[ Informação ST Famílias e Curso de Vida ]

CfP | Divulgação

Divulgamos a chamada de trabalhos para um painel sobre migração altamente qualificada com foco, entre outros aspectos, nas dinâmicas familiares que moldam a mobilidade transnacional e os processos de construção de relações em novos países e residências, organizado no âmbito da Nordic Migration Research Conference (Bergen, 14-16 August 2024) e a chamada para o 2024 EAC Thesis Award applications, promovido pelo The Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC), destinado a premiar trabalhos de mestrado que ajudem a compreender melhor o impacto da expatriação na vida das pessoas.


Panel on high-skilled migration at the Nordic Migration Research Conference Bergen from 14-16 August 2024 The question we tackle is: High-skilled migration – high mobility, low precarity?

High-skilled migrants are rarely seen as problematic within national policy frameworks, in fact often prioritised as the only kind of migrants a country is eager to attract. High-skilled migrants are assumed to more easily adapt to their new environments, be largely understood as bringing value to the economy, and not necessarily staying long-term. National policies therefore focus on attracting ‘foreign talent’, but the broader the societal impact of such initiatives on local communities and cities are not thought-through as carefully.
Furthermore, the multidimensionality of high-skilled migrants’
constitution as a group and their varied experiences of transnational relocation across different contexts should be more carefully considered.

The panel we are hosting in Bergen this summer seeks to examine whether high-skilled migrants are indeed less vulnerable to precarity, or whether they in fact face different forms of precariousness. Thus, papers being presented as part of the panel could examine differences between high-skilled migrants and other migrant groups, or explore intra-group differences along the lines of citizenship, migration trajectories, gender, professional background, sector of employment and/or race or ethnic background. National comparative studies would also be warmly welcomed.

This central focus could be examined, for instance, via a closer analysis of:

· Policies on high-skilled migrants;

· How ‘high skills’ are conceptualised within the companies employing them;

· Family dynamics that shape transnational mobility and processes of forming connections and relations in new countries and residence;

· How relations to ‘home’ and national identity are maintained by high-skilled migrants.

Please consider joining us at the Nordic Migration Research Conference by submitting an abstract for our panel.

Deadline for submission is 29 February 2024. More details can be found at: https://www.uib.no/en/imer/164773/politics-mobility-and-precarity-%E2%80%93-and-alternatives#panel-workshop-descriptions

Our workshop is no. 8 in the accepted panels/workshops.

Please get in touch with either Claire (cm@soc.ku.dk) or Gregor (gch@soc.ku.dk) to discuss your ideas or ask any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Gregor Schäfer & Claire Maxwell


2024 EAC Thesis Award applications
The Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC) created a Master’s Thesis Award to celebrate and reward talents who produce outstanding master’s theses that help to further understand the impact of expatriation on people’s lives. The EAC now invites master’s students worldwide to submit theses for the 2024 EAC Thesis Award. The winner of the thesis award will receive €500, the executive summary of the thesis will be published online by the EAC and organisations involved in this initiative.

The submission deadline is 31 March 2024. Candidates must ensure their thesis meets the following criteria:

• should relate to the EAC’s mission and objectives (https://xpatarchive.com/about/#who-we-are)
• written in English;
• has been awarded a mark of 8/10 or more (or equivalent, e.g., 16/20 or more, or an ‘A’);
• is from the 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22, or 2022–23 academic year.

The following criteria are used to assess submitted theses, the weight of each in percentages: originality and innovation (20%); technical quality (30%); composition (10%); potential for contributing to the stimulation of scholarly (e.g. theoretical, methodological, etc.) perspectives regarding the Award theme (20%); potential for contributing to the stimulation of practical engagement by policy, industry and/or civil society actors with the Award theme (20%).

To apply, please submit the digital application form at https://xpatarchive.com/eac-thesis-award/how-to-apply/application-form/

If you want to know more about the evaluation process, the jurors, how to apply or our partner organisations, visit the EAC Thesis Award page at https://xpatarchive.com/eac-thesis-award/
Questions can be sent to welcome@xpatarchive.com.


[ Informação CRIA Comunicação ]

Open call for one postdoctoral contract associated with the project PITCH

The Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA) – Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon announces the opening of a competition for 1 postdoctoral contract in anthropology, archaeology, heritage studies, cultural history, or related fields. The position is offered in the context of the project PITCH – Petroculture’s Intersections with the Cultural Heritage sector in the context of green transition, funded by EU Horizon Europe program (project nº 101132385) and UK Research & Innovation.

PITCH seeks to explore how cultural heritage can provide Europe’s citizens with confidence to collectively tackle the many challenges on the road towards a carbon neutral society. By analysing the historical impact of fossil fuels on cultural heritage, PITCH seeks to highlight how past and present cultural heritage practices reflect social, economic, and political changes. Further information about the project is available at our in progress website at https://pitch-horizon.eu/

We are seeking a motivated post-doctoral candidate for a sustained commitment to the project. As part of our team, your responsibilities allocated to WP1 will be to:

• Conduct archival and historical research along with bibliographic searches of the simultaneous rise of petrocultures and heritage cultures and their entanglement. The data collected through WP1’s comparative approach will provide the historical and contextual background leading to the interventions in museums, landscapes, and industrial sites.
• Draw a comparative summary of European ‘styles’ linking petroculture and heritage.
• Contribute to the publications planned in the project (edited volume and a journal special issue).

The post-doctoral researcher will also contribute to the work of other work packages on the project where appropriate, most notably WP5, which explores the policy and practice implications of the interventions undertaken as part of WPs2-4.

The competition is open between 19 January and 29 February 2024 (midnight). Applications and supporting documents will be submitted by email to mjsds@iscte-iul.pt with the subject PITCH Application_[name of the applicant].

+info: https://cria.org.pt/download-file/5822/fTqedOFXdYXxXNpGtKMZ


[ Informação Revista Comunicação Pública ]

Call for Papers – Revista Comunicação Pública, Número 36 (nova data de submissão)

A revista Comunicação Pública é um projeto editorial de raiz multidisciplinar destinado à publicação de trabalhos de investigação, ensaios teóricos e notas críticas que façam das formas de comunicação humana o seu tema de reflexão.

Até 14 de fevereiro de 2024, encontra-se aberta a chamada para a submissão de artigos para o próximo número:

Comunicação Pública n.º 36 (junho de 2024)

Dossiê temático: Techvolution: Explorando o nexo das novas tecnologias, dos consumidores e do marketing

Editores: Ana Teresa Machado (Escola Superior de Comunicação Social do Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa) e Zélia Raposo Santos (Escola Superior de Comunicação Social do Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa)

Mais informações em https://journals.ipl.pt/cpublica/announcement/view/7


[ Informação Rahul Kumar ]

International Conference “The Chorus of the Crowd: Culture, Power, and Identities in Football Fandom” | Call for Papers
(5-6 September – Lisbon)

Football fan cultures have developed in tandem with the massification and organization of football, responding to various ideas, aesthetics, and attitudes that are shaped by the particularities of historical, social, or cultural contexts. As one of the largest continuing global social movements, football fandom blends individual and collective performances, thereby shaping identities and fostering a sense of belonging, while simultaneously assuming an omnipresent role within modern societies as a whole, but particularly in the urban and public/semi-public spaces.

Since the 1980s, a series of critical incidents prompted governments and, subsequently, researchers to scrutinize the practices of football fans. This scrutiny has led to a body of literature that has systematized its perspectives into four key areas of focus:

– An analysis of fan cultures as organized collectives, encompassing an exploration of the associated violence;
– A study of cultural expressions originating from fans and the social construction of taxonomies that categorize these fan subcultures;
– Research observing the relationships between fans, commodification of sports, globalization, and consumption within the framework of the capitalist and/or neo-liberal economic model;
– An examination of the connections between football fan cultures and several socio-political categories, with particular emphasis on nationalism and masculinity.

This conference arises from the desire to promote a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and revitalized discussion on football fandom and supporter culture. The objective is not merely to share case studies deepening our understanding of these social practices already outlined into the advocated four key areas of focus, but also to reflect on the intricate ways in which they interact with various aspects of the current world. Shifting our initial analytical focus to fans’ commitment and involvement with their clubs can offer a fresh perspective on what we can perceive as the constitutive processes of contemporary communities. With this in mind, we propose prioritizing three thematic lines for this conference:

– “Football Fans, Political Institutions, and Social Organizations”: the study of how supporters relate to and interact with clubs as political and social institutions, with special attention to symbolic disputes and negotiated power dynamics. This may include likewise the inquiry of the associations between supporters, football governance and leaderships (and their styles, modes of legitimation, etc.), but also the modes of participation, resistance, activism, and community building as response to ongoing disputes;

– “Virtues, Beliefs, Values, and Supporters’ Lifeworld”: the analysis of the connections and networks that tie football fans/supporter cultures to specific political, social, and/or religious virtues, beliefs, or values. Moreover, this might comprise the exploration of the links concerning fandom, history and collective memory. Thus, for example, the stories football fans like to tell about themselves as devotees of a certain club or even the narratives of social recognition that are built by diverse supporter groups within each club can help us expand our understanding of the previously mentioned connections.

– “Classifications, Categorizations, and Representations of Football Fandom”: the research into how different institutions and organizations (such as the state, businesses, or media, and some of which are yet to be mapped), along with their knowledge production, institutional practices, and cultivated discourses have influenced or been involved in classifying, defining, and even transforming football fan cultures and landscapes throughout history. This could additionally embrace studies that aim to establish connections between the proposed thematic line and topics such like gender relations, as well as venues and atmospheres.

We believe that encouraging contributions from diverse research fields allows for a comprehensive understanding of this multifaceted phenomenon. This approach extends beyond fringe experiences, such as hooliganism, to embrace everyday fan practices, supporters’ performances, and their subjectivities in historical perspective. Therefore, we invite interested applicants to submit their proposals contemplating at least one of the aforementioned thematic lines.

We also anticipate that this conference will provide an opportunity to bring together scholars, junior researchers, and sports history enthusiasts, creating a vibrant platform for learning, knowledge sharing, and collaboration.

Please submit a Word document with a title and a 500-word abstract (maximum), along with a brief biographical note. The call for submissions will be open from 28 December 2023 to 28 March 2024. Accepted papers should then aim for a 20-minute presentation. Notification of accepted submissions (and other relevant information) will be announced by the end of May 2024. The final conference program is expected to be fully disclosed in June 2024. The publication of a special issue in a peerreviewed journal is also planned after the conference.

The event is scheduled to span two days, specifically on 5 and 6 September 2024, in Lisbon, Portugal. Our conference will embrace a hybrid format, offering sessions both in-person and online; nevertheless, emphasizing our event’s collaborative spirit, we strongly encourage your on-site participation. The working language will be English. To submit abstracts and for any questions, please send an e-mail to: footballfandom.conference2024@gmail.com.

Organizing and Coordination Team

Rahul Kumar (Institute of Contemporary History — NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities / IN2PAST)
João Sedas Nunes (CICS.NOVA – Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences — NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities)
Gil Gonçalves (Institute of Contemporary History — NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities / IN2PAST)
Daniel Freire Santos (Institute of Contemporary History — NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities / IN2PAST)
Carolina Nascimento de Oliveira (History Territories Communities — NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities Hub of the Centre for Functional Ecology)
Iara Sobral (School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon)