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MagLab launch – hybrid presentation session

“Magazines do matter” is the motto of MagLab – Magazine Media Lab’s public presentation session on December 6 at 6.30 pm (GMT). The event will occur in a hybrid format in the José Araújo Auditorium of Lusófona University. It will have the participation of Tim Holmes, the precursor of Magazine Studies in Europe and MagLab’s adviser.

MagLab is the first international research lab specialized in Magazine Studies. Its primary goal is the aggregation, consolidation, and development of Magazine Studies as an independent field of study. MagLab is part of CICANT and has the scientific coordination of researchers Carla Rodrigues Cardoso and Ana Figueiras.

This event will present the lab’s goals, subsequent associated conferences – the next being The Future of Magazines, in July 2022 – and the presentation of research, including from CICANT lab’s activities. The evening will end with two book presentations within the framework of Magazine Studies published in 2022: Transforming magazines: rethinking the media in the digital age and For a history of general information magazines in Portugal.



Magazines do matter – Public Presentation of MagLab – Magazine Media Lab 

06 December 18.30 – 21 pm (GMT)

CICANT | Lusófona University – José Araújo Auditorium

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18H30 – Opening session


18H45 – Why MagLab matters

Our goals and the MagNet

Carla Rodrigues Cardoso – Lusófona University

Tim Holmes – Cardiff University


19H15 – Where MagLab will be?

Conferences coming soon

Ana Figueiras – Lusófona University


19H30 – MagLab in practice

Research Connections


IM Lab – Intersectionality Media Lab

Carla Rodrigues Cardoso – Project PI


Special Animus number on Magazine Journalism


Ivan Bomfim – Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa

Dora Santos Silva – NOVA University Lisbon

Camila Hartmann – Universidade Federal de Santa Maria


PhD research on National Geographic covers

Carla Bento Guedes – Lusófona University


20H15 – Books presentation

Transforming magazines: rethinking the media in the digital age

Tim Holmes – Cardiff University


Para uma História das revistas de informação geral em Portugal

Carla Baptista – NOVA University Lisbon


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