Library Week 2014



From 11th April to 14th May



11th April 2014 (Friday), 06.30-07.30 p.m.
Title: Library Electronic Resources and Reference Management Software.
Presenters: Francis Nwachukwu and Francisco Peixoto
Abstract: Presentation of USJ electronic resources collection and an overview of general open access resources. Presentation of bibliographic management software, how to use them and the benefits for your research, the cases of RefWorks, Zotero and Mendeley.
Venue: University of Saint Joseph. Rua de Londres 16, Library Room 2 (NAPE)

23th April 2014 (Wednesday), 06.30-07.30 p.m.
Title: The collection Ancient Christian Writers
Presenter: Fr. João Eleutério
Abstract: The Ancient Christian Writers is a collection of Patristic Texts that started to be published in 1946. Our library was able to purchase the entire collection and this session is dedicated to present it to the public.
Venue: Saint Joseph Seminary. Largo de Santo Agostinho30th April 2014 (Wednesday), 06.30-07.30 p.m.
Title: Buildings and Books
Speaker: Prof. Thomas Daniell
Summary: Architects have always used books to promulgate their ideas. This presentation will look at the history and influence of the architectural monograph, the place of the library within an architecture school, and the importance of publishing for architecture.
Venue: University of Saint Joseph. Rua de Londres 16, Library Room 2 (NAPE)

7th May 2014 (Wednesday), 06.30-08.00 p.m.

Title: Bards, Angels and Books
Speaker: Prof. Vera Borges
Summary: In many traditions the character of the wandering poet arises, as an outcast but paradoxically as an essential part of the social fabric as well. Poets speak like oracles, when inspired, or (only) as men speaking to other men; more radically, some think poets should speak in a plain language that even cats and dogs can read. Poetry has been understood as a sui generis part of literature, perhaps closer to music or even to theological revelation than to other literary genres. We propose to look at two books existing in USJ Library as a metonymy for poetry – a Portuguese translation of Li Bai and an English version of the Galician-Portuguese troubadours, reflecting on the importance of books of poetry, these days, in particular for students of such an institution as USJ.
Venue: University of Saint Joseph. Rua de Londres 16, Library Room 2 (NAPE)

Title: Symbols and Literary Devices in Short Stories: Exploring Depth in Literary Reading
Speaker:  Dr. Romulo Alegre
Summary: Symbols appear in literature and give out differentiated meanings according to their use in the literary texts. In this presentation, the universal, invested, and conventional meanings of symbols are explored through their use in short stories. The presentation also attempts to explore literary devices used in the selected short stories.
Venue: University of Saint Joseph. Rua de Londres 16, Library Room 2 (NAPE)

14th May 2014 (Wednesday), 06.30-08.00 p.m.


Title: True Stories behind the History of Macau, by George Chinnery
Presenter: Dr. Vitor Teixeira
Summary: Drawing and Painting, or a kind of archaeology of the Image in the artworks of George Chinnery (London, 1774-Macau, 1852), major artist and portraitist of the eternal blend spot of Macau, a city encompassing the World, in a encounter of West and East. The works of Chinnery will be used to recreate the memory of the city, in context, images and texts, in a very special period of the history of Southern China. Shaping the imaginary of the old Macau, with forms, buildings, people and expressions, with Chinnery.
Venue: University of Saint Joseph. Rua de Londres 16, Library Room 2 (NAPE)Title: The Role of Imagination in History and Literature
Presenter: Dr. Ming Yeung Cheung
Abstract: The imagination doubtlessly plays an important role in fictional narratives and in art. Naturally, imagination has often been associated with the ‘unreal’. According to the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur (1913–2005), historians, working with a set of constraints different from that of novelists and poets, nevertheless rely on the imagination in their writing of history—making sense of the human experience in time. In order to convey a ‘real’ past to readers, historians invent and use instruments that are no less creative than those of the artists. The same level of imagination are required on the part the readers who want to understand the reality of the past.
Venue: University of Saint Joseph. Rua de Londres 16, Library Room 2 (NAPE)