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29 09 20
Political Commitments and Practices on the Ground
Gender Inequality in Academia

Gender equality, equal treatment, equal opportunity and non-discrimination are all, formally and in abstract, undisputed objectives. One could say that they are politically so self-evident that no one would openly (dare to) dispute them – at least not in this general and abstract form. However, the reality on the ground is in stark contrast with these proclaimed objectives and commitments.

Datum
Dinsdag 29 sep 2020 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
21 09 20
Contemporary perspectives
Writing about Lebanon, what is happening now?

‘If you think you understand Lebanon, it’s because someone has not explained it to you properly.’ Notwithstanding this Lebanese saying, lauded author Pierre Jarawan attempts to help us analyse today’s Lebanon.

Datum
Maandag 21 sep 2020 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
18 09 20
Telling stories in a society that’s lost the plot
The State of European Literature

Once upon a time, Western societies had a clear story. It was Christian, patriarchal and imperialist, based on the biblical injunction “subjugate the earth”. Countless people suffered from the consequences of this story, and this suffering was exposed and examined by writers seeking to describe or even end it and to open new perspectives.

Datum
Vrijdag 18 sep 2020 19:30 – 20:30
Locatie
Online
14 09 20
Great Thinkers #1
Marco te Brömmelstroet presents Donella Meadows

Donella H. Meadows (1941-2001) was a very influential academic researcher. She was part of the MIT team that popularized the use of system dynamic thinking. Educated in chemistry and biophysics, she added specific expertise on environmental sciences to the team.

Datum
Maandag 14 sep 2020 13:00 – 14:00
Locatie
Online
27 08 20
Journal of European Landscapes Q&A
Meet the Editors

This Q&A is an opportunity to meet the editors of the new ‘Journal of European Landscapes’ to allow prospective authors to find out how to get started with the process of publishing articles in the journal and about academic publishing more generally. The event will be of interest to researchers in the fields of archaeology, anthropology and art history, geography, earth sciences, economics, tourism studies, sociology, and the wider community of anyone interested in these subjects.

Datum
Donderdag 27 aug 2020 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
27 05 20
Virtual Visions of Europe #5
W(h)ither the EU?
Datum
Woensdag 27 mei 2020 20:00 – 21:00
Locatie
Online
20 05 20
Virtual Visions of Europe #4
Changing geopolitical orders
Datum
Woensdag 20 mei 2020 20:00 – 21:00
Locatie
Online
13 05 20
Virtual Visions of Europe #3
The national and European politics of the pandemic
Datum
Woensdag 13 mei 2020 20:00 – 21:00
Locatie
Online
06 05 20
Virtual Visions of Europe #2
Socio-economic policy and crisis response

What will be the economic and social impact of the pandemic? In the second edition of VVE we discuss new monetary and fiscal measures by the ECB and member states, the debate over solidarity, including the use of the European Stability Mechanism, the European SURE initiative for temporary (un)employment support, and the proposal for corona (euro) bonds.

Datum
Woensdag 6 mei 2020 20:00 – 21:00
Locatie
Online
29 04 20
Virtual Visions of Europe #1
Public health: Diversity and (non-)coordination

In this first edition of VVE experts discuss the procurement and distribution of medical supplies, and their implications for free movement and border controls within the EU. Should the EU play a bigger role/be given stronger powers, and if so of what sort?

Datum
Woensdag 29 apr 2020 20:00 – 21:00
Locatie
Online
11 03 20
Een avond met Lorraine Daston
Tegen de natuur in

Waarom verwijzen we naar de natuur als het gaat om normen voor menselijk gedrag? In haar nieuwe boek Tegen de natuur in onderzoekt wetenschapsfilosofe Lorraine Daston waarom het ‘zijn’ van de natuur bij de mens steeds weer een ‘zou moeten zijn’ wordt.

Datum
Woensdag 11 mrt 2020 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
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