The scientific program of is now available. The event, which will take place from November 23 to 25 at the University of Minho in Braga (Portugal), aims to deepen a scientific debate that began in 2015 at the University of Beira Interior (Portugal) and was reinforced in 2016, at the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil).
In this meeting will be raised questions about scientific and technological policies in the Lusophone space, with emphasis in the field of cultural studies, particularly the postcolonial studies. It will also be approached the communication of the knowledge in digital open access, contributing for the development and the consolidation of the Social and Human Sciences Lusophone communities.
The event will count with the participation of renowned experts from Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Spain (Galicia), England, Mozambique, and Portugal.
All the information about the congress and the scientific program is available here
Text: Isabel Macedo
Photo: Sofia Gomes
Director: Moisés de Lemos Martins :: Vice-Directors: Luís António Santos and Rita Ribeiro :: Editor: Vítor de Sousa and Ricardina Magalhães
CECS is partner of Braga Media Arts Creative City of UNESCOBraga was designated by UNESCO as Creative City in the category of Media Arts. This classification was awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, following an application to which the CECS was associated, so that the investigation center is partner of the initiative. According to Luís António Santos, Deputy Director of the Center, who, together with the investigator Pedro Portela, was involved in the process, "it is a success that also touches us as institutional partners". He emphasized that the CECS "is committed to this proposal of change and faces with great enthusiasm the work that awaits us all".
The audiovisual sector has not yet taken on the digital universe revolutionThe Informal Media Literacy Group (GILM), to which the CECS is associated, and the National Data Protection Commission will organize the II Informal Forum on Media Literacy (FILM) on the theme “Internet, Data Protection and Media Literacy”. The initiative, which will be held in Lisbon at the D. Filipa de Lencastre Secondary School, is scheduled for November 3, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
New measurement of quality of life presented at an international seminarThe CECS researcher, Sara Pereira, participated in the Workshop “Protecting Children in Audiovisual Media Services – Current and Future Measures”, which was promoted by the ERGA subgroup on Protection of Minors, within the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services. The main purpose of this theme is to find some common ground among the attendees on how to enhance the protection of minors in the area of audiovisual services.
Researcher at CECS appointed as effective specialist in the Appreciation Commission for the Sustained Support Program in the Theater area (2018-2021)Manuel Gama, investigador do CECS onde integra o Grupo de Estudos Culturais e é um dos coordenadores do Observatório de Políticas de Comunicação e Cultura, foi designado especialista efetivo da Comissão de Apreciação do Programa de Apoio Sustentado na área do Teatro 2018-2021, promovido pela Direção-Geral das Artes do Ministério da Cultura. Esta nova atividade do investigador decorre de um novo modelo que estabelece o regime de atribuição de apoios financeiros do Estado, através da Direção-Geral das Artes, a entidades que exerçam atividades profissionais nas áreas das artes visuais, das artes performativas e de cruzamento disciplinares.
Freedom of expression in Turkey in debateThe CECS researcher, Sara Pereira, participated in the Workshop “Protecting Children in Audiovisual Media Services – Current and Future Measures”, which was promoted by the ERGA subgroup on Protection of Minors, within the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services. The main purpose of this theme is to find some common ground among the attendees on how to enhance the protection of minors in the area of audiovisual services.
II FILM – Informal Forum on Media LiteracyO Grupo Informal de Literacia para os Media (GILM), a que o CECS está associado, e a Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados organizam o II Fórum Informal sobre Literacia Mediática (FILM) sobre o tema "Internet, proteção de dados e Literacia dos Média". A iniciativa, que decorrerá em Lisboa, na Escola Secundária D. Filipa de Lencastre, está aprazada para o dia 3 de novembro, entre as 14h30 e as 17h30.
”Vinte Mil Léguas de Palavras”: CECS researcher’s book launched in Santiago do CacémO último Encontro de Cidadania, iniciativa mensal promovida pela Civitas-Braga, Associação para a Defesa e Promoção dos Direitos Humanos, foi dedicada à Literacia Mediática, com o convidado Manuel Pinto, Professor Catedrático na Universidade do Minho, especialista em políticas de comunicação e educação para os média e investigador do CECS. Dos média convencionais, dos analógicos aos digitais, às redes sociais como via privilegiada para produção e transmissão de informação, o investigador enquadrou a problemática captando a atenção dos presentes.
Manuel Pinto reflected on Media Education in the Braga libraryThe last Civic Encounter, a monthly initiative promoted by Civitas-Braga, Association for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights, was dedicated to Media Literacy, with the guest Manuel Pinto, Professor at the University of Minho, specialist in communication and education policies for the media and CECS investigator. From the conventional media, from analog to digital, to social networks as a privileged way to produce and transmit information, the researcher framed the problem capturing the attention of those present.
Sara Pereira participated in a workshop on protection of children in the audiovisual contextThe CECS researcher, Sara Pereira, participated in the Workshop “Protecting Children in Audiovisual Media Services – Current and Future Measures”, which was promoted by the ERGA subgroup on Protection of Minors, within the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services. The main purpose of this theme is to find some common ground among the attendees on how to enhance the protection of minors in the area of audiovisual services.
4th meeting 2CN-CLab 2017 – São Paulo, Brazil“A look at the urban territory”, was the theme of the 2CN-CLab Meeting “Culture, Cooperation and Networks”, taht was held on October 18 and 19 at the Centro de Pesquisa e Formação (CPF) of Sesc São Paulo, Brazil. Organized by CECS, this is part of the Post-Doctoral Research project conducted by Manuel Gama - entitled "Transnational Cultural Cooperation Networks", which is being developed with the support of FCT (SFRH/BPD/101985/2014), at CECS-UMinho (Portugal), FCC-USC (Spain) and ECA-USP (Brazil) -, in collaboration with the CPF Sesc São Paulo. Meanwhile, the 2CN-CLab held four 2CN-CLab Talks and two work visits in São Paulo, Brazil. The next actions, 2CN-CLab Talks, will take place in Brazil, Spain and Portugal, between October and December 2017.
The theme “Society” was under discussion at an international congress about “Cities in History”The second edition of the International Congress "Cities in History" was held from 18 to 20 October, under the theme “Society”. This congress, promoted by the Câmara Municipal of Guimarães, to which the CECS was associated, gathered at the Vila Flor Cultural Center about 150 participants and more than a hundred communications, spread over the five major thematic areas: the city in the ancient world, the city in the medieval times, the city in modern times, the city in the industrial times and, finally, the city of the current era. The III edition of the International Congress "Cities in History" will be held in 2022, under the theme "Economy".
Blindness and identity belongings in reflection in a Seminar on “Gender, Intersectionality and Communication”The relevance of an approach that addresses the multiple forms of oppression and privilege that mark the daily lives of people, of communication and media has marked the seminar "Gender, Intersectionality and Communication". The event, held on October 26th, promoted by the APEM - Portuguese Association of Studies on Women and with the institutional support of the CECS and CPUP – Center for Psychology Center of the University of Porto, gathered a room full of researchers and students at the University Lusophone of Porto. On this event, was presented the issue 35 thematic dossier of ex aequo journal, dedicated to intersectional crossings in the spheres of communication and culture. Rosa Cabecinhas, researcher at CECS and Professor at the University of Minho, pointed out the pertinence of this dossier, which allows us to reflect on the many "blindness" that continue to persist in the investigation, presenting some ways of making them visible.
”When the newspapers start to act as a political party they have no longer an ethical commitment”Sylvia Moretzsohn, a retired professor at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), a specialist in journalistic ethics, was the protagonist of the debate held in the afternoon of October 25, in the ICS Sala de Atos at UMinho, held under the theme "Journalism and Media in the crisis of Brazil". For this former professor of Journalism at the Social Communication Department of UFF, "it is important to continue reading the media landscape thinking about the flows of capital", where explanations can be found for certain editorial guidelines.
The Visual Culture by Ricardo CamposRicardo Campos was the guest of the Permanent Seminar of Visual Culture that was held in the afternoon of October 20 in the ICS ala de Atos (UMinho). The CICS-Nova researcher spoke on the theme "Urban visual culture: expressions and methodologies". According to the researcher, we must "look to the city as a visual artifact", which is seen as a "text", a "speech" that can be translated. The initiative was enrolled in the Passeio Project, Art Platform and Urban Culture, based on the CECS.
The challenges of the feminisms under discussionA room full of feminists participated actively in the debate on "The Challenges of Feminisms" held in the framework of the Permanent Seminar on Communication and Diversity of CECS. For about 3 hours at the Biblioteca Lúcio Craveiro da Silva, the participants' interventions focused on one of the complexities that permeate their days: their (in) visibilities and (in) visibilizations.
International Congress “Europe as a space for intercultural dialogue and mediation”It is open until December 4, 2017, the submission of abstracts for the II International Colloquium of Social Mediation, to be held at the University of Minho on April 26 and 27, 2018, in association with the II Congress International Conference of RESMI and the European Mediation Days for Social Inclusion, with the theme "Europe as a space for intercultural dialogue and mediation" in the background and to which the CECS is associated. Proposals may be sent for oral and poster communication.
Interview with Josenildo GuerraJosenildo Guerra is at the CECS of the University of Minho for an research mission integrated in his post-doctoral program that develops until the end of June 2018 under the theme "Protocol of evaluation of journalistic quality Brazil-Portugal with focus on editorial management: test of the instrument and database Q-Avalia", and that has supervision of the researcher Manuel Pinto. He his convinced that the dialogue with the colleagues of the CECS will offer important contributions for its improvement. In a first comparative look between Portugal and Brazil on the theme of the regulation of the media, he says that the big difference in his country is that there is no media regulation.
Opening lecture at the 7th International Conference of the CEC (Mozambique) by Moisés Martins"The role of media in network society" was the title of the opening conference at the 7th International Conference of CEC-Center for Interdisciplinary Communication Studies (Moçambique), who was responsible Moisés de Lemos Martins, Director of CECS. The initiative took place on October 2 in Maputo and focused on "Media and conflicts: the challenges of guiding public information that promotes dialogue and peace in Mozambique".
Researcher from CECS taught in Brazil a mini-course film moduleInês Amaral, a researcher from the CECS, where she is part of the Media and Journalism Group, participated on October 26 as Keynote Speaker at the II International Congress "Envejecimiento Activo, Calidad y Género" [Active Aging, Quality and Gender] at the Carlos III University in Madrid (Spain), whose communication on the theme "New (old) narratives in digital age: social representations of ageism from a gender perspective", established the idea that contemporaneity is a witness to a multiplicity of discourses about the age transmitted by the media and disseminated by digital media that creates and recreates social and group identities due to the exploitation of stereotypes.
CECS Researcher was Keynote Speaker at International CongressInês Amaral, investigadora do CECS, onde integra o Grupo de Média e Jornalismo, participou, no dia 26 de outubro, como Keynote Speaker, no II Congresso Internacional "Envejecimiento Activo, Calidad y Género", na Universidade Carlos III", em Madrid (Espanha). A sua comunicação, subordinada ao tema "New (old) narratives in digital age: social representations of ageism from a gender perspective", assentou a ideia de que a contemporaneidade é testemunha de uma multiplicidade de discursos sobre a idade transmitida pelos média e divulgada pelos média digitais que cria e recria identidades sociais e grupais devido à exploração de estereótipos.
”Comunicação e Sociedade” journal to be indexed in ScopusComunicação e Sociedade scientific journal, edited by the CECS, was accepted for indexation in Scopus, from Elsevier, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, ranging from scientific journals, books to conference proceedings. Scopus encompasses more than 22000 titles, from 5000 international editors. The decision was justified pointing that "the journal maintains a convincing editorial policy and the title publishes excellent content relevant to its field". This is one more strategy to strengthen the scientific credibility of this journal, as well as to promote the visibility of the publications in this regard within the academic community worldwide.
CECS Researcher co-publishes book at Palgrave MacmillanThe book Toys and Communication, edited by Luísa Magalhães (researcher at CECS) and Jeffrey Goldstein, which has the seal of Palgrave Macmillan UK, is available. This work, which demonstrates the recurrent theme of the transmission of cultural norms through the portrayal, presentation and use of toys, consists of a selection of texts resulting from the 7th ITRA Congress-Toys and Communication, held in Braga in 2014. It is a set of articles that were chosen in peer review.
“Comunicação e Sociedade”, 33: call for papers until November 30, 2017It is open until the end of November the call for papers for Comunicação e Sociedade journal nº33, a thematic number about "Epistemology and Methodology in Communication", that will be edited by Sandra Marinho (CECS-University of Minho) and Miguel Vicente Mariño (University of Valladolid, Spain). Comunicação e Sociedade is an indexed double blind peer-review journal. The issue number will be published in June 2018.
Sound and culture: call for papers for the Lusophone Journal of Cultural StudiesIt is open until the end of November the call for papers for Comunicação e Sociedade journal nº33, a thematic number about "Epistemology and Methodology in Communication", that will be edited by Sandra Marinho (CECS-University of Minho) and Miguel Vicente Mariño (University of Valladolid, Spain). Comunicação e Sociedade is an indexed double blind peer-review journal. The issue number will be published in June 2018.
”The public broadcasting television service was designed to promote diversity”Nuno Artur Silva defended that the Media Public Service is designed to promote diversity. The administrator in the RTP-Radio and Television of Portugal for the area of contents and programming, was responsible for the opening lecture of two of the PhD's to which CECS is associated - Communication Sciences and Cultural Studies -, on October 13, in the ICS Sala de Atos of the University of Minho, which was subordinated to the theme "The media, public service and culture: the role of RTP". He also said that the dynamics of the broadcasting television service can be summarized in the phrase: "Private TVs are for everyone. The Public Service is for other people".
Eloisa Loose receives CAPES award for best PhD thesis of 2017 in the area of Environmental SciencesEloisa Loose will receive the CAPES award for the best PhD thesis of the year 2017 in the area of Environmental Sciences. According to the jury, the investigation "will be of extreme value for the development and improvement of the area, as well as for the advancement of postgraduate and quality scientific knowledge in Brazil". The laureate, made a sandwich period at the CECS, under the supervision of the researcher Anabela Carvalho, who was also one of the supervisers of her PhD, defended at the Federal University of Paraná. The CAPES PhD Thesis 2017 Award from the Environmental Sciences area for the thesis "Climate Risks in the Local News Circuit: perception, communication and governance", defended in 2016, within the framework of the Postgraduate Program in Environment and Development of UFPR (Brazil), consists of a certificate, a medal and a postdoctoral fellowship.
Evandro Oliveira: new PhD in Communication SciencesThe doctoral exams in Communication Sciences by Evandro Samuel Ribeiro dos Santos Oliveira were held on October 2, in the ICS (Social Sciences Institute) Sala de Atos of the University of Minho, in Braga. The thesis is supervised by Teresa Ruão, Ansgar Zerfaß, and Helena Sousa, and is entitled “The Instigatory Theory of NGO Communication (ITNC)”. This doctoral thesis, outlines the Instigatory Theory of NGO Communication (ITNC). In this way, Evandro Oliveira proposes a conceptual model applied to communication management and a cybernetic operational model to understand and manage communication in NGOs.
CECS researcher gives training on the theme “Learning with the news: kit for teachers”Maria José Brites, a researcher at CECS where she is part of the Media and Journalism Group, and is a postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of researcher Manuel Pinto, is responsible for a training on the theme "Learning from the news: kit for teachers", which began in October, at the Filipa de Vilhena Secondary School, in Porto (Guilhermina Suggia Training Center) and continues until January 2018. The training, aimed at primary and secondary school teachers, special education teachers and specialized technicians with teaching functions, lasts for 25 hours.