TELL.ME | The First International Symposium on Biographical Narratives in Media and Information Literacy Cities



Join us on June 14, 2024, for the Tell.Me Symposium – a dynamic event exploring how personal stories can foster media-information-literacy and celebrate cultural diversity in modern cities.

About the Symposium:

Tell.Me Symposium 2024 aims to promote interest in biographical narratives and their contribution to developing media-information-literacy cities, with a special emphasis on the UNESCO MIL ALLIANCE initiative and the UNESCO Universal Declaration for Cultural Diversity. The intersection between biographical narratives, supported in digital media, and cultural diversity plays a crucial role in the context of media and information literacy within modern cities.

By telling the personal and collective stories of the people who inhabit urban spaces, biographical narratives allow for a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the cultural diversity present in these communities. They serve as a means of recovering memory, valuing individual experiences, and recognising the plurality of identities and life trajectories that mould the cultural richness of cities.

The Tell.Me Symposium 2024 aims to give greater visibility to the research and cultural topic of biographical narratives in the context of human development within the ethical limits indicated by cultural diversity. It aims to offer a forum for biographical storytellers, researchers, theorists, and the general public to establish a common space for discussing and exchanging experiences.

The Tell.Me Symposium 2024 program embraces invited lectures and two footnotes from education and arts.

This Tell.Me Symposium 2024 is organised by the Doctoral School and Faculty of Religious Studies and Philosophy, and hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Saint Joseph’s and sponsored by UNESCO MIL ALLIANCE, ARTECH International, and CIAC – Research Centre in Arts and Communication, and with the artwork sponsored by the Macao Foundation.

The lectures and footnotes presented at Tell.Me Symposium 2024 will be extended and published as full papers in a special issue of the international scientific journal ROTURA (https://publicacoes.ciac.pt/index.php/rotura) (Scopus indexed), hosted by CIAC.



Date: Friday, 14 June 2024 
Time: 17:30 – 22:00 (GMT+8)
Location: Conference Room, Residential Hall 2/F, University of Saint Joseph Ilha Verde Campus
Language: English

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*This is a free event and open to the general public