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Pandemia e inquietação nas ciências sociais: Uma reflexão do Urban Transitions Hub, no Instituto de Ciências Sociais

The UTH colelctively published a post, in Portuguese, which is a collective reflection on the personal and collective impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our personal and academic life.

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Por Urban Transitions Hub

Os membros do Urban Transitions Hub pretendem contribuir para o debate sobre o que significa, e o que pode representar a médio prazo, ser um/a académico/a nas ciências sociais face à pandemia que enfrentamos nos dias de hoje. Este texto apresenta-se como um exercício contínuo de autorreflexão em tempos de Covid-19, o qual não pretende esgotar as nossas inquietações, mas sim começar a dar-lhes voz.

(NOVA) CRISE

Aparentemente, parece que estamos perante uma tempestade perfeita. Uma tempestade que gera inquietação, mas também sentimentos de confusão e luta. Para muitos/as de nós, esta crise representa uma aceleração de padrões sociais já existentes, assim como de tendências que são críticas há já muito tempo. Problemas e contradições das nossas sociedades têm vindo a acumular-se nas últimas décadas, e a pandemia parece oferecer-lhes um novo e dramático desenlace ao mesmo tempo que novos “monstros em ascensão”, como alguns…

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UTH statement at the times of COVID19

Our feeling

Unease, confusion, and a precarious equilibrium between hope and despair. We acknowledge the need to start bringing more care into academia – something we tend to put aside as if care belongs to our personal lives only. Continue reading “UTH statement at the times of COVID19”

From our colleagues at Mistra Urban Futures, a new open access book on co-production of knowledge

Comparative Urban Research from Theory to Practice: Co-production for Sustainability, edited by David Simon, Henrietta Palmer and Jan Riise (Policy Press, Bristol, 25 March 2020). Order online at https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/comparative-urban-research-from-theory-to-practice. Continue reading “From our colleagues at Mistra Urban Futures, a new open access book on co-production of knowledge”

Update and new deadline. The Lisbon Early-Career Workshop in Urban Studies

Due to disruptions caused by the global pandemics of Covid-19, we are constantly assessing the opportunity to mantain the Lisbon Early-Career Workshop in Urban Studies.

At this stage (26 March 2020), we have decided to wait for developments: the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 15 April 2020 and a final decision will be taken in the forthcoming weeks – also considering the opportunity of rescheduling or convening the workshop through online means. Continue reading “Update and new deadline. The Lisbon Early-Career Workshop in Urban Studies”

The Lisbon Early-Career Workshop in Urban Studies. 1st ed. 18-20/11/2020 ICS-ULisboa

EDIT: due to disruptions caused by the global pandemics of Covid-19, the organising committee is constantly assessing the opportunity to cancel the event. At this stage (26 March 2020), we have decided to wait for developments: the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 15 April 2020 and a final decision will be taken in the forthcoming weeks – also considering the opportunity of rescheduling or convening the workshop through online means.

The Urban Transitions Hub and the AESOP Young Academics Network are happy to open the call for papers for the first edition of the Lisbon Early-Career Workshop in Urban Studies, to be held on 18-20 November 2020 at ICS-ULisboa. Circa 30 PhD students and early-career scholars will have the opportunity to present and discuss their research projects and/or findings during a 3-day event organised as a space of exchange, debate and learning. Continue reading “The Lisbon Early-Career Workshop in Urban Studies. 1st ed. 18-20/11/2020 ICS-ULisboa”

Lobbying: o que podemos aprender com as ONGs de Bruxelas? – 23 Janeiro 2020

O primeiro evento Café com Luta de 2020 regressa ao tema do lobbying, mas desta vez sobre a perspectiva das ONGs que actuam juntas das instituições europeias. Bruxelas é uma das capitais mundiais do lobbying, mas não concentra apenas consultoras e grandes empresas. Milhares de ONGs estão aí sediadas e competem ou colaboram de forma profissionalizada com outros actores da sociedade, sejam empresas, associações ou outras organizações. Continue reading “Lobbying: o que podemos aprender com as ONGs de Bruxelas? – 23 Janeiro 2020”

PhD scholarships INPhINIT-Retaining / Fundação “la Caixa” / 26.02.2020

Opportunity for 30 scholarships funded by the programme INPhINIT-Retaining, Fundação “la Caixa”, for PhDs in Spain or Portugal in all scientific areas – more details below and at this link (in Portuguese).
UTH is open to supporting applications to the PhD in Development Studies of ULisboa – please contact Olivia Bina, Roberto Falanga or Simone Tulumello for further information.

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