estrema: Revista Interdisciplinar de Humanidades (series 2, n. 2)


estrema is an online journal of the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL) which aims to publish research articles produced by students of any higher education degree. As an interdisciplinary publication in the Humanities, it publishes works from Linguistics, Literature, Theology, Philosophy, History, Visual Arts, as well as from other fields. The next issue will focus on the vast subject of "light". Proposals should have between 4000 and 10000 words, be written in Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French, English or German, and be sent by e-mail to, following the journal’s guidelines.

Submission of proposals: by January 31st, 2023.

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Transatlantic Women’s Networks: Cultural Engagements from the 19th Century to the Present

11th - 12th May, 2023 - Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon

The conference aims to provide a space to unearth, discuss, map, and (re)situate networks and circuits of intellectual and cultural exchange among women across the Atlantic from the 19th century to the present.

Applications: until 31th December 2022

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Revista de Estudos Literários (vol. 13, 2023)

Rewriting and Memory: dialogues, intersections and overlaps  

The next issue of Revista de Estudos Literários intends to bring together theoretical reflections and/or case studies which discuss the concepts of rewriting (in the broad sense of "translation") and memory (including cultural and social memory). The approximation of these two concepts brings to the fore the discussion of translations, adaptations, selftranslations, pseudo-translations. Furthermore, it allows for critical analyses of (i) cultural contexts of both "pre-" and "post-translation/rewriting"; (ii) social, political, linguistic, literary and artistic circumstances in which rewriting occurs; (iii) creative interference of rewriting in authorial, genological, aesthetic trajectories; and (iv) transgressions of rewriting and crises of memory.  

Submission of abstracts: by November 30, 2022 

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15th edition of PUCRS's International Seminar in Communication: Diversity, Race and Gender in Communication XV Seminário Internacional da Comunicação: Diversidade, Raça e Género na Comunicação

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), online, 17-18 November 2022

Diversity and representativity is, today, a subject inevitably found in academic research and debates. On the 15th edition of the international seminar in Communication, PUCRS's postgraduate program in Communication calls for a thorough reflection on issues such as race and gender in Brazil - a country marked by exclusion and structural prejudice; about how the media have been positioning in respect to social inclusion and emancipation; and about the prevailing adversities when claiming for diversity and social or cultural representation.

Applications: until 10 October 2022

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Innovating Out of Crisis (IOC) 

The Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC) & the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)  

IOC aims to deepen understanding and develop recommended actions to tackle crises and build resil­ience worldwide. You can find more information about the initiative here.

This rewarding opportunity will provide a chance for PhD candidates and researchers linked to GFCC university members to be a dedicated member of the research project supervised by GFCC and JST leadership with their names included in the published findings.

The researcher will also gain GFCC Research Fellow status, recognition and visibility in the GFCC network, participation in all GFCC events, and a monthly stipend of 1,000 USD for four months.

Applications: until October 16, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. (East­ern Time, NYC), to

Important: the subject of the email should read “Research // Innovating out of Crisis,” and it should include the following attachments:

  • A resumé;
  •  A sample of research output;
  • Two professional references;
  • A 3-minute video explaining why he/she is a good fit for the project or a cover letter (two pages maximum).

Briefing sessions for further enquires avaliable at, on the following time slots:

  • September 27, 8 am ET
  • September 28, 5h30 pm ET
  • October 6, 9h30 am ET

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Arts, Literature and Culture: A religious perspective (Artes, Literatura e Cultura. Uma perspetiva religiosa)

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 15-16 November 2022

The conference "Arts, Literature and Culture: A religious perspective" aims to bring together a large group of researchers working on themes related to this topic, in to order to cultivate a real exchange of ideas. In addition to the keynote speakers delivering lectures, this encounter will feature thematic workshops in which researchers will be able to present succinct versions of project proposals, which will then be discussed with two previously appointed respondents/discussants, and by the audience at large.

Proposals for workshop papers may be submitted by 5 October 2022, as follows:

  • title and abstract (maximum of 300 words), plus three keywords;
  • three to six pages in length (1.5 line spacing);
  • languages: Portuguese or English;
  • biographical note for each of the authors, about 150 words in length,  indicating institutional affiliation and e-mail address.

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Captured Media: Researching Media Systems in and after Transitions

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 5-6 December 2022

The conference "Captured Media" aims to bring together researchers working on media systems in countries that participated in the third wave of democratization, from Portugal in 1974 to Asia-Pacific and Latin American countries in the 1980s and Eastern Europe, following the collapse of the Berlin Wall. The aim is to discuss how media systems have evolved after the establishment of democracy, and to debate how media and journalistic institutions are co-opted by political and economic structures in countries that lack a strong tradition of press freedom and adequate guarantees. 

Abstracts for paper proposals between 300-400 words may be submitted until 15 September by email: For more information, visit

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I Congreso Internacional de Periodismo UFV 

Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (UFV), Madrid, 20-21 October 2022

The Faculty of Communication (Faculdad de Comunicación) of Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, in Madrid, is organising its first symposium on Journalism: I Congreso Internacional de Periodismo UFV. The idea is to promote a broad reflection about both present and future of the journalistic activity, not only in what concerns the profession in itself, but the societal transformation and evolution as well. Researchers are invited to submit proposals either in Spanish or English about Journalism and Business or Journalism and Service to Society

Deadline: 1 October 2022 

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The EST Translation Prize


The EST Translation Prize (EUR 2,000) is awarded biannually by the European Society for Translation Studies for the most deserving project to translate key texts in Translation Studies (including research on interpreting and localization). 

Applications are now opened. The deadline is 1 October 2022.

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Lisbon Winter School for the Study of Communication: Media and Propaganda

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 4-7 January 2023

In his seminal book written a century ago, Walter Lippman noted that “under certain conditions [people] respond as powerfully to fictions as they do to realities,” adding that “in many cases they help to create the very fictions to which they respond.” To what extent is this phenomenon evident today? To which extent is it undermining the possibilities of digital participation? What role is being played by journalists, activists, scientists, medical practitioners and other invested individuals in countering it? These are some of the questions that will be addressed at the 3rd Lisbon Winter School for the Study of Communication. We welcome proposals by doctoral students and early career post-doctoral researchers from all over the world to discuss the intertwined relation between media and propaganda in different geographies and across time.

Proposals should be sent to no later than October 10, 2022 and include a paper title, extended abstract in English (700 words), name, e-mail address, institutional affiliation and a brief bio (max. 100 words) mentioning ongoing research. 

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Revista de Estudos Literários, n. 13 - Rewriting and Memory


The Portuguese journal Revista de Estudos Literários, associated to Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra and the research centre Centro de Literatura Portuguesa, is launching its 13th issue in 2023, dedicated to the subject "Rewriting and Memory: Dialogues, Intersections and Overlaps".

The call for papers is now opened, from 8 July to 31 October 2022.

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RUA-L. Revista da Universidade de Aveiro-Letras: the Role of Creative Industries in International Relations and Markets


For its 2023 issue, the Portuguese journal RUA-L is seeking texts that work at the intersection between creative industries (for instance, cinema, audiovisual, performing arts, visual arts, literature or design) and international relations (at the level of business, cultural, political or social contexts, among other possibilities). The main goal is to reflect on how both topics have been related until now and on how they could be articulated in the future.

Applications: until 30 November 2022.

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Funding for International Circulation in Performing and Visual Arts and Cinema  


The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian) is supporting the international circulation of creatives, programmers and curators in the fields of Performative Arts [choreography (dance) and stage (theatre and opera)], Visual Arts (design, sculpture, photography, performance, painting and video), and Cinema (directing).

Applications should be sent up to 30 November 2022.

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The RESILIENCE TNA (Transnational Access) program


KU Leuven & RESILIENCE partners have been organising webinars with the aim of facilitating "physical access to a wide range of institutions, by creating an overarching research infrastructure of expertise, special collections, and institutions, all embedded within the RESILIENCE infrastructure", dedicated to Religious Studies. 

Next webinars

  •  August/September (date to be confirmed) - KU Leuven: "Mysticism and Spirituality"
  • 31 October - Theological University of Apeldoorn: "The TUA library and its collections on European Reformation
  • December (date to be confirmed) - KU Leuven: Book Heritage Lab.



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