In the context of the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus, the CECS Science and Technology Management team remains in office, despite being limited to current teleworking conditions.
Support for CECS researchers will preferably be carried out via email, but, starting in June, CECS will guarantee face-to-face service, subject to prior scheduling via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information, here.
Understanding the current relevance of Open Science practices, the Center for Communication and Society Studies has launched an information section that seeks to summarize “what CECS researchers need to know” on this topic.
The content is available on the Open Science page.
POLObs: Projetos culturais e a Agenda 2030POLObs - CECS Communication and Culture Policy Observatory - has been developing, since December 2019, the study "Culture and Development: Cultural Projects and the 2030 Agenda" to identify, characterize and map developed cultural projects with the 2030 Agenda framework. On April 30, 2020, the first phase of the study was concluded, within the scope of which it was possible to identify 278 cultural projects promoted by Portuguese cultural institutions.
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.
Listen, feel, and keep: Sound experience and acoustic ecologyThe call for papers for the Online Meeting "Listen, feel, and keep. Sound experience and acoustic ecology" is open until June 26th. The modern world is much louder than in the past. After the Industrial Revolution, societies became increasingly noisy. For Erling Kagge, “silence is on the brink of extinction” (O silêncio na era do ruído, 2016, p. 49). Perhaps that is why listening is today an increasingly demanding exercise.
Helena Sousa elected to IAMCR International CouncilThe election results of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) were announced. Helena Sousa, a researcher at CECS, was one of those elected to the International Council.
Exchange Symposium: “Challenges to criminal justice and police and judicial cooperation: the DNA data exchange within the Prüm system”On June 22, the Exchange Project, funded by the European Research Council and hosted at the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS), will organize the Symposium "Challenges to criminal justice and police and judicial cooperation: the DNA data exchange within the Prüm system".
CECS participates in a study on the effects of the state of emergency on journalismHow has the Declaration of the State of Emergency for six consecutive weeks affected the employment situation of journalists in Portugal? This is the main question that motivates the study “Effects of the State of Emergency on Journalism”, addressed to 7,297 holders of the professional title of journalist in Portugal.
[Extended deadline] “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 | 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.
Call for papers of Comunicação e Sociedade journal | Vol. 39 | Who cares? Digital platforms, sharing and regulation in connected economiesThis thematic volume aims to approach and critically understand the varied interfaces of this economy based on the emergence of digital platforms, considering the scope and scale that such models have contracted in the daily life world. It is interesting to discover, for example, how international regulatory frameworks have systematised and are dealing with the platform operations, and what strategies are being developed by users either to resist and/or to benefit from them. And yet, what are the resilience and sustainability strategies that their users have used to co-exist with such platforms?
PhD viva of Simone PetrellaThe Ph.D. viva in Communication Sciences, by Simone Petrella, will take place on June 8, 2020, at 2:30 pm. The thesis, supervised by Sara Pereira and Manuel Pinto, has the title “Media literacy and intergenerational communication. Study of exchanges and shares in the 'meeting' between distant generations”.
Extended deadline | Call for Papers: PhD programme in Communication Studies’ final conferenceDemocracies are under threat in many parts of the world. The emergence of authoritarian and illiberal political forces and the rise of intolerance in political discourse can be linked to a variety of factors. These include mistrust in political institutions, which in turn has been exacerbated by rampant economic inequality and injustice.