Introducing CIAC: Premium Academic Partner for ICOAH 2024

The 11th International Conference on Arts & Humanities - ICOAH 2024


Embark on a journey of academic exploration and innovation with the Arts and Communication Research Centre (CIAC) at the University of Algarve, Portugal, our esteemed academic partner for the 11th International Conference on Arts & Humanities (ICOAH) 2024. Founded in 2008, CIAC is a pioneering research unit funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, renowned for its interdisciplinary approach and groundbreaking contributions to the fields of arts and communication.

CIAC’s inception was marked by the merger of two esteemed research centers: the Research Center in Communication Sciences and Arts of the University of Algarve and the Research Center in Theater and Cinema of the Higher School of Theater and Cinema of the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon (IPL). Since then, CIAC has expanded its reach, operating four main poles across Portugal, each dedicated to advancing research in distinct areas of arts and communication.

At CIAC, innovation knows no bounds. From film and theater studies at the Higher School of Theater and Cinema of IPL to the exploration of digital media art at the Open University, CIAC’s research endeavors span a diverse spectrum of disciplines. The center’s commitment to digital literacy and social inclusion is evident in its pole at the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, while its newest pole at the University of Maia signifies a forward-thinking approach to academic collaboration and knowledge dissemination.

In the realm of arts, CIAC delves into visual and performing arts, digital media art, and film studies, pushing the boundaries of creative expression and artistic inquiry. In the field of communication, CIAC’s research encompasses media literacy, digital communication, intercultural communication, and literary tourism, fostering a rich tapestry of scholarly dialogue and exchange.

As a partner for ICOAH 2024, CIAC brings to the forefront a legacy of excellence in research and a commitment to fostering interdisciplinary collaboration. Together, we look forward to engaging in thought-provoking discussions, sharing groundbreaking research, and shaping the future of arts and humanities on a global scale. Join us as we embark on a transformative journey of academic exploration and discovery with CIAC at the helm.