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Throughout the year, we promote various aspects of the Portuguese culture through these unique and engaging programs and events. To learn more please follow these links below:

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.

More Information

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

Luso-American Foundation Delegation visits UMass Lowell

Group photo of people posting in front of a screen. President Rita Faden, Administrator Elsa Henriques and Director Miguel Vaz visited the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Friday, September 13.

September 13, 2019

President Rita Faden, Administrator Elsa Henriques and Director Miguel Vaz visited the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Friday, September 13.

The itinerary included a visit to the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies on the South Campus and a guided tour and meeting with Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney and Congresswoman Lori Loureiro Trahan and others at the Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center on the North Campus.

The day's events concluded with a reception and dinner at the home of Mark and Elisia Saab.

Photo Gallery: Luso-American Foundation Delegation Visit 9/13/19

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.

More Information

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

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