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06 02 20
Secrecy and Methods in Security Research

What are the challenges when doing research in secretive places, like security institutions, detention centers, and digital spaces? How can students and researchers deal with those challenges? This meeting on February 6th launches the book Secrecy and Methods in Security Research and stages a discussion between some of the book’s chapter authors.

Datum
Donderdag 6 feb 2020 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
29 01 20
Causes, Dynamics and Consequences
Border Deaths

What is known about border deaths: statistics, causes, identity? How are the bodies of migrants treated? How are the dead, the missing and the unidentified mourned by familiars and strangers?

Datum
Woensdag 29 jan 2020 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
29 01 20
The future of porn

This event explores the future of porn. What are the challenges the adult entertainment industry faces in the coming decade? How can we create a more inclusive, female-and-nonbinary-friendly industry, and what do we need to achieve this? A discussion with awarded (erotic-) filmmaker Jennifer Lyon Bell and Eliza Steinbock.

Datum
Woensdag 29 jan 2020 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
23 01 20
Heritage and the Cultural Struggle for Palestine

Why do heritage projects proliferate in the West Bank and the broader Middle East? What role does heritage play in conflict (and its resolution)?

Datum
Donderdag 23 jan 2020 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
22 01 20
On the Spitzenkandidaten procedure and the challenges
The new European Commission

Now that the new European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen set off, it is time to look back at what happened after the elections. This evening we discuss the process and members of the new commission.

Datum
Woensdag 22 jan 2020 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
16 01 20
Masters of narrative history
Dan Jones

Mention The Crusades and our imagination comes alive with images of chivalry and adventure, of rape and pillage, of wars of civilisation ancient and modern. Yes, The Crusades have come to represent all that; but they are also a series of concrete historical events in which historical persons of all sorts were swept up. Leave it to Netflix-historian Dan Jones to bring those persons to life.

Datum
Donderdag 16 jan 2020 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
13 01 20
Southern Europe in comparative perspective
Protest movements and electoral politics

What determines the prospects of contemporary protest movements – or lack thereof – to induce significant changes in electoral politics? Why have some protest movements been more effective in reshaping the electoral politics than others?

Datum
Maandag 13 jan 2020 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
28 11 19
Platform Imaginaries
On value and visibility

In this final episode of Platform Imaginaries we research the role of platforms like Instagram in the art world. What kinds of value do artists create through digital platforms? Are they working in free labor for visibility, and might these attentions change the kinds of value that their artworks represent economically and socially?

Datum
Donderdag 28 nov 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
17 11 19
Een avond met Julian Barnes

Met een feestelijk programma vieren we de publicatie van het nieuwe boek van Julian Barnes, De man in de rode mantel. Eva Rovers gaat met Barnes in gesprek over zijn schrijverschap en oeuvre. Met een laudatio door Marja Pruis.

Datum
Zondag 17 nov 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Aula
28 10 19
Algorithms of violence

We are growing familiar with the use of algorithmic systems in the field of security through state-of-the-art visual technologies, such as face recognition, autonomous weapons, and situational awareness displays. These technologies affect how public and private actors understand, justify and define violence.

Datum
Maandag 28 okt 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
25 10 19
ARIAS network meet-up
The Shadow of Knowledge

Autumn arrived. It’s bronze light casts long shadows that bring another kind of being of things, less tangible but not less real. Let’s meet there, in the shadow of what is known, and stay for a while… In this meet-up we delve into what artist Falke Pisano called ‘the gaps – the not knowing – [that] play a big role in artistic research’.

Datum
Vrijdag 25 okt 2019 10:00 – 17:30
Locatie
SPUI25
23 10 19
1989. A concept challenged

Thirty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, historian James Mark challenges the idea of 1989 revolutions as simply a turn to a liberal West. At this public launch, he will present and discuss his new book, arguing that the long history of resistance against the liberal outcome of 1989 helps us understand the ideological depth of the current authoritarian counter-revolution.

Datum
Woensdag 23 okt 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
16 10 19
Gerard van Westerloolezing 2019
Lisa Taddeo

De jaarlijkse Gerard van Westerloolezing is een eerbetoon aan één van de grondleggers van de verhalende journalistiek in Nederland. Elk jaar spreekt een bekende schrijvende journalist over de keuzes die hij of zij heeft gemaakt: welke verhalende tools zet diegene in en waarom? Wat kunnen andere journalisten hiervan leren? Dit jaar is de Amerikaanse journalist en schrijver Lisa Taddeo te gast.

Datum
Woensdag 16 okt 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
16 10 19
A debate with Pierre Rosanvallon
The future of progressive politics

At the occasion of the publication of Pierre Rosanvallon, ‘De democratie denken. Werk in uitvoering’, Rosanvallon will discuss the challenges and opportunities of a progressive politics with prominent Dutch voices in the debate about progressive politics. With: Klara Boonstra, Sarah de Lange and Paul Scheffer. Moderator: Ido de Haan.

Datum
Woensdag 16 okt 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
14 10 19
Platform Imaginaries
On self-driving cars and the new mobility

Waze, Car2Go, Uber, ViaVan, Here and Google Maps are amongst some of the most popular mapping technologies that support Amsterdam city life. They allow people to move efficiently around a city; they dynamically regulate the city’s chaos with a tap of a smartphone. In this edition of Platform Imaginaries we reflect on the way platforms are changing mobility in and around the urban environment with presentations from UvA lecturer and researcher Alex Gekker, Gerrit Rietveld Academie’s artistic researchers Esther Polak and Ivar Van Bekkum, and as moderator author of ‘The Platform Society. Public values in a Connective World’ Martijn de Waal.

Datum
Maandag 14 okt 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
10 10 19
A seminar on systems and perspectives
The work behind data

Data has become central to many aspects of our society. However, the social and technical work that lies behind data is often overlooked. This seminar will explore the challenges and state of the art in working with data from both these vantage points.

Datum
Donderdag 10 okt 2019 13:00 – 15:00
Locatie
SPUI25
07 10 19
Een avond met Dick Harrison
De geschiedenis van de slavernij

Met Zweedse hoogleraar geschiedenis Dick Harrison en moderator Martijn Icks kijken we naar de geschiedenis van de slavernij, van de vroegst bekende beschavingen tot hedendaagse dwangarbeid.

Datum
Maandag 7 okt 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
04 10 19
De glorie van Rome

Bestsellerauteur Adrian Goldsworthy bespreekt de werking en de invloed van het Romeinse leger. Het beste beroepsleger dat de wereld heeft gekend, was niet ‘slechts’ uit op de overwinning, maar op de totale vernietiging van de vijand. Met: Adrian Goldsworthy en Diederik Burgersdijk

Datum
Vrijdag 4 okt 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
04 10 19
Jet Steinz in gesprek met Simon Sebag Montefiore
Geschreven geschiedenis

Weinig is zo echt als een brief. Wij leggen onze vergankelijke gevoelens en herinneringen op papier vast om ze te delen met anderen en ze bestendigheid te geven. Brieven zijn het geschreven tegengif voor de vluchtigheid van het leven, meende ook brievenliefhebber Goethe. En dat dat klopt bespreken Jet Steinz en Merlijn Olnon (moderator) deze middag met Simon Sebag Montefiore, die voor ons de belangrijkste en opmerkelijkste brieven uit de wereldgeschiedenis verzamelde.

Datum
Vrijdag 4 okt 2019 13:00 – 14:30
Locatie
SPUI25
01 10 19
Whither the two-state solution?
The future of Palestine

The recent move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the closing down of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation’s PLO office in Washington as well as the cut of US funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in the near east (UNRWA) have all resulted in a deadlock and breakdown of the peace process.

Datum
Dinsdag 1 okt 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25