In the context of the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus COVID-19, the University of Minho (UMinho) activated a Commission for the Elaboration and Management of the Internal Contingency Plan.
In the current situation of suspension of activities at the UMinho, the suspension of conferences, seminars, ceremonies, and events of a similar nature throughout the University was determined.
The CECS Science and Technology Management team remains in office, despite being limited to the current teleworking conditions. Support for CECS researchers will, therefore, be provided via email.
More information, here.
PolObs: Pandemia emphasizes need to think about support for the pressAt a time when the press financing difficulties are being discussed again, PolObs has just released a policy paper signed by Elsa Costa e Silva, who advocates the development of support policies for newspapers. For the CECS researcher, "the question is not whether the State should intervene, but in what dimension and in what modalities it should intervene". Defending that there are economic and social reasons to justify the relevance of the support, Elsa Costa e Silva maintains that a support system for the sustainability of the press should also be articulated with a strategy to promote media literacy, involving schools and libraries.
Coronavirus and information – to know is to know?As COVID-19 got closer to Portugal and the Portuguese cultural sector (which can be symbolically highlighted, with the news of February 29, 2019 that the Chilean writer Luís Sepúlveda had contracted the virus and that, in the same time, had been present in Portugal at a major literary event), it became increasingly clear that Portugal and the national cultural sector were not immune to the pandemic decreed by the WHO on March 9, 2020.
POLObs: Impacts of COVID-19 on the Portuguese cultural sectorÀ medida que a COVID-19 se foi aproximando de Portugal e do setor cultural português (o que pode ser simbolicamente assinalado, com a notícia de 29 de fevereiro de 2019 de que o escritor chileno Luís Sepúlveda tinha contraído o vírus e que, na mesma altura, tinha estado presente em Portugal num grande evento literário), foi-se tornando cada vez mais claro que Portugal e o setor cultural nacional não estavam imunes à pandemia decretada pela OMS a 9 de março de 2020.
UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific ResearchApplications for the “UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research” are open until April 20. This Prize seeks to bring students from the 1st cycle closer to real contexts of scientific research, including them in research teams that work on the creation of new and relevant knowledge.
Climate emergency and communications research: where to from here? | ECREA 2020 Pre-conference call“Climate emergency and communications research: where to from here?” is the theme of one of the pre-conferences of ECREA 2020. Scheduled for October 2, 2020, in the Social Innovation Laboratory, in Braga, this event will function mostly as a discussion space and a hands-on collaborative exercise.
”Improving public participation through strategic communication” | ECREA 2020 Pre-conference call for abstracts“Improving public participation through strategic communication” is the theme of one of the pre-conferences of ECREA 2020. Scheduled for October 2, 2020, this event will start at 9:00 am.
Call for papers for Comunicação e Sociedade on Public discourses on migrants, refugees and minorities (extended to April 15)For the next volume of Comunicação e Sociedade, we are challenging researchers to reflect on the different discursive-textual strategies used in political, press and social media discourses on migrants, refugees and minorities since the early 21st century.
RLEC: Call for papers on “Colonial, anti-colonial and post-colonial museums, collections and exhibitions”This issue of the Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais / Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies aims to explore all these dimensions of museums, collections and exhibitions – their representations, narratives and memories, how they intersect with colonial, anti-colonial and post-colonial dimensions, i.e. related to the retrieval, denunciation and representation of the subordinate status, and also with the legitimation of social movements.
Open applications for PhDs in Communication Sciences and Cultural StudiesApplications for doctoral programs in Communication Sciences and Cultural Studies at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho are now open. The first phase runs from March 3rd to April 24th.
Diana Pinto: new PhD in Communication SciencesOn March 2, at 2:30 pm, in the Institute of Social Sciences, took place the Ph.D. viva in Sciences Communication of Diana Patrícia Pires Pinto.
Interview with Mariana Carareto AlvesMariana Carareto Alves, a Ph.D. student at Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), spent six months at CECS as part of her Advanced Scientific Ph.D. Internship. The researcher sought, in this period that is now ending, to study the impact of Organizational Communication on Society, believing that organizations have the power to influence.