International Seminar

11 de July, 2022 | Gessica Borges | Event


The International Seminar “Decolonizing knowledge: possibilities and challenges”, was held on 11 and 12 July 2022. The event, organized by the MigraMediaActs team, in partnership with the Centre for Communication and Society Studies (CECS), took place in person at the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) of the University of Minho, and also online, through the zoom platform, with the participation of thirty researchers from different social sciences and humanities, from various institutions, from three continents.

Among the invited guests were, in person, professors: Giovanna Leone (Sapienza Universitá di Roma), Manuel Chaparro (Universidad de Málaga) and Susana de Andrés (Universidad de Valladolid).  Digitally, researcher Fernando Gonçalves (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ) presented a paper, and Professor Tristan Mattelart (French Institute of the Press, University of Paris) was online participating in the round table “Media, migrations and activisms”.   

Throughout the day 11, presentations and roundtables were held to debate issues around migrations, media and decolonial activisms. Excerpts of the conferences are available on YouTube through this link 

On July 12, the last day of the event, the project team met in person and online for a free dialogue around the next steps and challenges to be faced by the project, in the epistemological but also practical field.   


Programa dia 1 / Program Day 1

2ª-feira, 11 de julho, 2022 / Monday, July 11


Boas-vindas e breve apresentação do projeto / Welcome and brief presentation of the project

10:00 - 10:30

Madalena Oliveira, Diretora do CECS
Rosa Cabecinhas, Investigadora Responsável do projeto MigraMediaActs



10:30 - 12:30

O que significa descolonizar o conhecimento? / What does it mean to decolonise knowledge?

Giovanna Leone, Sapienza Universitá di Roma
Manuel Chaparro, Universidad de Málaga, Espanha
Fernando Gonçalves (online), Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Discussant: Julia Alves Brasil, CECS – Universidade do Minho


Almoço / Lunch

12:30 - 14:00


Mesa Redonda 2 / Roundtable 2

14:00 - 16:00

Media, migrações, e ativismos / Media, migrations and activisms

Ana Cristina Pereira, CES – Universidade de Coimbra
Carla Cerqueira, CICANT – Universidade Lusófona do Porto
Isabel Macedo, CECS – Universidade do Minho
Discussant: Tristan Mattelart (online), French Institute of the Press – University of Paris


Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:30


Lançamento de livros e debate / BOOKS LAUNCH AND DISCUSSION

16:30 - 18:00

Susana de Andrés (Universidad de Valladolid) & Manuel Chaparro, (Universidad de Málaga): Comunicación radical. Despatriarcalizar, descolonizar, ecologizar la cultura mediática.

Michelle Sales, (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro): À margem do cinema português: estudos sobre o cinema afrodescendente produzido em Portugal

Programa dia 2 / Program Day 2

3ª-feira, 12 de julho, 2022 / Tuesday, July 12



10:00 - 12:00

Ativismos de(s)coloniais e imaginação de futuros alternativos: propostas de pesquisa-ação / Decolonial activism and imagining alternative futures: proposals for action-research

João Sarmento, CECS – Universidade do Minho
Luís Cunha, CRIA – Universidade do Minho
Sheila Khan, CECS – Universidade do Minho & UTAD
Moderadora: Paula Lobo, CICANT – Universidade Lusófona do Porto


Almoço / Lunch

12:15 - 14:00



14:00 - 16:30

MigraMediaActs: caminhos a percorrer / MigraMediaActs: paths ahead

Ana Cristina Pereira, CES – Universidade de Coimbra
Alberto Sá, CECS – Universidade do Minho
Ivo Neto, CECS – Universidade do Minho & ISMAI
Isabel Macedo, CECS – Universidade do Minho
Moderadora: Rosa Cabecinhas, CECS – Universidade do Minho


Encerramento / Ending

16:30 - 17:00

Note: The event is open to the community, with the exception of the workshops, whose participation is reserved for team members, consultants, and collaborators.

Organizing Committee
Rosa Cabecinhas (Coordinator), Alberto Sá, Gessica Borges, Isabel Macedo, Julia Alves Brasil

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