“The Silence of the Earth”: session on “Christian missions in the Portuguese colonies of Africa”

The seventh session of the Series of Conferences and Round Tables “Interpellations based on “The Silence of the Earth. (Post)colonial visualities intersected by the Diamang archive” will occur on July 16, at 4 p.m.

The session “The Christian missions in the Portuguese colonies of Africa: submission and resistance to colonialism during the Estado Novo”, will count on the participation of Friar José Nunes and will be moderated by Moisés de Lemos Martins (CECS).

Friar José Nunes was born on September 3, 1956, in Lisbon. He did his novitiate in the Dominican Convent of Toulouse in 1976-77. Friar José Nunes made his first profession in the Order of Preachers in 1977 and was ordained a priest in 1984. After obtaining a doctorate in Pastoral Theology at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, he was a missionary in Angola for nine years.

He began teaching at the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University of Lisbon in 1994 and is a member of its board since 2002. He is parish vicar in the Parish of S. Domingos de Benfica, in Lisbon, since 1997 and from that year on, he has also been a member of the Prior Provincial of the Order of Preachers in Portugal.

The promotion of this cycle is an initiative of the Laboratory of Landscape, Heritage and Territory (Lab2PT), the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS), the Interdisciplinary Centre for Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA.UMinho) and the Research Network Centre in Anthropology (CRIA-UMinho).

[Posted: 09-07-2021]