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01 06 21
Contributions from the Humanities
Voices on Israel/Palestine

This two-part event offers a critical, academic perspective on Palestine/Israel. Speakers on the first night will provide an in-depth historical, cultural and social analysis of the current moment.

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Dinsdag 1 jun 2021 20:00 – 21:30
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Online
31 05 21
Trust in the digital society

While trust is a fundamental building block of our society, the erosion of trust in the digital society has become one of the major challenges of our time. Digital technologies permeate almost every aspect of our lives, and every segment of our public and private institutions. The trust in, and trustworthiness of these digital technologies play a key role in the trust crisis. But are our hopes in these technologies well-founded? Are these trust-producing technical systems part of the solution, or are they rather the part of the problem itself?

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Maandag 31 mei 2021 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
26 05 21
Political imagination with(in) and beyond the state
The Longer Histories of Statephobia

Covid-19 has brought the role of the state into full visibility. It has both highlighted the unequal effects of the dismantling of welfare state regimes and appeals for a ‘return of the state’ to the provision of public goods such as healthcare. Can this moment of crisis provide opportunities for a new politics?

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Woensdag 26 mei 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
26 05 21
Unfolding 21st Century Scenarios
Experiencing Art in Pandemic Times

Nothing is like it used to be in the art world: the Covid-19 pandemic has caused art institutions globally to relocate events and activities to online spaces and social media, or postpone those for which physical presence was deemed essential. The art world has fundamentally existed in and as a physical space: what are the consequences of the major transformation taking place in art institutions as a result of the ongoing public health crisis?

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Woensdag 26 mei 2021 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
25 05 21
Postcolonial Practices in the Netherlands and Norway
Culture, Coloniality and Companionship

How to relate to a colonial past that has influenced today’s cultural institutions, universities and archives? What strategies do present-day researchers and artists employ to both acknowledge detrimental histories and ‘unlearn’ them? Taking renowned cultural theorist Ariella Azoulay’s notion of ‘companionship’ as our starting point, we explore the very different yet in ways remarkably consistent Dutch and Norwegian postcolonial practices.

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Dinsdag 25 mei 2021 17:00 – 18:30
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Online
20 05 21
On Earth, Outer Space, and Space Waste
Clogging up the Final Frontier

Catastrophically thinking, space debris’ specificity—their size, traveling speed, untraceability, and volatility—could potentially wipe out the global satellite system on which many services we have gotten accustomed to rely. Despite the dangers, there is not enough (public) awareness and a lack of concerted efforts to fund and develop clean-up operations. Who is responsible for waste in space? And should we even get rid of all this ‘waste’ or does some of it hold cultural value? What imaginaries do space and space waste encode?

Datum
Donderdag 20 mei 2021 17:00 – 18:15
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Online
19 05 21
From Cosmetics to Toxins
Stories of Skin Care

Over time, the world of skin care has won a spot in almost everyone’s bathroom and nightstand. Commercials promote the ‘right’ skin care routines resulting in health and beauty. But isn’t there more to it, what are the true stories behind skin care?

Datum
Woensdag 19 mei 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
12 05 21
The Racial History of an Idea
White Freedom

In his new book, White Freedom, historian Tyler Stovall traces the complex relationship between freedom and race from the eighteenth century to today, revealing how being free has meant being white. He will discuss these new perspectives together with historian René Koekkoek and anthropologist Francio Guadeloupe.

Datum
Woensdag 12 mei 2021 20:00 – 21:00
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Online
30 04 21
Refugees and Religion

The complex role of religion in the flight and accommodation of refugees is often overlooked or narrowed down to questions about the presumed backwardness of religious conflict or moral superiority of a welcoming culture. With the editors of Refugees and Religion we discuss the issue of religion from a broader, comparative and historical perspective, understanding religious refugees as an integral part of the modern world.

Datum
Vrijdag 30 apr 2021 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
29 04 21
Anti-lockdown Protests and the (Geo)Politics of Statephobia
Statephobia: Whose Sovereignty?

In this first episode of the Statephobia and Statephilia Series, political philosopher Mitchell Dean, one of the foremost contemporary theorists of state power, and political geographer Luiza Bialasiewicz discuss the nature of the current Covid-19 protests and their wider political as well as geopolitical implications.

Datum
Donderdag 29 apr 2021 20:00 – 21:30
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Online
26 04 21
Frans de Waal on Beauty and Behaviour

‘You look beautiful today!’ or ‘What a beautiful person!’ We are all familiar with such statements about us or other people. The fundamental question underlying these remarks is: What do we mean by beauty and how does it affect us?

Datum
Maandag 26 apr 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
12 04 21
Grasping AI’s True Intelligence
Bits of Bias

AI is all around us: from corona apps to TikTok and from facial recognition to deep fakes. During Imagine Film Festival 2021 we explore the world of Coded Bias, an intriguing documentary that confronts us with the dark sides of Artificial Intelligence. Following the screening of Coded Bias (get your free ticket here), we wonder: While AI is defining us, we should not forget asking who is defining AI – and with what results: AI that is caring and creative or biased and dangerous? 

Datum
Maandag 12 apr 2021 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
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
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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.

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Maandag 29 mrt 2021 17:00 – 18:00
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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.

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Dinsdag 23 mrt 2021 18:00 – 19:30
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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?

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Dinsdag 16 mrt 2021 20:00 – 21:30
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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
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Online
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