The Permanent Seminar on Communication and Diversity on “The struggle for liberation and nation building in Angola” is scheduled for October 1, at 3 pm, in the ICS acts room.
The session will be attended by Marissa Moorman, from the Indiana University, USA, and Vasco Martins, from the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Marissa J. Moorman will frame the struggle for liberation and nation-building in Angola not only as political, social, economic but through a series of issues that can be addressed through the lens of cultural practices and technology. The communication contemplates the crossing of culture and politics to focus on a variety of sources that offer us a history of Angolanity that cuts across music, broadcasting technology and the record industry, and the rise of the independent state. Vasco Martins’ communication deals with historiographical, sociological and political elements associated with the struggle for liberation and nation-building in Angola. Addressing recently published work, mostly after the end of the civil war in 2002, it explores the socio-political divisions of Angolan nationalism and the impacts they had on the constitution of public memory and on the informal imaginary and conceptions of citizenship, crucial concepts in the construction of a nation that carries with it the memory of almost forty years of armed conflict.
This seminar will be promoted by João Sarmento, a researcher at CECS and coordinator of the Summer School Áfricas, and by Rosa Cabecinhas, a researcher at CECS, director of the PhD in Cultural Studies and coordinator of the Permanent Seminar on Communication and Diversity.
Marissa J. Moorman is Full Professor of African History and Media and Film Studies at Indiana University. PhD in African History in 2004 from the University of Minnesota, she is the author of two Intonations books: a Social History of Music and Nation Luanda, Angola, 1945-Recent Times (Ohio 2008) and Powerful Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1931-2002 (Ohio 2019) and several articles. Moorman has publications on music, the media, fashion, cinema, radio, and urban space. She is editor of the academic journal The Journal of African History, published by Cambridge University and serves on the editorial board of Africa is a Country, the blog that has nothing to do with Bono, hunger, or Obama.
Vasco Martins is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra within the scope of the CROME project – Memories Crossed, Policies of Silence. He holds a doctorate in African Studies from the Lisbon University Institute and author of Colonialism, Ethnicity and War in Angola (Routledge, 2021).
João Sarmento is a geographer and assistant professor with aggregation in the Department of Geography at the University of Minho since 1999. He is Vice-President for research and internationalization at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Minho. Since 2018 he is an integrated researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre. He has several publications in the fields of Cultural Geography and Post-colonial Studies, with particular emphasis on Africa.
Rosa Cabecinhas is a professor at the Department of Communication Sciences, Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Minho and researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre. She is director of the Doctoral Program in Cultural Studies at the same university. She has developed interdisciplinary research on social memory, diversity and intercultural communication.
It is a joint organization of the Permanent Seminar on Communication and Diversity of the CECS, the Africas Summer School and the PhD in Cultural Studies.
Due to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be of restricted access, with registrations made by sending an email with expressions of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org