The project “Memories, cultures and identities: how the past weights on the present-day intercultural relations in Mozambique and Portugal?” promotes the II Virtual Meeting: African Museums of Ethnology and Anthropology next Tuesday, 28 June 2022, from 9 am (Lisbon time, Portugal).
The meeting aims to promote dialogue between the different directors and technicians of museums from four Portuguese-speaking countries, namely, the National Anthropology Museum and the Regional Museum of Huíla from Angola; the Ethnographic Museum of Praia from Cabo Verde; the National Ethnographic Museum of Guinea Bissau, from Guinea Bissau, and the National Ethnology Museum of Nampula, from Mozambique, with researchers in the area.
The event is divided into two themes, the first part on “Inventory, cataloguing and conservation” and the second part on “Public training and educational services”, moderation by Débora Merali and Lurdes Macedo respectively. Access is free, and will be held through the Zoom platform.
The organising committee is composed of the researchers of the Project Cultures Past Present, João Sarmento (CECS/University of Minho), Lurdes Macedo (CICANT/Lusófona University) and Alda Costa (Eduardo Mondlane University).
This Cultures Past & Present initiative is supported by the Centre for Communication and Society Studies, the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho, the Eduardo Mondlane University, the Aga Khan Development Network and the Foundation for Science and Technology, FCT.
The call for papers for the III International Conference Caribbean, Iberoamerican and African Literature and Culture: Encounters, Exchanges and Deviations in Difference is now open. The Conference aims to be a privileged space for research, reflection and debate in favour of scientific and cultural research and will take place at the Universidad del Atlántico, Barranquilla, Colombia (UA), from 23 to 25 November 2022, in an online format. Paper proposals can be submitted until 15 July 2022.
Following on from the previous editions held at the Instituto de Ciências da Educação de Luanda – ISCED-Luanda, Angola (2019), and at the Universidade Zambeze – UniZambeze, Mozambique (2021), this edition has the particularity of incorporating content from the literature, culture and language of the Caribbean, Ibero-American and African countries, in particular, the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, and of being preceded by preparatory activities and conversations in said online format during May, June, August, September and October, in 2022.
This scientific event will pay tribute to Renato Cardoso (Cape Verdean poet, composer and diplomat murdered on 29 September 1989) and Roberto Burgos (Colombian Caribbean singer, narrator, José María Arguedas Narrative Award from the House of the Americas 1st National Novel Award, died in 2018). The Conference configures a space for dialogue and construction of international research networks, discussing contemporary themes transversal to various areas of knowledge, from linguistic, legal economic and socio-cultural policies in the Caribbean, Ibero-American and African spaces of Portuguese-speaking countries, to the critical problematization of the concept of lusophony and hispanophony, to reach the press, the intellectual history, of books and culture, publishing, the arts and the impact of women’s writing in the context of contemporary thought(s) and struggles for their rights.
The proposals, which may be in Portuguese, Spanish or English, must include the title of the paper, institutional affiliation, the abstract (up to 250 words), five keywords, and a brief biographical note (up to 150 words). They should be submitted to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This initiative involves CHAM – Centro de Humanidades, NOVA FCSH, Portugal; the Centro de Estudos Multidisciplinares (CEM) Eduardo Augusto Kambwa of the Instituto Superior das Ciências da Educação de Luanda (ISCED-Luanda), Angola; the Movimento Literário e Artístico Lev’Arte (Lev’Arte), Angola the University of Luanda, Faculty of Arts (IUL-FaArts), the Faculty of Human Sciences of the Universidad del Atántico (FCSH-UA), Barranquilla, Colombia; the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH) of Zambeze University (UniZambeze), Mozambique; the Centre for Communication and Society Studies, University of Minho (CECS/UMinho); Project “Memories, cultures and identities: how the past weights on the present-day intercultural relations in Mozambique and Portugal? (CECS/UMinho) (; the Universidade de Santiago (US), Cape Verde; the Universidade Licungo (UniLicungo), Mozambique; the Universidad Autónoma de México (UAM); and the CONCHA Project (EU H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 777998).
The year 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of the work “Terra Sonâmbula” by Mia Couto, and in commemoration of this anniversary, the Symposium on Terra Sonâmbula will be held at Licungo University in Mozambique. The call for papers is open for thematic symposium proposals until July 4.
The research project “Memories, cultures and identities: how the past weights on the present-day intercultural relations in Mozambique and Portugal?” and the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) of the University of Minho, are part of the organisation of the event.
The writer Mia Couto, professor Moisés de Lemos Martins (CECS/University of Minho and PI-project Cultures Past &Present) and professor Severino Ngoenha, Technical University of Mozambique, will participate as guests.
More information about the call for papers is available on the event website. Abstract submission: here
Culture, Education, Science, Health, Language and Literature Culture, Politics, Peace, Democracy and Fight against Inequalities Culture, Education, Science, Health, Language and Literature Culture, Politics, Peace, Democracy and Fight against Inequalities Cultural Diversity, Rights, Gender and Sexuality Culture, Development, Networks and Technologies Culture, Communication, Arts, Sensitivity and Popular Knowledge Culture, Society, Environment and Climate Change
Organisation and partners: Licungo University, Camões Institute, Fernando Leite Couto Foundation, Indico, Communication and Society Research Centre, “Memories, cultures and identities: how the past weights on the present-day intercultural relations in Mozambique and Portugal?”, and Aga Khan Network for development.