Activities

Quo Vadis EuropaDate: 22 November 2017 | 14h30
Venue: Auditório Cardeal Medeiros (UCP-Lisbon)

On Wednesday November 22, at 2:30 pm, the Universidade Católica in Lisbon will host a debate within the thematic cycle "Quo Vadis, Europa?", organised by the Goethe Institut (in partnership with the Associação de São Bartolomeu dos Alemães em Lisboa and the Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Luso-Alemã). Guest speakers at the event are Steffen Kampeter (former Secretary of State of the German Ministry of Fiance and currently Director General of the BDA - Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände/Federal Association of the German Employers Associations), João Moreira Rato (former President of the Treasury and Public Debt Management Agency) and Paulo Trigo Pereira (Vice-Chairman of the Budget and Finance and Administrative Modernization Committee). The debate will be moderated by Leo Wieland (former correspondent for Portugal and Spain of FAZ - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) and Ricardo Ferreira Reis (Professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa). Attendance is free, but registration is recommended. For more detailed information, see here.

Society SpectacleDate: 23-24 November 2017
Venue: UCP - Lisbon

“All life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles,” writes Guy Debord in his 1967 book, The Society of the Spectacle. “Everything that was once directly lived has become mere representation.” In the theses that follow, Debord offers a revolutionary critique of contemporary capitalist society, a striking vision of a world reduced to the superficiality of images. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its publication, this two-day symposium, as part of CECC’s annual Fieldwork meeting, will explore the impact and legacy of this pivotal work. In what sense does the spectacle unify or explain the contemporary world? How do individuals and communities produce, confront or challenge spectacle on a daily basis? How relevant is Debord’s spectacle thesis in a rapidly changing contemporary cultural and political landscape? This symposium welcomes contributors to address current local and global concerns through Debord’s ideas, from the increased influence of digital media, the portrayal of refugees and the risk of ecological disaster to gender performativity, urban development and nationalist discourse. We invite academic colleagues, artists and thinkers of all stripes, from Lisbon and beyond, to come together on November 23-24 and join us in a spectacular retrospective of this landmark text in political and cultural theory. For more detailed information, see here.

ibercomDate: 16-18 November 2017
Venue: UCP-Lisbon

The fifteenth edition of the IBERCOM Conference takes place from 16 to 18 November 2017 at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in Lisbon, within the framework of consolidating the Iberian-American space for reflection and debate in Communication Studies. Taking “Communication, Diversity and Tolerance” as its central theme, the event is dedicated to exploring products and processes of communication from different thematic axes – the historical, local and global unfoldings, the production of memories, trends in consumption and experiences, the implications for the political and economic spheres, the sociocultural dynamics, the new mediascapes – connected in an increasingly diverse world. The Conference is organized by ASSIBERCOM – the Iberian-American Communication Association, in partnership with CECC. For more information about submissions and registration, see here.

Migration ChallengesDate: 28 October 2017 | 10:00am
Venue: Room Exposições (UCP-Lisboa)

"Migration Challenges in Art and Culture" will be the topic under debate in the 6th meeting of the International Seminar Series "Migration Challenges in the Globalization Era: Mental Health, Education and Culture". The event takes place on Saturday, October 28, from 10:00 to 13:00, and Keynote Speeches will be delivered by Prof. Paulo de Medeiros (University of Warwick, UK) and Prof. Luísa Santos (CECC-UCP). Prof. Paulo de Medeiros will analyse the Offa House Project, named after an estate in Coventry belonging to the Church of England first designated as a possible home for Syrian refugees, while Prof. Luísa Santos will present the European project "4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture". Entrance is free but registration is required and can be done here.

crisisDate: 19-21 October 2017
Venue: UCP-Lisbon

Crisis Communication research emerged as a response to the need of conceiving emergency plans to deal with events that have a negative effect on the stakeholders perception of organizations. However, researchers soon demonstrated that crisis communication is more than a reaction, and it should be perceived as a strategic tool to plan organizational life. The absence of a strategic crisis management thinking and discourse, besides posing a risk to organizations, also limits response to societal challenges such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks and wars. In addition to this, the Digital Age poses new risks to the typical planning methods, while making available new sorts of tools that can be used to plan, implement and evaluate crisis management. Departing from this context, the "5th International Crisis Communication Conference: Risk and Crisis Communication in the Digital Age" aims to discuss how crisis communication can be used by business and the public sector in a strategic fashion. The Conference will take place at UCP, in Lisbon, on October 19-21. For more information, see here.

Cartaz Bassam Tibi 1Date: 19 October 2017 | 11h00
Venue: Room Exposições (UCP-Lisboa)

Bassam Tibi, Professor Emeritus for International Relations at the University of Goettingen in Germany, will be giving a lecture at UCP-Lisbon on October 19, to debate the politicization of Islam. Dr. Bassam Tibi is a scholar of Islamic politics and has published extensively on issues of integration, fundamentalism and the cultural and political challenges it poses to Europe. The lecture takes place at 11:00pm in Room Exposições (Library Building) and entrance is free.

Palestra Germana Henriques PereiraDate: 18 October 2017 | 5:00pm
Venue: Room Descobrimentos (UCP-Lisbon)

Professor Germana Henriques Pereira, from the University of Brasília (UnB), will be giving a lecture at UCP-Lisbon next Wednesday, October 18, to debate the history and historiography of translation in Brazil and reflect on the new challenges posed to the field of Translation Studies in the 21st century. The lecture takes place at 5:00pm in Room Descobrimentos (Library Building) and entrance is free.

CriouloDate: 10 October 2017 | 6:30pm
Venue: Room 427 (UCP-Lisboa)

Professor Barbara Hlibowicka-Weglarz, from the University Marie Curie Skłodowska (UMCS) in Lublin, Poland, will be giving a lecture at UCP-Lisbon next Tuesday, October 10, to debate Crioulo as both language and culture, examining in particular the cases of both Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde. The lecture takes place at 6:30pm and entrance is free.

MediatizationDate: 6-7 October 2017
Venue: UCP-Lisbon

The ongoing process of mediatization is increasingly fuelled by the datafication of everyday life, the globalization of media systems, and the digitalization of social institutions and practices. The changes in media production, distribution and consumption, which resulted from digitization, have restructured various social, cultural, economic and organizational boundaries. Previously separated media sectors, often based in national contexts, are now interlinked; institutional and cultural boundaries have been shifting in interrelation with media-communicative changes; and also public-private boundaries are constantly being challenged. The conference "Mediatization in a Global Perspective: Comparing Theoretical Approaches in a Digitised World" will address issues related to these changing boundaries. The event, which will take place at Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon, on October 6-7, is coorganized by CECC and the ECREA Mediatization Section. For more information, see here.

Seminario David LopesDate: 3 October 2017 | 3:00pm
Venue: Room Descobrimentos (UCP-Lisboa)

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth, David Lopes and his legacy will be debated in a Seminar taking place at Universidade Católica, on October 3rd, at 3:00pm. Guest speakers at the event, organised by the DOLP Project, include Adel Y. Sidarus (University of Évora), Artur Anselmo (Lisbon's Academy of Sciences) and Hermenegildo Fernandes (University of Lisbon). David Lopes was responsible for the introduction of Arab Studies in the Portuguese academia. For more information on the DOLP Project, see here.

Audiences 2030Date: 28-29 September 2017
Venue: UCP-Lisbon

The "Audiences 2030" conference will take place on the 28th and 29th of September 2017 at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon. The conference is sponsored by CEDAR (Consortium on Emerging Directions in Audience Research, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK), in association with the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, the Audience and Reception Studies section of ECREA and YECREA. "Audiences 2030" brings together researchers taking diverse approaches to researching audiences, to ask what needs (re)doing in the ways in which we research audiences, the ways in with we mobilise theory, and the extent to which we think of future challenges in a rapidly changing field. "Audiences 2030" is the end-of-project conference for CEDAR and will see a highlight plenary from CEDAR launch the outcomes of its unique foresight exercise about the future of audience research in 2030. The conference includes keynote speeches from Sonia Livingstone, Martin Barker, Thomas Tufte and Klaus Bruhn Jensen. More information here.

Translating FearDate: 20-21 July 2017
Venue: UCP-Lisbon

In a recent article published in The Guardian and in an upcoming book, author Pankaj Mishra argues that we are now living in the age of anger. While anger seems to be spreading globally, it often seems to result from and in fear and / or disenfranchisement. Political, economic, literary, cinematic, artistic narratives about fear are thriving, feeding on anger and a sense of powerlessness that seems to inhabit present-day experiences of the world. In this context, translation often plays an ambivalent role, itself a battleground between different uses: at the service of identity and warmongering, on the one hand, and embodying a promise of mediation and (re)conciliation, on the other. The 10th Colloquium on Translation Studies in Portugal aims to discuss how fear is a pervasive human experience, and as such is widely and diversely represented in various discursive practices, from the political to the literary. The event takes place at UCP on 20-21 July and confirmed keynote speakers include Michelle Woods (SUNY New Paltz – USA) and Isabel Capeloa Gil (Universidade Católica Portuguesa – CECC).

Summer SchoolDate: 26 June - 1 July 2017
Venue: Lisbon

The VII Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture, organised by the Lisbon Consortium, will take place between June 26 and July 1 in several venues of the city of Lisbon. Global Translations is the focus of this year's edition of the annual event, which aims to bring together students, researchers, artists, and academics from the entire world to discuss the manifold ways in which cultures work. Held every summer for an entire week, it is an opportunity for intellectual exchange through lectures, presentations, workshops, exhibitions and other cultural activities at several institutions in Lisbon. Samuel Weber, Michael Cronin, Aamir Mufti, Rui Carvalho Homem, Sandra Bermann, Loredana Polezzi, Uwe Wirth and Alexandra Lopes are some of the Keynote Speakers already confirmed. For detailed information, see here.

crianças e tecnologias capaResearchers Patrícia Dias (CECC-UCP) and Rita Brito (UIDEF-UL) have authored a new report on "Young Children (0-8 years old) and Digital Technologies". Coordinated by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, the Report analyses what has changed since last year's exploratory study regarding the way children under 8 years old, and their families, engage with digital technologies in the household in the Portuguese context. The researchers have conducted new interviews to both children and their families to assess what, if anything, has changed over the past year concerning their percpetions and use of digital devices. Conclusions along with reccommendations for parents, teachers, policy-makers and stakeholders can be found in the report, downloadable here.

Sónia coffee breakDate: 14 June 2017 | 5:00pm
Venue: CECC (FCH-UCP)

Researcher Sónia Pereira is the next guest making a presentation at CECC Coffee Break, on Wednesday June 14. Sónia Pereira holds a Masters Degree in Culture Studies from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, with a dissertation on "Rock Music and Toxic Discourses: A case study of Toxicity, by System of a Down" (2010). She is currently developing her doctoral thesis on discourses of war in rock music. Her research statement will discuss "Protest Songs in the 21st Century".

Feira do LivroDate: 10 June 2017 | 6:00pm
Venue: Lisbon Book Fair

Researcher Rogério Santos will be debating the history of radio and politics in Portugal, along with Adelino Gomes (journalist and researcher) and José Manuel Nunes (former radio program director), at the Lisbon Book Fair (Orange Square). The initiative, chaired by researcher Nelson Ribeiro, takes place on Saturday, June 10, at 6:00pm, and will be followed by a signing session of Rogério Santos's latest book, "Estúdios da Rádio em Portugal", at the pavillion of Universidade Católica Editora (D43). Also on June 10, at 7:00pm, another debate will take place with CECC researchers Maria Amélia Cruz and João Borges da Cunha, on the topic of literature, youth and identity (Yellow Square). Chaired by Clara Caldeira (CECC-UCP), the debate will be followed by a signing session of Amélia Cruz's new book "A Identidade Adolescente no Romance Juvenil Contemporâneo". For more information on the Lisbon Book Fair, see here.

fundacao oriente museuDate: 26 May 2017
Venue: Orient Museum, Lisbon

The Orient Museum and Foundation will host a Workshop titled "Southeast Asia, Past and Present: Luxury and Leisure on the move" on May 26, 2017. The Programme of the event includes presentations by CECC researchers Jorge Santos Alves, on "Kuda Pertugal – “Portuguese” Horses as Luxury Objects, Diplomacy Gifts, and Political Weapons in Malay-Indonesian World (17th to 21th centuries)", and Elisabetta Colla, on "Southeast Asia and Francesco Carletti (1594-1606): luxury, lifestyle and excess". Other guests participating in this Workshop include Peter Sharrock (School of Oriental and African Studies, London), Manuel Lobato (Faculdade de Letras-Universidade de Lisboa) and António Barrento (Faculdade de Letras-Universidade de Lisboa). The workshop is coorganized by CECC and the Institute of Oriental Studies (FCH-UCP).

Daniel ReimannDate: 22 May 2017 | 5:00pm
Venue: Room 121 (FCH-UCP)

Prof. Dr. Daniel Reimann (Universität Duisburg-Essen) will be giving a lecture at UCP on May 22, at 17h00, titled Fremdsprachenforschung in Deutschland. Geschichte, Gegenwart und Perspektiven. Prof. Dr. Daniel Reimann has specialized in Applied Linguistics, Foreign Languages and Didactics of French, Spanish and Italian. His research focus is on foreign language learning and multilinguism, and some of his ongoing projects relate to practices of differentiation and inclusion in foreign language teaching; inter- and transculturalism in foreign language teaching; diagnostics and evaluation of language competences; linguistics and foreign language research, and the historiography of foreign language teaching. The lecture will take place in Room 121 (FCH) and admittance is free.

coffee break 13Date: 4 May 2017 | 5:00pm
Venue: CECC (FCH-UCP)

Researcher Maria Sequeira Mendes is the next guest making a presentation at CECC Coffee Break, on Thursday May 4. Maria Sequeira Mendes finished her PhD at the Literary Theory Program (University of Lisbon) in 2012, with a thesis called The Ordeals of Interpretation. She is currently an assistant professor at the School of Cinema and Theatre of the Lisbon Polytechnic Institute. Her research interests include literary theory, studies in law and literature, Shakespeare and theatre studies. Her research statement will debate "Praise with Purpose: Flattery as Topic". The follwoing session of CECC Coffee Break will take place on June 6, with a presentation by researcher Sónia Pereira.

age of translationThe Age of Translation: Early 20th-century Concepts and Debates is the tile of a new book edited by researchers Maria Lin Moniz and Alexandra Lopes, which has just been published by Peter Lang. This collection of essays focuses on translation in the first half of the 20th century, a period of political and social turmoil in Europe. The collection concentrates mainly, though not exclusively, on the Iberian Peninsula, addressing relevant questions, such as censorship and dictatorial regimes, power, war, the role of women in society. It seeks to shed new light on the concepts, debates and practices of the time, as well as to showcase both translatedness in its many guises (translation, adaptation, pseudotranslation) and its conspicuous absences. The contributors discuss, in different ways and using various methodologies, the omnipresence of translation in «the age of the extremes». For more inforamtion, see here.

happy kidshAPPy kids is the title of a new project conducted by CECC's researcher Patrícia Dias, in cooperation with Rita Brito (ESE-IPL). The project aims at understanding how young children (under 8 years old) deal with new technologies and what is the role of the family in terms of choices and practices involving mobile apps and other digital technologies. The project will be carried out in four phases, including the implementation of a questionnaire designed for families with children under 8; interviews with families; interviews with experts on child education and technologies; and observation of children using mobile devices to play at kindergarten. The project is currently on its first phase and the questionnaire can be found here. For more information about hAPPy kids, check the website.

OssianDate: 7 April 2017 | 16:00
Venue: Room Exp. Missionária (UCP)

Epics, ballads, prose tales, ritual and lyric songs, as genres, existed orally before writing was invented. Debate about them, at least in modern Western culture, may be said to have focused first on the authenticity of texts, as collected and written, and secondly on the mechanics of performance, turning on so-called oral formulaic theory and the invention of oral man. Only recently has debate turned to what oral ‘texts’ are actually about, treating them for the first time as literature. Apart from the Portuguese perspective, the purpose of this Colloquium is to focus on aspects of African oral literature and on the Ossian phenomenon that has attracted so much attention in Europe. Guest speakers include Ana Costa Lopes (UCP-CECC), Ana Maria Martinho (UNL), Landeg White (CECC), Sebastian Mitchell (U. Birmingham) and Gerald Bär (UAb/CECC).

coffee break 12Date: 5 April 2017
Venue: CECC-FCH

Researcher Patrícia Anzini da Costa is the next guest making a presentation at CECC Coffee Break, a small meeting designed to share news and knowledge. Patrícia Anzini da Costa will be discussing Walt Whitman's work and his reception in Brazil, with a research statement titled "Welcome American Brother: Walt Whitman in Brazil". The following session of CECC Coffee Break will include a presentation by researcher Maria Sequeira Mendes, in May. This initiative takes place at CECC's office (FCH building, 3rd floor) and admittance is free.

Spring School 2017Date: 3-7 April 2017
Venue: UCP-Lisboa

The 4th edition of the Spring School in Communication Studies, coorganised by CECC, Södertörn University and Lund University, will take place in the first week of April, from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th. This Spring School 2017 will thematise "Media, Culture and Power" during an intense week, combining a mixture of lectures and seminars from leading researchers in the field, with student presentations of ongoing research. Lecturers will include Professors Annette Hill (Lund University), Eduardo Cintra Torres (UCP), Göran Bolin (Södertörn University), Rita Figueiras (UCP), Sofia Johansson (Södertörn University), Stina Bengtsson (Södertörn University) and Tina Askanius (Lund University). For more information, visit the Spring School website.

coffee break 11Date: 30 March 2017 | 2:30pm
Venue: CECC-FCH

Francesca Comunello, Professor of Sociology of Culture and Communication at the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), will be the special guest of the next edition of CECC Coffee Break, on Thursday, March 30th, at 2:30pm. "Between 'debunking' and 'echo-chamber' effects. Exploring the vaccination controversy among Italian social media users" is the title of the research statement that will be open for debate. Francesca Comunello has taught internet studies, social media management, globalization and new media, online journalism, interactive system design, computer-mediated communication and sociology of communication. Her research and publications focus on the intersections between digital technology and society. This includes research on network theories, digitally-mediated social relations, mobile communication, social media, social network sites, social media and disaster communication, and digital inequalities. For more information on her work, see here.

David AltheideDate: 29 March | 6:30pm
Venue: Room 422 (Library Building)

Professor David Altheide (Arizona State University) will be giving a lecture at Universidade Católica Portuguesa on March 29, at 6:30pm, to debate "The Media Syndrome and Contemporary Crises". David Altheide, PhD, is Emeritus Regents' Professor in the School of Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University, where he taught for 37 years. His work has focused on the role of mass media and information technology in social control. Dr. Altheide received the Cooley Award three times, given to the outstanding book in symbolic interaction, from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction: in 2007 for Terrorism and the Politics of Fear (2006); in 2004 for Creating Fear: News and the Construction of Crisis (2002); and in 1986 for Media Power (1985). Dr. Altheide received the 2005 George Herbert Mead Award for lifetime contributions from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, and the society's Mentor Achievement Award in 2007. He was selected as a Fulbright Specialist in 2011.

Goa Arts FestivalCECC researcher Landeg White, who is also a writer, poet and translator, participated recently in the 7th edition of the Goa Arts & Literary Festival, where he was invited to give a Poetry Reading at the opening cerimony. The Reading has been posted online by the organization responsible for the festival and can be found here. Landeg White will also be publishing two new books later this year: Camões: Made in Goa, a selection of lyrics Camões actually wrote while in Goa, where he lived for 15 years, and The Poets who weren't Camões, which is the result of a research project Landeg White has been conducting over the past years with Hélio Alves (U. of Évora).

Jane AustenDate: 16 March 2017 | 6:30pm
Venue: Room Exposições (UCP-Lisboa)

In the year that marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, CECC is hosting a Roundtable to discuss the work of translating the British author into Portuguese. The event takes place on 16th March, at 6:30, and includes the participation of literary translators Paulo Faria, Ana Saragoça, Jorge Vaz de Carvalho, Isabel Veríssimo and researcher Rita Bueno Maia, who will be moderating the debate. This initiative is organised within the scope of the project MOV - Moving Bodies, in cooperation with the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon. Attendance is free.

coffee break 10Date: 8 March 2017 | 5:00pm
Venue: CECC (FCH-UCP)

Prof. Peter Hanenberg, Director of the Research Centre for Communication and Culture, is the next guest making a presentation at CECC Coffee Break, an innovative format of meetings to share news and knowledge. On this occasion, Prof. Peter Hanenberg will be discussing "Literature and European Identity". The following sessions of CECC Coffee Break will include presentations by researchers Patrícia Anzini da Costa, in April, and Maria Sequeira Mendes, in May. This initiative takes place at CECC's office (FCH building, 3rd floor) and admittance is free.

cropped logo 5 5 exhibition7Date: 7 March 2017 | 2:00pm
Venue: Room Exposições (UCP-Lisboa)

What is the potential of combining the making and the research inherent to arts practice through curatorial programmes inside the academia? How can we produce knowledge through arts-based research and practice? Why and how can academic research work together with arts practices? The roudtable which will take place at UCP on March 7 aims precisely at answering these questions. "Making Space for Arts Based Research: Considering the Relationship between Artistic Projects and universities" is the title of the event, and participants include Lourenço Egreja (Carpe Diem Arte & Pesquisa); Gregor Taul (The Lisbon Consortium); Chloé Nicolas (La Box), Delfim Sardo (Culturgest & Laboratório de Curadoria), Susana Gomes da Silva & Rita Fabiana (Museus Gulbenkian); and Cláudia Camacho (Antiframe). The roundtbale is part of the project 5/5: 5 artists, 5 project rooms, which puts together the students’ final projects of the first edition of the Curatorship Lab, in the frame of the international MA and PhD programme in Culture Studies of The Lisbon Consortium. For more information, visit https://5to5projectrooms.wordpress.com/

renaissance craftsmen and humanistic scholarsResearcher Marília dos Santos Lopes has edited a new book, in collaboration with Thomas Horst and Henrique Leitão, on Renaissance Craftsmen and Humanistic Scholars: Circulation of Knowledge between Portugal and Germany. The study of the relations between Portugal and the German-speaking countries in the 15th and 16th centuries is an intriguing topic that has attracted the interest of scholars for some decades. In recent years, evidence accumulated has shown that there was still much to be known and even some large areas were still unexplored. In order to better grasp the nature of what was a complex historical phenomenon, an interdisciplinary approach to the topic turned out to be necessary by deepening the understanding of what is usually termed the circulation of knowledge. The present book shows how knowledge travels with people, with artifacts, along commercial lines, and is created and transformed by the intervention of individuals from various educational and social strata.

2015 FCT V colorTwo junior researchers at CECC have been awarded PhD Scholarships by FCT to support their work in the field of Communication and Media Studies. Filipe Resende and Raquel Ubach Trindade, currently enrolled in the Doctoral Programme in Communication at the School of Human Sciences (UCP), are both conducting research in the area of Political Communication: Filipe Resende is investigating the narrative of political defeat in the Portuguese Press, while Raquel Ubach Trindade is writing her PhD thesis on the mediatization of the presidency from 1986 up to the present. Only 14 Scholarships were awarded by FCT in the field of Communication and Media Studies in the 2016 Call for PhD Studentships and Post-Doctoral Fellowships.

Wolfgang Muller FunkDate: 9 February 2017 | 6:30pm
Venue: Room 424 (Library Building, UCP)

Professor Wolfgang Müller-Funk (University of Vienna) will be giving a lecture on "Safety in Modern Times. Reflections on Narratives of Risk" at UCP on February 9. The lecture refers to two publications and projects: firstly, to the research project  "Broken Narratives" which he initiated at the Faculty for Philology and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna (and has already resulted in a book), and secondly to the book he authored on "The Architecture of Modern Culture" (2012). The topic of the lecture, ‘risk’ and its narrative formations, has undoubtedly a strong connection with the idea of rupture, which has risk in its centre. As rupture, risk is also a key word in the discourse about the ‘modern’ and ‘modernity’. In the definition of what modernity may be, ‘risk’ plays a certain role. Or, in other words, modernity is from Bacon to Nietzsche and Musil linked with the idea of a dangerous expedition into an unsecure future. In his lecture, Prof. Wolfgang will refer to Musil, Waldenfels, Beck and others to discuss the pattern of a narrative of risk. The lecture will take place in Room 424 (Library Building, 2nd floor).

coffee break 9Date: 9 February 2017
Venue: CECC (UCP-Lisboa)

The first edition of CECC's Coffee Break in 2017 will take place on 9 February, between 5:00 and 6:00pm, at CECC's office (FCH, UCP). This edition includes a presentation by researcher Catarina Duff Burnay, who will be discussing television and authorship. Catarina Burnay is the coordinator of the Portuguese team for the Iberian-American Observatory of Television Fiction (Obitel, Portuguese Acronym) and her main areas of research are television studies, production and reception studies on television fiction content, television production and programming strategies, public(s) and audience(s). The following session of CECC's Coffee Break is scheduled for March 7, with a research statement by Maria Sequeira Mendes.

cadernos traducaoCECC Researchers Alexandra Lopes and Rita Bueno Maia have authored two new articles which have just been published in a special issue of the Journal Cadernos de Tradução. Alexandra Lopes is the author of the article "The Poetics of Movement & Translation – The Case of Richard Zimler’s Strawberry Fields Forever" and Rita Bueno Maia wrote "Portuguese Knights-Errant in Nineteenth Century Paris and Rio: Translation as Response to Exile in Global Cities". For more information on this issue of Cadernos de Tradução v. 37, n. 1 (2017): Moving Bodies Across Transland, visit the website here.

WomenSpeakResearcher Carla Ganito has published a new book, titled "Women Speak: Gendering the Mobile Phone", which results from the work conducted for her doctoral dissertation. The book seeks to provide a better understanding of the relationship between women and technology through an inquiry into the significance of mobile phones in the lives of Portuguese women. Recent theoretical developments suggest too little emphasis has been placed on differences between women themselves. The initial impetus for carrying out this research stemmed from contributing towards meeting this gap by investigating the scope of mobile phones as the basis for the increased technological intimacy of women whilst without reinstating the old binary oppositions between men and women. The study focuses on the mobile phone as a site where the nuances of women’s experiences with technology become visible and on adult women as a meaningful yet underrepresented group. More information can be found here.

Convite Lancamento Livro Prof Nuno BrandaoDate: 15 December 2016
Venue: Room Exposições (UCP-Lisboa)

Os Media e o Território Televisivo, the book authored by CECC researcher Nuno Goulart Brandão and published by Escolar Editora earlier this year, will be officially launched at UCP on Thursday December 15, at 6:30pm. The book will be presented by journalist Paulo Dentinho, currently Director of Information at RTP.
In Os Media e o Território Televisivo, Nuno Goulart Brandão analyses the main issues faced today by journalists, and the media at large, discussing topics like time, ethics, social responsibility, sources, gatekeepers, citizenship and commerce. More information on the book can be found here.

Coloquio Lit Inf JuvDate: 12-13 December 2016
Venue: UCP-Lisboa

There are classical books in German-speaking children and juvenile literature, whose authorship is generally unknown, because their universal nature ended up putting the origin of the text in a secondary plan, as well as the language giving it a voice and the political, social, pedagogical and aesthetic circumstances in which they are set: it’s the case with Heidi (1880), a Bildungsroman (a novel of formation) in two parts (Heidis Lehr-und Wandjahre, 1880/Heidi kann brauchen was es gelernt hat, 1881), by Swiss author Johanna Spyri; Maya the Bee (Die Biene Maja und ihre Abenteuer, 1912), a story of struggle for survival, by Waldemar Bonsels, and also Bambi (Bambi, eine Lebensgeschichte aus dem Walde, 1923) by Austrian Felix Salten, with a deep ecological and anti-sentimental component. This colloquium Recovering the Classics - Reinventing the Classics: Heidi, Maya the Bee, Bambi as transnational and intergenerational heritage is aimed at highlighting the importance of the role played by these three texts as the basis for an imaginary which is shared by several generations of readers all around the world and to stress their acknowledgment within and without the German speaking countries. Detailed information on the event can be found here: https://classicosdaliteraturainfantojuvenil.wordpress.com/

coffee break 8Date: 7 December 2016
Venue: CECC (UCP-Lisboa)

The last edition of CECC's Coffee Break in 2016 will take place on 7 December, between 5:00 and 6:00 pm, at CECC's office (FCH - UCP). This edition includes a presentation by researcher Gerald Bär, who will be discussing the figure of the doppelgänger in bi- and multilingual authors. CECC's Coffee Break will be back in 2017, on 9 February, with a research statement by Catarina Duff Burnay.

cover book Diana GCECC researcher Diana Gonçalves has just published a new book, based on the research conducted for her PhD thesis, titled 9/11: Culture, Catastrophe and the Critique of Singularity (De Gruyter, 2016). Even though much has been said and written about 9/11, the work developed on this subject has mostly explored it as an unparalleled event, a turning point in history. This book wishes to look instead at how disruptive events promote a network of associations and how people resort to comparison as a means to make sense of the unknown, i.e. to comprehend what seems incomprehensible. In order to effectively discuss the complexity of 9/11, this book articulates different fields of knowledge and perspectives such as visual culture, media studies, performance studies, critical theory, memory studies and literary studies to shed some light on 9/11 and analyze how the event has impacted on American social and cultural fabric and how the American society has come to terms with such a devastating event. A more in-depth study of Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close draws attention to the cultural construction of catastrophe and the plethora of cultural products 9/11 has inspired. It demonstrates how the event has been integrated into American culture and exemplifies what makes up the 9/11 imaginary. For more information, see here.

migrationDate: 24-25 November 2016
Venue: UCP (Lisbon)

The Graduate Conference in Culture Studies is an annual meeting organized by Doctoral students of the Programme in Culture Studies of The Lisbon Consortium, based at the School of Human Sciences of the Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon. This year's Conference addresses the topic "Routes of Difference: Migration in Artistic, Academic and Media Discourses" and takes place on 24 and 25 November. Keynote Speakers include Terence Wright (Ulster University), Michael Rothberg (University of Illinois), Margarida Calafate Ribeiro (University of Coimbra) and Alexandra Lopes (Catholic University of Portugal). For detailed information, visit the conference's webpage here.

Thomas MoreDate: 24-26 November 2016
Venue: FCH-UCP (Lisboa)

The Centre of Philosophical Studies (CEFi), together with the Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC), the Centre of Religious History Studies (CEHR) and the Centre for the Study of Religions and Cultures (CERC), in collaboration with other academic and social institutions, are promoting from 24th to 26th November 2016 the International Congress "Thomas More and the Dream of a Better World" to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the publication of Utopia. The event takes place at the School of Human Sciences and attendance is free. For detailed information about the the event and the full programme, see here: http://congresso500anosutopia.weebly.com/programa.html 

SOPCOM Est TVDate: 15 November 2016 | 2:00pm
Venue: Room Exposições (UCP-Lisboa)

The SOPCOM Workgroup on Television Studies will be meeting at Universidade Católica Portuguesa on November 15, to discuss the ongoing transformations of television in Portugal, now that a quarter century has passed since the introduction of private initiative in this field. The debate will focus mainly on topics related to politics, contents and regulations, and the programme of the event includes presentations by Nelson Ribeiro (UCP-FCH), Catarina Duff Burnay (UCP-FCH), Rita Figueiras (UCP-FCH), Pedro Lopes (UCP-FCH; SP Televisão), Francisco Rui Cádima (UNL), Alberto Arons de Carvalho (UNL), Tânia de Morais Soares (ERC), Felisbela Lopes (U. Minho), Carlos Canelas (IPG), Jorge F. Abreu (U. Aveiro), Jacinto Godinho (UNL), Luciana Fernandes (U. Minho), Raquel Ubach Trindade (UCP-FCH), Telmo Silva (U. Aveiro), Hilma Caravau (U. Aveiro), Pedro Almeida (U. Aveiro), Rafael Antunes (U. Lusófona) and Jorge P. da Costa (U. Lusófona).

convite Writing New WorldsDate: 10 November 2016 | 6:30pm
Venue: Room Exposições (UCP-Lisbon)

Writing New Worlds: The Cultural Dynamics of Curiosity in Early Modern Europe, the book authored by CECC researcher Marília dos Santos Lopes and published by Cambridge Scholars earlier this year, will be officially launched at UCP on Thursday November 10, at 6:30pm. The book will be presented by Professor and Historian Henrique Leitão.
Writing New Worlds analyses the different ways in which travel literature constituted a fundamental pillar in the production of knowledge in the modern era. The impressive frequency of publication and the widespread circulation of translations and editions account for the leading and essential contribution of travel literature for a better understanding and awareness about the dynamics and practices associated with decoding and making sense of the prose of the world.

Fieldwork 2016Date: 3 November 2016 | 9h00-17h00
Venue: Room 528 (FCEE) | UCP-Lisboa

The sixth edition of Fieldwork, an annual meeting where CECC's senior researchers debate their ongoing projects, will take place on 3 November, between 9:00am and 5:00pm. This edition includes presentations by researchers Luísa Santos, Jorge Vaz de Carvalho, Gonçalo Pereira Rosa, Peter Hanenberg, Ana Jorge and Joana Meirim. Guest respondents are Miguel Tamen (FL-UL) and Michael Hanke (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte). Attendance is free.

coffee break 7Date: 2 November 2016 | 5:00pm
Venue: CECC (FCH-UCP)

The seventh edition of CECC's Coffee Break, informal meetings to share coffee, news and knowledge inaugurated last February, will take place on 2 November, between 5:00 and 6:00 pm, at CECC's office (FCH - UCP). This edition includes a presentation by researcher Maria do Rosário Lupi Bello, who will be discussing the role of cinema in the context of the Humanities. The next sessions of CECC Coffee Break will include research statements by Geral Bär on 7 December and Catarina Duff Burnay on 9 February 2017.

Ludovic HeyraudDate: 31 October 2016 | 5:00 pm
Venue: Room Sociedade Científica (UCP-Lisbon)

Prof. Ludovic Heyraud, from the Université Paul-Valéry in Montpellier (France) will be giving a lecture at Universidade Católica Portuguesa on the recent terrorist events in France, debating how the country has been dealing with their consequences and addressing the implications of living in a state of emergency. The lecture will take place in Room Sociedade Científica (Library Building, first floor) on October 31st, at 5:00pm. Attendance is free.

LxC Conversation PiecesDate: 25 October 2016 | 4:00pm
Venue: Bookshop (UCP-Lisboa)

On October 25, at 4:00pm, UCP's Bookshop will be hosting a Conversation around the topic of "Travels", inspired by the exhibition titled "Cadernos de Memória", by Eduardo Salavisa, which is currently being held at the Bookshop. Guests participating in the Conversation are artist Eduardo Salavisa, researcher Marília Santos Lopes and artist João Queiroz. Researchers Luísa Santos and Daniela Ambrósio will be moderating the Conversation. The initiative results from a partnership between Emerge - Contemporary Art Agency and the LxC Conversations Pieces, promoted by The Lisbon Consortium. Attendance is free. More information on the exhibition here.

Ed McLuskieDate: 20 October 2016, 6:30pm
Venue: Room 121 (FCH-UCP)

Professor Ed Mcluskie will be giving a lecture at UCP on October 20 titled "Work Gone Missing in Communication Theory: Veils of Fast Capitalism". The lecture - supported by the research line Media, Technology, Contexts - takes place in Room 121 (FCH) at 6:30pm. Ed McLuskie is an internationally recognized philosopher of communication and critical theorist. Faculty member of the Department of Communication at Boise State University since 1981, his teaching and research interests and specialties include critical theory, social philosophy of communication, communication theory, and metascience & communication research. From 2009-2013, he served on the U.S. Fulbright Commission’s national Discipline Peer Review Committee, evaluating and recommending applications by aspiring Fulbright scholars to conduct research and teaching abroad. He also served as an expert reviewer for the European Science Foundation in 2013.

coffee break 6Date: 18 October 2016 | 5:00pm
Venue: CECC (FCH-UCP)

The sixth edition of CECC's Coffee Break, a new  format of meetings to share coffee, news and knowledge inaugurated last February, will take place on October 18, between 5:00 and 6:00 pm, at CECC's office (FCH - UCP). This edition includes a presentation by researchers Fernando Ilharco and Élmano Souza, who will be discussing the growing influence of Vilém Flusser in the field of communication and media studies. Flusser, a Czech/Brazilian philosopher, writer and journalist, conducted research on a variety of topics, including photography, aesthetics, semiotics, technology and the history of symbolic language, but in his later years was particularly devoted to the philosophy of communication. The next sessions of CECC Coffee Break will include research statements by Rosário Lupi Bello on November 2, and Geral Bär on December 7.

IRIT ROGOFFDate: 12 October 2016, 5:00pm
Venue: Auditório 2 (FCH-UCP)

During the academic year 2016-2017, Diffractions Journal will stage a series of public lectures around artistic and creative practices as models of knowledge production. The lecture series wishes to promote a conversation about the exchange between theoretical knowledge, artistic practice and the work of cultural institutions. The first lecture takes place on Wednesday, October 12, with Irit Rogoff and is titled "The Way We Work Now". Irit Rogoff is a writer, educator, curator and organisor. She is Professor of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London, a department she founded in 2002. Rogoff works at the meeting ground between contemporary practices, politics and philosophy. Her current work is on new practices of knowledge production and their impact on modes of research. This lecture will unpack some of the emergent terms and concepts that inform new research practices and their dissemination and circulation. Attendance is free.

iamcr logoCECC researcher and Dean of the School of Human Sciences at UCP, Nelson Ribeiro was elected Chair of the Communication History Section at the International Association for Media and Communication Research. The Section emphasises media history and the historical relations between the media and power structures and a variety of perspectives on the globalisation of communication since the rise of modernity. Members are interested in work that foregrounds the role of communication technologies and applications in social formation and historical change. For the 4-year term, Gideon Kouts  (Université Paris 8) was also elected as Vice-Chair. Nelson Ribeiro will also become a member of IAMCR’s International Council. For more detailed information on the Section and its work, visit their webpage here.

Alexandre ONeillDate: 22-23 September 2016
Venue: UCP (Lisbon)

Hosted by the Research Centre for Communication and Culture, the Colloquium "O'Neill: 30 anos + 1 mês" will pay due homage to the life and work of Alexandre O'Neill, thirty years after his death. Guest speakers at the event include Alexandra Lopes, Burghard Baltrusch, Carlos Nogueira, Clara Rocha, Fernando Cabral Martins, Fernando J.B. Martinho, Graça Videira Lopes, Gustavo Rubim, Joana Meirim, João R. Figueiredo, José Tolentino Mendonça, Miguel-Pedro Quadrio, Miguel Tamen, Pedro Mexia, Ramiro S. Osório, Sebastião Belfort Cerqueira and Sara Campino. For more information, visit the event's official page.

Anna Lisa TotaDate: September 7, 6:00pm
Venue: Room Brasil (UCP)

Anna Lisa Tota (Full Professor of Sociology of Culture and Communication at the University Rome III, Dep. of Philosophy, Communication and Arts) will be giving a lecture at UCP on Wednesday September 7th, titled "Screening the end of World War II in Italy: the role of cinema in the Italian public discourse". The public narration of the end of World War II in Italy is very controversial. There is a persisting gap between its national version (stressing the role of the Italian resistance movements against Fascism and the German occupation forces) and the international public knowledge of what happened in Italy during that period. The international public discourse minimizes the role played by the Italian resistance movements and it ignores the high numbers of Italian victims. The documents providing the atrocities committed by the German soldiers against Italian civilians during the last months of the war were discovered only in 1994. This paper will focus on two of these massacres: Marzabotto and St. Anna di Stazzema. They were Nazi German war crimes committed in Centre Italy, in the course of two operations against the Italian resistance movement during the World War II. These war crimes have been recalled and inscribed in the public discourse also thanks to two films: “Miracle at St. Anna”, a 2008 American–Italian epic war film directed by Spike Lee on the Sant'Anna di Stazzema massacre, and “The Man Who Will Come” by Giorgio Diritti (2009), an Italian film about Marzabotto. This paper analyses the ways in which this controversial period of Italian recent past has been inscribed in the Italian and European public discourse also through these movies.

Isabel Gil ICLAProfessor Isabel Gil, Vice-Rector of UCP and CECC researcher, has been appointed Chair of a new Committee founded by the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA), designated as ICLA Early-Career Researcher Development Committee. The purpose of this newly created Committee is to monitor doctoral programmes in the field, promote communication and job opportunities and, simultaneously, bring students and post-docs closer to the Association. Besides Professor Isabel Gil as Chair of the Committee, both Professor William Spurlin (Brunel University, UK) and Emanuelle Santos (Post-Doc, University of Warwick) have been nominated Vice-Chairs.

media history coverThe special issue of the Journal Media History titled “Revisiting transnational broadcasting: The BBC’s foreign-language services during the Second World War” has been reviewed in the European Journal of Communication, 31(3): 365-366. This special issue was co-edited by CECC researcher Nelson Ribeiro and was published in the last quarter of 2015. You can read the introduction to this special issue, written by Nelson Ribeiro and Stephanie Seul, here. For more information on the review, see here.

cefThe development of multilingualism is one of the priorities repeatedly reaffirmed by the European Union. In connection with this language policy, many works and achievements have emerged around the notion of plurilingual and intercultural competence. The development of this competence is one of the first objectives of the Common European Framework for Languages, which is currently the basis for the teaching and learning of languages in Europe. Yet, this specific dimension of the Framework is still often ignored in language policies and practices, as recalled by the recent Guide for the development and implementation of curricula for plurilingual and intercultural education. The Project EVAL-CI proposes to develop these descriptors (specifying them into fine descriptors) as well as a protocol, and assessment and certification tools, for intercomprehension skills in Romance languages. It will also establish, to the attention of the community of teaching and learning of languages, an overview on the state of the art of research on intercomprehension skills and on their assessment, which will also serve as basis for the project’s work. The project is co-cordinated by Filomena Capucho and counts on the collaboration of CECC researcher Antonio Chenoll.

sopcomThe Board of Directors of SOPCOM has just announced that the Jury of their Book Collection has decided to award first prize in their annual competition to the publication of the book A imagem em acção: Percursos em semiótica visual, co-authored by CECC researcher José Gabriel Andrade, with Luísa Magalhães (CECS-UM and CEFH- UCP Braga), and Ivone Ferreira (LabCom.IFP, UBI). The Jury was composed by Joaquim Paulo Serra (Universidade da Beira Interior and Chairman of the Board of Directors of SOPCOM), Aníbal Alves (Universidade do Minho), Moisés de Lemos Martins (Universidade do Minho), Tito Cardoso e Cunha (Universidade da Beira Interior) and Maria Augusta Babo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa). Also taking part in the competition was the book proposal by researcher Patrícia Dias (in cooperation with Nuno da Silva Jorge), whose Pensar Social Media: Uma visão estratégica para a comunicação das organizações contemporâneas was awarded fourth place.

media business modelsCECC researchers Patrícia Dias, Rita Figueiras and Nelson Ribeiro have just published new articles included in the volume Media Business Models: breaking the traditional value chain, edited by Klaus Zilles and Joan Cuenca. Patrícia Dias wrote a chapter titled "Hot Brands are Cool: The Temperature Scale as a Tool for Branding in a Digital Society", whilst Rita Figueiras and Nelson Ribeiro are the authors of the chapter "The Disruption of the Portuguese Media Democracy? Economic Crisis and Media Ownership". Published at Peter Lang, this volume addresses the crisis in the traditional media and explores scenarios and developments which point to new configurations arising from new media business models, innovative ways in which media practitioners engage their audiences, intercontinental media phenomena, user-generated content and the general disconnect between print and online media paradigms. For more information, see here.

Trever HagenProfessor Trever Hagen (Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, University of Exeter) has just become a Guest Researcher at CECC, where he will be staying for the duration of the next school year (2016/2017). Trever Hagen is a cultural sociologist working in music and sound. His research focuses on how cultural ecologies are used as resources to distribute opportunities for collective agency, and is driven by ethnographic fieldwork and archival sources, examining how people, objects and events come to be connected in patterned ways that subsequently produce realities. He is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and his research project, "Hearing and Listening in Urban Spaces", addresses how communities, city councils, transnational organizations and industry attribute value to quiet areas in urban environments. The research investigates how people use everyday, functional sounds as an empowering social inclusion device set against the uneven distribution and development of acoustically valued areas in cities. The project takes Budapest, Trieste, Lisbon and Exeter as case studies. Trever Hagen is also the co-editor (with Anna Lisa Tota, University of Roma Tre) of the Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies (2015). His monograph, Living in the Merry Ghetto: the music and politics of the Czech Underground, is forthcoming on Oxford University Press.

post conflict cinema capaEdited by CECC researchers Adriana Martins, Alexandra Lopes and Mónica Dias, Mediations of Disruption in Post-Conflict Cinema is a transdisciplinary volume that addresses the cinematic mediation of a wide range of conflicts. From World War II and its aftermath to the exploration of colonial and post-colonial experiences and more recent forms of terrorism, it debates the possibilities, constraints and efficacy of the discursive practices this mediation entails. Despite its variety and amplitude in scope and width, the innovative and singular aspect of the book lies in the fact that the essays give voice to a variety of regions, issues, and filmmaking processes that tend either to remain on the outskirts of the publishing world and/or to be granted only partial visibility in volumes of regional cinema. The book has been published by Palgrave Macmillan. For more information, see here.

writing new worldsResearcher Marília dos Santos Lopes has just published a new book, titled Writing New Worlds: The Cultural Dynamics of Curiosity in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016). The book analyses the different ways in which travel literature constituted a fundamental pillar in the production of knowledge in the modern era. The impressive frequency of publication and the widespread circulation of translations and editions account for the leading and essential contribution of travel literature for a better understanding and awareness about the dynamics and practices associated with decoding and making sense of the prose of the world. These texts, in some cases accompanied by illustrations, covered a broad and extensive panoply of languages, grammars and ways of seeing, translating and writing new worlds. In drawing special attention to internationally less-studied sources from Portugal and Germany, the book shows how authors, scholars and artists between the 15th and 17th centuries responded to the challenges of modernity, and explores the cultural dynamics involved in grasping and understanding the New. For more information, see here.

VI summer schoolDate: 27 June - 2 July 2016
Venue: Lisbon

The Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture is the annual meeting of the Lisbon Consortium’s MA and PhD Program in Culture Studies, bringing together leading scholars in the field of culture and doctoral students and young researchers from all around the world. The Summer School is organized into three types of sessions: keynote lectures by invited speakers and faculty members; master classes with invited specialists; and paper presentations where doctoral students and early career researchers can discuss their ongoing work with faculty and invited speakers. The VI Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture, hosted by the Lisbon Consortium, will take place from June 27-July 2, 2016 at the Catholic University of Portugal and several cultural institutions in Lisbon. The VI Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture addresses the role of visual regimes in the creation of meaning, in the refashioning of identity, in organizing the political, long before the awareness that the social is increasingly being constructed in visual terms. For detailed information, visit https://transvisualitysummerschool.wordpress.com/

coffee break 5Date: 8 June 2016 | 5:00pm
Venue: CECC (FCH-UCP)

The fifth edition of CECC's Coffee Break, a new  format of meetings to share coffee, news and knowledge, will take place on June 8, between 5:00 and 6:00 pm, at CECC's office (FCH - UCP). This edition includes a presentation by researcher Beatriz Hernández, who will be discussing "Colecionismo e Luxo: transformação de olhares e espaços na Xangai atual". Beatriz Hernández completed her PhD in Culture Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal. Her doctoral thesis analyzes the representation of women in calendar advertisement posters printed in Shanghai between 1911 and 1937, focusing on the gendered subjectivities depicted and the discourses of power mobilized through female characterizations.

convite Thinking ColoursDate: 6 June 2016 | 6:30pm
Venue: UCP (Room Brazil)

"Thinking Colours: Perception, Translation and Representation", the book edited by researchers Elisabetta Colla and Victoria Bogushevskaya and published by Cambridge Scholars in 2015, will be officially launched at UCP on June 6, at 6:30pm, with an introduction by visual artist Pedro Calapez and co-editor Elisabetta Colla. The book was inspired by the Conference "Thinking Colours: Perception, Translation and Representation, held in Lisbon in March 2012 and organized by CECC. The essays collected into this volume are organized into five interrelated sections exploring discourse on the interaction between sensation, perceptions of colour and the various forms of their cultural representation.For more information on the book, see here.

Terminar a RevolucaoResearcher José Miguel Sardica has been interviewed by Jornal de Letras to discuss some of the ideas that are at the centre of his most recent publication, the book Terminar a Revolução. A Política Portuguesa de Napoleão a Salazar, which has just been published by Temas e Debates / Círculo de Leitores. In the interview, José Miguel Sardica analyses the implications that revolutionary processes had on Portuguese politics over a period of 125 years, between 1808 and 1933, that is, from the destabilizing consequences of Napoleonic Wars until Salazar's rise to power. Read the full interview here.

image and propagandaResearcher Eduardo Cintra Torres will be acting as a Consultant for the project Printed Photography. Image and Propaganda in Portugal (1934-1974), coordinated by the Institute of Art History of Nova University. The objective of the project is to identify, analyze and discuss the photographic image and its use as a propaganda instrument by the Portuguese «New State» from 1934 to end of the regime in April 1974. The project is funded by FCT. Eduardo Cintra Torres is Assistant Professor at the School of Human Sciences (UCP) and has published extensively in the fields of Media and Communication Studies. He has also worked as a journalist and TV critic.

Feira do Livro Rui BrasDate: 29 May 2016 | 7:00pm
Venue: Lisbon Book Fair (Praça Amarela)

CECC's researchers Rui Brás and Maria do Rosário Lupi Bello, together with Pedro Mexia and António Costa, will be debating "Tarkovsky: The Cinema of Memory & The Memory of Cinema" at the Lisbon Book Fair. The debate will take place on Sunday, May 29, at 7:00pm, and will be followed by a signing session of Rui Brás's new book, "Tarkovsky: A Memória das Origens em Nostalgia e O Sacrifício", at the pavillion of Universidade Católica Editora (C23). For more information on the book, see here.

Feira do Livro I GilDate: 29 May 2016 | 5:00pm
Venue: Lisbon Book Fair (Praça Amarela)

Professor Isabel Capeloa Gil will be debating the "Crisis in the Humanities?", along with Henrique Leitão (University of Lisbon) and Luísa Leal de Faria (UCP-CECC), at the Lisbon Book Fair. The event takes place on Sunday, 29 May, at 5:00pm, and will be followed by a signing session of Professor Isabel Gil's latest book, "Humanidade(s). Considerações Radicalmente Contemporâneas", at the pavillion of Universidade Católica Editora (C23). For more information on the book, see here.

EMHIS LisboaDate: 24-27 May 2016
Venue: Cascais

CECC will host the VI Conference of the Entangled Media Histories (EMHIS) network, which will take place in Cascais from the 24th to the 27th of May. The EMHIS joins researchers from Lund University, Bournemouth University and the Hans-Bredow Institute, interested in the historical dimensions of transborder and transmedial flows through the use of the concept "entangled history". CECC researcher Nelson Ribeiro will deliver a keynote titled “Broadcasting in the Portuguese Empire and the Creation of Overseas Communities”. For more information on the network and its activities, visit their webpage.

Arquiteturas PosterDate: 12-13 May 2016
Venue: UCP (Room Exposições) and Instituto Cervantes

"Arquiteturas: a Guerra Civil de Espanha e as Modernidades Peninsulares" is the title of the Colloquium which will take place on May 12 (at UCP, Room Exposições) and May 13 (at Instituto Cervantes). Guest speakers at the event include Ángel Chica Blas, Carlos Morujão, Gerard Torres Rabassa, Ignacio Vázquez Moliní, Isabel Soler, Jaime-Axel Ruiz Baudrihaye, Javier Rioyo, Joana Videira Alvarez, Jordi Gracia, Jorge Fazenda Lourenço, José Carlos Rueda Laffond, José Miguel Sardica and Rosa Veloso. The programme of the event includes a screening of the documentary "Los Caminos de la Memoria" (2009), followed by a debate with José Luis Peñafuerte (director), José María Lara (producer) and Adriana Martins (CECC-UCP). The Programme of the event can be found here.

coffee break 4Date: 5 May 2016 | 17h00
Venue: CECC (UCP)

The fourth edition of CECC's Coffee Break, a new  format of meetings to share coffee, news and knowledge, will take place on May 5, between 5:00 and 6:00 pm, at CECC's office (FCH - UCP). This edition includes a presentation by researcher Steffen Dix, who will be discussing Lusophone Modernity and its aesthetic dimensions. Steffen Dix was the principal investigator of the research project "1915 – the year of Orpheu: Mapping the socio-historical context of Portugal’s First Modernism”, funded by FCT, and he is currently supervising the critical German edition of Fernando Pessoa’s Collected Works. The next session will include a research statement by Beatriz Hernández, on June 8.

Terminar a RevolucaoDate: 4 May 2016 | 18h30
Venue: Bertrand Picoas Plaza (Lisbon)

"Terminar a Revolução. A Política Portuguesa de Napoleão a Salazar" is the title of the new book authored by researcher José Miguel Sardica, published by Temas e Debates / Círculo de Leitores. The book will be launched at Bertrand Bookshop (Picoas Plaza, Lisbon) on May 4, at 6:30pm, with an introduction by Manuel Braga da Cruz. For more details on the book, you can read the synopsis here.

Michaela CrimminDate: 4 May 2016 | 18h30
Venue: Room Brasil (UCP)

Michaela Crimmin will be giving a lecture at UCP on "Supporting Arts & Culture in international conflict and post-conflict situations" on May 4, at 6:30pm. Michaela Crimmin is a co-director of Culture+Conflict. She is also an independent curator and writer; and is on the academic staff of the Royal College of Art (RCA) where she teaches in the School of Humanities and has been leading a research programme, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, to build connections between academia, artists and curators, and activists working on the role of art in the context of conflict. She lectures nationally and internationally. She was Head of Arts at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) from 1997 to 2010, a role that included initiating and directing the RSA Arts & Ecology Centre, the inspiration and experience that led to co-founding Culture+Conflict. Previous work includes coordinating the first phase of the Fourth Plinth series of temporary commissions in London'’s Trafalgar Square; directing the two million pound Art for Architecture award scheme; and commissioning artists for Public Art Development Trust'’s pioneering work in the public domain.

RADICAL INCLUSIVITYDate: 28 April 2016 | 5:00pm
Venue: Room 424 (UCP)

Professor Krzysztof Nawratek will be giving a lecture on "Radical Inclusivity. Towards Messianic Architecture and Urbanism" at UCP on Thursday, April 28, at 5:00pm. He is a Senior Lecturer in Humanities and Architectural Design at the University of Sheffield. Educated as an architect and urban planner, he has worked in Poland, Latvia and Ireland. He was a Member of the Board of Experts for the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2012, 2014 and 2016, and a member of the selection panel for the Polish contribution to the International Architecture Biennial in Venice in 2012 and 2014. He is an urban theorist and he has worked on the evolution of (post)socialist cities, the crisis of the contemporary neoliberal city model and urban re-industrialisation. Attendance is free.

logo APEGDate: 21-22 April 2016
Venue: Universidade Católica Portuguesa

The Portuguese Association for German Studies invites to the participation in the conference Nationalismus. Europe in its Labyrinth whose aim is to consider the concept of Nationalismus in the European context, both in view of the current rise of nationalism in public life and political discourse, and in its historical origins in relation to the founding of nations. In particular, the conference seeks to address the role of language, literature and film as seismographs for social shifts and political change and to discuss the influence of nationalism in relevant areas of study – literary, linguistic and cultural studies – and, in turn, the contribution of these areas of study to the construction of nationalisms themselves. Keynote Speakers are Ulrich Ammon (Universität Duisburg-Essen), Irene Pimentel (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and Peter Hanenberg (Universidade Católica Portuguesa). For more information, visit https://nationalismuseuropelabyrinth.wordpress.com/

FeministGhosts 3Date: 13 April 2016
Venue: Rua das Gaivotas 6, Lisboa

The latest issue of Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture will be presented at Rua das Gaivotas 6 (Lisbon) on April 13. The presentation will include a performance by Vera Mota and a roundtable discussion on the afterlives of feminism with Isabel Capeloa Gil (CECC-UCP), Eugénia Vasques (ESTC-IPL) and Ana Vidigal (Lisbon-based artist). Issue 6 of Diffractions, "Feminist Ghosts: The New Cultural Life of Feminism", will feature a special dossier on the New Cultural Life of Feminism with an interview with Laura Mulvey and testimonies by Rosi Braditotti, Jill Dolan, Heidi Mirza, Catherine Rottenberg, Catherine Driscoll, Rosalind Gill, among others. Diffractions is the online and open-access journal based at the PhD Program in Culture Studies - Lisbon Consortium. It will partner up with Rua das Gaivotas 6, a new cultural space in Lisbon directed by Teatro Praga, for the first offline presentation of a themed issue.

spring school 2016Date: 11-15 April 2016
Venue: Universidade Católica Portuguesa

The third International Spring School in Communication Studies brings together researchers from different parts of Europe and welcomes participants that are interested in the study of intimacy and personal life, and its overlaps with the public sphere, crossing boundaries to encompass the meanings it assumes when looked at in the context of media cultures. Keynote Speakers are Deborah Chambers (Newcastle University), Stina Bengtsson (Södertörn University), Verónica Policarpo (Universidade Católica Portuguesa), Sofia Johansson (Södertörn University) and Göran Bolin (Södertörn University). For more information, see http://springschool.wix.com/springschool2016 

manoel de oliveiraDate: 7-8 April 2016
Venue: Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Wishing to pay tribute to the filmmaker when the first year of his death is celebrated, this international conference seeks to analyze the various cycles of Oliveira’s work by examining how and to what extent his cinematography can be considered adversarial, and how it configures a poetics of dissent. The conference is organized by the Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC) at Universidade Católica Portuguesa and will take place on April 7-8 2016. The Keynote Speakers are Randal Johnson (University of California, Los Angeles), Jacques Lemière (Université de Lille) and António Preto (Escola Superior Artística do Porto / Universidade Lusófona do Porto). For more, visit https://oliveiraconference2016.wordpress.com/ 

coffee break 3Date: 5 April 2016
Venue: Room Exposições (UCP)

The third edition of CECC's Coffee Break, a new  format of meetings to share coffee, news and knowledge, will take place on April 5, between 5:00 and 6:30 pm, at Room Exposições (Library Building, UCP). This edition includes a presentation by guest lecturer Per Aage Brandt (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland), who will be discussing "Violence and Identity: Toward a Performative Semiotics". Per Aage Brandt is the author of a dozen books and more than 150 published papers on cognitive and semiotic theory of language, grammar, aesthetics, art, and music. The next sessions will include statements by Steffen Dix, on May 5th, and Beatriz Hernández, on June 1st.

Robert PicardDate: 4 April 2016
Venue: Room Exposições (UCP)

Professor Robert Picard, of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism of the University of Oxford, will be giving a lecture at Universidade Católica next Monday, 4th of April, at 6:30pm. The lecture, hosted by the Faculty of Human Sciences, will focus on "How contemporary trends are changing the future of the media business". Professor Robert G. Picard is a world-leading specialist on media economics and government media policies. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and served as Director of Research at the Reuters Institute from 2010 to 2014. He has been a consultant in media affairs for governments in the United States and Europe, investment firms, media companies and media labour organisations. He has also served as an expert witness at congressional and parliamentary committees and inquiry boards. He is the author and editor of 30 books, and has been editor of the Journal of Media Business Studies and the Journal of Media Economics.

HUMANIDADESResearcher Isabel Gil has authored a new book, titled "Humanidade(s): Considerações Radicalmente Contemporâneas", included in the book series Argumento published by Universidade Católica Editora. Starting from the premise that the Humanities are in crisis because crisis is, in many ways, something that defines them, the book inquires into how the current context has looked into a field whose very own existence is based upon processes of constant questioning. Assuming that the Humanities can be defined as the guardians of our shared humanity, the book analyses the grounds for the discourse that legitimates the growing invisibility of humanistic knowledge when it comes to financial investment in scientific research in Portugal and Europe.
The book can be ordered here.

coffee break 2Date: 1 March 2016
Venue: CECC (FCH-UCP)

The second edition of CECC's Coffee Break, a new  format of meetings to share coffee, news and knowledge, will take place on March 1st, between 5:00 and 6:00 pm, and includes a research statement by Patrícia Dias on the e-book she has co-authored about "Young Children (0 to 8 years old) and Digital Technologies". The next sessions will include statements by Per Aage Brandt, on April 6th, and Steffen Dix, on May 5th. These "Coffee Break" meetings take place in CECC's office.

PhD CCDate: 29 February 2016
Venue: Universidade Católica Portuguesa

The third edition of the Doctoral Seminar in Communication Studies will take place next Monday, 29th February, in Room Expsoições (Library Building). The Seminar is aimed at doctoral students who have the opportunity to present their ongoing research and discuss it with Professors and other researchers. The diversity of themes under discussion is a clear indicator of the multiplicity of topics and approaches currently undertaken by doctoral candidates in the Communication Studies PhD Programme. The schedule of presentations can be found here.

Capa Livro Criancas TecnologiasOn the date that marks the commemoration of "Safer Internet Day" (9th Februrary) all across Europe, CECC has published the national report of an exploratory qualitative study themed "Young Children (0-8 years old) and Digital technologies", coordinated by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. The Portuguese Report is authored by researchers Patrícia Dias (CECC - UCP) and Rita Brito (UIDEF - UL) and looks at the engagement of children under 8 years old, and their families, with digital technologies in the household in the Portuguese context. More specifically, the research explores the dynamics between children and parents, and also between uses and perceptions of both, in order to identify digital activities and practices, and the benefits and risks associated to them. The qualitative approach used interviews to both parents and children, and included diverse activities, such as filling a daily routine schedule, a game about favourite activities, and a digital tour in which children showed their devices, their favourite activities with them and the context of use. The sample included 10 families with children aged 6 or 7 years old who used a digital device at least once a week. The same protocol was conducted in the 18 European countries which were part of the project in 2015. The full report can be read here.

PhDnet SymposiumDate: 11 February 2016
Venue: Room Exposições (UCP - Lisbon)

Keynote Lectures by Miguel Tamen (University of Lisbon / University of Chicago) on "Peace by Means of Culture", and Heta Pyrhönen (University of Helsinki) on "The Body as a Notebook: Tattoos as a Means of Detection in Memento".

Matters of CultureDate: 8-9 February 2016
Venue: Room Exposições (UCP-Lisbon)

Ten years ago, Alain Touraine famously defined culture as the new paradigm for understanding today’s world. Five years before, Lawrence E. Harrison and Samuel P. Huntington had edited their volume under the heading “Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress”. Arguably, in the 21st century the study of culture represents an emerging and expanding field, dealing with the central challenges of contemporary society. Because the abstract paradigm of culture seems to be the motor of social change, the study of culture has been increasingly showing its multidimensional relevance at the interface of smart development and critical inquiry. Old, new and renewed cultural practices ask for innovative theories and for advanced research methods. In addition, new approaches such as arts based research, connectivism or the examination of big data challenge the hereto overwhelmingly interpretative humanist scholarly practice. For many academics, trained in the traditional humanities disciplines (from art history to literature or philosophy), the study of culture, perhaps a paradigm that is none, continues to bring added complexity and anxiety. How does culture matter in today’s world? How does culture relate to globalization? How does cultural change shape our mind? Which possible worlds does contemporary culture allow for? In which ways do culture, conflict, citizenship and sovereignty correlate? And, finally, how does the study of culture challenge the critical scholarly endeavor of the humanities? The CECC conference “Matters of Culture” will discuss the state of the art of this debate and act as a gateway to future research.

coffee break 1Date: 4 February 2016 | 5:00pm
Venue: CECC (FCH-UCP)

CECC inaugurates a new format of meetings to share coffee, news and knowledge. The first "Coffee Break" takes place on 4th February, between 5:00 and 6:00pm, and includes a research statement by Landeg White on "Artistic Research: Poetry as Investigation". The next sessions will include statements by Patrícia Dias, on 1st March, and Per Aage Brandt, on 6th April. These "Coffee Break" meetings will take place in CECC's office.

rereading schleiermacherRereading Schleiermacher: Translation, Cognition and Culture is the tile of the new book edited by CECC's researcher Teresa Seruya, along with José Miranda Justo, and published by Springer-Verlag as part of its series on "New Frontiers in Translation Studies". The book celebrates the bicentenary of Schleiermacher’s famous Berlin conference "On the Different Methods of Translating" (1813) at the Berlin Academy and is the product of an international Call for Papers that welcomed scholars from many international universities, inviting them to discuss and illuminate the theoretical and practical reception of a text that is not only arguably canonical for the history and theory of translation, but which has moreover never ceased to be present both in theoretical and applied Translation Studies and remains a mandatory part of translator training. The book follows the Conference "1813-2013: Two Centuries of Reading Friedrich Schleiermacher's seminal text 'On the different methods of translating'", held in Lisbon on October 24th and 25th 2013, co-organized by CECC.

leverhulme trustThe research project “Connecting the Wireless World: writing global radio history” has been awarded a grant by the Leverhulme Trust. The project aims to produce a  ‘connected history’ of wireless, exploring how radio was used to link broadcasters and listeners in different countries. Led by Simon Potter (University of Bristol), the network brings together researchers affiliated with seven different research centres worldwide, including CECC's member Nelson Ribeiro. The activities of the network will start in March 2016.

beyond the internetBeyond the Internet: Unplugging the Protest Movement Wave is the title of the new book edited by CECC's researcher Rita Figueiras and Paula do Espírito Santo (University of Lisbon), included in the series "Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society". Beyond the Internet examines the technological dimension of the recent wave of protest movements in the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Ireland. Offering an opportunity to achieve a better understanding of the dynamics between society, politics and technology, this volume questions the essentialist attributes of the Internet that fuel the techno-centric discourse. The contributors illustrate how the Internet has helped empower these protest movements and link them all together, yet has not had the power to overcome the extranet inequalities and democratic deficits that each country faced on its own terms. For more information, visit www.routledge.com/9781138915640

banner siteThe fifth issue of Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture is now online. Dedicated to "Urban Imaginaries", this issue includes articles on utopian urbanism and architecture, Green Day's "Jesus of Suburbia", the Paris Syndrome in literature and film, and cosmopolitanism in Lisbon's urban policies. It also contains two interviews with world-renowned street artists: the Portuguese Alexandre Farto aka Vhils and the Chinese Zhang Dali. Finally, there is also Diffractions' first Guest Artist, Pedro Magalhães, who has contributed to this issue with an incredible set of photographs. The issue is available at http://www.diffractions.net/issue.php. The Call for Articles for the 6th issue on the "New Cultural Life of Feminism" (Spring 2016) is open until January 31st. The 7th issue (Fall 2016) will focus on "Black Matters".

capa orpheuThe book 1915 - O Ano do Orpheu, coordinated by researcher Steffen Dix and published in 2015 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of literary magazine Orpheu, has been included in several end of year lists. In weekly magazine "Sábado", a panel of specialists has chosen its cover as one ot the top 10 best covers designed by Portuguese illustrators in 2015. Full article can be read here. Writing for Público's "Ipsilon", Isabel Coelho has also elected 1915 - O Ano do Orpheu as one of the books to be included in an alternative list of the best publications of 2015. The article can be read here.

livro cabral do nascimentoCabral do Nascimento. Escrever o mundo por detrás de um monóculo e a partir de um farol is the title of the book edited by Ana Salgueiro (CECC's researcher and doctoral student at the Culture Studies Programme) and Paulo Miguel Rodrigues which has just been published by Imprensa Académica UMa. The book includes more than 500 texts authored by Cabral do Nascimento (a large percentage of which have remained unknown so far), as well as contributions by several researchers, artists and relatives of Cabral do Nascimento. This is the first edition to be included in a new collection titled "Tratuário. Percurso para a História da Cultura Madeirense", which is set to approach the history of culture in Madeira.

fernando pessoa 80 anos

On 30 November 1935, Fernando Pessoa died in Lisbon, at the age of only 47 years old. 80 years after his death, he is commonly acknowledged as the greatest Portuguese writer of the twentieth century and one of the key figures of literary Modernism. On the date that signals his death, Steffen Dix, who has published extensively on Fernando Pessoa and Modernism, discussed the writer's legacy with two German radio stations. 
Both interviews are available online, at Deutschlandfunk and WDR5.

Living in the DeltaDate: 10 December 2015 | 18h00
Venue: American Culture Institute (FLUL)

"Living in the Delta: New & Collected Poems" is the title of the new book authored by researcher Landeg White, published by Parthian Books. The book will be launched at the American Culture Institute (Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon) on December 10th, at 6:00pm, with an introduction by Jeffrey Childs (Professor of English and American Studies at Universidade Aberta). For more details on the book and its author, visit his webpage.

Date: 7 December 2015 | 17h30History in Three Keys
Venue: Room Brasil (UCP-Lisbon)

Judith Woodsworth (Concordia University, Montreal) will be giving a lecture at UCP on December 7th titled "History in “Three Keys”: The Case of James Legge, Translator of Confucian Thought". To illustrate and highlight methodological issues in translation history, Professor Woodsworth will focus on the case of James Legge, an influential missionary-translator and an important figure in the history of translation because of the sheer volume of his work and his rigorous method of translating and retranslating classical Chinese texts. By the time he resigned his post as missionary, after thirty years in Hong Kong, his reputation as an Orientalist was so far-reaching that private funding had been raised to create a chair for him at Oxford University, and James Legge became Oxford’s first professor of Chinese. His translations continue to serve as authoritative editions of Confucius.

estadoemedia secxxiDate: 3 December 2015 | 18h30
Venue: Auditorium 511 (CLSBE-Lisbon)

The Research Cente for Communication and Culture is hosting a roundtable discussion on "The State and the Media in the Twenty-First Century" on December 3rd, at 6:30pm. Guest participants are Miguel Poiares Maduro (IUE Florença, Yale University), Pedro Norton (Impresa) and Rui Cádima (FCSH-UNL), and the roundtable facilitator is CECC's researcher Eduardo Cintra Torres (UCP-FCH).

Field workDate: 26 November 2015
Venue: Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Sala Brasil)

Field Work is an annual meeting where CECC's senior researchers debate their ongoing projects. This is the fifth edition and includes presentations by researchers Anabela Mendes, Rita Faria, Isabel Pinto, Daniela Agostinho, Paulo Campos Pinto, Miguel-Pedro Quadrio, Fernando Ilharco, Carla Ganito/Cátia Ferreira and José Gabriel Andrade. Guest respondents are Henry Thorau (Univ. Trier) and Mário Avelar (Univ. Aberta).

Workshop Renaissance Craftsmen PosterThe Workshop “Renaissance Craftsmen and Humanistic Scholars: European Circulation of Knowledge between Portugal and Germany” has been reviewed in detail by the online Forum H-Soz-Kult. The Workshop took place on the 20th and 21st of November 2014, at the National Library of Portugal (BNP), in Lisbon, and was organized by CECC, in collaboration with the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT, University of Lisbon) and BNP.
H-Soz-Kult is a specialised forum and an online information and communication platform for historians which publishes academic news and publications. Founded in 1996 and located at the History Department of the Humboldt University of Berlin, the platform embraces the motto “from academics – for academics – by academics” and is committed to the principles of open-access and community network.
You can find the detailed review of the Workshop here.