Post-Congress Activities

The Third International Congress in Cultural Studies: Leisure and Free Time in Contemporary Culture will bring together members of different research groups and doctoral students from various countries. Having learned that some researchers will remain in the city of Aveiro after the III International Congress in Cultural Studies, the organisers propose the first meetings of the Permanent Forum on Leisure Studies and of the Permanent Forum on Cultural Studies as post-congress activities.

Thus, these meetings will be held on 30.01.2012 and will aim to discuss the state of play of national and international methods, processes and research projects in each of the scientific fields. Those interested in the specific topic of Leisure will meet first, from 10amto 11am. After a 30 minutes break, the researchers interested in Cultural Studies, will meet from 11.30am to 12.30am.

It is the intention of the organization that these two forums become permanent. The meetings, to be held under the Doctoral Program in Cultural Studies of the Universities of Aveiro and Minho, will occur in open session, with a coordinator who will give voice to those who so desire.

After this opportunity for scientific and academic debate, divided into two sessions, there will be social activities, which will promote a more informal interaction between national and foreign researchers that have taken part in the forums.

Programme of Post-congress Activities

University of Aveiro – January 30th and 31st , 2013

Leisure Studies and Cultural Studies

January 30th, 2013

10am to 11am Permanent Forum of Leisure Studies – Chair: Prof. Clerton Martins

11am to 11.30am Break.

11.30 am to 12.30pm Permanent Forum of Cultural Studies – Chair: Prof. Maria Manuel Baptista

12.30pm to 2.30pm Lunch (please register with Natalia Alves –

2.30pm Guided tours – “Oficina do Doce” and Art Noveau Museum of Aveiro (courtesy of the Doctoral Program in Cultural Studies of the University of Aveiro)

January 31st, 2013

11am Guided tour of the campus of the University of Aveiro (meet in front of the rectory)