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The Portuguese Studies Program at UC Berkeley organizes campus lectures, conferences and workshops involving international scholars concerned with Portugal.

Upcoming events are listed on the PSP section of the UC Berkeley Events Calendar.

Rui Torres Lecture

Portuguese Short Film Festival

Diplomat Writers Exhibit




Portuguese Writer in Residence Gastão Cruz

Visiting Portuguese Writer in Residence Gastão Cruz speaks on Portuguese poetry of the last century. In Portuguese.



From Angola: Portuguese Writer in Residence Ruy Duarte de Carvalho

  • April 10, 2008: Introduction to His Work
  • April 29, 2008: Lecture & Readings

Visiting Writer Ruy Duarte de Carvalho gave several presentations of his work for the campus and the general public as well as more targeted seminars for graduate students during his time here at UC Berkeley.



April 11, 2008, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

A program presented by University of California Admissions Office staff in addition to the staff and volunteers of the Portuguese Studies Program regarding scholarships, admissions, student life at Cal Berkeley, and cultural activities of interest to the Portuguese-American community.

Download the program (.pdf)

Co-presented by PSP and the UC Berkeley.



Spain & Portugal in a Globalized Context

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Talks included:

  • Spanish & Portuguese for Public Services in a New Global Context
    • Francisco Marcos-Marin: Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio Catedrático (Ret.), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
    • Professore Ordinario per chiara fama (Ret.), Università di Roma
  • Mutual social images of Spaniards & Portuguese
    • Amando De Miguel: Professor Emeritus, Universidad Complutense de Madrid Visiting Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio

Presented by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The Townsend Center for the Humanities, The Portuguese Studies Program, and The College of the Humanities of the University of California, Berkeley.



The End of the Old Regime in the Iberian World

February 8-9, 2008, UC Berkeley

Well-established and younger specialists in history, literature and the history of art came together for a two-day conference marking the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's invasion of Portugal and Spain that set off events leading to the end of their absolute monarchies and the break-up of their American empires. The conference drew on new research and the experience of senior scholars to rethink the significance of these developments for the cultural, social, and political life of the Iberian world on both sides of the Atlantic.

Download the program (.doc)

Co-presented by PSP and the UC Berkeley Spanish Studies Program.

LEFT:   Kirsten Schultz (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Cooper Union, New York), after her presentation to the conference. CENTER:  Daphne Edwards (Peter Walker Partners), Matt Kondolf (PSP Chair), and António Carvalho (Portuguese Consul General) at reception for conference participants. RIGHT:  Maria Beatriz Nizza da Silva (Department of History, University of São Paulo), at a reception for conference participants.

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