Why in Barcelona?
At the universities of Barcelona and in several disciplines,
departments and research groups there are dozens of researchers who engaged in Discourse Studies (DS), more than at other
universities in Spain and even more than in most European universities.
Until now these researchers participated in several networks and
groups, but were not organized collectively to promote Discourse
Studies in Barcelona, to provide information on projects, research
postgraduate studies, to share resources and publications or to
conferences, congresses and other activities.
The Centre of Discourse Studies (Centro de Estudios del Discurso: CED)
has been founded as a (virtual)
to achieve these objectives. Due to the large number and the
researchers, journals, networks, projects and publications, the
universities of Barcelona have become a very important national and
international centre for DS. The CED represents this special prominence
of discourse studies in Barcelona for its
unique inter-university and multidisciplinary cooperation in
of humanities and social sciences.
In recent decades,
Discourse Studies have developed as a trans-discipline uniting
disciplines such as linguistics, literature, history, social and
cognitive psychology, communication and journalism, sociology,
anthropology and education . In Barcelona, DS are represented in
all those disciplines. The CED is the centre for the organization of, and
information about, these teaching and research activities.
CED and its website www.discurs.org not only want to function as a
center of information and cooperation in Discourse Studies for
students and researchers who are currently studying and working in
Barcelona, but also inform and attract new students (especially from
Spain and Latin America) interested in graduate study with a
discursive and multidisciplinary perspective.
In short, with the CED, Barcelona is becoming even more attractive as a city to do Discourse Studies.