December was a month marked by publications: from the usual CECS journals to books with different themes.
The Communication and Society journal dedicated to the topic “Discourses on migrants, refugees and minorities in the public sphere: the 21st century in debate” is available on open access, as well as the Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies on “Museums, collections and exhibitions, colonial, anti-colonial and post-colonial”.
In December, several ebooks were also published: I am you. Ecocritical experiences; Listen. To feel. Save – Proceedings of the 1st Audire Online Meeting and The world in Europe: crises and identities.
Launch of the CECS creative agency websiteToday, December 16, the Communication and Society Research Centre launched the website of CreatLab, a laboratory creative agency that aims to develop innovative integrated communication solutions, applied to academic projects as well as to initiatives from the wider community.
Seminar on “Cultural projects and the 2030 Agenda: reports of an experience in Brazil in the year 2020″The second session of the Permanent Seminar for Research and Community will take place on January 13, at 2:30 pm. "Cultural projects and the 2030 Agenda: reports of an experience in Brazil in the year 2020" is the topic to be discussed with the CECS researcher, Manuel Gama.
Dan Hicks at CECS Permanent Seminar on Post-Colonial StudiesThe next CECS’ Permanent Seminar in Post-Colonial Studies will take place on January 20 (3:00 pm), via the Zoom platform and will feature Dan Hicks (Oxford University), author of the book The brutish museums: the Benin bronzes, colonial violence and cultural restitution (Pluto, 2020). In this sense, the author argues that the return of materials to the countries from which they were created and stolen would be the beginning of a process of cultural restitution. It would allow nations that were colonies to celebrate and question their own cultural heritage. But it would also force the acceptance of its own colonial past.
Alda Costa distinguished as “personality in the area of Museology” by APOMAlda Maria Costa, researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS), was distinguished by the Portuguese Association of Museology (APOM) as a “personality in the field of Museology”. The “APOM 2020 Awards” delivery ceremony took place on December 12th.
Review “The colonial past as a problem not closed in contemporary times. Mental decolonization as an intercultural possibility in times of resentment”The Permanent Seminar on Post-Colonial Studies was held on December 11th, dedicated to the theme “The colonial past as a problem not closed in contemporary times. Mental decolonization as an intercultural possibility in times of resentment”. With the participation of Luís Lisboa, director of the FUA-Frente Unitária Antifascista, and Pedro Schacht Pereira, professor at Ohio State University (USA), the session sought to look at the concept of “artivism”, which is not widely accepted in the Social and Human Sciences, as a contribution to mental decolonization and intercultural possibility.
New number of Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies on “Colonial, anti-colonial and post-colonial museums, collections and exhibitions”The most recent number of the Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies (RLEC) on "Colonial, anti-colonial and post-colonial museums, collections and exhibitions" is now available. The number was edited by Moisés de Lemos Martins, João Sarmento and Alda Costa.
New volume of Comunicação e Sociedade on “Public discourses on migrants, refugees and minorities: the 21st century in debate”A new volume of the Comunicação e Sociedade journal has just been launched, dedicated to the theme "Public discourses on migrants, refugees and minorities: the 21st century in debate" and edited by Moisés de Lemos Martins, Maria Aldina Marques e Rui Ramos.
New publication on “The world in Europe: crises and identities”New CECS ebook published The world in Europe: crises and identities, edited by Sheila Khan, Vítor de Sousa and Rita Ribeiro.
New publication available: “Listen. Feel. Save – Proceedings of the I Online Audire Meeting”A new CECS publication entitled Listen. Feel. Save - Proceedings of the I Online Audire Meeting is available on open access. Edited by Madalena Oliveira, Alberto Sá and Pedro Portela, this book includes texts that fix the memory of the debates held in the virtual room.
New CECS publication: “I am you. Ecocritical experiences”A new CECS publication entitled I am you. Ecocritical experiences is available on open access. Edited by José Pinheiro Neves, Pedro Rodrigues Costa, Paula de Vilhena Mascarenhas, Ilda Teresa de Castro and Virginia Román Salgado, this book focuses on isolated “ecocritic experiences”.
New ebook: “Communicative dynamics and social transformations. Proceedings of the VII Doctoral Conference in Communication & Cultural Studies”The ebook Communicative dynamics and social transformations. Proceedings of the VII Doctoral Conference in Communication & Cultural Studies is now available.
Comunicação e Sociedade: call for papers on “Health communication during a pandemic”This volume of Comunicação e Sociedade focuses on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and aims at gathering researchers from different geographies in thinking about Health Journalism and Health Communication within a global health crisis. Nowadays, the diversity of media platforms, the change in habits of media consumption, or the increase of fake news and disinformation bring renewed challenges to the fields of Health Journalism and Health Communication. Therefore, it is important to understand what is being done, both nationally and internationally, to deal with these challenges and to reinforce the role of journalism and communication applied to health.
Vista: permanent call for papers from the new CECS journalWith a permanent call for papers, Vista accepts proposals for original and unpublished academic papers on topics related to the objectives and scope of the journal, in the form of articles, visual projects, reviews and interviews. Articles can be submitted in English or Portuguese.
Call for 12 PhD Research GrantsThe Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) calls for 12 (twelve) Research Grants for PhDs, in the area of Communication Sciences, under the FCT Research Grants Regulation (RBI) and the Statute of the Research Fellow (EBI).
Awarded theses by CECS researchersOn December 23, 2020, the University of Aveiro awarded the International Prize in Cultural Studies Virgínia Quaresma in the Career and Best Doctoral Thesis in Cultural Studies modalities. The Career Award was sponsored by the Regional Culture Directorate of the Center, in Portugal. The Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Cultural Studies was awarded to Sara Vidal Maia, for her thesis on Power Relations and Gender Identity (s): Ílhavo's “matriarchal” society in the 1950s, defended in 2016, in the Doctoral Program in Studies Of the Universities of Aveiro and Minho. The thesis discusses the concepts of power, discourse and identity, especially gender identity and applying it to the study of the media and its role in the construction, dissemination and interpretation of gender differences. Through the analysis of the textual and imaginary speeches of the newspaper 'O Ilhavense', the thesis seeks to deconstruct the myth of an alleged matriarchal society in the city of Ílhavo, in the centre of Portugal, marked, in the 20th century, by the strong presence of the fishing industry in the cod, which caused city men to remain absent for most of the year.
Sara Matos: new PhD in SociologyThe PhD exams in Sociology of Sara Margarida Silva Matos, took place on December 18, starting at 2:00 pm. The thesis, supervised by Helena Machado, is entitled “Watch and/or protect?: Challenges of protecting genetic data in the fight against crime under the Prüm system”.
PhD exams of Helena PereiraThe PhD exams in Communication Sciences of Helena Alice Mendes Pereira, will take place on January 6, starting at 2:30 pm. The thesis, supervised by Jean-Martin Rabot, is entitled “Curation (expanded) as a process of Contemporary Art Communication”.
PhD exams of Alene LinsThe PhD exams in Communication Sciences of Alene da Silva Lins, will take place on January 12, starting at 2:00 pm. The thesis, supervised by Luís António Santos, is entitled “A socio-semiotic view of the spontaneous in political photojournalism”.
PhD exams of Francisca Tôrres FilhaRealizam-se no dia 28 de janeiro, pelas 14h30, as provas de doutoramento em Ciências da Comunicação de Francisca Gomes Tôrres Filha. A tese, orientada por Zara Pinto-Coelho, tem o título “Gênero e participação política das trabalhadoras rurais: O caso do P.A. Sítio de Góis – Apodi/RN (NE – BR)”.