Call for Papers

The II congress of the Rede Nacional de Estudos Culturais invites the Portuguese and the international scientific community to submit papers on Digital Citizenship and Contemporary Cultures.

Mediated by technology, contemporary society offers an unprecedented environment for people to express themselves, to come together and to participate, opening up new opportunities to improve access and inclusion, which underpin the culture of democracy. The digital environment facilitates democratic processes and practices, including the dissemination and mediation of information, and it constitutes an important platform for intercultural dialogue through social networks. However, in addition to these new opportunities, citizens also must face many challenges resulting from the exercise of their rights and duties of social, cultural, economic and political participation.

Digital citizenship thus represents a new dimension related to the knowledge, values, attitudes and skills that citizens need in order to exercise and stand up for their democratic rights and responsibilities, and to promote and protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

In this context, different cultures cross, intersect and are fostered in the contemporary world, which we intend to discuss in this congress.

Papers on the following topics are welcomed:

  • Cultural resistance
  • Cancel culture
  • Human rights
  • Minority and majority cultures
  • Fan culture
  • Art, culture and creation processes
  • Creation and education processes
  • Racism and discrimination
  • Migrations, diasporas and xenophobia
  • Participatory culture, disinformation and hate speech
  • Media and information literacy
  • Gender relations
  • Surveillance culture and algorithms
  • Health, wellness and sustainability
  • Artivism

Guidelines for Communication Proposals

  • We invite submissions in Portuguese, Spanish and English, authored by teachers, undergraduate, masters and doctoral students, education professionals, and professionals from sectors such as communication, arts and culture.
  • Expanded abstracts must have 3,000 to 4,000 characters with spaces (including keywords and references) and must be sent in the following template.
  • Expanded abstracts are due on January 30th, 2023.
  • The notification of abstract acceptance will be announced by March 6th, 2023. Extended until March 10th.
  • The registration payment will be made after the publication of the approved submissions, according to the calendar.
  • If a contribution is approved, each co-author must register.
  • Full papers must have 20,000 to 25,000 characters with spaces.
  • Full papers are due on August 30th, 2023. They will be published with a DOI number in a book with all the texts selected by peer review. Extended until September 10th.
  • The notification of paper acceptance will be announced by October 15th, 2023.

Submission of Expanded Abstracts

Closed form.

Submission of Thematic Panels (new)

Proposals for thematic panels with up to 4 proponents will be accepted.

An abstract of up to 1,000 characters must be sent together with the panel’s thematic proposal and the communication proposals, including the name, affiliation and email of each of the participants using the following template.

    Guidelines for Submission of Full Papers

    • Full papers must have 20,000 to 25,000 characters with spaces, including all parts: title in Portuguese and English, abstracts, descriptions, tables, graphs and captions, footnotes and bibliographical references.
    • The abstract should be 200 to 300 words and should be submitted both in the original language of the article and in English.
    • A maximum of five keywords should be provided, both in the original language of the article and in English.
    • The biographical statement may not exceed 150 words and must be provided both in the original language of the article and in English.
    • Full papers will be submitted to a scientific peer review in order to be published in a book which will be edited by the end of 2023.

    Text Formatting

    • Body: single spacing on A4 pages, Times New Roman font, 12 pt.
    • Graphic elements (tables, graphs and figures): all graphic elements and tables must be numbered with a caption, without a period. In the body of the text, references to graphic elements should always appear in full (e.g., in Table 1). Figures, tables and graphs must be inserted in the text and sent separately in JPEG or TIFF format, with a resolution of at least 300dpi. Tables must be provided in an editable format, without image conversion.
    • Titles and subtitles: may be numbered to facilitate reading the article. They must keep the font Times New Roman, 12 pt.
    • Quotation marks: double curly quotes (“ ”) must be used. Quotation marks are used for ironic phrases or words, in slang or when used figuratively, to introduce quotes or to indicate the title of an article or a segment of a publication (e.g., book chapter, encyclopedia entry, …).
    • Italics: italics, instead of bold, should be used in the body of the text. Italic is used to indicate titles of full publications (e.g., books, films, …), to introduce new terms or loanwords, to highlight words or expressions that require emphasis.
    • Numbers: words should be used for numbers from zero through nine, and numerals should be used from 10 onwards. Regardless of this rule, numerals should always be used in graphs, tables and figures, in measurement units (e.g., 5 km), in mathematical functions, statistics, fractions, decimal quantities, ratios and percentages, numbers that represent time, dates, points on a scale and exact sums of money. Numbers must be written in words whenever any number begins a sentence and in common fractions (e.g., “A fifth of the Portuguese”).
    • Footnotes might be used; however, only when strictly necessary. Endnotes should not be used.
    • Bibliographic references must comply with the (APA style (7th edition).
    • Texts must be sent in the following template.

    Submission of Full Papers