The year 2022 brought a progressive retrieval of the unconstrained dynamics of meetings and interactions. With the global relief of the health crisis, research activities resumed their pre-Covid-19 pace. Within this more flexible remote environment, CECS researchers organised and held more than a hundred events under various designations: seminars, workshops, meetings, congresses, conferences, roundtables, and a summer school.
Regarding scientific activity, the CECS’ outputs partly stemmed from 22 R&D projects and seven direct projects. Throughout the year, 32 new applications for funding were submitted, six with confirmed approval, whereas some support programmes are still to communicate their results. In this context, the CECS welcomed 26 research grant holders and one junior researcher.
In 2022, the three journals promoted by the centre – Comunicação e Sociedade, Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais and Vista – published two thematic volumes each. In the Editora UMinho catalogue, four books were published under the seal shared with the CECS, adding to nearly a dozen books of the CECS researchers’ authorship or organisation.
In the scope of education, 20 doctoral theses were concluded in the courses affiliated with the CECS and supervised by members of its team. According to the same criterion, i.e., within the scope of the ICS courses supervised by members of the CECS, 73 Master’s projects (dissertations and internship or project reports) were completed.
PolObs presents the results of a study on doctoral researchers in PortugalThe Observatory of Policies on Science, Communication and Culture (PolObs) of CECS presents the results of the first phase of the study "Public funding of human resources training: PhD scholarships in Communication".
RLEC: Call for papers on “Wonder Comics. Redrawing Gender in Ibero-American Graphic Narratives”Between January 2 to March 15, the call for papers for the Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies on “Wonder Comics. Redrawing Gender in Ibero-American Graphic Narratives” is open.
Comunicação e Sociedade: call for papers on “Quality of Journalism”Between January 2 and April 15, the call for papers for the Comunicação e Sociedade on “Quality of Journalism” is open. The issue is edited by Sandra Marinho (CECS, Universidade do Minho, Portugal), Luís Miguel Loureiro (CECS, Universidade do Minho, Portugal) and Dolors Palau Sampio (Universitat de València, Espanha).
Susana Amaral’s PhD examsOn February 6, at 10.00 am, the Sala de Atos will host Susana Amaral's PhD exams in Sociology. The thesis, supervised by Ana Paula Marques, has the title Crise de Oportunidades e Novas Configurações da Emigração Portuguesa: O Caso dos Profissionais Altamente Qualificados (Crisis of Opportunities and New Configurations of Portuguese Emigration: The Case of Highly Qualified Professionals).
Bianca Zanella Ribeiro: new PhD in Communication SciencesThe PhD viva of Bianca Zanella Ribeiro in Communication Sciences was held on January 30, at 2.00 p.m. The thesis, supervised by Teresa Ruão, has the title Inclusão e diversidade racial nas universidades públicas brasileiras: uma análise da representatividade na publicidade institucional em uma década da Lei de Cotas (Racial inclusion and diversity in Brazilian public universities: an analysis of representativeness in institutional advertising a decade after the Quotas Act).
Rita Moreira: new PhD in Sociology