Contemporary Poetry and Politics

Dr Jasper Bernes, Stanford University  Belle van Zuylenzaal, University Library Singel  Saturday, Sept. 30th: 2-3pm  The ASCA is pleased to announce a special event this Saturday, September 30th: “Contemporary Poetry and Politics” with Dr. Jasper Bernes from Stanford University. Join us for a one-hour poetry reading and Q&A discussion from 2-3pm in the Belle van […]

Enrolment 2018 Barcelona Decolonial Summer School

The Barcelona Decolonizing Knowledge and Power summer school opened its enrolment process for the 2018 edition of the summer school. If you would like to apply, please refer to the following links: The online application form is here: best wishes, Natalia Rodriguez Program Secretary

Oct 13 | Performing Robots

Transmission in Motion presents: Performing Robots 13 October, 16.30-18.00h at Het Huis (Boorstraat 107, Utrecht) “All the world’s a stage”, Shakespeare famously claimed, “and all the men and women merely players”. Today, we witness new species of players entering the world-stage as social robots are becoming increasingly part of the performance of everyday life and […]

Oct 5 and 7 | Comics and Psychoanalysis

Het Dolhuys, Haarlem, October 5th and 7th On October 5th and 7th Museum Het Dolhuys (Haarlem) and the Dutch Psychoanalytic Association will host a two-day event on the relation between psychoanalysis and comics. Comic book artists Joost Swarte, Aimee de Jongh, Peter de Wit and Marcel Ruijters will exchange ideas about dreams, memories and childhood […]

Nuclear Waste and Deep Time

Screening and Study Group +CLUE and the Environmental Humanities Center VU Amsterdam Contact Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou (CRAL, EHESS): Anna Volkmar (LUCAS, Leiden University): Short film screening Friday 3 November 2017, 15:00-16:00hrs Main Building, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Somewhere Julian Charrière, 2014, 15 minutes The film documents large planes of wilderness in Kazakhstan, where the Soviet […]

Dutch Caribbean Research Group UvA

The Dutch Caribbean research group accompanies the NWO funded project ‘Cultural Practices of Citizenship under Conditions of Fragmented Sovereignty – Gendered and Sexual Citizenship in Curacao and Bonaire’ (2017 – 2022). The research group invites anyone interested in the topic to participate in its regular meetings, with the primary aim of engaging with Caribbean (feminist) […]

Sept 29: Diversity and Exclusion in Philosophy

Lifting the Blinds: Workshop on diversity and exclusion in philosophy Friday 29 September 2017 Radboud University  Academic philosophy has a diversity problem. While gender, racial and ethnic diversity flourishes in many other disciplines, philosophy departments in Europe, North America, and Australia remain startlingly true to an age-old formula: predominantly white, Western males studying the thought […]

Call for Proposals: KB Researcher-in-Residence Program 2018

The Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), National Library of the Netherlands is seeking proposals for its Researcher-in-residence program to start in 2018. This program offers a unique chance to early career researchers to work in the library with the Digital Humanities team and KB data. In return, we learn how researchers use the data of the KB.

Non-human Animal Event

Friday 23 June 15.30-17.00hrs – drinks after (please register) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Main Building Room 15A-33 Our final event of this academic year focuses on non-human animals. Animal Studies is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that explores relations between humans and other animals now and in the past. Our speakers from the fields of philosophy, […]

Mediated Imaginations: Technologies Touching Upon Art

Call for papers Kunstlicht Vol 38 (2017) 3/4. Guest editors: Bas de Boer, Sam Edens, Jonne Hoek Deadline proposals: 07-07-2017 Throughout history, artistic practices have been intimately connected with tools and technologies. Today, techniques and (high-tech) technologies multiply, offering new possibilities for artistic expression. These technological developments raise questions as to what extent technologies touch […]

FORMAL – Exhibition – Master of Artistic Research

2.      formal an attempt or effort. synonyms: attempt, effort, endeavor, try, venture, trial, experiment, undertaking Nieuw Dakota Ms. Van Riemsdijkweg 41b 1033 RC Amsterdam June 8 – 11, 2017 Opening: June 8, 5pm Opening times: 11am – 6pm Flyer exhibition Master of Artistic Research, University van Amsterdam Supported by Gerrit Rietveld Academie This exhibition presents […]

LGBT-refugees: a critical perspective

Join us on June 6th for the Riek Stienstra lecture on LGBTQI+ refugees. Key speakers include Hakeem (Uganda Gay on Move), who will talk about his experiences with the asylum procedure, and Nassr Eddine Errami, human rights activist and Queer

Digital Democracy: Critical Perspectives in the Age of Big Data

10 & 11 November 2017 | The coordinates of democracy, civic engagement and political participation are being fundamentally reconfigured in the context of digital media, Big Data and algorithmic culture, and so too are the media industries. This joint conference of the ECREA Communication and Democracy and Media Industries and Cultural Production Sections provides the opportunity to analyse and assess these changes.

Connecting to the Masses: 100 Years from the Russian Revolution

Call for Abstracts
13 November 2017 | The relationship between governments and the people they govern has been always hostage to rhetoric, propaganda, and strategic public relations, as well as aggressive marketing and the influence of contemporary media industries, altering the dynamics of healthy political communications.

Posthuman Ethics in the Anthropocene

21-25 August 2017 | The field of posthuman scholarship is in full expansion. The posthuman turn is triggered by the convergence of anti-humanism on the one hand and anti-anthropocentrism on the other. Anti-humanism focusses on the critique of the Humanist ideal of ‘Man’ as the universal representative of the human, while anti-anthropocentrism criticizes species hierarchy and advances ecological justice.

Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory

Call for Papers | Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal published by the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs with the aim of foregrounding contemporary critical theory operating within a global frame. The journal will publish its first issue in October 2017 and invites submissions for its first year of publication.

Underrated Understanding: On Multilingualism as an Artistic Expression

Image: Nara Bak, Esperanto (one who hopes), 2017

8 June 2017
Walking on the streets of Amsterdam, the city unfolds into a soundscape of different languages. The unfamiliar sounds of a foreign language elude me, interrupt me, touch me, and challenge me. The soundscape does not make ‘sense’ to me—if ‘sense’ means an immediate and unreflected decoding of words. The soundscape confronts the sense system that encloses me and protects me, while appealing for an aesthetic and sensory encounter with me.

Face and Speech: The Audiovisual Scene of Knowing and Encountering

Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12, 2017
The PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

This session focuses on the epistemic, philosophical, and political implications of seeing and speaking. It starts from the image of a face that speaks—an image that solicits further thoughts about the relation between visual arts and literary texts, between representation and dialogue imagination, between being seen as the other and speaking as the other.

Art & Activism: Resilience Techniques in Times of Crisis

Call for Papers 13-15 December 2017, Leiden, the Netherlands Hosted by the Research Center for Material Culture of the Volkenkunde Museum (National Museum of World Cultures) Abstracts due: 31 May 2017 (300 words + bibliography of 3-5 key sources + short bionote). Notification by: 1 July 2017 Send to: Website: Facebook Page: […]

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 […]