In the coming months, the CECS will be the organiser of several congresses, also highlighting the organisation of the XIII of Sopcom in 2024.
The month of May began with the International Congress “Festivals, Cultures and Communities: Heritage and Sustainability”, on May 4, 5 and 6, followed by the International Congress “European Degree in Mediation: a new model for training mediators”, on May 18 and 19. The month ends with the co-organization of the Colloquium “José Craveirinha. Poet of Historical Reparation”, on 26 May.
Last April 13, in Lisbon, took place the official presentation of CECS as the host of the 13th Sopcom Congress dedicated to the theme “Communication, Cultures and Communities”.
The steering committee of the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) election was held last April 6. The A Lists were elected, by absolute majority, for the respective bodies they ran for.
To the Board of Diretors of the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) were elected Maria Madalena Costa Oliveira (Director), Luís António Martins Santos (Deputy Director) and António Avelino Batista Vieira (Deputy Director). Sara Teixeira Rego de Oliveira Balonas (Coordinator) and Francisco Silva Costa (Deputy Coordinator) were elected to coordinate the Communication, Territories, Organizations and Social Dynamics research group. Rita Maria Gonçalves Ribeiro (Coordinator) was elected for the Cultural Studies research group. Felisbela Maria Carvalho Lopes (Coordinator) and Alberto Teixeira de Sá (Deputy Coordinator) were elected for the Media and Journalism research group.
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CECS researchers train teachers from D. Maria II Secondary SchoolThree researchers of the CECS will conduct two Short Training Actions (STAs) for teachers, in the Braga-Sul Training Centre. The STAs will focus on “Historical Reparations: Destabilizing constructions of the colonial past” and stem from the itinerant training project “The narratives of History and post-coloniality. Myths, concepts and problematics”, coordinated by Vítor de Sousa and Pedro Rodrigues Costa (CECS).
Call for Research Fellowship | POLObs PlatformA call for a Master’s student research fellowship is open from April 27 to May 10, in the scope of the POLObs Platform.
Permanent Seminar “Observatories and research: frameworks and purposesNext Monday, May 9, at 4 pm, the Observatory on Science Communication and Culture Policies , (POLObs) holds the Permanent Seminar “Observatories and research: frameworks and purposes”. This session, via Zoom, is meant to reflect on the concept, role and processes of communication observatories.
International Congress on “European Mediation Degree: a new training model for mediatorsThe University of Minho hosts the International Congress "European Degree in Mediation: a new training model for mediators", organised under the European Project LIMEdiat, in partnership with the Communication and Society Research Centre. This event will be held at the Auditório Multimédia of the Institute of Education of the University of Minho on May 18 and 19.
Conference “José Craveirinha. Poet of Historical Reparation”On May 26th, at 9.30 a.m., in the Small Auditorium of the Vila Real Municipal Theatre, the conference "José Craveirinha. Poet of Historical Reparation".
Call for papers for Conference “Quality in Journalism”It is open, until May 13, the call for papers for the Conference "Quality in Journalism". The event will take place on June 22, at the University of Minho.
Itinerary of Seminars “Cultures and Work” – Session 4The fourth session of the Itinerary of Seminars "Cultures and Work" is scheduled for June 3rd, at 6pm, with the participation of Orquídea Ribeiro, Daniela Fonseca and Esser Jorge Silva, CECS researchers and professors at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. The session will be held via Zoom.
Interview with Pedro Chamusca: “Geography does not remain enclosed in Universities”Pedro Chamusca, an assistant researcher at the CECS, is the new president of the Portuguese Association of Geographers (APG), elected with 90% of the votes.
New publication: “Opening the Buds of Time: Conversations About Cinema in Mozambique”The book Abrir os Gomos do Tempo: Conversas Sobre Cinema em Moçambique (Opening the Buds of Time: Conversations About Cinema in Mozambique), by Ana Cristina Pereira e Rosa Cabecinhas has just been published.
Comunicação e Sociedade: call for papers on “Design and Communication: Digital Challenges and Dilemmas”Between September 5 and November 13, is open the call for papers for Comunicação e Sociedade journal on “Design and Communication: Digital Challenges and Dilemmas”. The issue is edited by Daniel Brandão (CECS, University of Minho, Portugal), Nuno Martins (ID+, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal) and Rachel Cooper (PETRAS, Lancaster University, United Kingdom).
RLEC: call for papers on “Communication and Mediation in/of Art”Between September 5 and November 1, the call for papers for the Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies on “Communication and Mediation in/of Art” is open. The issue is edited by Zara Pinto-Coelho (CECS, University of Minho, Portugal), Helena Pires (CECS, University of Minho, Portugal) and Jean-Marie LaFortune (Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Publics de la Culture, Université du Québec, Canada).
Vista: call for papers on “Aesthetics in Distress: Gender-Based Violence and Visual Culture”Between May 1 and July 30, the call for papers for the Vista journal on "Aesthetics in Distress: Gender-Based Violence and Visual Culture" is open. The issue is edited by Ece Canli (CECS, University of Minho) and Nicoletta Mandolini (CECS, University of Minho).
Call for papers: From Post-memory to Reparative Writing and Voice: Contexts, Dialogues, New HorizonsThis is the time of dialogue between post-memory, reparation and pedagogy for citizenship rooted in the sense of historical and global fraternity. Aware of this civic duty that requires an active and inclusive citizenship, this thematic issue intends to host works that can critically analyze, map and approach the companionship between memory, post-memory and reparative writing, starting from an interdisciplinary approach.
Call for papers on “Digital Parenting: Media and New Parenting Practices”The call for papers for the special issue of Journalism and Media is open until November 25. The publication on “Digital Parenting: Media and New Parenting Practices” will be edited by Sara Pereira and Sarah Pila.
Call for papers for the CECS’ IX Doctoral Conference.The IX Doctoral Conference, organised by the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) of the University of Minho, will take place on October 13 and 14, at the Gualtar campus in Braga. Unless other regulations apply, given the pandemic circumstances, the activity will be held on-site. The call for papers is open until July 15.
PhD exams of Lina Moscoso TeixeiraThe PhD exams in Communication Sciences of Lina Moscoso Teixeira will take place on the May, 24, at 2 p.m., in the Sala de Atos of the Instituto de Ciências Sociais (Institute of Social Sciences). The thesis, supervised by Luís António Martins dos Santos and Ana Margarida Ferreira Rato Jorge, is entitled "Network activism: criticism of alternative media to the current politics in Brazil, Spain and Portugal".
PhD exams of Raimundo da SilvaThe Ph.D. exams in Cultural Studies of Raimundo Nonato Pereira da Silva will take place on May, 10, at 10 a.m., at the Sala de Atos of the Social Sciences Institute. The thesis, supervised by Jean-Martin Rabot, is entitled "Identity and cultural diversity represented in the pedagogical practices of public school teachers in São Luís do Maranhão".
Ana Oliveira: new PhD in Communication Studies: Technology, Culture and SocietyThe PhD exams in Communication Studies: Technology, Culture and Society of Ana Filipa Pereira Oliveira took place on April 22, at 10.00 a.m. The thesis, under the supervision of Sara Pereira, is entitled “Criação de narrativas digitais e Literacia Mediática: investigação-ação com alunos do Ensino Secundário”.