The International Conference on Night Studies is an annually international event that aims to echo frontier research, artistic works and professional practices related to the study of the urban night in multiple contexts around the world.

This annual conferences aim to be a platform for sharing ongoing or recent research, open a critical and interdisciplinary debate, and boost networking, bringing together academia and society.

The International Conference on Night Studies are held in Lisbon both in-person and online.

In parallel with the conference sessions, there are field excursions, and other activities related to the night in the Portuguese capital.

ICNS is a collaborative effort of the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL), the Interdisciplinary Center of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA), the Institute of Sociology – University of Porto (ISUP) and LXNIGHTS Research Group

Visit the conference website for the full details on the annual call for papers.

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Press articles, Interviews, Op-Eds

Opinion article “Uma oportunidade para repensar uma noite mais segura, inclusiva, resiliente e sustentável”, Público, 29/09/2021. <>

Opinion article “Diversão nocturna e saúde mental em tempos de pandemia”, Público, 11/05/2020. <>

Opinion article: “Green New Deal, reforma horaria y ocio nocturno: ¿Agenda política oculta?”. La Marea, 10/12/2020.. <>

Opinion article. “España, un país donde ‘la noche’ es un virus y los jóvenes son peligrosos “, El Salto Diario, 20/10/2020. <>

Opinion article. “COVID-19: ¿Son los jóvenes los nuevos chivos expiatorios?”. The Conveersation, 24/09/2020. <>

Opinion article. “A noite já não é o que era “, Público, 05/08/2020. <>

Opinion article. “A vida nocturna, uma prioridade de Estado em tempos de pós-pandemia”, Público, 25/04/2020. <>

Interview for a press article. “In Lisbon, the dancefloor is still a site of resistance”. Huck Magazine, 10 April 2019. <>

Interview. “A noite de Lisboa é de exlcusão social”. Público, 11 November 2017. <>

Interview for a press article. “Plans per a la nit barcelonina”, Barcelona Metròpolis, 102 (2017) <>

Interview for a press article. “Lisbon is a city famed for its nightlife – and the residents hate it”. New Stateman – CityMetric, 6 October 2016.<>

Interview for a press article. “Lisboa: e se a frente ribeirinha nunca dormisse?”, P3 – Público, 23 April 2016. <>

Interview for a press article. “No Cais do Sodré, em Lisboa, teme-se o início do fim da noite”. Sapo24, 23 April 2016. <>