CCPS Welcomes Visiting Fellows from Brazil
CCPS in colloboration with a range of departments (Theatre Studies, Film&TV, Hispanic Studies, WISC, CIM, WBS and the Connecting Cultures GRP) is delighted to be welcoming two visiting scholars from Brazil as part of the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) Visiting Fellows Scheme. These international visiting fellows will be joining us for a three week visit from the 18th May-8th June 2015. For the first of those weeks we will welcome Dr Carlos Falci (University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte), in the middle week he will be joined by Prof Gilson Schwartz (University of Sao Paulo) and in the final week Prof Schwartz will be with us. For a schedule of activities please click here.
Joanne Garde-Hansen to run Beyond the Digital Workshop in Brazil
Joanne Garde-Hansen will be running a British Council/FAPESP funded workshop at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil 23rd-24th April. This unique collaboration between Joanne, Prof Gilson Schwartz (USP), Prof Anna Reading (KCL), Prof Michael Pickering (Loughborough), Paulo Nassar (Aberje, Brazil) and Prof Lucia Santaella (PUCSP) tackles the theme of Beyond the Digital - Collective Memory and Social Networks in Emerging Global Conflicts. The methodology of the workshop is a combination of keynotes, discussion activities, presentations, visits, group work and hands-on guidance. The aim is to engage 10 UK Early Career Researchers with 10 Brazilian Early Career Researchers in cross-culturally developing and designing one or more international research proposals with potential to be submitted for funding. The workshop will cover the following:
1) The exploration of innovative areas of media, culture, arts and technology research in the context of global innovation and change
2) The role of memory, heritage, culture, archives and history to an emerging global democracy
3) The debate around the role of economics in cultural exchange from an international perspective
4) To be engaged, generate ideas, communicate and be committed to the workshop
5) To be exposed to new cross-disciplinary, cross-sector and cross-cultural ideas and opportunities
6) To share knowledge for trans-cultural research with a view to tackling future research issues and pathways
Joanne has said: "The workshop presents not only a first for the Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, collaboration with Brazilian researchers, it also lays the foundations for extending the reach of the Centre's influence into Brazil, a key area in our exploration for recruiting the brightest global citizens to our well established postgraduate media, arts, creativity and cultural management programmes."