Session 7- “Christian missions in the Portuguese colonies of Africa”- “The Silence of the Earth”

The seventh session of the Series of Talks and Round Tables “Interpellations based on The Silence of the Earth. (Post)colonial visualities intersected by Diamang’s archive” will take place on July 16, at 4 p.m.

The session “The Christian missions in the Portuguese colonies of Africa: submission and resistance to colonialism during the Estado Novo”, will count on the participation of Friar José Nunes and will be moderated by Moisés de Lemos Martins (CECS).

Friar José Nunes was born on September 3, 1956, in Lisbon. He did his novitiate in the Dominican Convent of Toulouse in 1976-77. Friar José Nunes made his first profession in the Order of Preachers in 1977 and was ordained a priest in 1984. After obtaining a doctorate in Pastoral Theology at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, he was a missionary in Angola for nine years. He began teaching at the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University of Lisbon in 1994 and is a member of its board since 2002. He is parish vicar in the Parish of S. Domingos de Benfica, in Lisbon, since 1997 and from that year on, he has also been a member of the Prior Provincial of the Order of Preachers in Portugal.

The cycle is organized by the Landscapes, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (Lab2PT), by the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS), by the Interdisciplinary Center for Social Sciences (CICS. NOVA.UMinho), by the Center for Research Network in Anthropology (CRIA-UMinho) and by the Cultures Past & Present Project.

Session 6: Crossings: Literature, Collection and Museums – The Silence of the Earth

The sixth session of the Series of Talks and Round Tables “Interpellations based on The Silence of the Earth. (Post)colonial visualities intersected by Diamang’s archive” will take place on June 25, at 3h00 p.m. The session “Crossings: Literature, Collection and Museums“ will include the participation of Alda Costa (Universidade Eduardo Mondlane/CECS), Lurdes Macedo (Universidade Lusófona/CECS), Mateus Pereira (ICS-Universidade de Lisboa), Branca das Neves (escritora angolana), José Luís Mendonça (escritor e jornalista) e Roberto Vecchi (Universidade de Bolonha). The session will be moderated by Luís Cunha (ICS-UM/CRIA) & João Sarmento (ICS-UM/CECS).

The session will be held in a hybrid format: face-to-face in the Sala de Atos, in ICS, and online on Zoom and on Facebook.

The Series of Talks and Round Tables comprises 7 sessions, between May 14th and June 25th, each subordinate to a particular theme, namely: archives, speeches and languages; work: domination and resistance; race and gender; emancipatory movements; culture and interactions; cinematographic languages: aesthetics and politics (2 sessions).

The cycle is organized by the Landscapes, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (Lab2PT), by the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS), by the Interdisciplinary Center for Social Sciences (CICS. NOVA.UMinho), by the Center for Research Network in Anthropology (CRIA-UMinho) and by the Cultures Past & Present Project.

The Project CulturesPast&Present promoted Encounter (Virtual) Six African Museums of Ethnology and Anthropology

Over the 15th of June, the 1st Virtual Meeting – Six African Museums of Ethnology and Anthropology was held, bringing together museums from five Portuguese-speaking African countries, namely Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe. The Meeting aimed to promote dialogue between museum directors and technicians and researchers from the Cultures Past&Present project, with the presence of guests, as noted by researcher João Sarmento, co-organizer of the session with researchers Alda Costa and Catarina Simão.

Moisés de Lemos Martins, Director of the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS) and Principal Researcher for the Project Cultures Past&Present opened the work with a presentation on the Lusofonia Virtual Museum, which recently became the Academic Cultural Unit of the University of Minho, of which he is the director.

The event was divided into three thematic sessions, the first part “The creation of museums and their evolution” with moderation by Luís Cunha (ICS-UM/CRIA), the second with the theme “Current challenges” moderation by Alda Costa (UEM/CECS) and the third on “Future Projects” with moderation by Catarina Simão. Participated on behalf of the museums of the Ethnographic Museum of Praia, from Cape Verde, Samira Silva and Eugénia Alves; from the National Ethnographic Museum of Guinea-Bissau, Albano Mendes; from the National Museum of Anthropology of Angola, Álvaro Jorge; from the Regional Museum of Huíla, Angola, Soraia Santos; the National Museum of São Tomé and Príncipe, Manuel Lizarda; and from the National Museum of Ethnology of Nampula, Mozambique, Adriano Tepulo, Adolfo Norte, Antonio Ntimbanga and Maria Pascoela Tavares.

The Encounter was organized by Project Cultures Past&Present with support by Center for Communication and Society Studies, the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho, Eduardo Mondlane University, and supported by the Aga Khan Development Network and the Foundation for Science and Technology, FCT.

Session 5 – “Unity and Struggle: What has been, what is left?” – Series of Talks and Round Tables “…The Silence of the Earth…”

The fifth session of the Series of Talks and Round Tables “Interpelos a partir d’ O Silêncio da Terra. (Post)colonial visualities intersected by the Diamang archive” will be held on next friday, June 18, at 3 p.m. The session “Unity and Struggle: What has been, what is left?”, will have the participation of Aurora Almada (IHC/FCSH), Fabrício Rocha (CES), Vasco Martins (CES), Catarina Simão (artist, independent researcher and Culture Past & Present team), José Augusto Pereira (IHC/FCSH) and Raquel Ribeiro (University of Edinburgh). The session will be moderated by Bruno Madeira (CITCEM) and Rita Lucas Navarra (IHC/FCSH).

The session will be held in a hybrid format: face-to-face in the Main Hall/Salão Nobre of the Rectory of the University of Minho, and online on Zoom and YouTube.

The Series of Talks and Round Tables comprises 7 sessions, between May 14th and June 25th, each subordinate to a particular theme, namely: archives, speeches and languages; work: domination and resistance; race and gender; emancipatory movements; culture and interactions; cinematographic languages: aesthetics and politics (2 sessions).

The cycle is organized by the Landscapes, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (Lab2PT), by the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS), by the Interdisciplinary Center for Social Sciences (CICS. NOVA.UMinho), by the Center for Research Network in Anthropology (CRIA-UMinho) and by the Cultures Past & Present Project.

Session 4 – On the intersectionality of segregated bodies: race and gender – Series of Talks and Round Tables “Silence of the Earth”

The fourth session of the Series of Talks and Round Tables “Interpellations from the Silence of the Earth. (Post) colonial visualities intersected by the Diamang archive ”will take place Friday, June 4, 2021, starting at 3 pm. Within the theme “On the intersectionality of segregated bodies: race and gender”, at 3 pm, the session will be held in a hybrid format (face-to-face and online) and will include the participation of Filipa Vicente, Emiliano Dantas, Cristina Sá Valentim, Ana Balona de Oliveira e Sheila Khan, moderated by Fátima Moura Ferreira (Lab2PT) e Alexandra Esteves (Lab2PT). moderated by Francisco Ferreira (Lab2PT, Universidade do Minho).

The fourth session will take place in the Main Hall/Salão Nobre of the Rectory of the University of Minho, on Zoom and YouTube.

The Series of Talks and Round Tables comprises 7 sessions, each subordinate to a particular theme, namely: archives, speeches and languages; work: domination and resistance; race and gender; emancipatory movements; culture and interactions; cinematographic languages: aesthetics and politics (2 sessions).

The event is organized by the Landscapes, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (Lab2PT), by the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS), by the Interdisciplinary Center for Social Sciences (CICS. NOVA.UMinho), by the Center for Research Network in Anthropology (CRIA-UMinho) and by the Cultures Past & Present Project.

Session 3: “Work, domination and resistance” on May 28 – Series of Talks and Round Tables “Silence of the Earth”

On Friday, May 28, will be held the third session of the Series of Talks and Round Tables “Interpellations from the Silence of the Earth. (Post) colonial visualities intersected by the Diamang archive ” starting at 3 pm. Entitled “Work, domination and resistance”, the session will be held in a hybrid format (face-to-face and online) and will include the participation of José Carlos Venâncio (CECS/UMINHO, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal), José Pedro Monteiro (CES, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal), Maciel Santos (CEAUP, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, Portugal) e Paulo de Carvalho (Universidade Agostinho Neto, Angola), moderated by Fernando Bessa (CICS.NOVA. UMinho) and Sheila Khan (CECS). The cycle includes 7 sessions, between May 14th and June 25th, on Fridays, at 3pm – 6pm, each one subordinate to a particular problem.

The third session will take place in the Main Hall/Salão Nobre of the Rectory of the University of Minho, on Zoom and YouTube.

The Series of Talks and Round Tables is organized by the Landscapes, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (Lab2PT), by the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS), by the Interdisciplinary Center for Social Sciences (CICS. NOVA.UMinho), by the Center for Research Network in Anthropology (CRIA-UMinho) and by the Cultures Past & Present Project.

Session 2 “Aesthetics, politics and cinematographic languages I” on May 21 – Series of Talks and Round Tables

The second session of the Series of Talks and Round Tables “Interpellations from the Silence of the Earth. (Post) colonial visualities intersected by the Diamang archive ”will take place next Friday, May 21, 2021, starting at 3 pm. Entitled “Aesthetics, politics and cinematographic languages I”, the session will be held in a hybrid format (face-to-face and online) and will include the participation of Ana Cristina Pereira (CES, University of Coimbra), Rosa Cabecinhas (CECS, University of Minho), researchers from the Cultures Past & Present project, and Kiluanje Liberdade (director and PhD candidate in Cultural Studies), moderated by Francisco Ferreira (Lab2PT, Universidade do Minho).

The critical itinerary of this cycle is designed under the horizon of the exhibition The Silence of the Earth. It aims to promote extended interdisciplinary questionings and reflections on the experience of late Portuguese colonialism, from the perspective of the coexistence of times or of intertwined times. The cycle comprises 7 sessions, each subordinate to a particular theme, namely: archives, speeches and languages; work: domination and resistance; race and gender; emancipatory movements; culture and interactions; cinematographic languages: aesthetics and politics (2 sessions).

The second session will take place in the Main Hall/Salão Nobre of the Rectory of the University of Minho, on Zoom and YouTube.

The debate will be held after viewing the films:

Uma festa para viver, Ruy Duarte de Carvalho, 35’, 1975 Documentário – Ruy Duarte de Carvalho

Deixem-me ao Menos Subir às Palmeiras…, 67’, 1975, Ficção – Joaquim Lopes Barbosa

Ana Cristina Pereira holds a PhD in Cultural Studies, from the University of Minho, with the thesis ‘Alteridade e identidade na ficção cinematográfica em Portugal e em Moçambique’. She has as main research interests: racism, social identity, social representations and cultural memory in cinema, from a post-colonial and intersectional perspective, on which she has edited several scientific articles in national and international publications. She has been part of the team of scientific projects and, at the moment, she is an investigator of the (THE) OTHERING project. She is a member of the Non-Governmental Organization NARP-Núcleo Antirrista de Porto.

Kiluanje Liberdade (Director)
Born in Benguela – Angola, in 1976, he lives between Braga and Luanda. Degree in Communication and Culture Sciences (2003). Postgraduate in African Studies, ISCTE (2005). Currently studying for a PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Minho. Author of the documentary “O RAP É UMA ARMA”, First Prize for Best Documentary Work, at the Amascultura Documentary Encounters (1996). Co-author of 6 documentaries, in which “OUTROS BAIRROS” (1998), “OXALÁ CRESÇAM PITANGAS” (2004) and “LUANDA, A FÁBRICA DA MÚSICA” (2006) stand out. He was a television director for 9 years at TVZimbo (the first private television channel in Angola).

Rosa Cabecinhas is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences at the Institute of Social Sciences and a researcher at the Center for Communication and Society Studies. She is director of the Doctoral Program in Cultural Studies at the University of Minho and coordinator of the Permanent Seminar on Communication and Diversity. She has developed interdisciplinary research and integrates several national and international associations in the areas of communication, psychology, education and cultural studies. His main research interests combine the areas of intercultural communication, social memory, social representations, social identities, social discrimination and diversity. Among her publications, the book “Black and White: The naturalization of racial discrimination” (2017, 2nd edition) stands out. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1491-3420

The cycle is organized by the Landscapes, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (Lab2PT), by the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS), by the Interdisciplinary Center for Social Sciences (CICS. NOVA.UMinho), by the Center for Research Network in Anthropology (CRIA-UMinho) and by the Cultures Past & Present Project.

Book “Áfricas: mobilidade, violência, memória e criatividade” is launched as part of the project

The book Áfricas: mobilidade, violência, memória e criatividade, edited by the researcher and professor João Sarmento, it is one of the results of the Summer School “Áfricas. Mobility, violence, memory and creativity ”, organized by the Center for Studies in Communication and Society (CECS), Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho, in conjunction with the project“ Memories, cultures and identities: the past and the present of relationships intercultural experiences in Mozambique and Portugal ”(FCT / Aga Khan).

The Summer School, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, was held between July and October 2020, as a way of creating environments for discussion and interaction. The proposal had as its starting point four themes and objectives: to understand Africa as a continent of mobility; examine dimensions related to violence, poverty, terrorism and racism; focus on dimensions of the construction of memory, highlighting dimensions such as cinema, architecture and heritage; and to think about the creation process, reflecting on production and consumption strategies and daily lives, both in terms of imagery / symbolism.

Seeking to stimulate a multidisciplinary look from the social sciences, humanities and arts to, on and from the African continent, providing specific training on this territory, the Summer Course focused on training scholarship holders for critical thinking and for discussing strategies, methods, objects and research topics. Knowledge and skills have been developed that allow the design and continuation of autonomous research projects, allowing the scholarship holders to acquire research, analysis, interpretation and criticism skills from sources.

The book has the collaboration of several researchers from the Cultures Past & Present project, such as João Sarmento, Lurdes Macedo, Rosa Cabecinhas, Isabel Macedo, Sheila Khan and Vítor Sousa, in addition to professors from the Institute of Social Sciences, research and scientific initiation scholarship holders from the School of summer.

Funded by FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, within the scope of Support for integrated R & D and higher education initiatives that contribute to the process of economic and social stabilization through higher qualification to be developed in the summer of 2020, in collaboration with the General Directorate of Higher Education (DGES).
Funded under the “Knowledge for Development Initiative”, by the Aga Khan Network for Development and by FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, IP (no 333162622) in the context of the project “Memories, cultures and identities: how the past weights on the present-day intercultural relations in Mozambique and Portugal? ”.

Series of Talks and Round Tables: Interpellations based on The Silence of the Earth. (Post)colonial visualities intersected by Diamang’s archive

On Friday, May 14, 2021, the Cycle of Conferences and Round Tables Interpellations begins from the ‘Silence of the Earth’. (Post)colonial visualities intersected by the Diamang archive”. With a hybrid format (face-to-face and online), the first session will feature the participation of Francisco Azevedo Mendes and Patrícia Leal.

The critical itinerary of this cycle departs from the exhibition The Silence of the Earth. It aims to promote extended reflections and an interdisciplinary questioning of the experience of Portugal’s late colonial period, from the perspective of the coexistence of times or intertwined times.

The cycle includes 7 sessions, 14 may to 25 june, weekly at Fridays, 3h00 p.m.-6h00p.m., each subordinated to a particular issue, namely: archives; discourses and languages; labor: domination and resistance; race and gender; emancipatory movements; culture and interactions; cinematographic languages: aesthetics and politics (2 sessions).

Cycle Coordinators:
Fátima Moura Ferreira (Lab2PT)
Moisés Lemos Martins (CECS)
Fernando Bessa (CICS.NOVA. UMinho)
Luís Cunha (CRIA. UMinho)

This cycle is organised by the Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (Lab2PT.UMinho), the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS), the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Centre (CICS. UMinho) and the Research Network Centre in Anthropology (CRIA. UMinho) and Project Cultures Past & Present.

The first session will take place in the Sala de Atos of the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho, on Zoom  and on YouTube.

Program:
Dos arquivos contemporâneos às performances disciplinares – May, 14 (at 3p.m.)
Francisco Azevedo Mendes(Lab2PT) & Patrícia Leal

Estética, política e linguagens cinematográficas I – May, 21
Isabel Macedo (CECS) & Francisco Ferreira (Lab2PT) & Tiago Silva (CECS)

Trabalho, dominações e resistências – May, 28
Fernando Bessa (CICS.NOVA. UMinho) & Sheila Khan (CECS)

Da interseccionalidade dos corpos segregados: raça e género – June, 4
Fátima Moura Ferreira (Lab2PT) & Alexandra Esteves (Lab2PT)

Poder e movimentos emancipatórios– June, 18
Bruno Madeira (CITCEM) & Rita Lucas Narra (IHC/FCSH)

Cruzamentos: cultura, literatura e museus– June, 25
Luís Cunha (CRIA. UMinho) & João Sarmento (CECS)

Estética, política e linguagens cinematográficas II – June, 25 (at 9p.m.-11p.m.)
Isabel Macedo(CECS) & Francisco Ferreira (Lab2PT) & Tiago Silva (CECS)

Available program of the II International Conference on culture and society on the 27th and 28th of May

The II International Conference on Culture and Society – what literacy (s) for economic and social justice? will be held on 27 and 28 May 2021 in an online format. Activities start from 1:30 pm in Portugal / Angola time; 2:30 pm in Mozambique; 11:30 am in Cape Verde and 9:30 am in Brazil. The complete program is now available, check out some highlights of the program and the participation of the Cultures Past & Present project team.

The opening session will be attended by Martins Mapera – Director of FCSH, Zambezi University/Moçambique and Moisés de Lemos Martins – Director of CECS, University of Minho/Portugal, membros do projeto Cultures Past&Present, Jorge Figueiredo – Ambassador of Cape Verde to Angola and Mozambique, Mebiavanga Fernando CEM / ISCED Luanda, Angola, Cristina Brito – Director of CHAM, Humanities Center, FCSHUNL / Uac, Portugal and Bettencourt Preto Sebastião Capece – Rector of the University Zambeze / Mozambique.

15h00-16h15 – (GMT+1/Horário de Portugal)
Moderator: Hilarino da Luz, CHAM, Centro de Humanidades, FCSH-UNL/Uac, Portugal
Semiótica da cegueira: alteritas na academia
Martins Mapera (FCSH/Universidade Zambeze, Moçambique)
Para uma travessia tecnológica e transcultural. O caso do Museu Virtual da Lusofonia
Moisés de Lemos Martins (CECS, Universidade do Minho, Portugal)

16h15 – 18h00
Panel Discussion 1 : Temática I: Sociologia, Antropologia, Filosofia e Comunicação Intercultural. Moderator – Luís Rodrigues (Universidade de Santiago, Cabo Verde).

  1. Ensino das Humanidades como Literacia para uma Justiça Económica e Social – Rosário Couto Costa (ISCTE-IUL, Portugal)
  2. Tempo, Espaço e Covid-19. A “nova normalidade” e a incerteza no futuro – Vítor de Sousa (CECS, Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
  3. Retratos Femininos: construção social e representação da mulher nos manuais escolares de Portugal e Moçambique – Alice Balbé & Elaine Trindade (CECS, Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
  4. Violência contra a mulher: práticas e representações sociais – Adelino Esteves Tomás (Universidade Save, Moçambique)
  5. Práticas Artísticas e Performáticas Contemporâneas na Salvaguarda de Tradições Orais – Maria Isabel Lemos (ISCTE-IUL, Portugal)Quem quer ser apagada? Representações de género nos manuais escolares – Rosa Cabecinhas (CECS, Universidade do Minho, Portugal)

18h00 – 21h50
Temática II: Literatura, Língua, Culturas e Comunicação Intercultural

  1. A representação da cidade de Luanda e o reconhecimento da identidade angolana no período pós-colonial, em Nós, os do Makulusu, de José Luandino Vieira
  2. Juliana Santos Menezes (Instituto Federal da Bahia, Brasil)
  3. Os lugares romanescos como signos da tragédia em As Naus, de António Lobo Antunes – Cristóvão F. Seneta (FCSH, Universidade Zambeze, Moçambique
  4. Arandir: o anti-herói subalterno brasileiro – Maíra Neiva Gomes (Universidade Estadual de Minas Gerais, Brasil)
  5. A voz de Moçambique: discursos sobre literatura, arte e censura (1961 -64) – Noemi Alfieri (CHAM – Centro de Humanidades, FCSH-UNL/Uac)
  6. O Cinema como mundividência Cultural e Social: diálogos intersemióticos através da Literacia Fílmica – Luís Miguel Cardoso (Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre, Portugal)
  7. Problematização da periodização da literatura cabo-verdiana – Hilarino da Luz (CHAM – Centro de Humanidades, FCSH-UNL/Uac, Portugal)
  8. Cinema, memória e imaginário: o caso das coproduções em língua portuguesa – Isabel Macedo & Moisés de Lemos Martins (CECS, Universidade do Minho, Portugal)

19h45-20h00 Debate
PAINEL III
Moderador. Nobre Roque dos Santos (Universidade Pedagógica de
Maputo, Moçambique)

Day 2: May 2021

14h00-14:40 Lisboa pós-colonial e as invisibilidades da memória a partir dos Contos de Lisboa de Mónica de Miranda: Contributos para uma Reflexão sobre Literacia para uma maior Justiça Económica e Social – Margarida Rendeiro (CHAM, Centro de Humanidades, FCSHUNL/Uac / Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, Portugal)
Moderadora: Moemi Alfieri (CHAM, Centro de Humanidades, FCSH-UNL/Uac, Portugal)

14h40 – 17h40
Temática II: Literatura, Língua, Culturas e Comunicação Intercultural
PAINEL I
Moderator: João Luís Lisboa (CHAM, Centro de Humanidades, FCSHUNL/Uac, Portugal)
PAINEL II
Moderador: Elizabeth Olegário (CHAM, Centro de Humanidades, FCSHUNL/Uac, Portugal)

17h40 – 19h15
Temática III: Cultura, Economia e Desenvolvimento Humano
PAINEL I
Moderator: Manuel Gama (CECS, Universidade do Minho, Portugal)

PAINEL II
Moderator: André Victorino Mindoso (Universidade Rovuma, Moçambique)

19h15 – 20h25
Temática IV: Justiça, Direitos Humanos, Democracia e Cidadania
Moderator: Arcenio Cuco (UniRovuma, Moçambique)

20h25-21h00 – POETRY RECITAL
Movimento Artístico e Literário Lev´Arte, Angola
Associação Literária de Santo Antão (ALSA), Cabo Verde

21h00-21h30 – CLOSING SESSION
Fernando Pessoa (Movimento Literário e Artístico Lev´Arte, Angola)
Rosa Cabecinhas (CECS, Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
Esperança Luieca Ferraz (UL-FaArtes, Angola)
Elizabeth Olegário Bezerra da Silva (CHAM, Centro de Humanidades, FCSHUNL/Uac, Portugal)
Noemi Alfieri (CHAM, Centro de Humanidades, FCSH-UNL/Uac, Portugal)
Hilarino da Luz (CHAM, Centro de Humanidades, FCSH-UNL/Uac, Portugal)
Pedrito Cambrão (Universidade Zambeze, Moçambique)
Ana Maria Martinho (Coordenadora da Linha de Estudos Africanos / CHAM, Centro de Humanidades, FCSH-UNL/Uac, Portugal)