Course in Narrative Medicine

Course in Narrative Medicine: from 5 June to 3 July 2023, during post-labour hours 17h00-20h00.

The Course in Narrative Medicine takes place during the summer semester, from 5 June to 3 July, after working hours, from 5pm to 8pm, and in hybrid format (face-to-face and remote).

The Course aims to provide training on the role, importance and limits of narratives and communication in the clinical encounter. Bringing together knowledge from literature, film and philosophy to medicine, nursing and ethics, this course aims to contribute to ethically conscious therapeutic practices. It is designed for health professionals as well as students and researchers in Humanities interested in the field.

The course can be attended in two modalities: participation without assessment or with assessment.

Contact Hours: 42; total hours: 168 (in the modality with evaluation)

Enrolments will take place between February and April 2023 at the Academic Services of FLUL Contact:

Price: 100€ / 80€ students / Vacancies: 16

More information available at this link or by email:

Online Lecture in the Medical Humanities Lecture Cycle

The lecture will be given by Diana Ferreira and will take place online via Zoom, on 16 February 2023 (Thursday), starting at 6pm (Portugal Continental Time).

The event will be open to the public, and can be accessed from the following details:

Meeting ID: 912 8572 5776
Password: 706759

ESC#58 AGEING STUDIES: Estudos em envelhecimento

The course will offer an overview of ageing studies with an insight into the theory as well as literature and culture in English it sustains. It will advance the understanding of the ageing process across life-span and its expression in different genres such as life-writing, poetry and fiction. The ESC in AS will interrogate the cultural articulations of ageing and old age in relation to other critical categories such as gender, social status or sexual orientation and introduce the participants to scholarlily approaches to the study of age, grief and ageing. Whereas longevity, especially female longevity, has been the new reality, it is still dependent on the economic interests, fear, unrealistic expectations as well as frank limitations of medicine. And yet, older women and men have been constituting a creative hub that may be of undeniable importance in these difficult, pandemic-ridden times when we, more than before, search for new words, new spaces of belonging and new directions. Using literary and cultural texts, we will map out literary and cultural gerontology: older womanhood and manhood, as a fertile and urgent field of study for our present times.

Contact hours: 12 in 2 days
Total hours: 14: 12 + 2 hours reading and working at home

  1. Introduction to ageing studies
  2. Ageisms
  3. Memory, the body and the identity
  4. Life and writing
  5. O Bildungsroman e o Reifungsroman
  6. New approaches to ageing

Those interested in registering must do so until March 4th. To complete the registration, it will be necessary to fill in the registration form with all the requested data and send it to Afterwards, you will be contacted on how to proceed with the payment.

Mostra de Cinema

Promoted by the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies, the American Corner and the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, the 1st Film Festival of the School of Arts and Humanities aims to promote the creation and exhibition of films at university level, encouraging students to make their own films, fostering imagination and reflection on the moving image and on the various themes explored by it.

The theme for the first edition is “Cinema and Humanity”, thus allowing those interested to submit films on the particular relationship between cinema and the idea of humanity, while also encouraging the debate on the disciplinary and thematic links on this relationship.

The festival has a single competition section and comprises a prize for Best Film and two honorable mentions. Those selected to exhibit their films will also be given the opportunity of attending a workshop taught by a Portuguese director.

Internal Regulation

40 years of the first national exhibition of maritime ex-votos

“O Comandante Estácio dos Reis (1923-2018) e a exposição de ex-votos de 1983 no Museu de Marinha”, conference by commander Carlos Manuel Baptista Valentim, 14th December, 17h00, Sala do Serviço Educativo, Museu de Marinha, Lisboa, or in Facebook page of Comissão Cultural de Marinha here.

This conference will be the first of a series of initiatives to be held in the coming months, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the maritime ex-votos first national exhibition of 1983, and is part of the project ‘Travelling Memories. Votive Representations of the Sea and the City’, which is being developed by a group of researchers at ULICES/CEAUL:

The conference will take place at Sala do Serviço Educativo, with access through the main entrance of Museu de Marinha.  Commander Carlos Valentim, previously connected to the management of the Museu de Marinha,  is at present head of the Gabinete de Coordenação Interna, Sub-Registo, Serviço de Publicações and Serviço de Informática of the Marinha Portuguesa. Organization of Travelling Memories. Votive Representations of the Sea and the City and Museu de Marinha.

Santiago Barreiro – Dragões e Tesouros no Norte Medieval

Abstract: “How were dragons represented in the medieval North? In this seminar, we will consider how these mythical beasts are understood in the Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon imagination, focusing on four modes of representation: first, the dragon as a source of fear; second, its role as a figuration of the devil; third, the dragon in its serpentine nature; finally, and more importantly, the dragon’s relationship with hoarding.”

Bionote: Santiago Barreiro is a researcher of ancient and medieval history at IMHICIHU-CONICET (Buenos Aires), studying primarily matters related to medieval Icelandic history and society. Among his most relevant recent publications are the first Spanish translation of Bjarnar saga Hítdælakappa, with Teodoro Manrique Antón (Saga de Bjǫrn, Buenos Aires: IMHICIHU, 2021), and the co-edition (with Luciana Cordo Russo) of the volume Shapeshifters in Medieval North Atlantic Literature (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018).

Zoom Access
 Santiago Barreiro – Dragões e Tesouros no Norte Medieval
Schedule: 17 nov. 2022 17:30 GMT
Link para reunião Zoom:
ID da reunião: 919 1789 0434
Senha de acesso: 840928

International Conference Street and the City | Call for Proposals

The Street and the City IV – Moments

7-9 September 2022

Cities come alive and build themselves from moments. Moments we breathe in the present, moments that shape both collective and individual memories. All these memories drift from a solitary pace in a crowd, to a dialogue between us and the other united by the urb. As in Dickens’s words (1859) “a multitude of people and yet a solitude.”

This conference aims at approaching topics from the past, both nearby or further away; topics from the present, globally, locally or glocally relevant and topics from the future – real or imaginary. Mumford (1961) states that “the origins of the city are obscure, a large part of its past buried or effaced beyond recovery, and its further prospects are difficult to weigh.”

We propose the analysis of moments of political and social unrest, which affect the everyday city life emptying the streets and making the ordinary socializing scenarios something of the past, as well as projects that look for answers and mitigation actions that can soothe such scenarios. A reflection is intended on the phenomena that approach the city and challenge the creation of new connection methods between its residents and the ones that arrive there – either for leisure, work, war or natural catastrophes. The city life, in its renewing dynamics, invites us to the redefining of space, mobilizing the emerging creativity and the memory of past moments capable of reshaping identity continuities.

We welcome papers, pre-organised panels, and roundtables (20 minutes per speaker) in English or Portuguese responding to the above.
Suggested (merely indicative) topics include:

  1. Architectural Moments in the Streets and the Cities
  2. Moments in Film Studies in the Streets and the Cities
  3. Literary Moments in the Streets and the Cities
  4. Political Moments in the Streets and the Cities
  5. Diaspora Moments in the Streets and the Cities
  6. Technological Moments in the Streets and the Cities
  7. Touristic Moments in the Streets and the Cities
  8. Visual Moments in the Streets and the Cities
  9. Sonorous Moments in the Streets and the Cities
  10. Moments of the Streets and the Cities at risk.

As indicated by the number in its title, this conference is the fourth in a series of academic events based at CEAUL|ULICES.

Submissions should be sent by email to by May 15th and should mention the preferred method of participation: in situ or online.

Please include SC4 in the subject line of your email and organise your proposal into two separate files:

• a file containing the full title and a 250-300 word description of your individual paper; Round tables of up to four speakers plus a chairperson. Please include a brief description of the panel (150 words) and a 300-word abstract.; Panels of three speakers plus a chairperson. Please include a brief description of the panel (150 words) and a 300-word abstract.

• a file containing the author’s data: name, affiliation, contact address, paper title and author’s bio-note (100 words).

Please name these two documents as follows: Surname_Name_Abstract_SC4 Surname_Name_AuthorInfo_SC4

All delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodation.

More information available at

Selected peer-reviewed publication.

O conto americano escrito por mulheres

Roundtable with Antónia Lima, Filipa Melo, and Isabel Lucas on the work of three writers: Lydia Davis, Lucia Berlin, and Alice Munro. The discussion will be dedicated specifically to the short-story genre.

ROAM Outreach 2 | “Sound and Vision”: Painted Responses to Music

Date: 28th April 2022, 17h-18h30
Venue: Anfiteatro I
Admission:  Free

This project was developed by four undergraduate students of Contemporary Visual Arts, a subject that is common to several degree courses at Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa.  We aim to gain an understanding of how different artistic expressions can be intertwined to produce a meaningful experience that will connect the audience to the artists. The audience will observe two young artists of Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa painting two artworks while being accompanied by two musicians of Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa for an hour. One of the musicians will play the guitar in the first half an hour and will then be replaced by the other musician, a singer using her voice only. An important aspect of the creative process is the space for improvisation and spontaneous development that will be provided, creating a site for art to cross boundaries. The artistic production will then be followed by a discussion and interview with the artists.  This approach will provide an insight into how musical performance can influence the creative process. Questioning the creators immediately after the art piece is finished is an interesting form of engagement that we do not have the opportunity to experience very often in traditional galleries and formal cultural spaces. By choosing young artists from universities, we aim to represent ourselves – as students, locals, and as the new generation.

Bio notes


Born in the village of Arrepiado in the district of Santarém, he came to Lisbon to study Sculpture in Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, where he is now taking his master’s degree. João usually works with wood. When he paints, he uses strong colours to depict landscapes and figures. To the artist, his art is important to capture instincts and the essence of life.


Maria is a young Portuguese artist from Mira de Aire now on the last year of her degree in Painting in Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa. Her work focuses on the representation of space with specific characteristics that allow her to create scenarios, or on the representation of images that overwhelm her with the need to paint and transform them into art.


Lucas is from Carcavelos and is currently studying Estudos Gerais in Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. As an artist, he plays the guitar, the bass, and sings. He is a member of Flor Girino, a band where he adapts existing themes but also writes original songs. Improvisation is re-occurring in his musical expression. Some of his inspirations are Alfredo Marceneiro, Allen Halloween, and Alice in Chains.


Marta is an Erasmus student in Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa.  She is from Trento, Italy, and is studying Anthropology. Marta chose Portugal because of its warm temperatures and culture. Besides Humanities, she is interested in music and singing. The artist expresses her individuality through musical experimentation with her voice, using vibration and instruments. Her inspiration comes from human relations, nature, and love.

Art, the Audience and Activism: How Can the Arts Bring About Real Change in the World?

Guest speaker: Marisa de Andrade, University of Edinburgh
Date: 5th April 2022, 9h30-11h
Venue: Room C247
Admission: Free

Abstract: How can hip-hop reduce inequalities? Dance tackle immigration? Comedy improve mental health in the Deaf community? Environmental art in green spaces change the way we think about what it means to be well?

In this interactive talk and workshop, we’ll be diving into the thinking behind Measuring Humanity and reflecting on the power of art to challenge policy makers and academics to reassess what counts as evidence when developing policies, practices, and recommendations.

In particular, we’ll be discussing a hip-hop video featuring rapping written using co-produced data from marginalised community members, health and voluntary sector practitioners, and researchers. Dear Human highlights the lived experiences of these communities and questions the nature of evidence in public health.

We’ll then apply this methodological and theoretical approach to art work. Please bring examples of (any form of) art if you’re creating your own art, or examples of artwork that you’re inspired by. 

Bio note: Dr Marisa de Andrade is an academic in health policy at the University of Edinburgh. She is Programme Director for the MSc by Research in Health Humanities and Arts; Programme Director for the PhD in Health in Social Science; Associate Director for the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry; and a Co-Director at the Binks Hub working with communities to co-produce a programme of research and knowledge exchange that promotes social justice, relational research methods and human flourishing. Marisa has led several traditional and community-based arts-informed public health studies. She is currently PI on an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) collaborative place-based grant putting the arts at the helm of strategic decision-making across multiple sectors including health and social care, employability, education and social justice. Her book Public Health, Humanities and Magical Realism: A Creative-Relational Approach to Researching Human Experience will be published in July 2022 by Routledge: Public Health, Humanities and Magical Realism: A Creative-Relational A (