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.
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POLObs studies the impact of Covid-19 on CultureThe CECS Observatory of Communication and Culture Policies (POLObs) is studying the impact of Covid-19 on the Portuguese cultural sector. The investigation, coordinated by Manuel Gama, will take place until March 2021 measuring how the pandemic affects the sector that has seen thousands and events postponed and canceled, leaving cultural organizations and professionals in a “dramatic situation”.
7 Days with Media 2020 without leaving homeSince 2013, from 7 to 9 May, the 7 Days with the Media initiative has been organized. This is an operation that invites citizens and institutions to promote some form of action, reflection, and/or discussion about the media, their role, and effects on individual and collective life.
Call for Passeário
Passeio: From the Square to the BalconyGiven the current pandemic situation that prevents Passeio from freely observing and recording the daily life of the city's streets and squares, it has shifted its attention to the dynamics and transformations of social and family life that occur, in particular, on the balconies of the houses. Committed to scrutinizing the daily 'social isolation' of families, temporarily confined to the domestic space, Passeio called itself the mission of sharing its vision, supported by the field diary it has collected.
MILOBS: “Media at home” initiativeFrom April 3, and on a weekly basis, MILObs - Observatory on Information, Media and Literacy - and GILM - Informal Group on Media Literacy - launch proposals for simple activities with the aim of promoting Literacy for the Media of children and young people. The “Media at home” initiative suggests activities that can be carried out at home, independently by young people, or with the support of parents or, at a distance, with that of teachers. Suggestions of films, cartoons, books, games, and other quality content are also offered for this audience so that the time spent at home with the media can be fun but also healthy.
Interview with António Bento Gonçalves: “I believe that when science is produced, in any area of knowledge, we are contributing to society”In an interview, António Bento Gonçalves spoke of coming to CECS, of the election for the position of president of the Portuguese Association of Geographers and of the scientific work that he has been developing throughout his academic career.
Exchange Seminar with Irene Flunser PimentelOn May 5, the Exchange Project will resume the Exchange Seminars with the presence of Irene Flunser Pimentel, from the Contemporary History Institute, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The seminar “Nazi anti-Semitic racism” will begin at 2:30 pm. It will be carried out remotely and transmitted in real-time using the Zoom platform. Access to it will be done through the link https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/99397579039 or through ID 993 9757 9039.
Extended deadline | 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.
Extended deadline | “Children, youth and media” | ECREA 2020 Pre-conference call"Children, youth and media" is the theme of one of the pre-conferences of ECREA 2020. Scheduled for October 2, 2020, this event will take the form of a workshop on ethics and children's rights in the digital age and is organized by ECREA Children, Youth and Media section.
Research scholarship for PhD studentIs open a call for a scholarship for a Ph.D. student under the Multiannual Funding of the Communication and Society Research Centre 2020-2023 (programmatic funding, reference UIDP / 00736/2020), financed by national funds through Foundation for Science and Technology.
Call of short chapter for eBook: Time and Society in the LoungeThe editors propose to reunite contributions that can provide theoretically and empirically supported views about the pertinence of time for understanding this (ongoing) society in the lounge, its processes and entanglements, particularly in a moment of apparent disorder, enormous uncertainty, and risk.
Call for papers of Comunicação e Sociedade journal | Vol. 39 | Who cares? Digital platforms, sharing and regulation in connected economiesThis volume of Comunicação e Sociedade is devoted to studies on Sharing Economy. It pays special attention to proposals for articles that result from scientific research work.
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.
Extended deadline | Call for Papers: PhD programme in Communication Studies’ final conferenceThe conference welcomes submissions about communication for democratic transformative change.