CITCOM – Citizenship, Critical Cosmopolitanism, Modernity/ies, (Post)Colonialism

Coord. Clara Saraiva

CITCOM adopts a reflective approach to concepts and objects for comparison in postcolonial contexts. Research is carried out from a multidisciplinary perspective, establishing a dialogue between the Humanities, the Arts and the Social Sciences, paying particular attention to citizenship, comparative (post)colonialisms, migration, gender, memory and history. It comprises 3 clusters working on the following topics: ART AND VISUAL CULTURE: COSMOPOLITANISM AND COMPARATIVE MODERNITIES studies modern and contemporary art, photography and film from Africa and the African diaspora, examining how artistic practice reflects critically on the history of the European colonial empires, post-colonial migrations, diasporas, and globalization. It hosts the web archive ARTAFRICA and the projects: Visual Culture and Post-Archive: Politics of Memory, Place and Identity. CITIZENSHIP AND MOBILITY: PRACTICES AND AGENCIES studies citizenship in a postcolonial world, covering a wide range of themes that define what it is to be citizen in the world and of the world, including gender, migration, health and religion. It hosts the projects: Comparing We’s; Citizenship, Migration, Heritage and Cosmopolitanism; Feminism and Sexual and Gender Dissidence in the Global South; and HERILIGION (HERA 15.033). (POST)COLONIALISM: CULTURE, MEMORY AND IDENTITY addresses the cultural legacies of the colonial past both in the former European colonising centres and in colonised countries. It hosts the projects Portuguese Colonial Empire and Urban Popular Culture (PTDC/CPCCMP/2661/2014); Narratives of War: Cultural Memory and the End of Empires; Legacies of Empire and Colonialism; National Identities in Dialogue: Portugal, Angola and Mozambique (IF/00654/2015); and Memorialist Discourse: liberation struggles in Portuguese speaking countries. MOV – Moving Bodies: Itineraries and Narratives in Translation was reallocated to LOCUS in 2017 and Gender, Normativity, Representation to MORPHE in 2018.

Keywords:

  • Colonial/post-colonial studies: Europe, Africa, Brazil
  • Citizenship, critical cosmopolitanism, modernities
  • Visual culture: memories, translations, heritages
  • Diasporas, Migration and Circulations

Funded Projects

HERILIGION: THE HERITAGIZATION OF RELIGION AND THE SACRALIZATION OF HERITAGE IN CONTEMPORARY EUROPE

FUNDED PROJECT (European Union HERA 15.033) P.I.: Clara Saraiva Read more

NARRATIVES OF LOSS, WAR AND TRAUMA: PORTUGUESE CULTURAL MEMORY AND THE END OF EMPIRE

EXPLORATORY PROJECT (IF/01530/2014) P.I.: Elsa Peralta Read more

NATIONAL IDENTITIES IN DIALOGUE: POLITICAL AND LITERARY IDENTITY CONSTRUCTIONS IN PORTUGAL, ANGOLA AND MOZAMBIQUE (1961-PRESENT)

EXPLORATORY PROJECT (IF/00654/2015)  P.I.: Doris Wieser

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PORTUGUESE COLONIAL EMPIRE AND URBAN POPULAR CULTURE: COMPARING VISIONS FROM THE METROPOLIS AND THE COLONIES (1945-1974)

FUNDED PROJECT (PTDC/CPC-CMP/2661/2014)  P.I.: Elsa Peralta

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