U Coimbra: Researcher on Societal Value of Culture (Portugal)

“JobResearch Assistant to the grant UNCHARTED, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal. Deadline: 16 July 2022.

The Centre for Social Studies  at the University of Coimbra calls for applications for one position for a research assistant (at the MA level) within the project “UNCHARTED-Understanding, Capturing and Fostering the Societal Value of Culture”, funded by the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission, and coordinated by the Principal Investigator  Nancy Duxbury.

The UNCHARTED project is a research and innovation action about understanding, capturing and fostering the societal value of culture. In recent decades, with the growing emphasis on the creative economy, culture has tended to be increasingly seen in political circles under the exclusive lens of the economy and its contribution to it. To counteract this tendency, it is necessary to define the social values associated with culture on a different basis from the traditional one. The work focuses on the valuation practices of the actors involved in cultural life. In this respect, three areas and three types of fundamental actors in the value dynamics of culture are distinguished: i. the field of cultural participation, in which citizenship is the protagonist; ii. the field of cultural production and heritage, where the professionals of creation and preservation are the ones who take the initiative; iii. the field of cultural administration, in which it is the experts and politicians who decide. These are the starting point to structure the study of the different aspects involved in this evaluative dynamic: the emergence of values, the configuration of a value order, and the political impulse of values.

Lisbon Forum: ICD in the Infodemic Era (Portugal but Hybrid)

ConferencesLisbon Forum 2021: Intercultural Dialogue in the Infodemic Era, Luso American Development Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal (hybrid event), 9-10 December 2021.

The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe would like to invite you to join the upcoming Lisbon Forum that will take place on 9-10 December, in a hybrid format on the topic: Intercultural dialogue in the infodemic era. During two days, decision makers, experts, activists, organisations and institutions from all regions of the world will gather in Lisbon and online to discuss on the urgent necessity to support intercultural dialogue to counter misinformation, disinformation and hate speech.

Under the slogan #BreakYourBubble, the Lisbon Forum 2021 will focus on four different perspectives :

  • Intercultural dialogue
  • Human rights
  • Democratic internet
  • Global solidarity and social justice

You may find additional information (Concept note, Provisional Programme) on the webpage (in French and English). Register to participate online by Sunday 5th December 2021.

The Lisbon Forum is a distinctive platform for dialogue for policymakers, academics, and activists on issues related to global interdependence and solidarity. It enables networking, sharing of knowledge, and the mainstreaming of good practice among people from different fields of expertise, in order to mobilise commitment to act together in response to global challenges.

Creatour.PT Documentary on Creative Tourism (Portugal)

Intercultural PedagogyPrize-winning Creative Tourism Documentary “creatour.pt – creative tourism in Portugal” is available for classroom viewing. Prepared by the Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

At 38 minutes in length, the documentary is freely available online for viewing, with subtitles in English and in Portuguese, on the CES YouTube channel.

The documentary was developed to provide an inspiring and informative profile of Creative Tourism development in small cities and rural areas, as explored and implemented within the CREATOUR research-and-application project in Portugal. It may be a useful complement for tourism courses, addressing topics such as experiential and cultural tourism, sustainable and responsible tourism, and tourism and rural development.


Creative Tourism in the Regeneration of Communities (Portugal but online)

EventsOnline Seminar: So, what’s next? The role of creative tourism in the regeneration of communities. University of Coimbra, Portugal. June 2, 2020, 16h00 – Portugal/Lisbon timezone. Deadline to register: May 31, 2020

In this moment of transition, this webinar contributes to current discussions on the future of small-scale and community-based creative tourism, and on community recovery and resilience. How can we work collectively to move forward together?

The Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 has provided a stark moment of renewed reflection and contemplation on the realities of our interconnected world. It has highlighted the necessity of working together on both a local community and global scale to improve our quality of social solidarity, and to advance ideas and practices that can renew and provide mutual benefit, contribute to local vitality, and foster the sharing of cultural expressions. It has also led many to consider how to redirect travel and tourism to more meaningful and responsible ends. In our individual pods of isolation, the level of virtual reaching out and sharing was highlighted, and the importance of cultural practices in crafting these bridges and inter-locale connections was underscored.

Moving forward, there is a sense that this pandemic will change the way we act in future – individually, collectively in our geographic communities, and more widely in our nations and international networks. In this context, travel and tourism will resume but are likely be profoundly changed. Travelers may increasingly seek out places of beauty, of respite, of renewal. Domestic tourism may be reemphasized. Connections with others may be re-conceived and fostered on a more humane basis as co-travelers on a closely interconnected planet. A sense of rebuilding and renewal may prevail.

CFP InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies

“PublicationThe InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (IJPDS) welcomes original contributions for the annual issue of the journal to be published in 2020. Researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences are encouraged to submit papers in final form by March 30, 2020.


IJPDS represents original scholarship receptive to interdisciplinary topics and theoretical contexts spanning the diversity and variety of research interests. Editors encourage proposals from a wide array of scholarly proveniences, approaches and perspectives that embrace a construct of Portuguese diaspora across time and space.


Manuscripts in English, Portuguese, Spanish, or French are accepted for review and must be accompanied by an abstract in English, as well as in the original language in which the paper is written. Papers that have already been published or are under consideration elsewhere will not be accepted in IJPDS.

IJPDS is a double-blind, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal with both print and online versions. The journal is published annually in the fall. Also part of this academic journal is the publication of special thematic issues that engage with aspects of Portuguese diaspora studies, both traditional and modern.

CFP ECREA 2020: Communication & Trust (Portugal)

ConferencesCall for papers: 8th European Communication Conference: Communication and Trust: Building Safe, Sustainable and Promising Futures, October 2-5, 2020, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. Deadline: 15 January 2020.

The European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)  and the Communication and Society Research Centre of University of Minho are delighted to host the 8th European Communication Conference (ECC). The Conference has chosen the key theme ‘Communication and Trust: Building Safe, Sustainable and Promising Futures.

What futures are we building up? What is the role of media and communication in these processes? Considering the pace of technological change and the way it is reshaping economy and culture, what type of adaptations and commitments are being asked of citizens and to what extent are institutions and policy makers engaged in achieving solutions that are both progressive and sustainable? What type of social, political and cultural futures are media and communication inducing and modelling? What relations exist between them and what are their main normative cornerstones? These are questions of critical interest for the 2020 ECREA conference. Scholars are invited to question the relevance of communication studies in face of societal challenges today and for generations to come.

CFP Tourism & Sustainable Development Goals (Portugal)

ConferencesCall for papers: Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals: From theory to practice, University of Aveiro, Portugal, May 13  – 15,  2020. Deadline: 31 October 2019.

Tourism has become one of the main sectors of activity. According to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), it represents almost 10% of world GDP and 30% of service exports, emphasizing their essential contribution to economic growth and the development of nations. The expansion of global tourism has propelled several countries affected by the recession towards economic recovery, such as Portugal. In 2015, the United Nations (UN) launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all member countries. This new agenda has the fundamental mission of permanently eradicating poverty in the world. In this context, they launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets, which should drive the efforts of countries, societies and the private sector.

It is undeniable that tourism stimulates growth, having a strong capacity to expand the socioeconomic dynamics of destinations. In recent years, the tourism development process is no longer based on a limited set of products such as sun and beach. Tourism has expanded from seaside destinations to cultural sites and has flourished in several small and medium-sized cities, boosting a renewed phase of urban tourism. Several emerging forms of tourism are responsible for generating pressures in some urban areas, including overtourism . However, these dynamics open opportunities to shape and create new growth poles in cities, with ‘ spillovers ”to the territory. Tourism, as a multidisciplinary, multisectoral, holistic and systemic industry, has enormous potential to contribute to sustainable development, firmly supported by the WTO. Despite the existence of several studies addressing the relationship between tourism, sustainability and sustainable tourism, a comprehensive discussion is needed on how tourism can contribute positively and directly to each of the SDGs.

INVTUR 2020 is an interactive, dynamic and international platform on which academics and practitioners can discuss best practices and strategies in research and knowledge management through partnerships. In the previous edition, it attracted more than 700 participants from over 30 countries on five continents. It has become a forum for discussion and scientific interaction that offers an unforgettable experience for all participants: in scientific and networking potential as well as in social terms. INVTUR, an international tourism conference of recognized value, has been organized by the University of Aveiro since 2010, in collaboration with several partner universities from different countries. Located in the modern and tourist city of Aveiro, The University of Aveiro boasts its reputation as an international higher education institution and one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in Portugal. Being among the best in the country in scientific and architectural terms, the University is also proud to be a Center of Excellence in Tourism.

CFP Media Literacy Research Symposium (Portugal)

ConferencesCall for papers: 3rd International Media Literacy Research Symposium, Universidade Lusofona do Porto, Portugal. Deadline: 15 November 2019.

Media literacy is a growing field with a need for developing and increasing the research within it.   With each conference, we hope to shorten the present gap by filling it with works from current scholars, new researchers, graduate students, educators and others who have a vested interest in opening this field and moving it forward from all over the world.

Strand 1: Critical Media Literacy

Papers/Presentations in this strand will explore the growth of critical media literacy from various perspectives.

Strand 2: Disinformation/Civic Media Literacy

Papers/Presentations in this strand will explore the opportunities that media literacy provides for lifelong education in politics, public & private spaces exploring the notion of the active citizen and outcomes.

Strand 3: Digital Citizenship/Policy and Training

Papers/Presentations in this strand will explore creating media literacy policy in the area of digital citizenship, social media, Internet safety, cyberbullying and cybersecurity.

Creatour: Creative Tourism Dynamics (Portugal)

ConferencesCREATOUR 3rd International Conference: Creative Tourism Dynamics: Connecting Travellers, Communities, Cultures and Places, October 23-25, 2019, Faro, Portugal. Registration open until September 15.

CREATOUR’s third International Conference, Creative Tourism Dynamics: Connecting Travellers, Communities, Cultures and Places will include Charles Landry(UK), Jafar Jafari (USA/Italy), Greg  Richards (Netherlands), Alexandra Gonçalves (CinTurs – UAlg, Portugal) and Nancy Duxbury (CES – UC, Portugal), as keynote speakers. Also noteworthy are the creative tourism showcase, with the participation of the CREATOUR pilots; the public screening of the CREATOUR documentary (director: Nuno Barbosa); and the creative experience with social dinner; among other activities. You can also participate in the post-conference activity “‘Married’ maize porridge: from market to table”, on October 26th, organized by Tertúlia Algarvia (CREATOUR pilot) and activities organized by Loulé Criativo.

Fulbright Award in Comm/Media Studies (Portugal)

FulbrightsFulbright Award in Communication & Media Studies, Escola Superior de Comunicação Social, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. Deadline: September 16, 2019.

The School of Communication and Media Studies (Escola Superior de Comunicação SocialInstituto Politécnico de Lisboa, ESCS-IPL), known as the premier college in Communications in Portugal, seeks to cover the main strands of Communication taught in Bachelor and Master’s degrees. To this end, ESCS counts with the involvement of its nuclear Departments in Audiovisual & Multimedia; Journalism; Advertising & Marketing; Public Relations & Organizational Communication.

The Fulbright Scholar for 2020-2021 will be hosted by the Department of Audiovisual & Multimedia. The Scholar will research and debate subjects such as Digital Film Production, Business Model Journalism and Digital Strategic Communications.

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