell, MA.

Poster for: Lecture on Lisbon and the Memory of Empire: Reading the (Post-)Colonial City from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century by Prof. Elsa Peralta, University of Lisbon and Brown University at UMass Lowell's O'Leary Library on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5 p.m.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

About Elsa Peralta

Prof. Elsa Peralta is research fellow at the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) at the University of Lisbon and FLAD/Michael Teague Visiting Lecturer at Brown University in Spring 2019. She has published widely on Portuguese empire and identity and is the curator of the exhibition “Return – Traces of Memory,” produced by the City of Lisbon.

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For more information, call the Saab Center by phone at: 978-934-5199 or email: Natalia_Melo@uml.edu.

The Case of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake

Poster for The Case of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake Lecture - An Historical Perspective on Community Resilience: The Case of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake by Prof. David Mendonça: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Monday, February 25, 2019 at Noon at UMass Lowell's Allen House.

Prof. David Mendonça: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

An Historical Perspective on Community Resilience: The Case of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake

A lecture presented by The Saab Center for Portuguese Studies in partnership with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Monday, February 25, 2019 at Noon
Allen House, South Campus, UMass Lowell

Parking in the Wilder Lot, across from 61 Wilder Street, Lowell, MA.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This talk presents the results of the first English-language study of how Portuguese communities outside Lisbon responded to the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, along with implications for cross-community studies of community resilience.

About David Mendonça

David Mendonça is an Associate Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY.

The lecture is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation that will be published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.

Engraving of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake, Portugal. Photo by SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Engraving of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake, Portugal.

The 1755 Lisbon Earthquake was a cataclysmic, country-wide event that precipitated a dramatic response in Europe concerning the management of potential disasters. Within Portugal, however, and with the exception of Lisbon, the response of Portuguese communities to the event has been largely unexplored, thus creating a gap in our understanding of the event and compromising our ability to learn from it. This talk presents the first English-language analysis of the results of a country-wide survey (conducted three months after the event) on the impact and response of Portuguese communities to the event. This analysis reveals implications for the study of how communities adapt (or fail to adapt) to disasters, as well for the development of methods for empirically-grounded comparative research on community resilience.

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For more information, call the Saab Center by phone at: 978-934-5199 or email: Natalia_Melo@uml.edu.