The LISBON CONSORTIUM organizes and hosts regular lectures, workshops, conferences and other events in collaboration with its partner institutions to foster cooperation in academic reflection, practice-based research and the practice of culture.

Recent and Forthcoming Events

PhD Defense: Leonor Sá

The Lisbon Consortium congratulates Leonor Sá for successfully defending her doctoral thesis on “Infâmia e Fama: O Mistério dos Primeiros Retratos Judiciários em Portugal”,with the final result of Summa cum Laude! Congratulations!

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Presentation of Issue 6 of Diffraction

April 13 2016 | Rua das Gaivotas 6 

Presentation of Issue 6 of Diffractions – Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture on “Feminist Ghosts: The New Cultural Life of Feminism”. This issue aims to reflect, from a theoretical and cultural perspective, on the many faces of contemporary feminisms, from popular culture to the political sphere, and in light of the legacy of 20th century feminist discourses.

The issue will be presented at Rua das Gaivotas 6, a new cultural space in Lisbon, on April 13 at 18h30. The presentation will include a performance by artist Vera Mota and a roundtable discussion on the afterlives of feminism with Isabel Capeloa Gil (UCP), Eugénia Vasques (ESTC-IPL) and Ana Vidigal (Lisbon-based artist). The discussion will be conducted in Portuguese.

Issue 6 of Diffractions will feature a special dossier on the New Cultural Life of Feminism with an interview with Laura Mulvey and testimonies by Rosi Braidotti, Jill Dolan, Heidi Mirza, Catherine Rottenberg, Catherine Driscoll, Rosalind Gill, among others.

Diffractions is the online and open-access journal based at the PhD Program in Culture Studies. It will partner up with Rua das Gaivotas 6, a cultural space directed by Teatro Praga, for the first offline presentation of a themed issue.

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Guest Lecture : Mediation in Cultural production

April 11 2016 | Catholic University of Portugal

 

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Awards

At the Diplomas and Award Ceremony of the Faculty of Human Sciences, PhD student Joana Mayer and MA student Carla Barros were awarded with Tendinha Cidade de Lisboa Scholarships for the best projects on the city of Lisbon. Daniela Agostinho, lecturer in the Program, was distinguished with the BPI/Lisbon Consortium Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Culture Studies. Congratulations!

Master’s project Defense

The Lisbon Consortium congratulates Inês Teixeira for successfully defending her master’s dissertation on “Participation as an exercise of citizenship: the Case of Bairro do Castelo”. Peter Hanenberg, Paulo Campos Pinto (UCP), Pedro Costa (ISCTE) and Paulo Soeiro Carvalho (Lisbon Municipality) were the members of the Examining Committee. Congratulations!

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“Narrative and Violence“- Seminar by Karl Erik Schøllhammer 

February 15-19 2016 | Catholic University of Portugal

The Lisbon Consortium welcomes Karl Erik Schøllhammer from PUC-Rio as a Guest Professor in the MA and PhD in Culture Studies. Karl Erik will be lecturing a seminar on Narrative and Violence from 15 to 19 February.

Karl Erik Schøllhammer holds an M.A. in Nordic Literature and a Ph.D. in Semiotics and Latin American Literature from the Aarhus University (Denmark). He has taught at the Aarhus University, at the Federal University of Brasília. Since 1994 he is associate professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro at the Department of Language and Literature, where he teaches comparative literature, Brazilian literature and literary theory and currently is chair of department. Karl Erik is the Local Academic Coordinator of the exchange program between Brown University and PUC-Rio (Brown-in-Brazil). Currently he is Coordinator in the Area of Language and Linguistics at FAPERJ.

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Master’s dissertation Defense

Niklas David Völker (MA in Culture Studies)

Dissertation title: Memorizing Equatorial Crossings: Lusophone Postcolonialities in Miguel Gomes’ Tabu and Zeze Gamboa’s O Grande Kilapy

February 8 2016 | 17h00 |Sala Timor – 1.º Piso do Edificio da Biblioteca João Paulo II

Master’s dissertation Defense

Vera Herold (MA in Culture Studies)

Dissertation title: “ANNA NICOLE: An opera(?) between tradition and transgression. A multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary enquiry into an ambiguous work”

January 22 2016 | 15h30 |Sala Sociedade Cienífica – 1.º Piso do Edificio da Biblioteca João Paulo II

Master’s dissertation Defense

Gisela Canelhas (MA in Culture Studies)

Project title: “Histórias com Música: Implementação de Oficinas de Música e Teatro Musical na Fábrica das Histórias”.

December 18 2015 | 14h30 | Sala de Exposições – Edifício da Biblioteca João Paulo II (2.º Piso)

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Master’s dissertation Defense

Sofia Pinto (MA in Culture Studies)

Dissertation title: “Cidades Transientes, Cidades Resilientes: A Trajectória Conjunta da Street Art e do Muro de Berlim”.

December 3 2015 | 15h30 | Sala 424 – Edifício da Biblioteca João Paulo II (2.º Piso)

The Lisbon Consortium Lecture : Frederik Tygstrup

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PhD Defense: Ana Cristina Cachola

Ana CacholaOctober 19 2015 The Lisbon Consortium congratulates Ana Cristina Cachola for successfully defending her doctoral thesis on ‘Representations of Portuguese Identity in Contemporary Art. Afterimages between the Pedagogical and the Performative’ with the final result of summa cum laude by unanimous decision. Congratulations!

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PhD Defense:Maria Amélia Gonçalves

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June 5 2015 The Lisbon Consortium congratulates Maria Amélia Gonçalves for the successful defense of her doctoral thesis “A construção de «adolescência» no romance juvenil contemporâneo português e alemão” with the final result of Summa cum Laude! Congratulations!

PhD Defense: Tânia Ganito

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May 25 2015 The Lisbon Consortium congratulates Tânia Ganito for the successful defense of her doctoral thesis “The Evocations of Silence: Traces of Memory in the Art of Zhang Xiaogang” with the final result of Summa cum Laude by unanimous decision! Congratulations!

The Lisbon Consortium in Macao – Symposium “Cultural Spaces / Creative Trends” – 17 & 18 April 2015

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In a partnership with the Faculty of Creative Industries of the University of Saint-Joseph, Macao, the Lisbon Consortium hosted a symposium on Cultural Spaces and Creative Trends with several guest speakers from Portugal, Macao, Hong Kong, Austria, Germany and the US. The Lisbon Consortium was represented by the program director, Isabel Capeloa Gil, and Isabel Roque, Daniela Agostinho and Alexandra Balona.

The programme is available at http://fci-symposium.cf/

Management of Cultural Projects – Seminar with Carles Guerra

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Carles Guerra is a curator and an art critic. He lives and works in Barcelona. His work investigates the dialogical aspects of visual culture. He is a Contemporary Art professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has curated shows such as Art & Language in Practice (1999), After the News. Posmedia Documentary Practices (2003),Situation Cinema. Joaquín Jordá (2006), B Zone: In the margins of Europe (2007), This is not an exhibition (2008) and he is the author of N for Negri (2000). He was a chief curator at MACBA and is a member of the editorial committee of the supplement Cultura/s published by La Vanguardia.

The Lisbon Consortium Lecture: Frank Stern

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PhD Defense: Beatriz Hernández

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The Lisbon Consortium congratulates Beatriz Hernández for successfully defending his doctoral thesis entitled “Las Shanghai Beauties: Cuerpos heterotópicos e identidades catalogadas para la “Mujer Moderna” de principios del siglo XX” with the final result of Summa cum Laude by unanimous decision! Congratulations!l”

Number 3 by Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in Arts and Cultural Management

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The Master in Culture Studies at the Lisbon Consortium / Catholic University of Portugal was ranked number 3 by the worldwide Best Masters Ranking in Arts and Cultural Management! See the results at http://www.best-masters.com/ranking-master-arts-and-cultural-management.html

MA student Vera Herold talks about her internship in Luxembourg

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Vera Herold, one of the students at our Master programme, talked to the Erasmus+ National Agency about her internship at the National Archive of Literature in Luxembourg. More at http://www.proalv.pt/erasmusmais/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=472:vera-aceitou-o-desafio-e-do-inesperado-nasceu-um-novo-rumo-profissional&catid=22:editorial-newsletter

PhD thesis defense

December 19th 2014

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The Lisbon Consortium congratulates Miguel Quadrio for successfully defending his doctoral thesis entitled “Dispositivo Crítico: Condições de possibilidade da crítica jornalística de teatro em Portugal” with the classification of summa cum laude by unanimous decision.

The thesis jury was composed by António Feijó (University of Lisbon), Ricardo Gil Soeiro (University of Lisbon), José Tolentino Mendonça (Catholic University of Portugal), José Carlos Alvarez (National Theatre Museum), Alexandra Lopes (Catholic University of Portugal) and Isabel Capeloa Gil (supervisor, UCP).

Public Aggregation Exam

December 16-17 2014

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The Lisbon Consortium congratulates its Program Director, Prof. Dr. Isabel Capeloa Gil, for successful completing her Aggregation Exams. In addition to defending a course report on “Poetic Justice. Law Discourses in Contemporary Culture”, Prof. Gil presented a lecture entitled “An Archeology of Convergence: The Mediatic Unconscious in Viennese Modernity”.

The jury was composed by António Sousa Ribeiro (University of Coimbra), Roberto Vecchi (University of Bologna), Paulo de Medeiros (Warwick University), Antonio Monegal (Pompeu Fabra University), Teresa Seruya (University of Lisbon), João Almeida Flor (University of Lisbon), Maria Laura Bettencourt Pires (Catholic University of Portugal) and Maria Luisa Leal de Faria (Catholic University of Portugal). The jury was presided by the Rector of the Catholic University of Portugal, Prof. Maria da Glória Garcia.

Performativity and Culture: Seminar with Guest Professor Kai van Eikels

November 10-14 2014

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Prof. Kai van Eikels from the Free University Berlin is lecturing a seminar on “Performance between Art, Politics, and Economy”.

Kai van Eikels has been a Visiting Professor at the Berlin Free University’s Institute of Theater Studies in 2013/14, and is currently leading a trans-disciplinary project on ‘Synchronization and Choreographic Aesthetics’ together with Gabriele Brandstetter. His research focuses on transitory, self-organizing forms of collectives like ‘swarms’ and ‘smart mobs;’ virtuosity and post-Fordist notions of collaborative labor; participation in contemporary art. Publications include: Performance Research 16:3 “On Participation and Synchronization” (ed., with Bettina Brandl-Risi), 2011; Die Kunst des Kollektiven. Performance zwischen Theater, Politik und Sozio-Ökonomie, 2013. He also has a research blog with (mostly) German and (some) English articles :kunstdeskollektiven.wordpress.com.

PhDnet Doctoral Symposium in Bergamo

October 27-29 2014

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The second Doctoral Symposium of the 3rd Doctoral cycle (2014-2016) of the European PhD-net in Literary and Cultural Studies took place between October 27 and 29 in Bergamo.

Ana do Carmo and Verena Lindemann are the doctoral candidates from the Lisbon Consortium who joined this programme, together with Prof. Isabel Capeloa Gil as a Faculty member.

The international symposia take place twice a year, alternating between Giessen, the Finnish Graduate School, and the universities of Stockholm, Bergamo, Lisbon and Graz (as of January 2014). At these symposia, doctoral students present and discuss their projects with their supervisors and fellow doctoral students from similar research areas. Along with the international conferences, which, too, are funded through PhDnet, these events can be employed to create synergy effects across national boundaries and inform young scholars of research and funding opportunities at German Higher Education institutes.

Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the PhDnet “Literary and Cultural Studies” at Justus Liebig University (JLU) Giessen constitutes an international network between JLU, the Lisbon Consortium, the Finnish Graduate School for Literary Studies and the doctoral programmes in literary and cultural studies at the University of Bergamo, the University of Stockholm, and the University of Graz.

The Lisbon Consortium Inaugural Lecture

October 15 2014

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PhD thesis defense

July 3 2014

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The Lisbon Consortium congratulates Daniela Agostinho for successfully defending her doctoral thesis on ‘Visual Captivity. The (In-)Visibility of the Concentration Camp and the Right to Look. The case of Ravensbruck’ with the classification of summa cum laude by unanimous decision.

The thesis jury was composed by Barbie Zelizer (U. Pennsylvania), António Sousa Ribeiro (U Coimbra), Jenny Feray (School of the Arts – UCP), Peter Hanenberg (UCP), Ana Paula Rias (UCP) and Isabel Capeloa Gil (supervisor, UCP).

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The Lisbon Consortium Lecture | Marita Sturken

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Cultural Entrepreneurship lectures

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PhD thesis defenses

April 8 2014

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The Lisbon Consortium congratulates João Borges da Cunha for successfully defending his doctoral thesis on ‘Representation, Imersion and Interiors: spatial cultures in To the Lighthouse and Buddenbrooks’ with the classification of summa cum laude by unanimous decision.

The thesis jury was composed by Ana Gabriela Macedo (U. Minho), Teresa Cadete (U Lisboa), Alexandra Lopes, Jorge Fazenda Lourenço and Isabel Capeloa Gil (Catholic University of Portugal).

March 18 2014

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Doctoral candidate Rui Brás successfully defended his thesis in Culture Studies on ‘Agón, Pathos, Katharsis – The memory of origins in Andrei Tarkovsky’s exile films’ obtaining the classification of summa cum laude by unanimous decision.

The thesis jury was composed by Ana Isabel Soares (U. Algarve), Inês Gil (U. Lusófona), Carlos Capucho, Américo Pereira and Isabel Capeloa Gil (Catholic University of Portugal).

Master’s dissertation Defense

Joana Marques da Costa (MA in Culture Studies – Performance and Creativity)

Dissertation title: Ambiente em exposição. Estudos de públicos da exposição ‘Tartarugas – a viagem’

March 6 | 10h30 | Sala Timor – Edifício da Biblioteca João Paulo II (1.º Piso)

 

Visit to the exhibition ‘Rectangle Disorder’ and talk with the artist Susana Mendes Silva 

06.02.2014

Susana_mendes silvaThe students in the MA and PhD programme visited the exhibition “Rectangle Disorder”, by Susana Mendes Silva, held at the Leal Rios Foundation, and participated in a talk between the artist and João Seguro (FBAUL). Ana Cachola, one of the PhD students, wrote a review of the exhibition for the leading website Artecapital.net.

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PhD-net in Literary and Cultural Studies: Induction Week

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The Induction Week of the 3rd Doctoral cycle (2014-2016) of the European PhD-net in Literary and Cultural Studies took place between January 29 and February 1 in Giessen.

Ana do Carmo and Verena Lindemann are the doctoral candidates from the Lisbon Consortium who joined this programme.

Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the PhDnet “Literary and Cultural Studies” at Justus Liebig University (JLU) Giessen constitutes an international network between JLU, the Lisbon Consortium, the Finnish Graduate School for Literary Studies and the doctoral programmes in literary and cultural studies at the University of Bergamo, the University of Stockholm, and the University of Graz.

Members of the PhDnet pursue their doctoral studies at JLU and one of the four partner institutions, where their projects are jointly supervised. Moreover, they are awarded bi-national degrees.

The PhDnet “Literary and Cultural Studies” offers a clearly structured three-year doctoral programme of high academic standard and with a distinctively international orientation. Joint events (symposia, conferences, master classes) implement the tight network structures envisioned in the PhDnet. Thus, the PhDnet curriculum provides a range of courses designed specifically for the needs of international doctoral students.

Irony: Framing (post)modernity – 4th Graduate Conference in Culture Studies

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  • Mario Perniola (University of Rome “Tor Vergata)
  • Jorge Fazenda Loureço (Catholic University of Portugal)
  • Philip Auslander (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Michele Cometa (University of Palermo)
  • Rui Catalão (Performer and writer)

More information at: http://irony2014conference.wordpress.com/

Real and Imaginary Spaces in Postmodern Theatre and Performance

Seminar by Octavian Saiu (National University of Theatre and Film, Bucharest)

2-6 December | 18h30 | Catholic University of Portugal
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The seminar will explore varieties of space in postmodern theatre and performance, focusing on some major artists such as Tadeusz Kantor, Heiner Müller, Robert Wilson, Pina Bausch, Robert Lepage, Richard Schechner, Marina Abramović and Rodrigo Garcia. Through theoretical presentations, examples, video screenings and open discussions, it will approach the space as a creative element in theatre and performance alike, an entity that determines not only the nature, but also the value of the “encounter” between performer and spectator.

Millennium Foundation / The Lisbon Consortium Scholarship

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Joana Costa Pereira and Inês Lemos Teixeira, 2nd year master students at the Lisbon Consortium, are the 2013 recipients of the Millennium Foundation Scholarship. Both students received the prize from Prof. Isabel Capeloa Gil at the Annual Opening Ceremony of the Lisbon Consortium.

As an Associate Partner of the THE LISBON CONSORTIUMthe Millennium Foundation offers every year a scholarship to the most outstanding student of the Master and Doctoral Programs.

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The Lisbon Consortium welcomes the Master and Doctoral Students of the 2013-2014 Class

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Opening Session of The Lisbon Consortium

October 31st | 17h00 | Room Exposições – Catholic University of Portugal

PROGRAMME

17H00 – Welcome Drink

17h30 – José Miguel Sardica | Dean of the School of Human Sciences

17h50 – Isabel Capeloa Gil | Head of the Lisbon Consortium and vice-rector of the Catholic University of Portugal

18h00 – Presentation of Diffractions – Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

18h15 – Millennium Foundation / The Lisbon Consortium Prize for the best student of the Master and Doctoral Program

18h30 – Lecture: The Night at the Museum | Carles Guerra – University of Pompeu Fabra

19h15 – Signing of Agreement between FLAD and The Lisbon Consortium

19h20 – Group Photo

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III Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture

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June 24-29 2013 

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The III Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culturehosted by the Lisbon Consortium, aims to bring together artists, curators, students and academics to discuss the manifold ways in which cultures work.

Throughout an entire week, the III Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture gathered around 70 participants for lectures, workshops, presentations and diverse cultural activities that took place in several institutions in Lisbon: São Luiz Municipal Theatre, the Electricity Museum (EDP Foundation), the Portuguese Film Museum and LxFactory.

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“The Disappearance of the ‘Figure’ and the Figures of Disappearance. Interplays of Presence and Absence in Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Performance”

Seminar by Adam Czirak (Free University Berlin)

June 3-7 2013 | Catholic University of Portugal

adamA prominent tendency has emerged in the aesthetics of theatre, dance and performance since the turn of the millennium: one of the essential categories of theatre – the one of the ‚figure’ – has become precarious, i.e. its definition seems to be more difficult to assert than ever. The objective of an introductory lecture and the five following seminars is to generate a critical vocabulary with which we can analyze numerous emblematic performances of the last decade with regard to the constitution of subjects and the politics of identity and communication onstage.

In view of contemporary dramaturgies of the visual and the textual spectators of the present are often confronted with the disappearance of characters or figures as instances of action or even as quantities of the sensual: In the recent works of Romeo Castellucci, Meg Stuart or Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker figures resist any visibility, in Luk Perceval’s theatre-performances they vanish into a concert of de-individualized voices. Christoph Schlingensief and Tania Bruguera stage the subjection of figures to a forthcoming death, choreographers like Wanda Golonka and Vera Mantero present them as spectres, and Heiner Goebbels or Xavier Le Roy do not even let them appear.

The physical withdrawal of contemporary actors and their empiric perceptibility make clear, that figures do not exist as unities or items of identification any more, they appear rather in fragments and in paradoxical processes of disappearance. Figures vanish from the contemporary stage in many respects: as sensible shapes, as instances of action, as units of conventional representation or choreography. However, the term of the figure becomes by no means invalid or obsolete, since its meaning just permanently challenges its established definitions. The aim of the seminar is to designate and to describe figures in theatre, dance and performance after the paradigm of postdramatic theatre and to explore the dialectic of presence and absence in contemporary performing arts.

The seminar includes a visit to the show ‘Remote Lisboa’ by German group Rimini Protokoll on June 5th.

 Adam Czirak holds a PhD in Theatre Studies from the Free University Berlin, where he lectures  several seminars on the history and aesthetics of theatre and performance. He recently published his doctoral dissertation under the title ‘Partizipation der Blicke. Szenerien des Sehens und Gesehenwerdens in Theater und Performance’ (‘Participation of the Gaze. Sceneris of Looking and Being-Looked-At in Theater and Performance’) 

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The Roads of New Chines Cinema

Lecture by Tomé Quadros (University of Saint-Joseph, Macau)

May 29 | 19h30 | Room 422

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“Entrepeneurship in creative and cultural industries: a business perspective”

Lecture by Céline Abecassis-Moedas

May 17 | 18h30 | Room Sony

946825_381203761998074_390685737_nCéline Abecassis-Moedas is Assistant Professor at CATÓLICA-LISBON, where she teaches in the undergraduate program (Corporate Strategy), the MSc (Strategic Management Consulting), the MBA (Business Consulting) and Executive Programs. Celine graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, La Sorbonne, Université Paris-Dauphine and Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) for her PhD. She occupied different positions in research and strategy at France Telecom (Paris), Lectra (New York) and the Management Consulting Firm AT Kearney (London). Before joining CATÓLICA-LISBON, Celine was Assistant Professor at the Centre for Business Management at Queen Mary-University of London. Celine’s research interests are in design management, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Lisbon’s Strategy for Culture

Lecture by Catarina Vaz Pinto

May 16 | Room Sony | 18h30

vaz pintoCatarina Vaz Pinto is the Councillor for Culture at the Lisbon Municipality. She was State Secretary for Culture between 1997 and 2000 and Assistant Manager to the Minister of Culture between 1995 and 1997. She was also Executive Coordinator of the Gulbenkian Program for Creativity and Artistic Creation between 2003 and 2007, and co-founder of the Association Forum Dança, which she directed between 1991 and 1995.

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The Cultural and Creative Sector in Portugal

Lecture by Augusto Mateus

May 9 | 18h30 | Room 121

augusto mateusAugusto Mateus is an Economist and professor at ISEG. He was Secretary of State of Industry and then Minister for the Economy in the XIII Constitutional Government in Portugal. Launched the State debt settlement plan known as the Plano Mateus. He recently led the research project establishing the grounds for the new governance model for Lisbon and authored a report on the Cultural and Creative Sector in Portugal commissioned by the Ministry of Culture (2010).

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Master’s dissertation Defense

Ana Margarida Sécio

‘Africa as a lieu de mémoire in Portugal: space and time in the works of Pedro Valdez Cardoso, Vasco Araújo and Francisco Vidal’

May 7 | 10h30 | Room Sociedade Científica

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Jorge Sena Award 2012

Prof. Jorge Fazenda Lourenço

jflJorge Fazenda Lourenço, Professor at the Lisbon Consortium, received the Jorge Sena Award o prémio for his work ‘Matéria Cúmplice. Cinco Aberturas e um Prelúdio para Jorge de Sena’. Congratulations!

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 The Lisbon Consortium Thesis Award 

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The Lisbon Consortium’s Curators Council, constituted by Catarina Vaz Pinto (Lisbon City Hall), José Carlos Alvarez (National Theatre Museum), António Pinto Ribeiro (Gulbenkian Foundation), Guilherme de Oliveira Martins (National Centre for the Promotion of Culture), Rui Machado (on behalf of Maria João Seixas – Cinemateca Portuguesa) and Isabel Capeloa Gil (Catholic University of Portugal), have elected the winner of the first edition of the Lisbon Consortium’s Thesis Award.

By unanimous decision, the Curators Council has granted the Award to Diana Gonçalves for her PhD thesis in Culture Studies, entitled ‘Eskatastrophe. The Representation of 9/11 and the Critique of Singularity in American Culture’.

Sponsored by BPI in its first edition, the Lisbon Consortium’s Thesis Award aims at rewarding the most outstanding master dissertation or PhD thesis developed within the Academic Program in Culture Studies. The 4.500€ prize is destined to support the publication of the work.

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PhD Defense – Diana Gonçalves

February 7 2013

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Doctoral candidate Diana Gonçalves successfully defended her thesis on ‘Eskatastrophé: The Representation of 9/11 and the Critique of Singularity in American Culture’, obtaining the classification of  summa cum laude by unanimous decision. Her doctoral dissertation was developed within the joint program ‘PhDnet: Literary and Cultural Studies‘, a co-tutelle partnership between the Doctoral Program in Culture Studies at the Lisbon Consortium and the Universities of Giessen, Helsinki, Stockholm and Bergamo. 

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Efficient Affinities: Media and Emotions

Workshop with Kai Sicks and Martin Zierold (University of Giessen)

February 6-9, 2013

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Kai Sicks and Martin Zierold from the University of Giessen will deliver a workshop at the Lisbon Consortium on ‘Media and Emotions’. The first session, on February 6, is open to the public. 

The history of the media is also a history of emotions – and vice versa. Media and emotions are entangled on many levels: First of all, what is considered culturally as an acceptable emotion (or feeling) at any given time is partially dependent on how emotions are presented through media products. Secondly, media do not only offer exemplary images and narratives of emotions, but try to design their products in ways that involve their users emotionally in order to attract their attention. Finally, media evolution itself is an emotionally loaded process: New media regularly are socially and culturally observed in a very emotional way, and are followed by emotional reactions ranging from enthusiasm and adoration to fear and disgust.

The seminar “Efficient Affinities: Media and Emotions” takes a closer look at these complex entanglements in two steps: We will read foundational texts, trying to form a more differentiated understanding of the concept ‘emotions’ (and ‘feelings’ and their possible differences) and its relations to media from a theoretical perspective. In the second half of the seminar, we will take an exemplary look at two fields where media and emotions meet: TV fiction and advertising.acceptable emotion (or feeling) at any given time is partially dependent on how emotions are presented through media products. Secondly, media do not only offer exemplary images and narratives of emotions, but try to design their products in ways that involve their users emotionally in order to attract their attention. Finally, media evolution itself is an emotionally loaded process: New media regularly are socially and culturally observed in a very emotional way, and are followed by emotional reactions ranging from enthusiasm and adoration to fear and disgust.

Kai Sicks is the Coordinator of the European PhD Program PhDnet Literary and Cultural Studies based at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) at Justus-Liebig University of Gießen, Germany. His main research areas are Cultural History and German Studies.

Martin Zierold holds a PhD in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Münster. He is Scientific manager and Principal Investigator at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus-Liebig- University of Gießen, Germany.His mais research interests are Media and Cultural Theory, Digitisation and media history, media scandals, memory cultures and popular culture.

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Professor Alain Montandon (Université Blaise Pascal – Clermont-Ferrand II)

“Les dispositifs visuels de la narration”

December 13 2012, Catholic University of Portugal

Alain Montandon is Professor Emeritus of General and Comparative Literature at Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand II and Honorary Member of the Instituit Universitaire de France. He studied Philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure de Saint-Cloud and at the Universities of Lyon, Sorbonne, Nanterre and Munich. His main areas of research are German Literature from the 18th to the 20th century (Novalis, Hölderlin, Hoffmann, Jean Paul, Eichendorff, Robert Walser, Thomas Bernhard, Peter Handke); history of politeness in Europe; and the poetics of social interaction (dance, conversation, hospitality). Amongst his most recent publications are Désirs d’hospitalité. De Homère à Kafka (2002), Le baiser (2005), Les Yeux de la nuit. Essai sur le romantisme allemand (2010) and La Cuisine de Théophile Gautier (2010).

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Millennium BCP / The Lisbon Consortium Scholarship

Beatriz Hernández, PhD candidate at the Lisbon Consortium, is the 2012 recipient of the Millennium BCP Scholarship. She received the scholarship from Fernando Nogueira, Secretary General of the Millennium Foundation, at the Annual Opening Ceremony of the Lisbon Consortium.

As an Associate Partner of the THE LISBON CONSORTIUMthe Millennium BCP Foundation offers a scholarship to the best 1st year student of the Master and Doctoral Programs.

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Sessão de Abertura do Programa THE LISBON CONSORTIUM com o artista Daniel Blaufuks

Dia 1 de Outubro | 18.15 | Sala 522B (Edifício da Faculdade de Ciências Económicas, 2.º Piso)
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18.15 | Welcome Drink
 
18.45 | Abertura e Boas-Vindas aos novos alunos do programa THE LISBON CONSORTIUM
 
19.00 | Atribuição da Bolsa Millennium BCP 
 
19.15 | Palestra de Daniel Blaufuks – “Trabalhos de Memória”
 
19.45 | Encerramento
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Daniel Blaufuks nasceu em Lisboa em 1963, numa família de refugiados judeus alemães. A sua formação dividiu-se entre a AR.CO, Lisboa, o Royal College of Arts, Londres, e a Watermill Foundation, Nova Iorque.
Daniel Blaufuks utiliza no seu trabalho a fotografia e o vídeo, apresentando o resultado através de livros, instalações e filmes. Os seus temas de predilecção são a ligação entre o tempo e o espaço e a representação da memória privada e pública.

É autor de «London Diaries» (1994), «Book of Disquiet» (1997),  «Uma Viagem a São Petersburgo» (1997),«Sob Céus Estranhos» (2002, vencedor do Photo España 2007 na categoria Melhor Livro de Fotografia), «Um Pouco Mais Pequeno do Que o Indiana» (2006), «Terezín» (2007, vencedor do BES Photo 2007), e «Eden» (2011, prémio de melhor documentário português no IndieLisboa 2011).

O seu trabalho encontra-se representado em várias colecções, entre as quais a da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisboa), a Colecção Berardo (Lisboa), Byrd Hoffman Foundation (New York), o Centro Galego de Arte Contemporânea (Santiago de Compostela), o Palazzo delle Papesse (Siena), a Sagamore Collection (Miami), e The Progressive Collection (Ohio).

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Professor Frank Stern (University of Vienna)

Film Exile and Film Noir

The Dark Shadows of Berlin and Vienna in Hollywood 1940 to 1960 

September 24-28, 18.30h-21.30h, Catholic University of Portugal, room Sony

The course deals with film history, exile research, cultural transfer and inter-cultural aesthetics. Film Noir will be analyzed with respect to film politics, migration biographies, aesthetic strategies, gender presentations and the role of psychoanalysis in popular culture. Film Noir is characterized by common aesthetic and narrative traits to be found in a huge number of motion pictures produced between the 1940s and the 1960s in the major Hollywood Studios. In many of these films members of the German, Austrian and French film community who had to escape Nazi terror and fled to the USA  played an outstanding role. Film Noir illuminates the role of social, political, cultural and technological developments in Hollywood film production (the war, the postwar crisis, the Hollywood Production Code, McCarthyism, shifts in the status of women, insecurities in gender relations, representations of sexuality, shift to technicolor a.s.o.). Though sometimes perceived as a film genre its many shades and its ongoing presence in various fields of film production from thriller, melodrama, romantic drama, western, horror and anti-racist enlightenment show that Film Noir can be perceived and analyzed as a film movement, a method of film making, a visual style. Film Noir had an imprint on future filmmaking, the development of a trans-atlantic film language and the so-called Neo-Noir film.

Frank Stern is Professor of Visual History at the Institute of Contemporary History, University of Vienna. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Tel-Aviv, specializing in antisemitism and philosemitism in the post-war period. He lectured at the Free University of Berlin, the University of Tel-Aviv, Indiana University, Columbia University, Ben-Gurion University, Georgetown, amongst others. He co-directs the Jewish Film Club in Vienna. His mains areas of research are Austrian, German, Israeli and Palestinian cinema; Austrian-Jewish and German-Jewish cultural history; and visual and filmic representations of Jewish ide

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