Dedicated to the theme “Technology, Disinformation and Ethics”, the V Congress Literacy, Media and Citizenship is scheduled for May 3 and 4, 2019 in Aveiro. The program is now available here.
CECS promotes debate “Communicate in Associations. What strategies, what difficulties?” on Association DayThe CECS promotes the session "Communicating in Associations, what strategies, what difficulties?" at Setra Bar, in the center of Braga, on April 30 at 9:00 p.m.
“Terra Sonâmbula: reflexões”The past March 21 was marked by the presence of about 60 students from the Carlos Amarante Schools Group at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Minho. The "Terra Sonâmbula: refleções" activity took place within the scope of the partnership established between the "Leituras são Atos" Project, the Carlos Amarante Schools Group, and the Virtual Museum of Lusophony, the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS).
Projection of the film Rupa’s Boutique’sOn March 9, the CECS joined the Working Groups on Intercultural Communication, Film and Gender Studies and Sexualities of the Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences (Sopcom) in the projection of the film Rupa's Boutique (2017), by Glória Halász , within the scope of the Porto Femme International Film Festival activities. The film Catarse, by Maria Miel, was also designed, provoking the discussion of two works that cross the themes addressed: gender violence in diverse cultures.
2CN-CLab Talks “What do we talk about when we talk about Cultural Networks?Initiated in 2018 and energized as part of the activities of the Observatory of Communication and Culture Policies of the CECS, the 2CN-CLab Talks "What do we talk about when we talk about Cultural Networks?" are intended for future professionals in the cultural sector. In April 2019 the following 2CN-CLab Talks are scheduled in Portugal: April 2: Universidade Lusófona do Porto, Portugal April 5: University Portucalense Infante D. Henrique, Porto, Portugal April 10: Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon, Portugal April 11: School of Technology and Management, Beja, Portugal April 12: School of Education and Social Sciences, Portalegre, Portugal Participation in the 2CN-CLab Talks is free, and entries must be made through the online form.
”Technology, Disinformation and Ethics” in the V Congress Literacy, Media and CitizenshipEnvironment and Justice, Climate Change and Genetics. What do these areas of knowledge have in common? Anabela Carvalho and Helena Machado, both researchers at the Communication and Society Research Centre, were chosen to be part of the new edition of Women in Science, a tribute from Ciência Viva to women scientists in Portugal. The researchers were in the conversation with the CECS team and told a little about their academic background and the invitation they addressed. Women in Science 2019: the initiative
Anabela Carvalho and Helena Machado distinguished in a new edition of Women in ScienceAmbiente e Justiça, Alterações Climáticas e Genética. O que têm em comum estas áreas de conhecimento? Anabela Carvalho e Helena Machado, ambas investigadoras do Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade, foram duas das cientistas escolhidas para integrar a nova edição do livro Mulheres na Ciência, uma homenagem da Ciência Viva às mulheres cientistas portuguesas. As investigadoras estiveram à conversa com a equipa do CECS e contaram um pouco sobre o seu percurso académico e sobre o convite que lhes endereçaram.
Call for papers | Vol. 7, nº 1 | Communication of urban public art: via mobile and tourist culturesPublic art is understood as a hybrid and intercultural art style that, in the context of urban or rural public spaces and times, represents and presents objects or projects, contents or forms, structures or conjunctures, or any other theme or problem, social or individual. Material public art includes monuments, statues, installations, graffiti, stencils, stickers, etc. Immaterial public art exhibits events, performances and content on websites and social networks. Thus, the practice and understanding of public art cannot be separated from its social dimensions: its contexts (public sphere, global and local cultures, cyberspace and cybertime); the respective practices (leisure, citizenship, tourism activities and actions, among others), and the corresponding target public (citizen, tourist, immigrant, etc.)
Call of chapters for ebook “From the Political and Discursive Power of Images of Feminist Protests”In the last two decades, feminist protest actions have been multiplied on the streets of cities around the world. Motivated by issues that are part of the historical agenda of feminisms, but also attest to the recompositions and changes of contemporary feminism (in the sense, for example, of intersectionality, transnationality, popularization, decentralization and individualization), these actions often involve the use of the Internet and mobile communication for the constitution or use of networks. As is well known, these technologies have offered innumerable potentialities for local causes and the possibility of building transnational solidarities. The many women who went to the streets in the Arab spring of 2011, the various "marches of the sluts", 2011, in Brazil, the mobilizations of the #nunomenos, 2015, in Argentina, the Women's March #SejasTrump, 2017, USA, the protest actions instigated by #MeToo, those held on International Women's Day 2018, with replicas all over the world, the national protest "Moved with one, moved with all", 2018 are some of the examples of this most recent political mobilization of the women.
RLEC (Vol. 6, nº 2): Call for papers on “Resignifications of festivities and community identities”Traditional popular festivities, cyclically organized by communities, are times-spaces of celebration and social effervescence that have acquired new significations in contemporary societies. Far from remaining a continuous repetition of the past, festivities are constantly renewed in connection with the contexts of local communities and produce new meanings for participants. First and foremost, as in any other community practices, traditional ways of life are vanishing and for their active participants, spectators and visitors they are now read and interpreted from the perspective of the diffuse notion of "intangible cultural heritage". Processes of heritage classification, mediated by specialists and local organizations, have made it possible to valorize such cultural manifestations, and in certain cases safeguard them, via anthropological, sociological and historical studies, which have the evident effect of strengthening their central role in defining the identity of the respective local communities, while encouraging the involvement and participation of younger generations. It is nonetheless necessary to underline the tensions placed on the communities, who often feel that they are losing control over their traditional cultural practices and are torn between the advantages and risks associated to media promotion and tourism exploitation of cultural heritage.
Giovanna Leone and Silvana Mota-Ribeiro in Doctoral SeminarOn March 29th, another session of the cycle of Doctoral Seminars on Communication Sciences and Cultural Studies took place with the participation of Giovanna Leone and Silvana Mota-Ribeiro.
Cultural Studies Group visits cultural institutions of BragaOn March 22nd, students from the Doctoral Program in Cultural Studies, accompanied by Professor Rosa Cabecinhas, visited some of the cultural institutions of Braga: Theatro Circo, the Lúcio Craveiro da Silva Library and the Bracara Augusta Archaeological Center.
Theater applied to academic lifeAcademic life is marked by a series of situations where it is necessary to make oral presentations, to give evidence and to defend arguments. For this reason, 5 sessions were organized by Fabiano Assis and Renata Flaiban, with the aim of contributing to improve the capacity for expression, especially in academic contexts that require oral presentations, thesis and dissertation defenses, and others.
Doctoral Seminars of Communication Sciences and Cultural Studies in 2019The foresaw schedule for the Doctoral Seminars of Communication Sciences and Cultural Studies is already available. Between March and May of 2019 several will be the subjects approached.
Seminar Sessions on Quantitative Content Analysis and EndnoteOn March 15, two sessions took place in the scope of the Doctoral Seminars of Communication Sciences and Cultural Studies. In the morning, at 10:00 a.m., in the ICS Room of Acts, João Gonçalves gave a debate on "Analysis of Quantitative Content". Quantitative content analysis is one of the most widely used methods in the current academic context for studying media messages. In this session, participants were introduced to the basic principles of content analysis, the incorporation of this technique into research design and its practical application. Relevant concepts such as codebook, sampling and reliability among coders, as well as some techniques of data analysis were discussed. At the end of the session, participants were able to plan and execute a research project using quantitative content analysis. The seminar had the collaboration of Pedro Moura.
João Gonçalves is a lecturer at Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and a visiting researcher at the Center for Media Engagement (UT Austin, USA). He has been developing research with quantitative content analysis for some seven years in areas such as political communication, public participation and artificial intelligence. He has recently been honored with China's Qi-yuan research excellence award for his work on the media representations of artificial intelligence and has articles published in internationally projected journals such as the Journal of Applied Communication Research and Observatory (OBS *).In the afternoon, Alberto Sá led a workshop on Endnote software. The Endnote Program is one of the most used bibliographic management programs and constitutes a valuable aid in the elaboration of the dissertation.
Doctorate in Communication Sciences, by the University of Minho, in 2012, Alberto Sá is Assistant Professor of the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho. He was director of the degree in Communication Sciences, where he teaches in the area of digital media and communication. Has developed research work on memory studies, in particular, the mediation of memory in the digital age. In 2013 he was co-leader of WG2 of the project 'Action COST IS1205' and member of the 'Steering Committee'.
Lívia Pinent: new Ph.D in Communication SciencesOn March 21, at 2:30 p.m., in the Institute of Social Sciences, took place the Ph.D. proceedings on Communication Sciences of Lívia Stroschoen Pinent.
João Gonçalves: new Ph.D. in Communication Studies: Technology, Culture and SocietyOn March 15, at 2:30 p.m., in the Institute of Social Sciences, took place the Ph.D. proceedings in Communication Studies: Technology, Culture and Society of João Fernando Ferreira Gonçalves.
Ana Melro: new Ph.D. in Communication SciencesOn March 7, at 2:00 p.m., in the Institute of Social Sciences, took place the Ph.D. proceedings in Communication Sciences of Ana Isabel Gomes Gonçalves Melro.