Cultural perceptions of safety. Reflecting on modern and pre-modern feelings of safety in literature, philosophy, art and history

On Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of January 2021, the Humanities Department of the Open University of the Netherlands organizes the international conference ‘Cultural perceptions of safety. Reflecting on modern and pre-modern feelings of safety in literature, philosophy, art and history’. We cordially invite scholars from various disciplines to send in their proposal for paper presentations. | Deadline for abstracts is 1st of June, 2020. | The conference takes place at the Academiegebouw in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

PhD Position at the University of Kassel

Doc­to­ral can­di­da­te (m/f/d) – In­sti­tu­te of So­ci­al Work and So­ci­al Wel­fa­re | Faculty of Human Sciences – Prof. Dr. Mechthild Bereswill – fixed-term, part-time (currently 26,67 hours/week) | deadline for submission: 26.02.2020 | start of recruitment : as soon as possible

Night Scenes

Call for Proposals Postgraduate Roundtable organized by Sara Brandellero at University College London, 23 April 2020 | Deadline for submissions: 13 January 2020

Propositions #10: Instituting Otherwise

Saturday 7 December, 13–21 hrs, including dinner from 17.45–19 hrs in the Basic Activist Kitchen | Language: English | Propositions #10: Instituting Otherwise is a one-day public symposium on the civic practice of art institutions, organized by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht on Saturday 7 December 2019, from 13.00–21.00 hrs. The symposium probes the question of how to institute spaces for art in the face of the pressing urgencies of the present.

The Johan Huizinga Fellowship for historical research

The Johan Huizinga Fellowship is open to MA graduates, as well as PhD students and post-doctoral candidates. MA Graduate/PhD Fellows are those who have completed their MA degree or whose proposal is embedded in the research plans of their forthcoming PhD dissertation, postdoctoral Fellows must have completed their PhD dissertation and obtained a PhD-degree on the date of application. | The closing date for all applications is 19 January 2020, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET).

Imagining climate change: The visual arts to the rescue?

Ulrike Hahn | EUR | 2019-2023 | Supervisors: Filip Vermeylen, Pauwke Berkers, Katja Kwastek | Humanity has entered a new era, often labelled the Anthropocene – the human epoch. It poses a significant threat to the ecological integrity of the planet, particularly through human-caused climate change. The abstract and complex nature of climate change makes it a topic that is often framed and visualised in overly scientific and problem-focused ways. Ulrike Hahn’s research studies a promising alternative approach for imagining climate change from the contemporary visual arts.

(Un)timely Crises: Chronotopes and Critique

ASCA/OSL Conference | Amsterdam, 17-18 October 2019 | Organized by: Maria Boletsi (Leiden University and University of Amsterdam), Natashe Lemos-Dekker (University of Amsterdam), Kasia Mika (Queen Mary, University of London), Ksenia Robbe (University of Groningen)

Dialogues Between Images and Texts

Part of the 11th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts organised by ATINER (Athens Institute for Educational and Research) | Athens, 8-11 June 2020 | Call for Papers | Symposium coordinator: Dr Eve Kalyva (e.m.kalyva@gmail.com) | Deadline for calls for papers: 4 November 2019

Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food 2019

Friday, 15 November – Saturday 16 November 2019 | Aula of the University of Amsterdam, Singel 411, 1012 XM Amsterdam | The Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food is the annual point of assembly and an exchange of knowledge in the field of Food history in the Netherlands. It intends to stimulate debate and research that bridges the gap between different disciplines. Another aim is to transfer academic research to a wider public and stimulate research using the History of Food Collection of Allard Pierson | Collections of the University of Amsterdam. The symposium is therefore targeted at both an academic and a professional audience.

Cultures of Urban (In)Justice

The theme of the 2019-2020 ASCA Cities Seminar is “Cultures of Urban (In)Justice”. We are interested in examining dynamics of spatial (in)justice from the vantage point of creative, cultural, aesthetic and political practices in contemporary urban environments. | Semester 1 dates: Friday 20 September, Friday 18 October, Friday 1 November, Friday 6 December | Organisers: Carolyn Birdsall, Jeff Diamanti, Simone Kalkman and Kasia Mika | Contact: c.j.birdsall@uva.nl