CECS' research groups promote five regular seminars that express the activity of working groups specially dedicated to media education, intercultural communication and policies on communication and culture.

Permanent Seminar on Media Education

Created by researchers of the Media and Journalism Group, this seminar aims at promoting the debate on practices of media education. The initiative is targeted to highlight research and social intervention projects in the scope of media literacy and is based on the exchange of experiences and on the discussion about actions meant to promote a critical relationship with media.

Permanent Seminar on Communication and Diversity

Created by researchers of the Cultural Studies Group, this seminar aims at promoting discussion based on diverse theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches. The initiative is targeted to congregate researchers of diverse scientific areas who work on communication and diversity and consider this space useful for their research or intervention works.

Permanent Seminar on Policies on Communication and Culture

Created by researchers of the Communication, Organisations and Social Dynamics Group, this seminar aims at promoting a space for reflection on policies on communication and culture. The initiative is targeted to foster debate on issues such as media regulation, science, and education policies and cultural dynamics.

Permanent Seminar on Visual Culture

Created by researchers of the Cultural Studies Group, this seminar aims at promoting a space for debate on the visibility regimes of the contemporary culture. The initiative intends to bring together researchers who will put into perspective diverse ways of image production and its role in communication processes.

Permanent Seminar on Science with and for Society

This seminar is a space for reflection and critical debate on the various types of interaction between science, technology, and society. Starting from a perspective anchored in the traditions of social studies of science and technology, a cycle of seminars will function as an interdisciplinary meeting point for researchers dedicated to research on themes that intersect with the modes of production, use, and legitimation of the science and technology in its multiple contexts. It represents the gathering of several synergies created over the last few years in the CECS around research on science and society.

Permanent Seminar of Postcolonial Studies

This seminar seeks to establish a dialogue with the past, not only in a textual and theoretical sense but also by calling and summoning real voices that help us to dialogue with colonial experiences and their reflection in the postcolonial time of our global societies. In this sense, the Permanent Seminar of Postcolonial Studies is born under the sign of a civic and ethical memory duty, based on an intercultural dynamic and results from a partnership between the CECS, the Master of Sociology of the University of Minho and the EXCHANGE Project.

Research

Permanent seminars