On the afternoon of Monday, the 27th of June, from 14:30 to 18:30 at the new TagusPark campus of Universidade Aberta (Edifício Inovação I - 2nd floor, room polivalente), myself, João Sardinha, am coordinating the Canadian Studies International Research Linkages Project Workshop: Luso-Canadians and their Descendants in Canada and in Portugal: Questions of Civic Participation and Diversity Management.
The workshop includes the presentation of seven papers, bringing together researchers from Portugal and Canada. These include:
"Multiculturalism and the politics of belonging among Portuguese-Canadians - Shifting contexts and meanings" - Ana Paula Beja Horta (CEMRI-Universidade Aberta, Lisbon);
"Evaluating Multiculturalism: Portuguese-Canadian descendants within the Canadian mosaic" - Fernando Nunes (Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax);
"A past for the future: Archiving the Portuguese-Canadian experience - the Portuguese-Canadian History Project" - Gilberto Fernandes &Raphael Costa (York University, Toronto);
"Portuguese media production in Canada: Some preliminary ethnographic notes" - Sónia Ferreira, Marta Rosales & Filomena Silvano (CRIA-FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon);
"Understanding Portuguese-Canadian civic identity in a cosmopolitan context" - Robert Kenedy (York University, Toronto);
"Transnational practices and intergenerational transmittance among Azorean descendants in Quebec" - Ana Gherghel (Universidade dos Açores, Azores) & Josiane le Gall (Université du Québec a Montréal, Montreal);
"When the idyllic becomes a myth: Portuguese-Canadian descendants narrate pre- and post-return to Portugal" - João Sardinha (CEMRI-Universidade Aberta, Lisbon).
The event will also host the Canadian ambassador in Portugal, the Honourable Anne-Marie Bourcier who will provide the opening address.
Entrance is FREE. Please come join us if these issues are of interest to you.