Venue: Room Brazil (UCP-Lisbon)

CECC will be paying homage to its late researcher Eva-Maria von Kemnitz on Monday, November 12, at Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon. The event starts at 2:30pm and includes presentations by some of Professor Eva-Maria's former research colleagues, including João Teles e Cunha, Marta Pacheco Pinto, José Esteves Pereira and Adel Sidarus. The initiative will also include the launch of the e-book "Estudos Orientais e Orientalismos em Portugal", resulting from the project with the same title coordinated by Prof. Eva-Maria von Kemnitz and developed at CECC. The book is accessible here.

My researchDate: 13 November 2018
Venue: UCP-Lisbon

The Faculty of Human Sciences will promote next Tuesday, November 13, an initiative titled MyResearch 2018, which aims at introducing to the academic community at large the different elements of the research work conducted at the Faculty and its multiple Research Centres. The programme of the event includes a presentation of different research projects currently carried out at the Faculty, as well as several workshops on managing science. Attendance is free, but registration has to be completed here.

silent revolutionDate: 5-6 November 2018
Venue: UCP-Lisbon

In 2018 we celebrate events which took place two hundred years ago: the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the birth of Emily Brontë. While the two events are markedly different, as the former is a tangible work of art and the latter more of a promise of what was to come, both have contributed to challenge and change the conceptions and perceptions of the time, thus performing a silent, subtle revolution in the world of letters. This conference brings the two female authors together, for their œuvres, as different as they are, may shed light on a topic that resonates nowadays – how gender impacts on authorship, imagination, and a sense of humanity. For detailed information on the event, see here.

book Teresa SeruyaDate: 12 October 2018 | 7:00pm
Venue: Room 512B, CLSBE (UCP-Lisbon)

Researcher Teresa Seruya will be launching her new book on Friday, October 12, at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. The book, titled Misérias e Esplendores da Tradução no Portugal do Estado Novo, will be introduced by Marta Teixeira Anacleto (Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Coimbra), and the event will also mark the closing session of the International Conference "Translation & Literacy".

Colóquio Translation LiteracyDate: 11-12 October 2018
Venue: Room 512B (UCP-Lisbon)

Throughout history, but particularly from the 1800s onwards, translation has played a pivotal, though often silent, role in the increasingly pressing goal of promoting literacy and the ideal of "universal education". It could be argued that translation and literacy have always shared a common goal: that of striving to acquaint with unfamiliarity and difference, with a surplus of meaning and information, of molding citizens out of subjects by providing them with the ability to make informed choices in religion, politics, and culture, and, thereby, to expand their worldview, making it broader and more inclusive. This Colloquium invites researchers to reflect on the ways in which translation and literacy have impacted on each other, both in the past and in the present. Keyonte Speakers are João Almeida Flor (Universidade de Lisboa), José Luís Cardoso (Universidade de Lisboa) and Loredana Polezzi (Cardiff University). For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Palestra Denise MerkleDate: 1 October 2018 | 6:00pm
Venue: Room Descobrimentos (UCP-Lisboa)

Professor Denise Merkle will be delivering a lecture at UCP on October 1, at 6:00pm, focused on the question "When is a translation no longer a translation? Exploring the relationship between translation and creativity?". Denise Merkle is Professor and Director of the Department of Translation and Languages at the Université de Moncton, Canada. She holds a PhD in French Studies and an MA in French-English Translation. She has taught translation for over 20 years and has published extensively in Translation Studies journals such as TTR, Babel and Target. Professor Merkle has also edited or co-edited a number of volumes, including Territoires de l’interculturalité (2013) and Translation and Censorship in Nineteenth-century Europe (2010). The lecture takes place in Room Descobrimentos and attendance is free.

ballets russes EDate: 14 July - 29 September 2018
Venue: Millenium Gallery & National Museum of Theatre and Dance (Lisbon)

“The Ballets Russes: Modernity after Diaghilev” is a Lisbon Consortium project, in cooperation with CECC, with the support of Fundação Millennium BCP and other partners, coordinated by Professor Isabel Capeloa Gil, with the assistence of students of the MA and PhD programs in Culture Studies (FCH-UCP). Celebrating the centenary of the Ballets Russes season in Lisbon, the exhibition reflects on the artistic modernity of Serguei Diaghilev’s project and has the participation of contemporary artists. The exhibition focuses on three core sections: celebrating the troupe's Portuguese saison, at the Museu Nacional do Teatro e Dança, entitled Ballets Russes in Portugal; the perennial nature of the incomplete project of the modernities that it encapsulates, expressed in the Ballets Russes' Modernisms and Modern Times collection exhibited at the Galeria Millenium, and particularly in the original costumes of L’Après-Midi d’un Faune and Le Sacre du Printemps, which go on display for the first time in Portugal; and Ballets Russes After Hours that revolves around the commissions made to two Portuguese artists, whose proposals continue the incomplete dialogue of modernity in our time, showcasing works that derive from a visual arts project at Galeria Millenium and a choreography/performance at Palácio Foz. For more information, see here.

james curranDate: 18 September 2018 | 6:30pm
Venue: Auditorium - FCH

Professor James Curran will be returning to the School of Human Sciences for the Opening Lecture of the PhD and Master Programs in Communication Studies. The lecture takes place on Tuesday September 18, at 6:30pm, in the Auditorium Pe. José Bacelar Oliveira (former A1), and will be focused on debating the question "Are we living through a media revolution?". James Curran is Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College (University of London), Co-Director of the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre, and he has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of California, Oslo, Pennsylvania, Stanford, and Stockholm. A pioneer of media studies, James Curran has written or edited over 20 books about the media and the study of contemporary journalism, including Media and Power (translated into five languages) and Media and Democracy which secured the C. Edwin Baker Award. Attendance to the lecture is free.

capa publicacao conviviality institutionalDate: 10 September 2018 | 6:00pm
Venue: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation will be hosting next Monday, September 10, a roundtable discussion with Isabel Capeloa Gil and Filipa Oliveira on the topic of Conviviality and the Institutional, which is also the title of a new publication based on a conference of the same name held as part of the European cooperation project "4Cs – From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture". Like the conference, which took place in December 2017, the publication offers a view on a set of institutional practices undertaken with local communities facing various kinds of conflicts. The publication features contributions by Pedro Calado, Ilya Budraitskis, Jonas Staal, Katerina Gregos, Ariel Caine, Nina Power, Michaela Crimmin, João Ribas and Miguel Amado and a visual essay by Aimée Zito Lema with text by Ana Cristina Cachola, Daniela Agostinho and Luísa Santos. The roundtable, as well as the launch of the conference publication Conviviality and the Institutional, are part of the additional activities of the exhibition "Aimée Zito Lema. 13 Shots" (currently showing at Gulbenkian's Project Space). Both the publication launch and the roundatble take place at the Multipurpose Room of the Modern Collection and entrance is free. For more information, see here.

Reitora Presidente FIUCProfessor Isabel Capeloa Gil, Rector of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, has been elected President of the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The nomination took place during the General Assembly of the organization in Maynooth, Ireland, last week. Isabel Capeloa Gil is the first woman in the history of the Federation to be elected President, and this will also be the first time that Portugal becomes part of its governing body. The Federation is the oldest association of Universities in the world. Founded in 1924 with the purpose of bringing together Catholic Universities all over the world to discuss specific issues of common concern, it currently includes renowned institutions such as the Boston College, Georgetown University, KU Leuven, University of Notre Dame or Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, among many others. For more information on the history and actions promoted by the Federation, visit their website here.

multidisciplinarityCECC researcher Luísa Santos has authored a book titled "Multidisciplinarity: Projects for Social Change in Art and Culture", which has just been published by Routledge. The book results from the research conducted by Luísa Santos for her PhD thesis and addresses the complexities of the field of multidisciplinarity, which is currently expanding and has seen many artistic projects for social change claiming to be so. However, such projects show that we are still far from a broad discourse of multidisciplinarity. "Multidisciplinarity" takes a step towards a down-to-earth discussion of the relation between disciplinary discourses and grand narratives in three different projects, focusing mainly on its artistic, cultural and management aspects. Indeed, drawing from the eclectic construction of these three multidisciplinary projects, this volume serves to bridge the gap between the theoretical debates of disciplinary discourses and the harshness of everyday life in communities where projects for social change are being implemented. Presenting a panoptical view that places academic research side by side with daily life, "Multidisciplinarity" unveils the bigger picture of both projects and interdisciplinary discourses. For more information, see here.

News summer school fuce gubbio 2018CECC researchers Peter Hanenberg and Alexandra Lopes are participating in the Summer Workshop on "European Humanism in the Making", currently taking place at LUMSA University in Gubbio (Italy). The workshop has been organised within the context of a project developed by FUCE (Fédération des Universités Catholiques d'Europe et du Liban), which aims at conceiving an academic programme for Catholic Universities on European values. The core focus of this programme relies on identifying the roots of the European project and investigating how to valorize them in the contemporary globalized context. The programme will consist of five courses (to be implemented at 3rd year BA level from the academic year 2019-2020 onwards), including one on Literature, the Arts, Translation and European Identity. Within this course, Professor Peter Hanenberg proposes a module on "Re-reading the canon as funding texts of European identity", while Professor Alexandra Lopes works on "Seventy times seven: negotiating identity and alterity in Europe through translation". This Summer Workshop has been conceived as a test-run for the programme conducted by a core group of experts in these fields.

lisbon 19 logo fullDate: 23-25 July 2019
Venue: FCH - UCP (Lisbon)

The Faculty of Human Sciences is proud to be hosting the 2019 MLA International Symposium, which will take place on July 23-25, with the collaboration of CECC. The Modern Language Association, founded in 1883, has currently over 25,000 members from approximately 100 different countries. The fact that Católica - Human Sciences was selected to organize the 2019 MLA Symposium is an international recognition of its work on training and researching in languages, translation and culture, and its role as a platform for multicultural dialogue. The proposed topic for this symposium is “Remembering Voices Lost”. The CFP invites participants to reflect on the (major and real) contribution of the humanities to the study and discussion around present societal challenges, as well as their potential to yield valid, meaningful and just responses. Read the call for papers here and check the symposium website here.

CognitiveCultureStudieSDate: 6 July 2018 | 4:30pm
Venue: UCP (Lisbon)

Peter Hanenberg, Director of CECC and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences, has just published a new book on Cognitive Culture Studies. Aimed at studying the relation between mind and culture and their mutual interdependence, the book includes eight chapters that seek to examine how the mind produces culture as much as it is shaped by it, that is, how the mind reaches out to the world out there and how this world translates into meaning. Introducing key concepts like "tacit knowledge", "force dynamics", "conceptual blending" and "intramental translation", Cognitive Culture Studies performs the possibility and necessity of intersecting the study of culture and cognition and alludes to the practical consequences of tacit knowledge and intramental translation in the practice of intercultural communication. The official book launch will take place on July 6, at 4:30pm, included in the program of the 8th Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture.

cyber cipherDate: 2-7 July 2018
Venues: Microsoft, Culturgest, UCP (Lisboa)

The 8th edition of the Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture takes place between July 2-7 at several cultural institutions in the city of Lisbon. Organized by the Lisbon Consortium program of the School of Human Sciences (UCP), the event gathers outstanding doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from around the world. In the morning there are lectures and master classes by invited keynote speakers, and in the afternoon there are paper presentations by doctoral students. This year's edition focuses on the critical debates around the notions of "Cyber+Cipher+Culture" and guest speakers include Maurizio Lazzarato (Matisse/CNRS, University Paris I), Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll), Paulo de Medeiros (Warwick University) and Marie-Laure Ryan (independent scholar). For more detailed information, check the Summer School website. The program of the event can be found here.

brain 2018 enDate: 2-4 July 2018
Venue: Lisbon Congress Centre

CECC researchers Patrícia Dias, Antonio Chenoll, Ana Cachola and Luísa Santos have been selected to participate in the National Science Summit 2018, which takes place between 2 and 4 July at the Lisbon Congress Centre. "Ciência 2018" is an annual meeting of Portuguese researchers, which aims at promoting the debate on the main topics and challenges of the scientific agenda beyond the world of research, by stimulating not just the participation but also the interaction between researchers, the business sector and the general public. Patrícia Dias will be discussing digital technologies and their use by children and families (3 July, 11h30); Antonio Chenoll will be presenting the new project of online education and training called "Aforo" (3 July, 14h00), and Ana Cachola and Luísa Santos will be debating academic activism (4 July, 11h30). Two PhD students, Ana Paulo Mauro and Naide Feijó, will also participate in the event with poster presentations. For the full programme, see here.

convite LemaDate: 28 June 2018, 18h30
Venue: Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

13 Shots is the title of the exhibition project by artist Aimée Zito Lema (b. 1982, NL) which opens on Thursday 28 June at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (Modern Collection Project Space). Curated by researchers Luísa Santos, Ana Cachola and Daniela Agostinho, this is one of the eight chapters of the exhibition created as part of the 4Cs: from Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, a collaborative project coordinated by FCH-UCP and co-funded by the European Union’s "Creative Europe" programme. The project presented here is the result of a period of research residency completed by the artist at Rua das Gaivotas 6. 13 Shots brings together works that explore various aspects of individual, social and political memory – the result of the artist’s collaboration with the Lisbon Theatre of the Oppressed Group at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum’s Multipurpose Room. Through performative exercises co-created by the artist and the group, the intergenerational transmission of the 25 April revolution and the photographic archive of the ACARTE service become material for investigating the way in which memory is passed on through stories, images, gaps and silences that are reproduced, filled, and reimagined collectively.

radioCoordinated by researcher Nelson Ribeiro, “Broadcasting in the Portuguese Empire: Nationalism, Colonialism, Identity” is a new research project hosted by CECC, aimed at understanding how the Estado Novo regime used the broadcasting system to promote nationalist discourses in colonial territories. The project has been approved for funding by both FCT and FEDER, and will run between July 2018 and July 2021. Working at the intersection of communication studies and history, "Broadcasting the Empire" is set to make a substantial contribution to the scientific debate on media and empire, by pursuing a comparative approach to analyse the use of media as instruments of political propaganda in Portugal.