The First British Visual and Written Description of Macau, China: Peter Mundy’s Diary of 1637
Speaker: Dr Rogério Miguel Puga, New University of Lisbon.
Dr Rogério Miguel Puga is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS, FCSH - New University of Lisbon) where he also teaches. He has published several articles and books on Anglo-Portuguese Studies, History of the Portuguese and British Empires, and Anglophone and Lusophone Literatures: The Portuguese Historical Novel (Lisbon, 2006); The British Presence and Anglo Portuguese Relations in Macao 1635-1793 [Lisbon, 2009, to be published in 2013 by the Royal Asiatic Society (UK), Columbia University Press (USA), and Hong Kong University Press]; City of Euphemisms: Representations of Macao in the Work of Austin Coates: City of Broken Promises as Historical Novel and Female Bildungsroman (Lisbon, 2009), and Chronology of Portuguese Literature 1128-2000 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2011). He is a research collaborator at the Centre for Comparative Studies (Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon) and at the Centre for Portuguese Overseas History (CHAM, New University of Lisbon), editor of the forthcoming European Journal of Macau Studies (Portugal) and subject editor of Romance Studies (Maney Publishing/University of Swansea).
The Seminar Programme is organised by the British Commission for Maritime History, with the generous assistance of the Society for Nautical Research, the Maritime Information Association, Lloyd’s Register and the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London.