In September of 2014, in collaboration with Pedago Press, the Pedro Pires Institute for Cape Verdean Studies will be launching an academic journal that will be published twice a year in hard copy as well as an online format. Titled as “Diaspora-Journal of Cape Verdean Studies: Emerging Interdisciplinary Perspectives,” the journal will be an academic outlet and resource for those wishing to contribute generally and/or to deepen their knowledge of Cape Verdan studies and Creole societies.
In collaboration with SENSE Publishers, the Pedro Pires Institute has signed a contract for a Series Production under the Lead Editorship of Executive Director Joao J. Rosa, PhD. The Institute will produce a maximum of two books per year for the next five years. The series, with a wide range of thematic coverage, aims to celebrate the works of authors who deal with Cape Verdean experiences and identities as well as those whose research seeks a broader understanding of immigrant experiences. The primary aim of the series is to increase the availability of such academic works in English for a greater appreciation of the Cape Verdean experiences.
On May 31st, the Pedro Pires Institute for Cape Verdean Studies will be hosting Film Director Valerio Lopes in screening the film/documentary CABRALISTA.
The event will be from 4 to 6:30pm in the Conant Auditorium in the Science and Math Center (24 Park Avenue)
On July 16th, the Pedro Pires Institute will be sponsoring an open community dialogue with a leadership group composed of graduate students from the University of Cape Verde.