Centre for Galician Studies

The Centre for Galician Studies, founded in 2000, is the result of a protocol signed between the Consellería de Educación and Ordenación Universitaria da Xunta de Galicia and the University of Algarve and aims to promote teaching and research in the context of the Galician language and literature in Portugal.

The centre also plays an important role in spreading Galician culture in the Algarve region, creating links between Galician and Portuguese cultural players in order to motivate a dialogue between the two peoples.









Part of the Texts and Studies Collection and under the direction of Pere Ferré da Ponte, the UAlg Centre for Galician Studies has edited the following volumes:

  • The traditional Romanceiro of Galicia, by Ana Valenciano.
  • The lexicon of suffrage in the Cantigas de Santa María. Semantic and lexical fields , by Mª Jesús Botana Vilar.

- The activities planned for the year 2019-2020 are as follows:

Tribute to Ricardo Carvalho Calero 

The Galician Studies Centre and CIAC, organised a tribute to Ricardo Carvalho Calero. See it here.

The Roundtable on Languages

The conference cycle The Roundtable of Linguas (14th February at the FNAC bookstore in Faro), is entitled “The future of languages” this year. It is a forum for debate in which language experts from the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of UAlg will discuss issues related to the future of languages and the challenges they face in an increasingly globalised world. We will talk not only about the future of languages, especially minority languages, but also about the future that languages provide in this global market, especially for students of LC (Languages and Communication) and LLC (Languages, Literatures and Cultures) courses.

Cinema of us, cinema of ours

The cinema cycle Cinema of us, cinema of ours(from February to April), shall show the following films:


  • The Apostle, by Fernando Cortizo (2012).
  • Endless night, by Eloy Enciso (2019).
  • Fire will come, by Óliver Laxe (2019).
  • A esmorga, by Ignacio Vilar (2014).


Free Course in Galician Language and Culture A2

Opening of the Free Course in Galician Language and Culture A2 (from 4th February to 19th May).

Á (ha) Conversation

In (much) conversation (May 2020 at the FNAC bookstore). This event aims to promote the publication of the Texts and Studies collection, overseen by Pere Ferré. For this event, we will aim to gather several authors who have collaborated with us over the years: Ana Valenciano; Xesús Alonso Montero; Olivia C. Rodríguez González, Ana Paula Mejuto and Mª Jesús Botana Vilar. We will talk to them and the director of the collection so that the authors themselves may explain each of the works and themes.

Galician Literature Week at UAlg

(11th to 15th May)

- Conferences:

  • “Carvalho Calero and his commitment to Galician culture” (Claudia Mariño Gómez).
  • “The polyhedral figure of Carvalho Calero” (Mª Jesús Botana Vilar).

- Exhibition of posters on Carvalho Calero's life and work.
- Opening Doors: poetic encounter in different languages.
- In (much) conversation (see above).

Literary Folerpas

Literary Folerpas (from October to December 2020). A cycle of lectures that, in this first edition, will deal with one of the most prolific and outstanding generations in the Galician literary, cultural and political sphere: Xeración Nós (Generation Us). One that is ours and that, better than any other, defines what we were, what we are and what we want to be.

During this second semester (in April and May), we will hold two lectures on the subject:

  • Xeración Nós and its authors (Claudia Mariño Gómez).
  • Galician nationalism: from Risco to Castelao (María Jesús Botana Vilar).

Xuntanza con Zonchos

Xuntanza con zonchos (November 2020): celebration of the third edition of the Galician magosto festival at FCHS.

Free Course in Galician Language and Culture A1

Opening of the free Course in Galician Language and Culture A1 (from September to December 2020).

Cinema of us, cinema of ours

The cinema cycle Cinema of us, cinema of ours (from September to December), shall show the following films:

The voices of silence: the figure of the emigrant in the arts

Voices of silence: The figure of the emigrant in the arts (from October to December 2020). A cycle of conferences in which different researchers in the field of literature, cinema and other arts will demonstrate how the figure of the immigrant is represented in receiving cultures.

  • Before this cycle of conferences (in April 2020), we will hold a debate forum in which researchers linked to the various arts will discuss the reality of the integration of immigrants through the expressive universe. In this sense, several issues are of our concern, upon which we wish to reflect. This is: Is the artistic world prone to the integration of immigrants in our respective countries? If possible, how should this be done? Using what instruments or methods? Is our society open and prepared for this integration?

The reader highlighted at the Centre is responsible for the semester-long modules taught as part of the Undergraduate Degree in Languages and Communication and Languages Literature and Culture, and available as optional modules for other students of the school.







María Jesús Botana Vilar


Claudia Mariño Gómez