PhD Positions: Uncertain Archives

The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for one to two PhDs affiliated with the project Uncertain Archives. The position is for a three-year period to be filled by 1 September 2017. Data production, capture, and dissemination constitute key global themes and challenges today. We […]

June 29-30 | Gothic Modernisms

registration now open Gothic Modernisms: 29 & 30 June, 2017, The Rijksmuseum A two-day international conference discussing the legacies, histories and contested identities of European Gothic/early-modern visual cultures in (global) modernity, in particular modernism and the avant-gardes. Papers, lectures and discussions will explore the reception, construction and invention of Gothic and early-modern art in modern […]

CFP, deadline April 13 | NOG: Borders and Bridges

Doing Gender in The Netherlands: Borders and Bridges: Cultural Translation and Travelling Theories National Research Day for Faculty and PhD students in the fields of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Sexuality and Diversity Friday June 2, 2017 – Utrecht University The Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG) hosts the annual National Research Day. This year it will […]

April 5-7 | Butler on “Bodies That Still Matter” at VU

On 5-7 April 2017, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will host the international conference ‘Critical Theory in the Humanities: Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler,’ organized by research institute CLUE+ and co-financed by KNAW. Next to Butler, who will speak on “Bodies That Still Matter,” there will be keynote lectures by: Adriana Cavarero, “The Voice of […]

March 31, April 1 | Perception in Benjamin’s Philosophy

WAHRNEHMUNG |PERCEPTION IN WALTER BENJAMIN’S PHILOSOPHY SANDBERG INSTITUTE, AMSTERDAM 31.3-1.4.2017 Perception is reading —Benjamin(1917) WORKSHOP THEME As is well known, Benjamin’s thought is characterised by a micrological attention to neglected details.In its intensive scrutiny of the phenomenal world, it always sought to measure itself againstthe concreteness of experience–albeit not of the empiricist or positivist kind. This […]

Workshop March 13 | Researching (Post)Colonial Globalization

Workshop, Amsterdam School of Historical Studies ‘Researching (Post)Colonial Globalization’ with Angelika Epple and Idesbald Goddeeris On Monday 13 March, Peter van Dam and Liz Buettner of the Modern History Research Group invite you to a workshop that features presentations on 19th- and 20th-century colonialism, postcolonialism, and globalization by two leading international historians.  Professor Angelika Epple of […]

April 3-May 5 | Eye College: This is Film!

Lectures on exceptional film restorations and film heritage projects From April 3 to May 15, EYE and the University of Amsterdam present This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice, a series of six public lectures at EYE devoted to notable projects in the field of film restoration and film heritage. Giovanna Fossati (chief curator at […]

November 18-26 | Huizinga Winter School: Cities, Borders, Identities

Cities, Borders and Identities Towards an Interdisciplinary Approach 18 – 26 November 2017 Deadline for applications: 15 May 2017 The ongoing refugee crisis, combined with the continuing aftershocks of the financial crisis of 2008 have seen the re-emergence of identity politics across Europe in a space that is increasingly divided in cultural, political, social and […]

July 3-5: Animal Intersections Conference

Van maandag 3 tot woensdag 5 juli (2017) vindt voor de zevende keer het AASA (Australasian Animal Studies Association) congres plaatst. Dit congres wordt georganiseerd door de universiteit van Adelaide en staat dit jaar in het teken van ‘Animal Intersections’. Voor meer informatie over dit congres en de themas die dit jaar worden besproken verwijzen […]

CFP: Materialities of Postcolonial Memory

AHM Conference 2017 Materialities of Postcolonial Memory Call for Papers 7 -9 December 2017 University of Amsterdam As questions of racism are prominent in public debate, the colonial and slavery pasts represent more than ever key sites of both social encounter and contestation. The fields of heritage and memory studies, however, have been slow to […]

Announcing the Critical theory Consortium

In December 2016, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a three-and-a-half year, $1,525,000 grant to the University of California, Berkeley and $1,020,000 to Northwestern University to establish the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP). The task of this international consortium is to document, connect, and support the various programs and projects that now represent […]

February 10: Waste Event

With Alice Twemlow, Rachele Dini, and Dave Hakkens Friday 10 February, 2017 At this event, we invite you to confront and ponder an object that we usually wish dispose of quickly. To examine waste in all its materiality, we invite 15 people to join us on a morning excursion to AEB, an Energy from Waste […]

CFP: Artistic Subversion

Call for Papers: Artistic Subversion: Exposing Conditions & Cracking the Frame (working title) Kunstlicht Vol. 38 (2017) no. 1 Deadline proposals: 21 February 2017 Issue release: Spring 2017 In this time of tumultuous politics, the next issue of Kunstlicht will consider the strategies and methods by which artists engage with subversion to consider how art […]

Society Women in Philosophy: Petitie Academische Vrijheid

Hoewel de academische vrijheid volgens de wet gewaarborgd moet worden aan instellingen voor hoger onderwijs, wordt zij aan hogere instellingen juist geschonden en belemmerd, onder andere door de reële invloed van het rendementsdenken. Wij roepen de minister en voorzitters van de universiteit op zo snel mogelijk een einde te maken aan deze misstanden. Onze eisen […]

Volunteers Wanted ACLA 2017

Volunteers wanted for the ACLA conference 2017 The Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) will take place at Utrecht University from 6 to 9 July 2017. Many renowned universities have organized this international conference before. Last year the conference was hosted at Harvard, and previous hosts include New York University, University of […]

CFP deadline February 1, 2017 | Emotional Publics

Call for Papers Emotional Publics and Political Feelings in Participatory Media 6 July 2017, University of Amsterdam Organised by the research group “Participatory Cultures: post-socialist new media cultures” (UvA) Supported by ARTES and SPIN, UvA Deadline for abstracts: 1 February 2017 Keynote speakers: Dr. Joke Hermes, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Department of Media and Culture Prof. […]

Symposium Dec 9: New Developments in Transnational Life-Writing

Unhinging the National Framework: New Developments in Transnational Life-Writing Scholars from various disciplines will present their research on the lives of men and women whose work and networks questioned and transgressed 20th century’s national boundaries. Jointly the senior and junior researchers will show how these life-stories add new, transnational perspectives to the entangled histories of […]

CFP: Urban World Making

Keywords: worlding, worldmaking, globalization, urban imaginaries, temporalities, crisis, art, media, infrastructures   Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Romola Sanyal (London School of Economics) For the international workshop Urban World-Making, the ASCA Cities Project invites papers that explore contemporary processes of ‘worlding’ in relation to urban environments. Date: Friday 2 June 2017 Location: University of Amsterdam This one-day workshop will reflect on […]

December 1: UvA Postcolonial Studies

The meeting seeks to bring together UvA faculty in whose teaching and research postcolonial questions and approaches play an important role. All UvA teachers, researchers and students are welcome to join us. Feel free to forward this to anyone interested.   1 December 2016 in PCH 4.40, from 4 – 6 PM.   Presentation by […]

CFA: Digital Methods Winter School 2017

Call for applications – Digital Methods Winter School 2017 – Amsterdam Data infrastructures: Database stories, dumps and query driven narratives Digital Methods Winter School 2017 Amsterdam 9-13 January 2017 https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/WinterSchool2017 Everyday Winter School location: Digital Methods Initiative University of Amsterdam Turfdraagsterpad 9 1012 XT Amsterdam Digital Methods Winter School, Data Sprint and Mini-Conference * The Winter […]