Moisés de Lemos Martins will be the protagonist of the upcoming Permanent Seminar of Postcolonial Studies of the CECS, held on January 26, at 5 p.m., via Zoom. The director of the VLM will focus on the topic “The Virtual Museum of Lusophony and Postcoloniality”.
The VML is a platform for academic cooperation in science, education and the arts across the Portuguese-speaking countries and their diasporas extending to Galicia and Macau. It involves cultural and artistic associations in building and deepening the awareness of a Lusophone community. It represents a common effort between universities, research and post-graduate education projects in Communication Sciences and Cultural Studies.
Moisés de Lemos Martins is a Full Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences of the University of Minho. He is the director of the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS), which he founded in 2001.
PhD in Social Sciences (Sociology) from the University of Strasbourg in 1984, he has published in Sociology of Culture, Social Semiotics, Sociology of Communication, Visual Semiotics, Intercultural Communication, Lusophone Studies. He is also the director of the Communication and Society Journal and the Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies (LJCS). He has directed the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Minho for ten years (1996 to 2000 and 2004 to 2010).
As a candidate for Rector of the University of Minho, in 2006, he was the first director of the PhD course in Communication Sciences, at the University of Minho (2009-2011); of the Doctoral Programme in Cultural Studies, in a consortium between the University of Minho and the University of Aveiro (2010 to 2015); and of the PhD Programme “Communication Studies: Technology, Culture and Society”, between 2013 and 2015, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, which involves six Portuguese research centres, from five universities. He chaired Sopcom – Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences, from 2005 to 2015; Lusocom – Federation of Lusophone Communication Sciences Associations, from 2011 to 2015; Confibercom – Ibero-American Confederation of Scientific and Academic Communication Associations, from 2012 to 2015.
In 2016, the University of Minho awarded him the Scientific Merit Award.