On March 12, the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Interculturalities and Historical Awareness: Current Challenges for Citizenship will be held, bringing together various researchers to share experiences around studies on historical awareness, social representations, narrative, identity, cultural memory, practices and experiences in the education system, thinking about the current intercultural, transnational and global dimensions. The Seminar will be held in an online format, through the Zoom platform, starting at 2 pm.
The event has the participation of Alberto Sá (CECS), Cassimo Jamal (Licungo University, Mozambique), Francisco Mendes (LAB2PT), Isabel Macedo (CECS), Jacob Cupata (ISCED/CS, UKB, Angola), Marília Gago (IE/UM e CITCEM/UP), Moisés de Lemos Martins (CECS) and Rosa Cabecinhas (CECS). Mediation will be in charge of de Sheila Khan (CECS) and Alice Balbé (CECS).
This Seminar is organized by the Memories, cultures and identities project: the past and present of intercultural relations in Mozambique and Portugal, from the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS), in partnership with the Laboratory of Landscapes, Heritage and Territory (LAB2PT ), the Permanent Seminar on Communication and Diversity and the Doctoral Program in Cultural Studies.
The complete program can be found here.
Participation is free, subject to registration until March 10, by completing the form.
Alberto Sá: Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences, where he is deputy director and teaches in the areas of audiovisual, multimedia, and digital communication and publication design. Graduated in History and Social Sciences (Teaching) and with a Master’s Degree in Medieval Urban History, he received a PhD in Communication Sciences from the University of Minho, in 2012. He is a researcher at CECS (Communication and Society Research Centre) where he has developed research work. research on memory studies, in particular the technological mediation of memory in the digital age. He is a member of the research team of the AUDIRE project (Audio Repository: saving sound memories) and is part of the Moda (Monitoring Online Discourse Activity) project. He was co-leader of Working Group 2 of the e-COST Action project IS1205 (Social psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union). He is the coordinator of a scientific-cultural event CURTAS CC (Exhibition of Audiovisual and Multimedia works by undergraduate and master students of Communication Sciences – University of Minho). He currently participates in a collective study on colonialism and the liberation struggles present in the history manuals of Mozambique, from a diachronic perspective.
Cassimo Manuel Jamal: Born in Zambézia, Mozambique, graduated in History and Geography Teaching from Universidade Pedagógica – Maputo, in 2005; Master in Education/Teaching of History by the same University in 2010; PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of Minho in 2019. Professor of African History at the Pedagogical University in Quelimane, since 2005, having now been transformed into Licungo University. Research areas: School manuals and teaching, Knowledge and local cultures; Social identities and representations and post-colonialism.
Francisco Mendes: Professor of Theory of History in the History Department of the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Minho. Researcher at the Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (Lab2PT). He is currently part of an international project for curricular reform of Basic Education in Guinea-Bissau (RECEB), in a partnership between the National Institute for the Development of Education in Guinea-Bissau (INDE) and the University of Minho. He recently coordinated two thematic issues: Configurações – Society, Authority and Post-Memories (2016) and History. Debates and trends – History of concepts and intellectual history: theoretical-methodological connections (2020).
Isabel Macedo: PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of Minho and University of Aveiro, in the area of Communication and Culture. Her doctoral thesis is entitled “Migrations, cultural memory and identity representations: film literacy in promoting intercultural dialogue”. She is a researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre and integrates several national and international associations in the area of communication, education and visual culture. She co-edited the journal Comunicação e Sociedade dedicated to the theme “Communication Sciences and Lusophone Studies” and Vista – Journal of Visual Culture entitled “Cultural Memory, Image, Archive”. Some of her main works are: Representations of Dictatorship in Portuguese Cinema (2017), in co-authorship; Interwoven migration narratives: identity and social representations in the Lusophone world (2016), in co-authorship, and Young people and Portuguese cinema: the (de) colonization of the imaginary? (2016).
Jacob Lussento Cupata: Graduated in Educational Sciences in the option of Teaching History at Universidade Agostinho Neto, Master in Intercultural Relations at Universidade Aberta de Lisboa, Assistant Professor at the Higher Institute of Educational Sciences of Cuanza Sul (ISCED/CS) at Universidade Katyavala Bwila (UKB), teaching the subjects of African History, Pedagogical Practices and Cultural Anthropology. He is developing the doctoral research project in Cultural Studies, under the theme “Social representations of the History of Africa in the Angolan educational system”.
Marília Gago: Professor of Methodology in the teaching of History and Professional Internship in the Master of History teaching at the Department of Integrated Studies in Literacy, Didactics and Supervision of the Institute of Education at the University of Minho. Researcher at the Transdisciplinary Research Center “Culture, Space and Memory (CITCEM-Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. Currently, she is part of an international project for the curricular reform of Basic Education in Guinea-Bissau (RECEB), in a partnership between the National Institute for the Development of Education of Guinea-Bissau (INDE) and the University of Minho. PhD in Education, Teaching Methodology of History and Social Sciences and Masters and post-doctorate within the Historical Consciousness Research Project: theory and practices II, financed by FCT.
Moisés de Lemos Martins: Full Professor at the University of Minho, he is Director of the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) at the University of Minho, which he founded in 2001. He holds a PhD in Social Sciences at the University of Human Sciences in Strasbourg, in 1984. Teaches and investigates social semiotics, sociology of communication and culture, intercultural communication, Portuguese-speaking studies. He is the Director of the magazine Comunicação e Sociedade and also of the Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais. He was President of Sopcom, Confibercom and Lusocom. Among his works are Crisis in the Castle of Culture (2011); L’imaginaire des mediums (with Michel Maffesoli, 2011), Portugal Illustrated in Postcards (with Madalena Oliveira, 2011); Paths in Social Sciences (2010); Communication and Lusophony (with Helena Sousa and Rosa Cabecinhas, 2006); Language, Truth and Power (2002); The Eye of God in Salazar’s Discourse (1990).
Rosa Cabecinhas: Director of the Doctoral Program in Cultural Studies at the University of Minho. She is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences at the Institute of Social Sciences and researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre. She has developed research of an interdisciplinary nature and integrates several national and international associations in the areas of communication, psychology, education and cultural studies. Her main research interests combine the areas of intercultural communication, social memory, social representations, social identities, social discrimination and diversity. Among her works, the following books stand out: Black and White: The naturalization of racial discrimination (2017, 2nd edition) and, in co-authorship Intercultural Communication: Perspectives, Dilemmas and Challenges (2017, 2nd edition).
Alice Balbé: Researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) and the project Memories, cultures and identities: how the past weights on the present-day intercultural relations in Mozambique and Portugal?. PhD in Communication Sciences by the University of Minho. She researches themes that include representations, Portuguese speaking, environmental communication focusing on climate change and digital social networks.
Sheila Khan: Sociologist, a researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre, University of Minho. PhD in Ethnic and Cultural Studies from the University of Warwick, she has, in her academic career, focused her attention on post-colonial studies, with a special focus on relations between Mozambique and Portugal, including the issue of Mozambican immigrants in Portugal. Among the themes, she has worked on include contemporary Mozambican and Portuguese history and literature, narratives of life and identity from the global South, authorities of memory and post-memory. Of particular note is her recent books, Portugal in Colored Pencil: South of a post-coloniality (Almedina, 2015); Visits to João Paulo Borges Coelho: readings, dialogues and futures (et al., 2017, Colibri); Mozambique on the Move: Challenges and Reflections (with Paula Meneses and Bjorn Bertelsen, Brill, 2018). Currently, PhD researcher of the project funded by the European Research Council, EXCHANGE and member of the research team of the FCT/Aga Khan project on intercultural relations between Mozambique and Portugal.