Caring and Sharing: Health and Humanities in Today’s World


The international conference “Caring and Sharing: Health and Humanities in Today’s World” will take place at University of Lisbon on 24-26 June 2021 and is organised by SHARE – Health and Humanities Acting Together, the University of Lisbon Project in Medical Humanities.  

The conference will provide a unique opportunity for researchers, research groups, academics and projects on the fields of Medical Humanities and Narrative Medicine to promote the exchange of knowledge, of research outputs and experiences.  

For more information on the conference, the topics and proposals, see the call for papers. For future updates, please visit the conference website at  

47 etc…Talks on Translation Studies

The University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies – ULICES/CEAUL Research Group on Translation and Reception Studies invites you to the 47 etc…Talks on Translation Studies. This talk will be broadcast on Zoom, Tuesday, April 21st, 2020, at 2 pm. Our invited speaker is Dr. Susana Valdez, Univ. Leiden, The Netherlands, who will talk about the localizing videogames.

Come and join our talk!

Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 970 6905 0359

Password: ETC

Further info:

Narrative Medicine Covid-19 Kit

Aware of the challenging times we are facing, the Project in Medical Humanities of the University of Lisbon has launched a Narrative Medicine Covid-19 Kit, especially designed as a support tool for healthcare professionals, but available to all who may find it useful. As of today, we are also offering an English version of these tools and activities. To access it, please click here or check the daily updates on our Facebook page.

Conference “Advertising Discourses: Semiotics, Multimodality and Visuality(s)”

Ever present in contemporary society, the advertising discourse (re)produces consumption as a place of identity and proposes narratives of infinite desire to feed the utopia of continuous growth. This conference intends to reflect on the mechanisms of signification of advertising, using various analytical models, in order to deconstruct its socio-cultural and political naturalization. Assuming itself as an opportunity for community reflection, “Advertising Discourses: Semiotics, Multimodality and Visuality(s)” aims to bring together researchers and students from various higher education cycles around this theme, to present their analysis of advertising texts and thus strengthen your reading skills in the world.

March 4th, 2020 | Room B3 (Library Building) | FLUL

9th Session of the Permanent Seminar in Medical Humanities – CANCELLED

Nuno Miguel Proença

(CHAM – Centro de Humanidades, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa)


And now, what to do with this?


There is a specificity in the clinical encounter that results from the apparent dissymmetry between its protagonists. In most cases, what motivates the patient is a request addressed to the doctor or therapist, by the one who is – or think he is ill and who complains. Complaints due to pain, the expression of suffering, uneasiness due to strangeness or the formulation of a question, are addressed to the doctor or clinical team who supposedly have sufficient knowledge and means to inform, clarify, investigate, treat, accompany or simply relieve patients in the impatience of their requests, regarding what is not well in the relationship with themselves or with their bodies, and that which they are unable to transform by their own means. This asymmetry, which can generate figures close to those of dependency, seems to result in the need to guarantee the rights and freedoms of those who are sick, but also a type of ethical questioning that arises – “before the principles” – from the need to accept the signs by which the unexpected in life is expressed. “What to do with this?”, could then be a first formulation of the ethical question, arising from the crisis or the astonishment of the encounter with life’s impulsive and impersonal background that exists, giving it a personal shape and destiny, according to the possibilities of the human community and the events of the world that can transform it. This question expresses the crisis of each (clinical) encounter that, in the end, is capable of subverting the whole of what we thought possible and upsetting the normal continuity of our beliefs and (professional) habits regarding the meaning of health.


March 12th 2020 | 6 p.m. | Room 2.13 | FLUL

The session will be in Portuguese.

Open Class with J. Gerald Kennedy: “Stranger than the Stranger: The Unreadable Text in Poe’s “The Man of the Crowd””

On February 17, at 10 am, in room 2.13 of the School of Arts and Humanities (University of Lisbon), Professor J. Gerald Kennedy will give an open class focusing on the short story “The Man of the Crowd” and its relevance for understanding mechanisms of reciprocal terrorism in modern times and up to our time.

J. Gerald Kennedy, from Indiana State University, in addition to being the coordinator of Penguin Portable Poe (2006), has been responsible for some of the most relevant academic works about the author in our time, namely Strange Nation: Literary Nationalism and Cultural Conflict in the Age of Poe and The Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allan Poe (co-edited with Scott Peeples in 2018).

8th Session of the Permanent Seminar in Medical Humanities


This session will be composed of two parts: the first one with António Manuel Duarte with a lecture titled “Contributions of Art Psychology to a critical foundation of Narrative Medicine”; and the second one with Zuzanna Sanches with a lecture titled “What does age have to do with this? Women and Ageing: Towards equality, dignity and improvement of life and well-being”.


The session will be held on the 30th of January, at the Room B1 (Library Building of the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon), at 6pm.


For more information, please see the official website.

English Studies Courses #48 – “Film Editing Workshop”

This workshops aims to contribute to the training of all those who are interested in film editing (in particular FLUL students and film researchers).

This being an essential stage in content production, the workshop will allow all interested parties a first-hand experience in terms of editing, creation and narrative thinking. To this end, the workshop is divided into two major moments: a first hour dedicated to the theory of Film Editing, in particular its ontology, history and methodology, and then two hours of practice using the Premiere Pro software.

Those interested should bring their own laptops, since the final exercise will be to create an edition from a soundtrack.

Miguel Mira graduated in Computer Animation at Full Sail University. He took an internship at Take it Easy Films and worked as a video editor in Amsterdam. He is currently a PhD student in Film and Image Studies at the University of Coimbra.



All registrations must be made at the School of Arts and Humanities academic services.

The workshops has a limit of 15 students.

Students, researchers and school staff: 20€

Other: 30€

Proof of payment must be sent to: