Entries by Eloe Kingma

Fourth Annual Symposium Unhinging the National Framework: Transnational Life Writing

Friday, 6 December, 2019 Atrium, Medical Faculty Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | Van der Boechorststraat 7 1081 BT Amsterdam ? Symposium organized by Babs Boter | With keynote lectures by Sonja Boon (Department of Gender Studies, Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada) and Elleke Boehmer (Professor of World Literature in English, University of Oxford, England, biographer and author of fiction)


Artistic Research Amsterdam in Valencia

Students of the Master Artistic Research of the University of Amsterdam (2018-2019) bring their work and thoughts – with some work of their peers – to Valencia. November 01 – 10, 2019 | Opening October 31, 8.30pm | Preview: October 29 – 31, 2019 !

Cities of the Symbiocene: Relational Energy Literacy as Spatial Praxis

Guest lecture by Dr. Derek Gladwin (UBC) organized by the ASCA Cities Project on Friday 1 Nov., 3-5pm, in the Potgieterzaal, University Library (Singel 425, Amsterdam). A 2016 Report from the World Energy Council titled “Innovating Urban Energy” predicts that by 2030 the global footprint will triple in urban areas. Without an understanding of the spatial effects of energy use and demand, urban populations cannot fully engage in the development of better practices and policies to create a just society. Consequently, there is an urgent need to address the ways cities might produce knowledge about their energy use, impact, and relationships.

Living with Censorship: The Political Economy and Cultural Politics of Chinese Gay Dating Apps

Dissertation Defense Shuaishuai Wang | Supervisors: Jeroen de Kloet and Rachel Spronk. | UvA, 19 November, 10:00 hrs., Agnietenkapel. | This dissertation studies the political economy and cultural politics of Chinese gay dating apps, namely, Blued, Aloha, and ZANK. Unlike their Western counterparts such as Grindr and Jack’d whose functionalities are concentrated on location-based browsing, Chinese gay dating apps frequently integrate new features into their basic dating structures.

Power and Politics in Contemporary Culture and Media

ASCA/NICA Masterclass organized by Gaston Franssen | Thursday November 7, 2019, 13:00-17:00 | Master class with Dr. Shelley Cobb (University of Southampton) and Dr. Neil Ewen (University of Winchester) | P.C. Hoofthuis, room 6.25, Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam | Open to all RMA and PhD students. Register by sending a mail with a project/thesis description and your cv to gaston.franssen@uva.nl. Due to room size, the number of available spots is limited.