Call for papers – VI International Congress on Cultures (online)

Call for papers to the VI International Congress on Cultures until October 15th, 2020. Under the theme “Cultures for life in an anguished world” this year’s edition will be held online due to travel restrictions and health protocols public, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, from 18 to 20 November 2020.

The Congress is part of the initiatives of the Network of Universities dedicated to the study of Cultures focused on debates, research, and organization of activities in the field of culture, bringing together universities from Brazil, Mozambique, and Portugal, namely the University of Minho, the University Zambeze, the University of Beira Interior, the Federal University of Bahia and the Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia.

Proposals must be collective (from 3 to 5 authors), in table format, within five macro themes:

1 – Culture, Politics, Democracy and Combating Inequalities and Oppression
2 – Cultural Diversity, Rights, Gender and Sexualities
3 – Culture, Development, Networks and Technologies
4 – Culture, Science, Health, Ways of Life and Consumption
5 – Culture, Communication, Arts, Sensitivity and Popular Knowledge

Other work proposals such as book launches, cultural products, and artistic presentations should also be submitted until October 15th. Registration for general participation starts on October 25th. More information on the event website.

Virtual Lusophony Museum in Google Arts & Culture platform

The Virtual Museum of Lusophony is a platform for academic cooperation, in science, teaching, and arts, in the space of Portuguese-speaking countries and their diasporas, created by the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS), from the University of Minho, made up of an international and interdisciplinary team, it can now also be visited on the Google Arts & Culture platform.

According to the director of CECS and the Museum, Moisés de Lemos Martins, the MVL “associates cultural and artistic institutions, companies linked to the editorial activity, as well as the production of audiovisual content, with the support of central bodies in the speaking countries. Portuguese ”. The Museum aims at “academic, pedagogical and scientific cooperation with Portuguese-speaking peoples, as well as making Portuguese a great language of science”, highlights the professor.

The Virtual Museum of Lusophony’s mission is to promote knowledge on the part of Lusophone countries of its numerous forms of artistic and cultural expression, which must be brought together, preserved, and disseminated, both within the Lusophone context and internationally. The Cultures Past & Present project is also a contributor to the initiative.

The entry of the Virtual Museum of Lusophony gallery on the Google Arts & Culture platform has 45 virtual multimedia exhibitions, 256 works of art, 112 photographs, 98 radio programs, 19 films, and two documentaries about Portuguese-speaking countries.