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29 05 19
De Nobele Samenzweerder
Brutus

De moord op Julius Caesar kan gerekend worden tot een van de meest besproken gebeurtenissen uit de klassieke oudheid. De moordenaar, Caesars vertrouweling Brutus, heeft een zeer slechte reputatie, maar is dat terecht? Wie of wat bepaalt bij koningsmoord of de dader achteraf als held of slechterik wordt gezien?

Datum
Woensdag 29 mei 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
29 05 19
Workshop by Ernst van Alphen
How to do Things with Affect?

The ‘affective turn’ is gaining increasing prominence in academia and has become an indispensable concept for cultural analysis. The (over)application of affect has given rise to much criticism. In this workshop we critically assess the concept in its many uses, to understand and apply it more effectively.

Datum
Woensdag 29 mei 2019 15:00 – 17:00
Locatie
SPUI25
28 05 19
Mirjam van Hengel in gesprek met
Julia Blackburn

Mirjam van Hengel gaat met Julia Blackburn in gesprek over haar nieuwe boek, Lied van de tijd. Hierin onderzoekt Blackburn op bijzondere wijze de geschiedenis van het Doggerland, een gigantisch laagland dat ooit de oostkust van Engeland ooit direct verbond met Nederland en het vasteland van Europa – totdat de stijgende zeespiegel het gebied voorgoed overspoelde rond 5000 voor Christus.

Datum
Dinsdag 28 mei 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
27 05 19
Outcomes, observations and opportunities
European Elections 2019

Between 23 and 26 May 2019 citizens across Europe can express their voices in the European Parliament elections. The stakes are high and we will likely see a lot of new developments following the elections. In this public forum, we will analyze the outcome of the elections, highlight important observations and discuss opportunities and challenges for EU politics in the upcoming legislative term.

Datum
Maandag 27 mei 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
27 05 19
Athenaeum presents
The Populist Temptation, a masterclass by Barry Eichengreen

Populism is gaining traction almost as fast as talking about populism – but is ‘populism’ a useful concept for discussion, and how? In this masterclass renowned Berkeley economist and political scientist Barry Eichengreen will actively engage his audience about the usefulness of the concept, its US and European incarnations and their roots in the economy. SPUI25 and Athenaeum cordially invite you to join Eichengreen for a masterclass and debate.

Datum
Maandag 27 mei 2019 13:00 – 14:30
Locatie
SPUI25
24 05 19
Legacies in 2019
Sizing up the Cold War

The Cold War ended thirty years ago, but it is possible to see many continuities into our own time. To what extent does the Cold War, and its immediate aftermath, continue to shape the world of 2019?

Datum
Vrijdag 24 mei 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
22 05 19
The Annual NIAS Lecture 2019
Decolonization and the Political Use of History

The Annual NIAS Lecture 2019 highlights the relevance of history in today’s world. Building upon the comparative research project of the NIAS Theme Group ‘Comparing the Wars of Decolonization’, this year’s public lecture deals with Japanese and Dutch imperial justifications of occupying the Indonesian Archipelago.

Datum
Woensdag 22 mei 2019 16:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Aula
21 05 19
Why do we fear Artificial Intelligence (and should we)?

Can we not stand the thought of non-humans being more intelligent than us? Or are we perhaps afraid that artificial superintelligence will do to us, what humans tend to do to the creatures we outsmart? In a multi-disciplinary evening we will debate our fear of AI through the lens of ethics, philosophy, and art.

Datum
Dinsdag 21 mei 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
17 05 19
Motivations to decrease meat consumption
Unsustainable, unhealthy, or disgusting?

Meat is a key ingredient in the main meal for many cultures around the world. However, problems on a world scale such as global warming and public health raise questions about the consequences of current meat consumption patterns. What is the effectiveness of persuasive messages to decrease meat consumption?

Datum
Vrijdag 17 mei 2019 17:00 – 18:00
Locatie
SPUI25
16 05 19
Double book launch with Eliza Steinbock, Toni Pape and Sudeep Dasgupta
Affective Politics in Contemporary Media

In contemporary media culture, public discourses run to a considerable degree on feelings. Such feelings, called “affects,” can be mobilised in a variety of ways. This event will focus on the political dimension of affect by a double book launch of new books in Media Studies by Eliza Steinbock and Toni Pape.

Datum
Donderdag 16 mei 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
16 05 19
The case of the Gdańsk Museum of the Second World War
Divided memories in a united Europe

In post-communist Central and Eastern Europe, various museums have become subject of severe memory battles. The impressive Gdańsk Museum of the Second World War has occupied centre stage in these debates. In this event, its founder will speak of the huge challenges museums face when national politics intervene.

Datum
Donderdag 16 mei 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
15 05 19
New strategies in post-truth times
Urgent Publishing

Urgent Publishing calls for insightful, quickly produced and well-positioned publications in an era where fake news, pseudoscience and other fact free features are broadcast to the world. On this opening night of a two-day conference speakers will discuss publishing in a post-truth era: how to publish effectively between fast populism and slow academia?

Datum
Woensdag 15 mei 2019 19:00 – 20:30
Locatie
Amsterdamse Academische Club (AAC)
14 05 19
Over de werelden onder onze voeten
Benedenwereld

‘Kijk op een heldere nacht omhoog en je ziet het licht van sterren meer dan duizenden triljoenen kilometers van ons vandaan. Kijk naar beneden en je blik stuit op topgrond, tegel of teen…’. Deze avond presenteert Robert Macfarlane zijn nieuwe boek Underland, vertaald als Benedenwereld, en kijken we verder dan het oog reikt naar de werelden onder onze voeten.

Datum
Dinsdag 14 mei 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
14 05 19
Reading and conversation with Sadia Abbas
The Empty Room (A Novel)

Scholar, critic and novelist Sadia Abbas will read from and discuss the backgrounds of her novel, The Empty Room, with Maria Boletsi.

Datum
Dinsdag 14 mei 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Doelenzaal
14 05 19
Civic Engagement in a Mediatized Culture
The Playful Citizen

How can digital games encourage and develop civic engagement? Can players be turned into ecological citizens? And could games revise oppressive social structures? This playful evening, visitors will be treated to an overview of the potential and limitations of citizen engagement in the digital age.

Datum
Dinsdag 14 mei 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
09 05 19
The Time Machine project
Virtual travels through space and time

Time machines have been the stuff of stories and speculations for centuries. Today, advancements in computation allow us to construct such machines as complex information systems that process cultural heritage as big data of the past. In this event, researchers of the new Time Machine project present their exciting initiative.

Datum
Donderdag 9 mei 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
09 05 19
Self-Determination as Self-Elimination
Israel has a Jewish Problem

Much has been written about the outcomes for Palestinians who have been excluded and marginalized by the Zionist project. This event adds a layer of complexity by asking about the outcomes of popular sovereignty for those presumed to be at the center of an ethno-national state, “the people” themselves.

Datum
Donderdag 9 mei 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
08 05 19
European elections in times of polarisation and disinformation

This May will see the next European Parliament election. Electorates of 28 member states will cast their vote in a democratic process that, in the last four years, has been challenged, debated and, as some argue, misunderstood and misrepresented. In this event, SPUI25 discusses the context of opinions and information in which Europe is heading for the ballot.

Datum
Woensdag 8 mei 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Doelenzaal
06 05 19
Protecting democracy through sanctions in Europe and the global South
Punitive Democratization

We are currently at a critical juncture. While illiberal political movements and autocratic leadership are on the rise, liberal democracy is under threat in all regions of the world. Can regional organizations be the guardians of regional democratic norms in Europa and the global South?

Datum
Maandag 6 mei 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
18 04 19
Mental health in the digital age
Media as “Pharmakon”

Are digital media like narcotic drugs? Such comparisons have become increasingly common in the rampant discussion on smartphone and technology addiction. In his book ‘Plato’s Pharmacy’ (1968) philosopher Jacques Derrida discusses the ambiguity of the “pharmakon”, designating both poison and medicine, depending on context and individual differences. Can our contemporary media be seen as pharmaka for our mental health? For the 5th session of the “SAY AAHH!” series Amir Vudka, Patricia Pisters and Marlies Brouwer will discuss their ongoing work on this topic.

Datum
Donderdag 18 apr 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25