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01 04 21
Citizen-state relations in the city
Hear me out!

In this NIAS Talk fellows Anouk de Koning, Nanke Verloo and Markha Valenta discuss contemporary urban citizenship in Amsterdam as there is increasing emphasis on democratization and representation in citizen-state relations.

Datum
Donderdag 1 apr 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
29 03 21
Bringing ‘Faction’ to Philosophy
Spinozaland

Spinoza’s world was inhabited by men and women passionately exploring freedom and truth. In his novel Spinozaland, philosopher Maxime Rovère brings this world to life and provides an original approach to Spinoza’s philosophy.

Datum
Maandag 29 mrt 2021 17:00 – 18:00
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
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
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
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
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
25 02 21
Schools, peers, and parents in pandemic times
When the Great Equalizer shuts down

In 1848 Horace Mann wrote that schools and education are the great equalizer of conditions of men; the balance wheel of the social machinery. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, schools have remained closed for long periods around the globe, depriving society of this powerful equalizing force of education accessible to all. What are the consequences on children today and on the future society?

Datum
Donderdag 25 feb 2021 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
15 02 21
NIAS Talk
Newcomers’ Right to the City

With increasing worldwide migrant mobilities it is not always clear who has the right to the city. What is the role of the newcomer in an urbanized world?

Datum
Maandag 15 feb 2021 18:30 – 20:00
Locatie
Online
10 02 21
European Politics in Transition #3
Work, Family, Fatherland: Social Populism in Central and Eastern Europe

The new east-west divide in Europe is not just about authoritarian regimes defying the rule of law. In this European Politics In Transition lecture Mitchell Orenstein and Bojan Bugarič show that populist social appeals centered around ‘work, family, and fatherland’ are central to understanding the success of authoritarian government in Central and Eastern Europe.

Datum
Woensdag 10 feb 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
08 02 21
Dit hebben wij in huis! #4
The Future of the Soviet Past: Can ‘Doing History’ Further Reconciliation in Russia?

What are the prospects for reconciliation when a state denies, marginalizes, or appropriates the narrative regarding a history of repression? In conjunction with the end of the Soviet era and the global ascent of the human rights discourse, observers and Gulag survivors alike expected that the nation’s history of repression would be more fully acknowledged and redressed. This proved inaccurate.

Datum
Maandag 8 feb 2021 17:00 – 18:00
Locatie
Online
04 02 21
NIAS Talk
Mapping Belonging as a Field of Study

‘To belong: to be in the right place or a suitable place. To feel happy or comfortable in a situation.’ According to the Cambridge dictionary, the very word ‘belonging’ conjures up warm feelings. But what about the tensions present in this word?

Datum
Donderdag 4 feb 2021 20:00 – 21:00
Locatie
Online
27 01 21
Under Attack in Central-Eastern Europe
Gender and Sexuality Studies

What are the historical, political, social and cultural sources of the attacks on Gender and Sexuality Studies in Central-Eastern Europe? Are they local or rather fueled by transnational conservative movements? What are possible strategies and solidarities (local and global) to counteract them? This roundtable is part of the ACES lecture series Gender and Sexuality in European (Geo)Politics.

Datum
Woensdag 27 jan 2021 16:30 – 18:00
Locatie
Online
20 01 21
CRISPR-Cas9
Gene Editing and Ethics

Last year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to Jennifer Doudna and Emanuelle Charpentier for the development of the CRISPR-Cas9 technique. How does this gene editing technique work? Which ethical questions does it provoke?

Datum
Woensdag 20 jan 2021 20:00 – 21:00
Locatie
Online
12 01 21
The CIA's Public Life
Are Secret Agencies all that Secret?

In this NIAS talk, fellow Simon Willmetts focuses upon arguably the world’s most famous intelligence service, the CIA, and how they have tried to come to terms with their new public role.

Datum
Dinsdag 12 jan 2021 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
15 12 20
Navigating Uncertainty in Search of the Good Life
Chemical Youth

We welcome you to the festive launch of the book ‘Chemical Youth’. The everyday lives of contemporary youth are filled with chemicals to boost pleasure, moods, sexual performance, appearance and health. What do pills, drinks, sprays, powders and lotions do for youth? In this event, we investigate how young people experience these chemical substances.

Datum
Dinsdag 15 dec 2020 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
10 12 20
NIAS Talk
The Unmaking of Medical Inadmissibility

In this NIAS Talk we shed light on the politics of migration and health, and official knowledge and decision making about people with chronic illness and developmental or genetic otherness within the Canadian immigration system.

Datum
Donderdag 10 dec 2020 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
09 12 20
Future Design
Collaborating with Nature

Leather grown from fungi and textile dye produced by bacteria are two examples of applications of microbiology that are finding their way into the design field. Designers explore the expressiveness of such new materials through design interventions that can change our attitudes to finite (petrochemical) and/or toxic materials.

Datum
Woensdag 9 dec 2020 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
02 12 20
The Science of Conspiracies

In times of COVID-19, trust in science has become crucial for the world’s well-being. In the day and age of the internet however, we are often exposed to the opinions of those who reject scientific findings. In this BètaBreak edition we examine how conspiracy theories evolve and analyse the concerns they invoke from a scientific perspective.

Datum
Woensdag 2 dec 2020 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
30 11 20
European Politics in Transition #2
Corona and the populist radical right: end of an era?

The ongoing corona pandemic is reshaping our societies and our democracies. One of the most significant political developments in recent years has been the rise of populism. What effect will the pandemic have on populist radical right parties in Europe?

Datum
Maandag 30 nov 2020 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online