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 25 - 26 September 2019

Centre for Comparative Studies

University of Lisbon



International Conference and Art Exhibiton


The international conference Breaking Boundaries: Academia, Activism and the Arts proposes to bring into focus and critically question common grounds and boundaries between and within the Humanities, political activity and aesthetic production.

At a time when boundaries are simultaneously questioned and reinforced – for example between geographical territories, political states, public and private spheres, gendered bodies, creative media, theory and practice, local and global, human, non-human and post-human  – the question of what such frontiers stand for, and how and why they might be transgressed offers itself for and, indeed, urges discussion.


Across the course of two days, papers, round-tables, artistic interventions and debate will take place at  the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL) and at Anjos70, linking up spaces traditionally identified as the seats of academic knowledge-building with others generally directed at artistic and cultural creation and consumption, challenging established divisions and inviting a more open and flexible approach to the sharing and practice of ideas and ideals.

Submissions are now closed.


Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31/07/2019

Last Day for Conference Registration: 20/08/2019

Registration Fees:

Standard Fee: € 80

Early Bird: € 65

Students Standard Fee: € 55

Students Early Bird: € 40

For further information see the Call for Papers and the Call for Artists.

Centre for Comparative Studies

School of Arts and Humanities

University of Lisbon
Alameda da Universidade
1600 – 214 Lisbon

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