The Saab Center for Portuguese Studies in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, in partnership with the History Department and the Honors College, is pleased to announce the appointment of noted Portuguese historian Rui Tavares as the Gulbenkian/Saab Visiting Professor in Portuguese Studies for Spring Semester 2020.
Prof. Tavares will teach two courses, on Tuesdays and Thursdays: “History of Portugal,” in the History Department, and “The ‘Enlightened’ Censor: The Paradoxes of the Eighteenth Century European Cultural Revolution as Seen from Portugal,” in the Honors College.
Prof. Tavares has published eight books on Portuguese history and politics and on the European Union. He was visiting distinguished lecturer at Brown University in fall 2018. He served as member of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2014, and is the founder of the political party Livre. He is also a leading public intellectual whose regular column appears in the influential daily newspaper Público." During his residency at UMass Lowell he will give public lectures. More information about lectures is forthcoming.
The Gulbenkian/Saab Visiting Professorship in Portuguese Studies is made possible by generous support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Saab Family.