The Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) of the University of Minho launched last September 4, the Virtual Museum of Lusophony (MVL) on the Google Arts & Culture platform. The event was attended by the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, UMinho’s rector, Rui Vieira de Castro, Google’s Public Policy Manager, Helena Martins, and the director of the Virtual Museum of Lusophony and the CECS, Moisés de Lemos Martins.
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Communitas Debate on Mental Health in Times of PandemicMarking World Mental Health Day, October 10, Communitas organizes an online debate to discuss how the pandemic has been reflected in the mental health of the Portuguese. The role of the media in this discussion and whether or not they help to combat social stigmas and perceptions on the topic will be discussed.
Ouvido Crítico back to Antena 1The Media Education program that brings together Antena 1 and MILObs (Observatory on Media, Information and Literacy), from the Communication and Society Research Centre at the University of Minho, is back on the air Tuesday, October 6, shortly after 3:45 pm. The first programs will address topics such as the Netflix movie Mignonnes, the Attention Economy and the unequal conditions of access to technology during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Virtual Museum of Lusophony launched in Google Arts & CultureThe Visual Museum of Lusophony is available for visitors to access and has 45 virtual multimedia exhibitions, 256 works of art, 112 photographs, 98 radio programs, 19 films and two documentaries about Portuguese-speaking countries. The broadcast of the ceremony is now available on the YouTube channel of the Virtual Museum of Lusophony.
Call for the VI International Congress on CulturesThe call for papers for the VI International Congress on Cultures is open until 15 October 2020. Under the theme “Cultures for life in an anguished world”, the congress will problematize the countless social, political, economic, communication, technological and health processes that have an impact on culture and are managed by it.
Call for Papers | Vol. 8, nº 1 | "Sentient" city. An atonal landscapeThis issue of Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais /Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies accepts proposals that aim to address, from different points of view and methodologies, the following issues (among others): The city-nature; The city of bodies; The lived city; The city-flow; The light city; The cinematic city; The cyborg city; The city of objects; The city-performance; The skin of the city; The (post) city; The sentient city; The sounding city; The polyphonic city; The rotten city.
Passeio launched the book Cenas e vistas d’A BrasileiraPasseio - Platform for Urban Art and Culture and one of the intervention projects of the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) - launched, on September 25, at the café A Brasileira, the book Cenas e vistas da A Brasileira. Lídia Dias, councillor of Braga City Council, Moisés de Lemos Martins, director of CECS, Helena Pires, one of the authors of the book, Pedro Seromenho, illustrator, and Eduardo Jorge Madureira, journalist, spoke at the launch event.
Exchange project’s researcher publishes book on Big Data in criminal investigationThe book Big Data in criminal investigation: challenges and expectations in the European Union has just been published, by Laura Neiva, a CECS researcher.
CECS researcher publishes “DEMOGRAPHY: It’s Time… to give more Time to Natality and Migration Flows”Focusing his research in the area of demography, focusing on the themes of birth and fertility, Fernando Pereira Cabodeira, who holds a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Minho and has lived in Vila Nova de Cerveira for several years, presents the book DEMOGRAPHY: It's Time… to give more time to Natality and Migration Flows. It is a reflective, analytical and projective publication on demographic issues in Europe, Portugal and, specifically, in Alto Minho, listening to mayors and citizens.
Luciana Fernandes: new PhD in Communication SciencesThe PhD exams in Communication Sciences of Luciana Fernandes took place on September 14, at 2:30 pm. The thesis, supervised by Felisbela Lopes, has the title “Health in the Informative Screens of Portuguese Television”.
Zélia Reis: news PhD in SociologyThe PhD exams in Sociology of Zélia Reis took place on September 8, at 2:30 pm. The thesis, supervised by Alice Matos, has the title “Social intervention and changing living conditions for beneficiaries of IHR”.
Rita Mourão: new PhD in Communication Studies: Technology, Culture and SocietyThe PhD tests in Communication Studies: Technology, Culture and Society of Rita Monteiro Mourão took place on July 22, at 10:30 am. The thesis is entitled “Between Voices and Silences: 360º Assessment and Organizational Communication”.