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History Hour 65 – “Studying your village: each tiny area holds a story” by Mr. Themistocles D’Silva held on Friday, 7th January 2011.

Each of Goa’s tiny areas is packed with history, and stories waiting to be told. That’s the experience of scientist Dr Themistocles D’Silva, who has recently worked on…

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History Hour 64 – “Baptizing the New World: European toponims in the Colonial Americas” by Prof. Angel Delgado held on Monday 22nd November, 2010

Prof Delgado is engaged in a major interdisciplinary research project on toponims (name places) of the colonial Americas, a study that surveys the English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch traditions of giving names to cities, countries,…

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History Hour 63 – “Norma” by Dr. Luis Dias held on Tuesday, 16th November, 2010.

Famed soprano and one of the all-time great divas of the operatic stage Joan Sutherland passed away on 10 October 2010. As Norma, Sutherland scaled new heights…

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History Hour 62 – Readings from Goa Masala. ‘An Anthology of Stories by Canadian Goan’ by Mr. Daniel Driscoll held Thursday, 28th October 2010.

Selected stories and memoirs from Goa Masala were read by Dan Driscoll. Efforts are underway to publicize names and Goa-Origin indications for the thirty-three writers…

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History Hour 61 – “Folk plays of Salcete” by Dr. José Pereira held on Wednesday, 28th July 2010.

Known in Konkani as Fell, these folk dramas can be traced at least to the 17th century. They are performed by wandering actors who for…

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History Hour 60 – “Goa’s global broker potential: Connecting India to the Portuguese-speaking world” by Dr. Constantino Xavier held on Monday 12 July 2010.

With India’s gradual reopening to the world there is an increasing space for the emergence of specialized “niche diplomacies” and regional initiatives beyond New Delhi. Goa, in…

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History Hour 59 – “Three fleeting voices”: Vimala Devi, Maria Elsa da Rocha and Epitacio Pais by Dr. Paul Melo e Castro held on Tuesday, 6th July, 2010.

This talk centred on three Goan short-story writers from the 1960s: Vimala Devi, Maria Elsa da Rocha and Epitácio Pais. As well as analyzing the themes,…

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History Hour 58 – “Tocar Y Luchar” (To Play and to Fight) by Dr. Luis Dias held on Saturday, 19th June, 2010.

With interviews with many of the world’s most celebrated musicians including the great tenor Placido Domingo, Claudio Abbado, Sir, Simon Rattle, Guiseppe Sinopoli, and Eduardo…

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History Hour 57 – “Robert Schuman Birth Centennial” by Dr. Luis Dias held on Tuesday, 8th June, 2010.

Dr. Luis Dias presented two short films featuring works of Robert Schumann, preceded by a small talk, on the occasion of Schumann’s birth bicentenary, which…

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History Hour 56. “Frédéric Chopin Birth Bicentennial” by Dr. Luis Dias held on Monday, 22nd February 2010.

Dr. Luis Dias presented two short films on the life and work of Frédéric Chopin, preceded by a small talk, on the occasion of Chopin’s…

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