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“Narratives and social memory: theoretical and methodological approaches”,

The team of the research project “Narratives identities and Social Memory” gladly announce the upcoming international seminar “Narratives and social memory: theoretical and methodological approaches”, which will be held at University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, from June 29th to 30th 2012.

The seminar aims to discuss the relevance, impact and consequences of different approaches and currently dominant and emerging theories in the field. In order to do so, it will bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences and different countries, which are currently working on projects regarding narratives, identities and social memory.

The invited speakers included James H. Liu (University of Wellington, New Zealand), Janos Laszlo (University of Pecs, Hungary), Dario Paez (University of the Basque Country, Spain), Olivier Klein (Free University of Brussels, Belgium), Maria Manuel Baptista (University of Aveiro, Portugal), José Sobral (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Marta Araújo (University of Coimbra, Portugal) and Bruno Souza Leal (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil).

The seminar will dedicate special attention to the role of cultural industries on the (re)construction of ethnic, national, and postnational identities and the way they influence interpersonal and international relations in contemporary world.

The aim of this international seminar is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration by bringing together researchers working on those themes from diverse disciplines in the light of postcolonial perspectives.

In addition to the conferences, there will be workshops about methodological approaches on the study of social representations and narrative analysis software demonstrations.

After the event it will be published an ebook with selected papers.

The Seminar will take place at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, from June 29th to 30th, 2012. For further information please contact: nims@ics.uminho.pt, or bookmark and visit again our website which is frequently updated.

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