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 25 September 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.

Learn more  (for English, see pages 4-6)



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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