Poster session
Joao Luis Lisboa (CHAM FCSH UNL)
Hallway, EdifĂ­cio I&D, Piso 1

Short abstract:

We encourage students and scholars to present their research results centred on the conference concept in visually appealing and conclusive posters.

Long abstract:

It is certainly a commonplace to say that knowledge transfer is never neutral, occurring in specific conditions that interfere in whatever is being transferred, and between subjects formed and conditioned differently, which implies that meanings change while being "transferred". Nevertheless, working on global realities, and being confronted with relationships established diachronically as well as synchronically, we shall question the practices and the concepts that contribute to the way these transfers occur. The 2nd CHAM International Conference, conceived as a starting point of a strategic project on "Frontiers", will discuss "Knowledge transfer and cultural exchanges" from two perspectives, although not necessarily put apart. A methodological and conceptual perspective aims at questioning practices and concepts associated to knowledge transfer: the concept of generation, the concept of network, the concept of learning, the concepts of reception and appropriation, the concepts of "alterity" and cultural areas (hence, cultural frontiers) among others. A historical perspective aims at identifying and discussing specific situations of knowledge transfer, comprehending values, customs, narratives, or scientific knowledge, and taking place in specific institutional, social and cultural realities, including family, school, or whatever exchange space is concerned. We invite scholars from all humanities and social science disciplines to submit poster proposals on the following themes: 1. New directions in historiography 2. The strength of traditions 3. Identities, heritage and conflict 4. Language, communication, and translation 5. Making sense of the globe: space and territory 6. Networks and cultural power 7. Circulation and consumption of material and visual culture 8. Nature, science and world views 9. Generations 10. Learning: formal and informal 11. Obstacles and constraints to cultural transfer 12. Frontiers: visible and invisible 13. Culture and State Contributors of posters should be present at times to be announced in order to give further information and to receive feedback in discussions with colleagues. It is strongly suggested to keep the word count as low as 1000 words to achieve best readability. The focus should lie on the visualisation of the presented work and its results. The posters should be no larger than A2. Hints on good poster design can be found at http://colinpurrington.com/tips/academic/posterdesign and several other pages around the web. Click the link below which says 'Propose a paper' to propose your poster.