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26 06 19
Sexual Violence in Wars of Decolonization

NIAS Fellows Stef Scagliola and Natalya Vince compare their findings on sexual violence in wars of decolonization in Indonesia (1945-1949) and Algeria (1954-1962).

Datum
Woensdag 26 jun 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
25 06 19
Platform imaginaries
Rethinking Airbnb and other dominant technologies

Platforms like Airbnb, Uber and Thuisbezorgd are amongst the most popular technologies that support urban living. They allow people to rent a room, hire a car, or have food delivered to their doorstep; they regulate the city’s chaos with a tap of a smartphone. During this event, we will reflect on the ways platforms incorporate state-like logic and effects, and will incite your imagination to come up with alternatives for these dominant and dominating technologies.

Datum
Dinsdag 25 jun 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
20 06 19
Decisions in AI
Explaining the ‘black box’

Whether it’s a traffic fine, a court judgement or the price of your airline booking: increasingly, we leave decisions to algorithms. In the future, companies and institutions may not be able to explain what happens inside the ‘black box’. Decisions can cost or save us millions – but what if we disagree or question the outcome? A conversation between economics and data science.

Datum
Donderdag 20 jun 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
13 06 19
The Islamic State and the Future Terrorist Diaspora
After the Caliphate

In 2014, the declaration of the Islamic State caliphate was hailed as a major victory by the global jihadist movement. But it was short-lived. Three years on, the caliphate was destroyed, leaving its surviving fighters – many of whom were foreign recruits – to retreat and scatter across the globe. So what happens now?

Datum
Donderdag 13 jun 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
12 06 19
Empathic brains & debunking jet theories
Amsterdam Science Now

Are you interested in science and wondering what makes scientist in Amsterdam tick? Amsterdam Science Now gives the stage to three contributors to the ninth issue of Amsterdam Science Magazine.

Datum
Woensdag 12 jun 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
11 06 19
From Conflict to Co-Creation
Constructivism and Positivism

Psychologist Ken Gergen will speak about Constructivism and how this school of inquiry may relate to Positivism. This lecture will be followed by a 10-minute response of Angélique Cramer, Q&A with the audience, and some drinks.

Datum
Dinsdag 11 jun 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
07 06 19
Persian Culture on the Global Scene
Persophilia

For many centuries, Persian culture has been shaped by regional and global influences, and in turn, it has shaped the global cultural scene. The acknowledgment of this historical and contemporary interaction calls for the deprovincialization of Persian culture and the recasting of globalisation as a non-Eurocentric process.

Datum
Vrijdag 7 jun 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
04 06 19
Political animals

Can animals be political? This event takes a ‘more-than-human’ approach to politics and conflict, exploring animals’ role in mediating (interhuman) conflicts, solidarities and inequalities.

Datum
Dinsdag 4 jun 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
03 06 19
Self-experimentation as artistic form

How do artists use their bodies in the pursuit of a creative and intellectual inquiries? Borrowing the term “self-experimentation” – a long-standing tradition of scientists testing hypotheses, remedies, and prototypes on themselves – this event explores body-based, durational artworks as an equivalent form of embodied research, ranging from corporeal interventions and endurance performance to bio-art and ecological interactions.

Datum
Maandag 3 jun 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
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