VIII Doctoral Conference

The VIII Doctoral Conference, organised by the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) of the University of Minho, will be in session on October 13 and 14, 2021, at the Campus of Gualtar, Braga. Unless otherwise determined, given the pandemic circumstances, the event will be on-site.

The VIII Doctoral Conference invites doctoral and post-doctoral students in Communication Sciences, Cultural Studies, Sociology and Geography to share experiences, questions, advances or results related to their projects. Communication proposals should relate to the research areas developed at CECS, among them:

  • Media and Journalism: digital and interactive media; journalism and communication studies; media literacy and citizenship; media professions;
  • Cultural Studies: bioscience, justice and citizenship; gender studies; intercultural communication: cultures, memories, narratives and identities; media theory and discourse analysis; scientific culture; visual, sound and artistic cultures;
  • Communication, Territories, Organisations and Social Dynamics: communication and cultural policies; organisational and strategic communication; science communication; mediation and social challenges for innovative, inclusive and reflective societies, territory and environment, work and organisations.

The papers seeking to formulate and discuss theoretical issues and the design of methodologies are preferred.

The purpose of the Doctoral Conference is to give visibility, strengthen CECS doctoral students’ research work, provide platforms for dialogue and debate, and enable the exchange of experiences and constructive critical evaluation.

It is open to all and invites the academic community involved in the fields of Social Sciences included in the CECS.

The conference will extend the active and constructive participation of the CECS doctoral students to the researchers working on the topics and to the supervisors of doctoral and post-doctoral projects who will also contribute to the debate and critical scrutiny.

The VIII Conference will extend over two days with debate panels in the morning and afternoon and a keynote address. Each paper will be allocated 15 minutes, with 10 minutes for discussion and comments.

Abstracts, with about 600 words, should be sent in Word format to until September 13. They should include in the body of the electronic message, and not in the abstract, data relating to personal identification and institutional affiliation of the proponent or proponent and scientific advisor, as well as their respective email addresses.

All abstracts will be submitted to the conference’s scientific committee for evaluation and classified according to academic merit and relevance to its themes and objectives. The notification of acceptance will be sent by September 30.

The full text of the selected papers, edited according to the rules to be disclosed in due course, should be sent by November 15. As in previous editions, after submission to blind peer review, the full texts will be published in the e-books of the CECS.

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[Posted: 06-04-2021 | Modified: 20-07-2021]