Created in 2007, CECC is an interdisciplinary hub in the Humanities, responding to the challenges brought about by globalization and media change and the growing awareness about the role of culture in shaping the 21st century. CECC’s core mission is the study of culture, literature, art and communication as drivers of societal change and the promotion of advanced research training in the humanities, with a focus on the development of innovative cross-disciplinary challenge-based inquiry.

CECC’s objects of study are texts in the broad semiotic sense of the term, from literature and the visual and performative arts, to news, posts or tweets. Our interest focuses on old and emerging discursive practices, underpinning the strategies whereby meaning is constituted, where the virtual meets the physical and hence redesigns the very idea of the human.