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[Commlist] Call for Papers - Information and Communication Technologies’ Role in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage/Essachess - Journal for Communication Studies
Mon Feb 22 19:05:16 GMT 2021
Call for Papers for volume 15, n° 1(29)/ 2022
ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies
*Information and Communication Technologies’ Role in the Preservation of
Call available here:
Ana MELRO, PhD, University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL
e-mail: (anamelro /at/ ua.pt) <mailto:(anamelro /at/ ua.pt)>
Lídia OLIVEIRA, Professor, DigiMedia, University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL
e-mail: (lidia /at/ ua.pt) <mailto:(lidia /at/ ua.pt)>
Ana Carla AMARO, Professor, DigiMedia, University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL
e-mail: (aamaro /at/ ua.pt) <mailto:(aamaro /at/ ua.pt)>
Cultural heritage, as well as its relevance for maintaining and
preserving societies’, communities’, and peoples’ identity, have been
topics of discussion over the past few years (Gomez-Ullate et al., 2020;
Gottlieb, 2020). Cultural heritage is defined by UNESCO as using an
inspirational tone, encouraging its preservation. Thus, the organization
states that “Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with
today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and
natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and
inspiration.” Furthermore, cultural heritage is what keeps entire
populations unified, it is the key element that makes individuals feel
part of a community.
The widespread knowledge of cultural heritage should allow its
maintenance, sustainability and preservation of main material and
immaterial cultural artifacts. What is the relevance and the role of
information and communication technologies in those practices
(maintenance, sustainability, and preservation)? Which technological
tools are available to individuals for them to access material and
immaterial cultural heritage? What are the best practices already in use
for this purpose?
What is intended with this special issue is not only to contribute to
the understanding of cultural heritage, to reflect on the potential that
communication systems can have for its dissemination and preservation.
Assuming, here, a logic of looking to the past. But, equally, to
contribute so that present and future generations understand the
importance of what, later on, will also be cultural heritage, be aware
of it and perceive it as a space where they can find ways to combine
communication systems and cultural heritage preservation. Assuming,
here, a logic of looking to the future.
By assigning a central role to communication systems in the
sustainability of cultural heritage, one intends to receive proposals
that focus on the possible ways in which these dimensions are already
connected, but also on how it is still possible to do more (considering
what has been the technological evolution of the last few years) and how
objects, people and memories can be connected.
The innovation of the special issue will be in the contributions
received that will combine communication systems and technologies and
cultural heritage, aiming to promote its preservation. But also
innovative in the analysis that will be made of cultural heritage,
looking at the past, but also looking at the future. As well as having
in consideration the cultural heritage that is already under
construction and to which it is important to ensure that its
sustainability is a concern. And, in this dialectic between systems and
cultural heritage, highlight the role of individuals, both as creators
of cultural heritage and as their guardians.
This special edition is seeking contributions in English or French,
either empirical or theoretical, considering the role, function and
purpose of the information and communication technologies in
contributing for the preservation of cultural heritage.
In doing so, contributors are invited to consider (but not limited to)
the following goals:
1) contribute to the reflection around cultural heritage;
2) contribute to the reflection on the interaction between communication
systems and cultural heritage;
3) analyze the role of individuals in preserving cultural heritage;
4) understand how individuals, as guarantors of the communication
systems development, relate to cultural heritage.
The importance of a special issue in this topic is perceived as the way
in which the various possible perspectives (cultural, technological,
sociological, psychological, political, among others) can be found in
the same and only document. This will be a space where several relevant
authors from the fields, with common interests, will be able to
contribute to something as important for Humanity, as is the cultural
-May 30, 2021: submission of the proposal in the form of an extended
abstract of maximum 2 pages. The proposal must include a list of recent
references and 5 keywords.
-June 20, 2021: acceptance of the proposal.
-November 1^st , 2021: full paper submission.
-February 10, 2022: reviewer’s comments to be communicated to authors.
-April 30, 2022: submission of paper with final revisions (after revisions).
-July 2022: journal publication.
Full papers should be between 6,000-8,000 words in length. Papers can be
submitted in English or French. The abstracts should be in English and
French (150-200 words) followed by 5 keywords. Please provide the full
names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of all authors, indicating the
contact author. Papers, and any queries, should be sent to:
(essachess /at/ gmail.com) <mailto:(essachess /at/ gmail.com)>
Authors of the accepted papers will be notified by e-mail.
Special issue proposed within the framework of the LOCUS project. LOCUS
is co-funded by FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, through
National Funds (PTDC/COM-CSS/29228/2017), and by the European Regional
Development Fund, framed in the Operational Programme for
Competitiveness and Internationalisation - COMPETE 2020, under the new
partnership agreement PT2020 (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029228).
Note: Essachess – Journal for Communication Studies is an open access
journal, which is published in both online and print versions. No APCs
and subscription are charged. No payment from the authors will be required.
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