Unhinging the National Framework: Platform for the Study of Transnational Life Writing

Fifth Annual Symposium | Friday 4 December 2020 9.00 – 17.00 | Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Main Building 5A00 + online via Zoom Webinar | Free of charge, but please register before 1 December.
Keynote speakers:
Prof. dr. Halleh Ghorashi, Professor of Diversity and Integration, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Dr. Anna Poletti, Associate Professor Comparative Literature, Utrecht University
Prof. dr. Gloria Wekker, Professor Emerita, Gender and Ethnicity, Utrecht University

Synergy Award

Are you a PhD-candidate, or have you recently attained your PhD degree? And do you think your research can positively impact society? Then sign up before November 16th!

Cultural Perceptions of Safety

On Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of January 2021, the Humanities Faculty of the Open University of the Netherlands in collaboration with the Huizinga Institute, the Netherlands Research School for Cultural History, organizes the international conference ‘Cultural perceptions of safety. Reflecting on modern and pre-modern feelings of safety in literature, philosophy, art and history’.

Languages of Resistance, Transformation, and Futurity in Mediterranean Crisis-Scapes: From Crisis to Critique

Book announcement: Ed. By Maria Boletsi, Janna Houwen and Liesbeth Minnaard | Palgrave Macmillan, 2020 | This edited volume, which is part of the Palgrave series in Globalization, Culture and Society, includes essays by Jonas Taudal Bækgaard, Maria Boletsi, Ipek Celik-Rappas & Diego Benegas Loyo, Karen Emmerich, Begüm Özden Fırat, Olivia Harrison, Janna Houwen, Nataša Kovačević, Megan C. MacDonald, Geli Mademli, Liesbeth Minnaard, Dimitris Papanikolaou, and Pablo Valdivia.

Call for Papers Journal of Gender Studies

The Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies invites abstracts for articles for its 2021 Spring issue. As this is a general issue there is no subject limitation, provided that the article problematizes gender. Abstracts should be submitted in Dutch or English before 12 October 2020.

Bodies Matter

The Conference Committee of the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) invites proposals for participation in “Bodies Matter,” a two-day conference on histories and theories of the body held in Leiden on 15-16 April 2021. It will feature keynote lectures by Dr Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English, University of Oxford and Dr Willemijn Ruberg, Associate Professor in Cultural History, Universiteit Utrecht. Final remarks and a concluding session will be supervised by Dr Frans-Willem Korsten, Senior University Lecturer at LUCAS.

Tracing Disgust: Cultural Approaches to the Visceral

CfP for Book Proposal // Article Proposals for an edited collection | Tracing Disgust: Cultural Approaches to the Visceral (edited by Max Ryynänen, Susanne Ylönen & Heidi Kosonen) | The proposals for an article (300 words) and additional information (such as contact details, affiliation and a short biography), should be sent to editors by August 15th, 2020.

Cultural Perceptions of Safety

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’. The conference will be held in Utrecht, at the Academiegebouw, and is supported by the Huizinga Institute (Research Institute and Graduate School of Cultural History). Deadline: 1 June 2020

Interdisciplinarity in Action – Postponed

NICA Summer School ‘Interdisciplinarity in Action’ is organized by Iris van der Tuin and Maaike Bleeker | Utrecht University | 2,5 EC. The Summer School has been postponed due to the Covid-19 situation. When there is a new date we will announce this on the website.