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16 05 22
Ukraine and Russia: the Imagination of a Region
Identities

Do countries have their own unique identity? How do identities on geographical maps relate to identities on our mental maps of the world? Where is Ukraine (and where Russia) on the mental map of public and academic communities? How are assumptions about cultural and local identities deployed in political domains? And what role do these assumptions play in international relations? These old questions achieve new meaning in the Russian war in Ukraine. We investigate them with renowned European scholars and writers, who each have special personal and/or family ties with Central and Eastern Europe.

Datum
Maandag 16 mei 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
28 04 22
Learning Community Urban Interaction Design
Imagining the Unimaginable

How can speculative design be used to understand citizen perspectives and help make more informed urban planning decisions for the technologized city of the future?

Datum
Donderdag 28 apr 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
20 04 22
Utopies: Conférence Euro-topies

What were the objectives of the European Union at its creation? To what extent is the utopia of peace that united its founding members threatened today? And what are the stakes and realities of today’s migratory flows?

Datum
Woensdag 20 apr 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
12 04 22
Ottoman Refugees and the World they Helped to Make, 1870-1970
Stages of Global Migration

The routes of migration in the “long” twentieth century form passages through which not only people have changed their location, but also the material and immaterial goods which they have taken with them. In policy-making circles today, representations of migration can freeze positive memories of that which needs preservation or melancholic memories of often dramatic, multiple levels of migration experience taking place in a distant world. In an attempt to advocate greater sensitivity to these various experiences in one migratory story, Isa Blumi proposes to bring historic perspective.

Datum
Dinsdag 12 apr 2022 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
07 04 22
Footnotes to the work of Joseph Beuys

Art and society are closely connected – what political, social and cultural implications are present in Joseph Beuys’ body of work? Did Beuys deliberately use his visual language to make himself forget or even idealize his war past? We delve into these and other questions with Hans Peter Riegel, Arie Hartog, Joseph Sassoon Semah and Ton Nijhuis.

Datum
Donderdag 7 apr 2022 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
05 04 22
Women’s Voices from the Mediterranean

What insights can women’s experiences, their use of language and their ways of communication add to our understanding of the early modern Mediterranean? Together with NIAS fellow Eric Dursteler, historian Maartje van Gelder and writers Nisrine Mbarki and Lamia Makkadam we explore women’s active participation in this multilingual region. What can insights from the early modern age tell us about today?

Datum
Dinsdag 5 apr 2022 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
30 03 22
Welkom bij de nieuwe geschiedenis van de mensheid
Het begin van alles
Het begin van alles van antropoloog David Graeber (1961-2020) en archeoloog David Wengrow is een radicale herziening van de geschiedenis van de mensheid. Op 30 maart neemt Wengrow je mee op een duizelingwekkende en meeslepende rit die 30.000 jaar en de hele planeet omspant.
Datum
Woensdag 30 mrt 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Aula
22 03 22
The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Refutation

On January 17, 2022 a self-appointed ‘Cold Case Team’ broke the news: they claimed that they had most likely found the betrayer of Anne Frank and her family. In a carefully launched worldwide media campaign the CCT claimed that they had been able to reach this breakthrough by using new AI methods and forensic research. A collective team of Dutch historians now presents a bilingual Dutch-English report in which they critically review the main arguments of The Betrayal of Anne Frank.

Datum
Dinsdag 22 mrt 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Aula
22 03 22
Conspiracy Theories and the Internet
Everything is Connected

The internet and conspiracy theories: two phenomena from today’s world that are both omnipresent, intangible and closely entangled. How should we understand the relation between the internet and the making and shaping of conspiracy theories?

Datum
Dinsdag 22 mrt 2022 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
21 03 22
Interdisciplinarity Beyond the Buzzword
Childhood Obesity in Perspective

One in five children in Amsterdam is overweight, which has proven a difficult problem to solve. Obesity is multifaceted, originating from and persisting due to a combination of medical, social and political factors. This is why an interdisciplinary view is key towards lowering this percentage of overweight kids. Together with Amsterdam’s chief scientific officer Caroline Nevejan, Amsterdam Young Academy will present such a multifaceted view of childhood obesity, marking the launch of Interdisciplinarity beyond the buzzword: a guide to academic work across disciplines.

Datum
Maandag 21 mrt 2022 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
15 03 22
Week against Racism 2022
Indigenous Knowledge in Academia

Who decides what is valid knowledge and what is not? During this event we challenge the disbalances of power between Indigenous knowledge and Western scientific knowledge.

Datum
Dinsdag 15 mrt 2022 16:00 – 17:30
Locatie
SPUI25
14 03 22
Week tegen Racisme 2022
Verbindend leiderschap

‘The point is not to become a leader, the point is to empower others.’ Met een verkenning van verbindend leiderschap trappen wij de Week tegen Racisme 2022 af. Wat is het belang van deze week voor het hoger onderwijs en hoe draagt een visie op verbindend leiderschap bij aan de doelstellingen van de Week?

Datum
Maandag 14 mrt 2022 18:30 – 20:00
Locatie
SPUI25
11 03 22
The Complexities of Black Life in the Netherlands

On the occasion of the publication of Francio Guadeloupe’s new book Black Man in the Netherlands: an Afro-Antillean Anthropology, various scholars studying Dutch realities of racism, the afterlife of colonialism, conviviality and urban popular culture join the author in conversation.

Datum
Vrijdag 11 mrt 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
04 03 22
Small c vs. big C: How Computational Infrastructures Capture Technical and Social Imaginary for Public Life

In recent years, the communications, sociality and operations of public institutions have become increasingly dependent on Computational Infrastructures provided by Big Tech. From decentralized contact tracing apps for public health to free online school classrooms for education: Computational Infrastructures have rapidly expanded their remit. This conversation will center on how institutions and the lives they are tasked with supporting, are impacted by Computational Infrastructures.

Datum
Vrijdag 4 mrt 2022 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
24 02 22
Cooperation with Partner Countries
Fighting Global Deforestation

Deforestation is widely recognized as a major source of global environmental degradation and climate change, while also contributing in many countries to rampant illegality and violations of community rights. In this second session of the Fighting Global Deforestation symposium, we explore how best to develop the provisions of the proposed EU regulation for supply-side cooperation with producer countries.

Datum
Donderdag 24 feb 2022 10:00 – 12:00
Locatie
Online
16 02 22
A Fundamental Force Revisited
Gravity

Gravity is a force that seems central to us walking around on this globe, but how essential is it in a physicist’s world? In physics there are considered to be four fundamental forces; interactions that do not appear to be reducible to more basic interactions. A couple of years ago, professor Erik Verlinde proposed a new theory of gravity that challenges the conventional idea that it is a fundamental force.

Datum
Woensdag 16 feb 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
01 02 22
The EU’s Proposed Regulation
Fighting Global Deforestation

Deforestation is widely recognized as a major source of global environmental degradation and climate change, while also contributing in many countries to rampant illegality and violations of community rights. In this panel discussion we will consider the ambitious goals and innovative provisions of EU deforestation regulation, focusing particularly on the proposed EU demand-side measures, and the practical challenges of making them work effectively.

Datum
Dinsdag 1 feb 2022 15:00 – 17:00
Locatie
Online
15 12 21
Musicality Explained
Chords of the Brain

December; that time of the year when you praise yourself with your amazing and unique music taste while unwrapping your Spotify or voting for the Top2000. Music plays an important role in many people’s lives. We enjoy listening to it on the radio or live at a concert, while many people also learn how to play instruments themselves. Why do we value music so much; are there biological or social explanations for this?

Datum
Woensdag 15 dec 2021 16:00 – 17:30
Locatie
Online
09 12 21
LGBT+ Politics and Representation

The year 2021 marks a milestone for the representation of LGBT+ people in Dutch politics, as the first trans woman was elected into parliament. This evening, academics, politicians and activists from the US and the Netherlands draw lessons from a trans-Atlantic comparison of LGBT+ rights and representation, discuss the challenges of cracking the LGBT+ glass ceiling, and formulate strategies towards more inclusive politics.

Datum
Donderdag 9 dec 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
06 12 21
How Do Platforms Reshape the Cultural Industries?

The widespread uptake of digital platforms – from YouTube and Instagram to Twitch and TikTok – is reconfiguring cultural production in profound, complex, and highly uneven ways. Longstanding media industries are experiencing tremendous upheaval, while new industrial formations – live-streaming, social media influencing, and podcasting, among others – are evolving at breakneck speed. What are the implications of the rise of platforms for how cultural producers create, distribute, market, and monetize cultural content and services?

Datum
Maandag 6 dec 2021 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
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