MILObs Seminar “Thinking about communication for social change here and now”

The next MILObs Seminar will be held on May 20, at 2.30 p.m. It will take place on site at the Sala de Atos of the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Minho. Víctor Manuel Marí Sáez, from the University of Cádiz (Spain), is the guest speaker and will lead the session on “Thinking about communication for social change here and now”.

The meeting will discuss the challenges and opportunities for developing critical communicational thinking.

Based on the paper published in the journal Arbor, the session aims to work around three ideas that are central issues in current research in Social and Communication Sciences::

– The negative impacts of the European Higher Education Area reforms in developing critical communicational thinking. Taking the communication research in Spain in the last 20 years as an example, the researcher suggests different reflections to think critically about current trends in the Social Sciences, particularly in Communication.
– Thinking in the global context: the geopolitics of knowledge and the role of peripheral and semi-peripheral countries, such as Spain.
– To underline the characteristics of Latin American communication thought, its alternative proposals and some of its current aberrations.

Víctor Manuel Marí Sáez has a degree in Information Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid and a doctorate in Journalism from the University of Seville. He is currently a professor at the University of Cádiz, where he was the coordinator of the inter-university PhD programme in Communication. Founder and editor-in-chief of Commons. Revista de Comunicación y Ciudadanía Digital, has over 20 years of research experience. He is the author of several scientific and informative articles, books and chapters on communication, ICT, solidarity and social change. He is currently the principal investigator of the Digicom2030 project: Comunicación solidaria digital. Análisis de los imaginarios, los discursos y las prácticas comunicativas de las ONGD en el horizonte de la Agenda 2030.

The entrance is free.

[Posted: 12-05-2022]