Agenda

08 03 21
Dit hebben wij in huis! #8
Gender and Citizenship in the Dutch Caribbean

Together with Associate Professor Theatre Studies Sruti Bala and Rose Mary Allen, Professor of Culture, Community and History at the University of Curaçao, we will look at the developments of women’s studies and feminist movements in the islands of the Dutch Caribbean.

Datum
Maandag 8 mrt 2021 17:00 – 18:00
Locatie
Online
11 03 21
European Politics in Transition #4
Turning out- or inwards?

The Netherlands on the EU and international stage after the 2021 elections.

On 17 March 2021, a new parliament will be elected in the Netherlands. Many of the issues that feature prominently in party manifestos and the campaign have an obvious international dimension: the economic recession that is manifesting itself, the European distribution of Covid vaccines, or the measures needed to tackle climate change. Moreover, the outcome of the elections impacts on the government composition, and hence on the position of the Netherlands on the EU and international stage.

Datum
Donderdag 11 mrt 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
15 03 21
Collecting and Mapping Knowledge of Southern Africa
Rethinking Colonial Cartography

In this NIAS Talk we investigate late nineteenth century maps of southern Africa, made and compiled by European settlers. Many colonists who settled in what would become South Africa felt a need to map the land in order to ‘know’ it. What happens when we read colonial maps as texts?

Datum
Maandag 15 mrt 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
16 03 21
A discussion on science funding
Vote for science?

As grants and budgeting priorities have been put under greater scrutiny due to the corona pandemic, scientists are dealing with new challenges in the way their work is funded. These will be felt by generations to come. Is the current division of money well meditated? How to determine what kind of research is worthy of support?

Datum
Dinsdag 16 mrt 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
23 03 21
New Visions of German History

In a new Amsterdam German Studies Lecture historian Frank Biess pleads for new narratives for the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. Too often, German postwar history has been depicted as a success story of a country which eventually arrived in the fold of Western liberalism.

Datum
Dinsdag 23 mrt 2021 18:00 – 19:30
Locatie
Online
12 04 21
Grasping AI’s True Intelligence
Bits of Bias

Artificial Intelligence is all around us: from corona apps to TikTok and from facial recognition to deep fakes. While AI is defining us, we should not forget asking who is defining AI – and with what results: AI that is caring and creative or biased and dangerous?

Datum
Maandag 12 apr 2021 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online