The “Exploring the Portuguese Diaspora Conference” was awarded a Chairman’s Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
“These are exciting news and an incentive for scientific research on the Portuguese Diaspora globally,” said conference co-organizer, Professor Dulce Maria Soares Scott of Anderson University, Indianapolis, IN.
Based in Washington, D.C., the NEH is one of the most prestigious and most competitive grant making institutions in the Humanities. The Endowment accomplishes its mission by “awarding grants for top-rated proposals examined by panels of independent, external reviewers.”
Scheduled for July 25-27, 2013, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the conference aims to engage scholars in a cross-national, cross-disciplinary, and comparative dialogue about the Lusophone diaspora.
The event is the result of a collaborative effort by Irene Maria F. Blayer (Brock University, Canada), Teresa Cid (University of Lisbon) Francisco Cota Fagundes (UMass Amherst, USA), and Dulce Maria Scott (Anderson University, USA), in association with the InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (IJPDS).
Launched in November of 2012, IJPDS is a peer-reviewed international academic journal affiliated with Anderson University, Indiana, USA. The journal publishes original research, evaluation studies, case reports, review articles, and book reviews in English, Portuguese, Spanish, or French.
Editors welcome “contributions from scholars in the humanities and social sciences, as well as writers and poets working in areas of the Portuguese diaspora within a transnational sense of community and self.” Currently, IJPDS is compiling a list of MA and Ph.D. thesis abstracts related to Portuguese diaspora studies.
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