CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation, and Anglo-Portuguese Studies) is a dynamic research unit that brings together 33 researchers and 59 senior and young collaborators predominantly from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon, but also from other Portuguese institutions of higher education.

CETAPS has 6 main research groups. It publishes 5 electronic journals and runs 5 databases. Over the past 5 years, its members have organized 93 conferences, symposia and seminars, presented 508 papers at national and international conferences, edited/published 92 books and book chapters, and published 260 papers in national and international journals.


It has also been involved in MA and PhD programmes, both national and international (eg. Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate TEEME – Text & Event in Early Modern Europe and Erasmus Mundus Masters Crossways in Cultural Narratives), and has consistently invested in a considerable number of high impact outreach activities. It also offers training programmes and scholarships for young researchers.

CETAPS’ Digital Laboratory is the result of the R&D+i unit’s commitment to the development of the Digital Humanities.

 Research Groups
Anglo-Portuguese Studies is one of CETAPS's founding research groups. It was launched in 1981 under the coordination of Maria Leonor Machado de Sousa.
The British Culture and History Research Group, one of two such groups based in the Lisbon branch of the CETAPS, was launched in December 2008 under the coordination of Filipe Furtado.
The team was created in 2004 after the 5th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society / Europe held in Porto.
This research group is defined by a commitment to forms of textual transit, cultural transfer, and intermediality.
This research group is located at the University of Porto and belongs to CETAPS, a centre committed to the study of the cultures and literatures of the English language.
This research group works within the area of teacher education and provides “add-on value” to CETAPS in terms of research in the field of social and human sciences.

This calendar provides information on events and activities organized by CETAPS or attended by its researchers and collaborators. Click on the calendar to see who’s where and when

  Call For Papers
  Forthcoming Events
  External Advisors
  MA & PhD Projects
  Anglo-American Studies Platform
  Training Programmes
  ERASMUS + Traineeship
 Outreach Activities
CETAPS believes outreach activities to be essential to the fulfilment of the social mission of the universities and their research centres. CETAPS promotes high impact outreach activities meant to raise awareness of the nature and importance of the problems that are dealt with by the researchers, to diffuse knowledge, and to promote critical thinking. Besides its main outreach project, PAN-Utopia 2100, CETAPS offers seminars and summer courses meant for the general public.
In a world of rapid change and controversial issues, "PAN-UTOPIA 2100: An Interactive Utopia" provides a forum for reflection on the future, by opening a window on the year 2100, a date distant enough so that plans can be drawn up, solutions devised and dreams fulfilled.
Open seminars and courses
"Soon available"

We are commemorating the 500 th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia at a global scale. Collaborate by sending us relevant information, contribute with bionotes of Great Utopians and participate in the PAN-Utopia 2100 interactive project. If you are a researcher in the field of Utopian Studies, you are welcome to join the ARUS network.

 ARUS - Advanced Research in Utopian Studies