Communication and Diversity Seminar on the “Museum of the Cerrado and the socio-biodiversity of the Brazilian Cerrado”

4 de April, 2024 | Chisoka Simões | News

On April 4th, at 2:30 p.m., a Communication and Diversity Seminar dedicated to the theme “Cerrado Museum and the socio-biodiversity of the Brazilian savannah” took place in the ICS Sala de Atos. Rosângela Corrêa presented the seminar, and Alice Balbé commented. Several aspects of the virtual museum were discussed during the seminar, including its mission to disseminate scientific and widespread knowledge about the Cerrado. The importance of the museum as a tool for collaboration and discussion to construct knowledge and awareness about the preservation of the Cerrado was acknowledged.

Seminar “Cerrado Museum and the sociodiversity of the Brazilian savannah”. Rosângela Corrêa. Photography: Tatiane Oliveira

Seminar “Cerrado Museum and the sociodiversity of the Brazilian savannah”. Alice Balbé and Rosângela Corrêa. Photography: Tatiane Oliveira

The Cerrado Museum is a virtual museum that disseminates scientific knowledge and popular practices about the socio-biodiversity of the Brazilian savannah, the Cerrado. The virtual space enables the wide and unrestricted availability of the museum’s collection. It disseminates what is being produced by individuals, collectives and institutions concerning the Cerrado in its most diverse aspects: social, historical, archaeological, paleontological, anthropological, biological, educational, gastronomic, economic, political, etc. The virtual museum is a scientific/pedagogical tool that allows us to contribute to constructing a space open to collaboration—connection and discussion and, consequently, knowledge creation and social intervention.

Rosângela Corrêa is a Professor at the Faculty of Education of the University of Brasilia. She holds a Master’s degree and a PhD in Social Anthropology from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Barcelona (2023-2024), Spain. She has experience in the field of Anthropology, with an emphasis on Social Anthropology, working mainly on the following topics: environmental anthropology, human ecology, environmental education, socio-biodiversity of the Cerrado, anthropology of work, and ethnic-racial issues.

Alice Balbé is a PhD in Communication Sciences from the University of Minho in 2018, with a thesis entitled “Representations of climate change on the Facebook and Twitter social networks,” funded by CAPES – Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, linked to the Ministry of Education of Brazil. Alice holds a master’s degree in Communication Sciences with a specialization in Information and Journalism from the same university (UM) and a bachelor’s degree in Social Communication with a focus on Journalism from the Franciscan University, UFN, in Brazil. She is a member of the Young Researchers Working Group in Communication Sciences of SOPCOM – Portuguese Society of Communication Sciences and researches topics related to environmental communication, science communication, and digital social networks. Among her publications are “Climate Change on Twitter: The Influence of Media and Politics” in the Development and Environment Journal and “Climate Change on Social Networks: A Case Study of Facebook in the Ibero-Latin American Context”.