Call for papers to II International Conference on Culture and Society Which kind of Literacy (s) for an Economic and Social Justice?

Open call for submission of papers to the II International Conference on Culture and Society Which kind of Literacy (s) for an Economic and Social Justice? until December 15, 2020. The conference will be held at Zambeze University – Mozambique, on 27th and 28th of May, 2021, in partnership with the Cultures Past & Present project and the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS) at the University of Minho.

This scientific event sets up a space for dialogue and for the construction of international networks, addressing contemporary themes that are transversal to various areas of knowledge. From linguistic to legal-economic and socio-cultural policies in the Portuguese-speaking countries to the critical problematization of the concept of Lusophony, from the press, intellectual history, books and culture, publishing, the arts to the impact of female writing on the understanding of the thought expressed in the Portuguese language. The conference also aims to pay tribute to Heliodoro Baptista (poet) and Romualdo Johnam (musician).

The conference is organized in the following thematic groups: Literature, Language, Cultures and Communication; Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, and Intercultural Communication; Justice, Human Rights, Democracy and Citizenship; and, Culture, Economy and Human Development. Details of the submission can be checked here.

This conference was scheduled for 17th and 18th of September, 2020, due to restrictions related to COVID-19, the Organizing Committee decided to postpone it to the 27th and 28th of May, 2021.

Published issue of Vista magazine nº6 co-edited by project members

The new issue of VISTA Journal is the dossier entitled (In) Visibilities: image and racism, co-edited by Ana Cristina Pereira, Michelle Sales, and Rosa Cabecinhas. VISTA Journal, number 6 – intends to reflect on the relationship between image and racism over time.
In the introduction, the authors justify the theme of the edition: “The images reflect or defy” old “abyssal cleavages, forged during European colonialism and are, at the same time, an expression of the oppression and resistance that has been made to it. Above all, in what refers to invisibility. The proposed reflections reveal the implication, denounce naturalized offenses, question silences, and, finally, propose new visualities for black bodies, not necessarily in that order. More than giving visibility, we try to show how invisible a substantial part of the visible remains – making invisibility itself visible, in the impossibility of recovering what has been systematically and long erased. “

Ana Cristina Pereira and Rosa Cabecinhas are researchers of the project Memories, cultures and identities: how the past weights on the present-day intercultural relations in Mozambique and Portugal?”. The VISTA Journal – Revista de Cultura Visual is a publication of the Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences (SOPCOM).

Cover of Vista Journal nº6 . Image of the artist Aline Motta