Plantation Europe

Plantation Europe

27/06/2022 to 01/07/2022
10:00 - 17:00
Portuguese, with possibility of using English


Provide a perspective on contemporary discussions on Plantation, Plantationoscene, legacy of slavery, labor migration, economic and ecological dynamics, combining academic rigor and outreach to wider audiences. It will be a "hands on" experience, with the presence of specialists in the different themes and visits to the places in question (Vale do Sado, Alentejo interior), bringing to the debate the historical and contemporary dimensions of monoculture and the experience of labor migrations, transformations of physical and social landscape, memory of work and malaria, etc. Speakers come from the fields of anthropology, history, history of science and technology, sociology, medical anthropology, with some guests from the fields of art, cinema, Afro-descendant activism, landscaping and contemporary agricultural production. The working languages will be English and Portuguese.

Are you an anthropologist? Do you capture or would you like to capture sound and image in field work? Are you a historian and do you use archives that include moving images? Are you a sociologist and do you do interviews that you would like to publicize in a dynamic and accessible language? Do you know the rules and conventions of cinema and audiovisual language? The ICS summer school “Cinema e Ciências Sociais” deepens these questions through three guiding axes: “Reading/Seeing Cinema”, “Cinema and Archive”, and “Making Cinema”.
Addressing the relationship between Film and Social Sciences, the sessions feature guest speaker presentations on artistic creation, methods of accessing and working in archives, and academic research in the social sciences. Through the discussion of films developed by researchers, practical cases are analyzed on the value of cinema and audiovisual in subjects such as History, Anthropology, Geography or Sociology, as well as the introductory practice to the making of short films.


A admissão e seleção das candidaturas é da responsabilidade do projeto The Colour of Labour: the Racialized Lives of Migrants.