Navigating 450 years of Os Lusíadas

with Harvard University Library and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

  • Virtually

    Fall 2022
  • In Person

    October 2022
    Cambridge, MA
hand painting of boat

Illustration by Omar Salomão

Luís de Camões

A first-of-its-kind conference in Camões studies

For the better part of five centuries, Luís Vaz de Camões’ maritime epic has shaped poetics, politics, and notions of identity in the Lusophone world and beyond. Now, on the eve of a major anniversary, we’re calling on scholars and artists from around the globe to unpack that charged legacy, with extensive virtual and in-person conference programming.  

Learn more about the conference

For prospective presenters

We invite scholars of all stripes to submit abstracts; readings that challenge the canon are especially encouraged.

Read the call for papers

Get in touch with the organizers

The Steering Committee is available to answer any questions you might have.