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Appel àcommunications, "Media and the portuguese empire (18th TO 20th century)", Lisbon, Centro Cultural de Belém, 1-2 November 2013

Date limite : 1 avril 2013

The connexion between the media and the Portuguese Empire is the theme to be explored in the international conference which will be held the 1st and 2nd November 2013 in Lisbon. The organizers welcome multiple disciplinary approaches, as the conference encompasses studies in journalism, communication, history, literature, sociology, geography, anthropology, and art history, among other domains of the humanities and the social sciences. These studies shall contribute to a better understanding of the complex interactions established between the media and Portuguese imperial policy from the 18th century until the 1970’s.

From an enlarged perspective of the media, which embraces the physical structures of transportation, as well as all forms of symbolic communication (rumour, mail, press, cinema, radio, television, theatre, literature, and advertising) , we encourage the presentation of papers focusing on the articulations and tensions between these media and the establishment and maintenance of a Portuguese Empire in Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, India (Goa, Damão, and Diu), East-Timor, and Macau.

The organizers welcome studies which embrace a broad perspective, comprising both centre and peripheral regions or/and emphasizing the interactions between communications, policy, economics, society, cultural and national identities. Contributions are accepted on topics such as :

- Connections between transportation and communication in imperial dynamics ;

- Relation between exploratory missions, cartography, communication infrastructures, and the establishment of an Empire ;

- Media and public celebrations ;

- Press, propaganda, public opinion, and imperial domination ;

- Imperialism and popular culture ;

- Media in the colonies (press, radio, cinema, literature), resistance, and the constitution of national identities.

The organizers will also be happy to consider proposals on other topics relevant to the conference theme.



Dr Chandrika Kaul (BA (Hons), MA (Oxon), D. Phil Oxford), Department of Modern History, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK, has published extensively in the field of media and empire. She is founding co-editor of the international book series, Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media (Palgrave Macmillan). Her monograph, Reporting the Raj. The British Press and India (2003), is the first detailed study on the subject. She has also edited Media and the British Empire (2006) which explores media interactions across the British empire and dominions over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Dr Kaul has also edited Explorations in Modern Indian History and the Media (Routledge, 2009), and co-edited International Communications and Global News networks : Historical Perspectives (Hampton Press, New York, 2011). Her next monograph, Communications, Media and the Imperial Experience:Britain and India in the Twentieth century is to be published in 2013 by Palgrave Macmillan. Dr Kaul is Co-Chair of the History section of the International Association of Media and Communication Research and sits on the Editorial Board of the journal, Media History (Routledge).


English and Portuguese.


To participate in the conference please send an abstract of your paper

(600 words maximum) and a short CV, in PDF or Word format, until the 1st April 2013, to the conference e-mail : mediaeimperio@gmail.com.
The abstracts will be selected by the peer-reviewers appointed by the Scientific Committee, and the selected proponents will be notified until the 30th April 2013.
The complete text of the communication must be sent to the conference organizers by the 30th September 2013. >br>The Scientific Committee will select the best papers, which will be published in book by a prestigious international publisher.



1 April 2013 : limit for the submission of proposals

30 April 2013 : notification of acceptance

30 September 2013 : limit for the delivery of complete text

31 October 2013 : limit of registration for non-speakers

1-2 November 2013 : Conference Media and the Portuguese Empire (18th to 20th Century) December 2014 : book publishing


José Luís Garcia (Instituto Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa) Chandrika Kaul (University of St. Andrews, UK) Filipa Subtil (Escola Superior de Comunicação Social, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa) Alexandra Dias Santos (ISLA Campus Lisboa)


Tânia Alves (Instituto Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa) Isadora Ataíde Fonseca (Instituto Ciências Sociais, Universidade de



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To any questions regarding the Media and the Portuguese Empire (18th to 20th Century) conference, please contact us at mediaeimperio@ gmail.com

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