NEW BEDFORD, Mass.— The New Bedford Whaling Museum today announced an upcoming virtual event with Portuguese-speaking world migration scholar Dr. Miguel Moniz, Ph.D. who will be delivering the first in the museum’s 2022 Portuguese and Lusophone World Lecture Series on Thursday, February 24, 2022.
This event is free, and will be presented in English. Pre-registration is required, and is available through the New Bedford Whaling Museum website.
“For hundreds of years, Portuguese and Cape Verdean immigrants have played a defining role in our community” said Amanda McMullen, President & CEO of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Moniz to the Whaling Museum as we celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of Luso-Americans and honor their contribution to our maritime history.”
Dr. Miguel Moniz, Ph.D. is an anthropologist at the Center for Research in Anthropology at ISCTE at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and is Director of the Migrant Communities Project. He was most recently a visiting scholar at Brown University. His lecture will be the first in a series of events in 2022 hosted by the Whaling Museum to highlight Portuguese history in New Bedford, New England and beyond.
Dr. Moniz will present a broad survey of Portuguese and Cape Verdean immigration to Falmouth and Upper Cape Cod throughout the 20th century, exploring facets of cultural, economic and political life, and how these differed from the urban settings of New Bedford, Fall River, and Boston, highlighting a little-known aspect of Portuguese and Cape Verdean settlement in New England.
The Portuguese and Lusophone World Lecture Series is made possible by the New Bedford Whaling Museum and in-part by the Luso-American Foundation, and the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University. For more information on this event, and details on how to participate, please visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum website.
About the New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum ignites learning through explorations of art, history, science and culture rooted in the stories of people, the region and an international seaport.
The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city’s historic downtown. Winter hours are currently in effect and will run through March: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
About Dr. Miguel Moniz, Ph.D.
From Falmouth, Miguel Moniz (PhD Brown) is an anthropologist at the Center for Research in Anthropology (CRIA)-ISCTE/Instituto Universitário de Lisboa in Portugal and Director of the Migrant Communities Project (New England/Portugal). He was a visiting scholar at Brown University from 2019-21 where he was the Michael Teague visiting Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (FLAD) in Fall of 2019. Moniz research examines migration, labor history, race and ethnicity, and his work has been supported by fellowships and grants from Fulbright Foundation, European Research Council, Portuguese National Science Foundation (FCT), Fundação Luso-Americana, National Endowment for the Humanities, Rhode Island Endowment for the Humanities, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Erasmus +.