Research in Portuguese

Research support in Portuguese

Support for research in Portuguese is facilitated by the outstanding Portuguese collection of Indiana University’s Herman B. Wells Library. In 2010 the Indiana University Libraries, with over 7 million volumes, were ranked as the top research library in the U.S. by the Association of College and University Research Libraries. The Lilly Library rare book collections include special collections on Brazil and Latin America.

Work across the disciplines

Opportunities for cross-disciplinary work are abundant. The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies houses the Brazilian Studies Group, which draws upon the strong presence of Brazilianist scholarship at Indiana University.

Guest lectures

In recent years, our program has hosted a number of distinguished intellectuals, including Portuguese film director Pedro Costa (2011); Brazilian film directors Nelson Pereira dos Santos (2012); Walter Salles (2012) and Kleber Mendonça Filho (2012); and Brazilian writers João Almino (2009), former President of the Brazilian Academy of Letters Cícero Sandroni (2011), Adriana Lisboa (2011), João Ubaldo Ribeiro (2012), Conceição Evaristo (2012), João Paulo Cuenca (2013), Luiz Ruffato (2016), Lucia Bettencourt (2017), and Claudia Nina (2017). The Portuguese Program also organized and hosted the international symposium Transatlantic Dialogues: Realism and Modernity in Eça de Queirós and Machado de Assis in 2015.