On February 22, at the General Council of the University of Minho, the passage from the Virtual Museum of Lusophony (MVL) to a cultural unit was approved. Created in 2017, the MVL aims to articulate the possibilities of digital technology with the preservation, research and dissemination of the historical and cultural heritage of Portuguese-speaking countries, to contribute to the expansion of reciprocal knowledge between these countries, bringing their peoples closer together and promoting intercultural dialogue.
As a cultural unit, MVL will direct its work towards embodying an important commitment by the University of Minho in university extension and knowledge transfer, in promoting the Portuguese language as a language of culture and science, in open access to knowledge and in development of communities in the Portuguese-speaking space through the internationalization of cultural heritage.
Communitas debate. Communicating in tragedy: 20 years of Entre-os-RiosOn March 4, we mark the 20-year passage about the Entre-os-Rios tragedy. To remember much of what happened around the event but also to discuss the way Communication in times of tragedy has evolved over the past two decades, the Communitas - CECS think tank - holds a debate on 6 March at 6 pm online with the presence of Magda Rocha (RTP), one of the first journalists to arrive at the site, Manuel Pinto, a researcher at CECS, and Vasco Ribeiro, professor of Strategic Communication at the University of Porto.
Visual Museum of Lusophony becomes UMinho Cultural UnitOn February 22, at the General Council of the University of Minho, the passage from the Virtual Museum of Lusophony (MVL) to a cultural unit was approved.
”Development of the territory – contexts of political and institutional (in) action: the case of Vale do Ave” seminarThe "Development of the territory - contexts of political and institutional (in) action: the case of Vale do Ave" seminar will be held on March 5, at 3 pm, led by Paula Dourado.
Interdisciplinary Seminar discusses interculturality and historical awarenessOn 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 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).
”SOUND, ART AND MEDIA” MeetingSound is a physical vibration that informs our daily experience. But it is also a language through which we also express our rational and affective experience. Thinking of sound as a connection and relationship, as an expression of flow and time, the Audire project team and the Sopcom Radio and Sound Means working group invite researchers, professionals, students and artists to an online meeting, about the power of sound in communication.
”The memory of slavery: museums and monuments as instruments of public debate on the slave past” seminar"The memory of slavery: museums and monuments as instruments of public debate on the slave past" is the theme of the next Permanent Seminar on Post-Colonial Studies to be held on March 19, at 3 pm. The session will be attended by Ana Lúcia Araújo, from Howard University and will be broadcast via Zoom.
Review the seminar “Activism in Angola: resistance manual”On February 25, at 5 pm, another Permanent Seminar on Post-Colonial Studies took place. Entitled “Activism in Angola: resistance manual”, the session was moderated by Joana Fonseca, from the University of Coimbra, and attended by Adolfo Maria, Angolan nationalist and Angolan activists, Laurinda Gouveia and Hitler Samussuku.
Call for IC&DT Projects in all Scientific DomainsBetween January 28 and March 10, 2021, the application process for the IC&DT Projects is taking place. The Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) is now available to collaborate in the presentation and development of the applications of its researchers.
Book Launch “Modes of Bio-Bordering: The Hidden (Dis)integration of Europe”The presentation of Modes of Bio-Bordering: The Hidden (Dis) integration of Europe, by Nina Amelung, Rafaela Granja and Helena Machado, is scheduled for March 18, at 2 pm. The program includes a brief presentation by the authors, followed by commentaries by Claudia Aradau, King’s College London; Carole McCartney, Northumbria University; and Eric Töpfer, German Institute for Human Rights.
RLEC: Call for Papers | Inclusion of persons with disabilities. Policies, practices, research and narrativesThis issue of the Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais/Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies is structured around the themes identified in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The main objective is to improve social awareness about disabilities; remove physical and behavioural barriers; and combat stereotypes and prejudices. In other words, promote the human rights of persons with disabilities, eliminate discrimination and inequalities in participation and access to opportunities in life, improve quality of life and foster full social inclusion.
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.
Doctoral seminar “The research project: from the idea to the work plan”"The research project: from the idea to the work plan" is the theme of the next Doctoral Seminar on Communication Sciences and Cultural Studies. The session will be conducted by Madalena Oliveira and transmitted by Zoom.
History Webinar SeriesThe new Cycle of PhD Webinars in History already has sessions scheduled until May 2021.
PhD viva of Cláudio AbdoThe PhD viva in Communication Studies: Technology, Culture and Society of Cláudio Abdo will take place on March 9, at 2:00 pm. The thesis, supervised by Rosa Cabecinhas and Maria José Brites, is entitled “The migratory crisis in Europe: a look at refugees in Braga, Northern Portugal”.
PhD viva of Ana Paula da Fonseca CruzThe PhD exams in Communication Sciences by Ana Paula da Fonseca Cruz will take place on March 18, at 10 am. The thesis, supervised by Moisés Martins and Teresa Ruão, has the title “The Sémio-narrativa in action, in Organizational Change”.
PhD viva of Jorge ZamoraThe PhD exams in Communication Sciences by Jorge Daniel López Zamora will take place on March 19, at 2:30 pm. The thesis, supervised by Madalena Oliveira, has the title “Combined design: looking at the construction of meaning in realities mediated by artificiality”.