Call for papers: Conference Arts, Cultures and Media: Intercultural communication and technological landscapes in the Portuguese-speaking world

The call for papers for the International Conference “Arts, Cultures and Media: Intercultural Communication and Technological Landscapes in the Portuguese-Speaking World” is open until April 10. This scientific event, held within the scope of the research project “Memories, Cultures and Identities: how the past weights in the present-day intercultural relations in Mozambique and Portugal”, will take place at the University of Aveiro on May 25 and is associated with the 1st Congress of the National Network of Cultural Studies (RNEC), which will be held at that university on May 26th and 27th.

The digital transformations in contemporary society make information technologies, media, arts, and cultures converge while changing attitudes and practices. The new technological landscape is that of a culture in “status nascendi”, which includes new tools, artists and creators, archives, museums, films, transforming them and changing teaching-learning practices. Works and cultural and artistic narratives can be transferred from one medium to another and even converted, through licensing, into merchandise or even give rise to another product.

In this international conference, we propose to debate the current technological transformations in arts, cultures and media, questioning their production, conversion to digital, and the audiences and their interaction with the produced works. We also intend to explore the contributions of digital platforms and repositories in promoting open access to knowledge. We invite researchers to reflect on the various forms of technological interconnection in arts, cultures and media, focusing on one or more of the following topics:

– cultures, arts and audiences;

– cultural and artistic heritage and their digital communication;

– digital culture, technological infrastructures and sustained local development;

– literacies, civic participation and creative action;

– (digital) cultural production in Portuguese-speaking countries;

– technological creativity in culture and concern for citizenship and social inclusion;

– textbooks, digital databases, virtual museums and open access knowledge repositories;

– new technological atmospheres and professional practices in the digital context (web designers, curators, virtual museum managers, activists, YouTubers…);

– protection, security and communication of digital cultural content;

– technologies and communication for development.

The abstract (between 200 to 300 words) with title and keywords should be sent by April 10 to:

Participation is free but subject to prior registration:


Memories, cultures and identities: how the past weights on the present-day intercultural relations in Mozambique and Portugal?” (Cultures Past & Present)

CECS – Communication and Society Research Centre

RNEC – Rede Nacional em Estudos Culturais