4th International 'Language, Communication, Culture' ConferenceLisbon, Lusofona University, November 28-30, 2006


An organisation of the staff, students and associates of the 'Culture and Society' Postgraduate Programme (University of Lisbon), of the staff of the Department of Communication, Arts and Information Technology (Lusofona University), and of Best Travel Agency.

Keynote Speakers:

Vikki Bell (Goldsmith's College, University of London) Nicholas Mirzoeff (New York University)

The conference will be structured around three topics:

1 - Media, media-making and the politics of news production

2 - Visual culture and hegemonic cultural policies and practices

3 - Cultural studies and the production of knowledge and social change

This year's LCC Conference will be hosted by Lusofona University, a private academic institution in Lisbon. Having previously been held in =C3=89vora and Beja, the LCC conference alternates annually amongst several institutions that comprise Portugal's academic panorama. Apart from Lisbon's centrality favouring participation in this event, both transport and accommodation-wise, Lus=C3=B3fona University was chosen as = a venue due to this institution's focus on communication, visual arts and new technologies. This academic slant coincides with the Conference's principal vectors, namely media, visual culture and cultural studies.

For full information on the themes and sessions, Cfp, registration fees and deadlines, go to http://lcc.ulusofona.pt/

"The LCC Conference mandate is to bring together scholars from all disciplines and fields of the humanities and social sciences with contributions on language, communication, social and cultural themes that analyse the contemporary world, its vectors of crisis, its tensions and conflicts, its lines of development, and its resources of hope."