The Project participates in the 2nd edition of the UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research

The presentations of the projects developed under the 2nd UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research were held on 12 November. Lara Campinho, 2nd-year student of the Degree in Sociology, at the Institute of Social Sciences, presented a poster resulting from the work entitled “Young people in the face of History: Images and narratives of interculturality in Portuguese and Mozambican school manuals”, developed with the scope of Cultures Past & Present project, coordinated by Moisés de Lemos Martins.

Lara Campinho 2nd year student of Sociology at ICS, University of Minho

The project developed by the student, with the Cultures Past & Present project team, focused on the analysis of textbooks from Mozambique and Portugal. Lara took part in the initiative for the second time and shows interest in following the path of scientific research.

Lara Campinho presenting the poster to Dean Rui Vieira de Castro and Vice Dean for Education Laurinda Leite

The UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research was created with the aim of providing an opportunity to bring students, from the 1st cycle and the first three years of integrated Masters, closer to real contexts of scientific research and insertion in research teams that they work on creating new and relevant knowledge by engaging them in supervised research activities that foster their interest in science.

The presentations were held at the Pedagogical Complex 1, on the Campus de Gualtar, at the University of Minho.

The Project CulturesPast&Present promoted Encounter (Virtual) Six African Museums of Ethnology and Anthropology

Over the 15th of June, the 1st Virtual Meeting – Six African Museums of Ethnology and Anthropology was held, bringing together museums from five Portuguese-speaking African countries, namely Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe. The Meeting aimed to promote dialogue between museum directors and technicians and researchers from the Cultures Past&Present project, with the presence of guests, as noted by researcher João Sarmento, co-organizer of the session with researchers Alda Costa and Catarina Simão.

Moisés de Lemos Martins, Director of the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS) and Principal Researcher for the Project Cultures Past&Present opened the work with a presentation on the Lusofonia Virtual Museum, which recently became the Academic Cultural Unit of the University of Minho, of which he is the director.

The event was divided into three thematic sessions, the first part “The creation of museums and their evolution” with moderation by Luís Cunha (ICS-UM/CRIA), the second with the theme “Current challenges” moderation by Alda Costa (UEM/CECS) and the third on “Future Projects” with moderation by Catarina Simão. Participated on behalf of the museums of the Ethnographic Museum of Praia, from Cape Verde, Samira Silva and Eugénia Alves; from the National Ethnographic Museum of Guinea-Bissau, Albano Mendes; from the National Museum of Anthropology of Angola, Álvaro Jorge; from the Regional Museum of Huíla, Angola, Soraia Santos; the National Museum of São Tomé and Príncipe, Manuel Lizarda; and from the National Museum of Ethnology of Nampula, Mozambique, Adriano Tepulo, Adolfo Norte, Antonio Ntimbanga and Maria Pascoela Tavares.

The Encounter was organized by Project Cultures Past&Present with support by Center for Communication and Society Studies, the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho, Eduardo Mondlane University, and supported by the Aga Khan Development Network and the Foundation for Science and Technology, FCT.