New book: Cultures and Tourism: Reflections on Heritage, the Arts and Intercultural Communication

The book Cultures and Tourism: Reflections on Heritage, the Arts and Intercultural Communication, edited by Moisés de Lemos Martins and Rosânia da Silva, has just been published, with support by Cultures Past & Present.

According to the editors, “as tourist practices lead to contact between peoples and populations’ relationships, identity and otherness issues immediately emerge”.

To what extent are the individuals living in the places tourists visit influenced, in their cultural and artistic practices and their representations of themselves, by the experiences tourists impart to them? How do tourists absorb, transform and assimilate what they see and experience? What are the cultural, social and economic impacts of this relationship? Cultures and Tourism: Reflections on Heritage, the Arts and Intercultural Communication addresses these and other questions and assembles 21 articles, selected from the corpus of papers presented at the international congress “Cultura e Turismo: Desenvolvimento Nacional, Promoção da Paz e Aproximação Entre Nações” (Culture and Tourism: National Development, Peace Promotion and Rapprochement Between Nations; 2018, Mozambique).

This work includes contributions from researchers from various continents and comprises four sections, under the topics “Tourism, Culture and Art”, “Tourism, Development and Communication”; “Cultural Heritage: Festivities, Handicrafts and Gastronomy” and “Tourism Routes and Landscapes”.

Seminar “History, Media and Education: research-action in Mozambique and Portugal” on October 20

The next Permanent Seminar for Research and Community (SPIC) will be dedicated to the Cultures Past & Present project and will take place on October 20, at 2:30 pm, in the Education Auditorium (Campus de Gualtar), at the University of Minho.

“History, Media and Education: action research in Mozambique and Portugal” is the theme of this SPIC, which includes the participation of Armindo Armando, Marlene Vanessa Jamal and Augusto Alberto, from the Zambeze University, and Alice Balbé, from the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS) at the University of Minho. The session will be moderated by Rosa Cabecinhas, a researcher at CECS and co-coordinator of the project.

The Permanent Seminar for Research and Community aims to share and debate with the community the work developed by CECS researchers, make the results of the different platforms of the center public, as well as discuss and enhance future networks of joint work.

This event is a joint activity of the Permanent Seminar on Research and Community and the Permanent Seminar on Communication and Diversity.

Armindo Armando – PhD candidate in Language, Culture and Society at the Zambezi University, he is a Lecturer at the Alberto Chipande University, in Beira, Mozambique.

Augusto Alberto – PhD candidate in Language, Culture and Society at the Zambezi University, he is a Lecturer at the Licungo University, in Beira, Mozambique.

Marlene Vanessa Jamal, PhD student in Language, Culture and Society at Zambezi University, is a Lecturer at Licungo University, in Quelimane, Mozambique.

Alice Balbé – PhD in Communication Sciences at the University of Minho and is a Post-Doctoral researcher at Communication and Society Research Centre under the Cultures Past &Present project.

Rosa Cabecinhas is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences, Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho, a researcher at Communication and Society Research Centre. Currently, and co-PI of the Cultures Past & Present project.

Caderno MICAR 2021 launched with participation and support from the Project

On the first day of the 8th MICAR – International Anti-Racist Film Exhibition, promoted by SOS Racism, the Caderno Micar 2021 – Contributions of texts and visual essays for the 8th edition was launched. Held on October 8, 9 and 10, 2021, at Teatro Rivoli, Micar provided film screenings, exhibitions and debates. The Project Cultures Past & Present joined the institutional partnerships in supporting the organization of the event, which has the support of the Municipality of Porto and the Teatro Municipal Rivoli, where the exhibitions take place.

The book contains articles by Isabel Macedo, Rosa Cabecinhas, Alice Balbé, Filipa César, Gisela Casimiro, Luísa Semedo, Hugo Silveira Pereira, Mário Moura, Nuno Coelho and Emicida, illustrations, visual essays, in addition to the synopses and technical files of the films present in this MICAR edition.