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.

Our Mechanical Eyes — On Seeing Machines

In the exhibition Rothko and I*, *alone without your phone, the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (Schiedam, NL) invites their visitors for an “intimate experience” with Rothko’s Grey, Orange on Maroon, No 8 (1960); the visitor can observe the painting, but has to leave their phone at the door.[1] The mobile phone is seen as blocking the way when it comes to attaining intimacy with the painting.

ROSANNA Fonds

Het ROSANNA Fonds voor Vrouwen is opgericht door Rosi Braidotti en Anneke Smelik, met als doel het stimuleren van het academisch onderwijs voor getalenteerde vrouwen aan de Universiteit Utrecht.
De eerstvolgende deadline voor het ontvangen van aanmeldingen voor een ROSANNA Fonds Beurs is 1 december 2019.

Posthuman Knowledge(s)

Utrecht Summer School course by Prof. Rosi Braidotti August 19-23, 2019 In 2019, Braidotti’s intensive course will focus on “Posthuman Knowledge(s)”. The aim of the course is to offer a critical overview of contemporary debates about the implications of the ‘posthuman turn’, for knowledge production and research in the Posthumanities. Braidotti will apply her specific […]

Racial Orders, Racist Borders

Call for Papers: Sixth Annual ACGS Conference, 17-18 October 2019, University of Amsterdam. | Around the world, racist discourses, attitudes, and practices have moved from the fringes into the mainstream, putting core democratic values under pressure. Familiar racial orders have resurfaced and reinforced racist borders, both metaphorical and material. The sixth annual conference of the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies (ACGS) invites papers that examine how forms, discourses and practices of racism have materialized in various institutional contexts. | Please submit an abstract (max. 250-300 words) and a short bio (max. 100 words) by 15 May 2019 to acgs-fgw@uva.nl.

Human

The 3rd PARSE Biennial Research Conference: Human | 13-15 November, 2019 | Gothenburg | Call for contributions: panels, papers, performances, screenings, collaborations and workshops | Deadline for abstracts: 31 March 2019 | For submissions go to: https://www.conftool.org/parse2019/

Augmented Value for Multilingual Theatre

Michael Tijssen | University of Amsterdam
This PHD research aims to develop arguments in which way the organic theatre experience, when exposed to a foreign language audience, often diminished in its artistic output by the necessity of applied surtitles or dubbing, can be enhanced through the adaptation of modern digital tools that provide an individualized translation in the language chosen by the spectator.

E-quality for #ThePeople: On the Populist Horizon in the Digital Age

Lykle de Jong | E-quality for #ThePeople: On the Populist Horizon in the Digital Age | Supervisor: Marc Tuters, Richard Rogers The growing swing and appeal of populist movements is increasingly reflected online. Populism, par excellence, is able to tune into this digital turn in politics. Arguably this may even be one of the foremost […]

Traveling Caribbean Heritage

Joeri Arion | Erasmus University / KITLV | Traveling Caribbean Heritage  | Supervisors: G. Oostindie  (KITLV) A. van Stipriaan (EUR) Centuries of migrations have deeply impacted the development of the creolized Papiamentu/o-speaking cultures of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. The islands’ asymmetrical relation to the Netherlands begs many questions regarding insular identities. Mass tourism became a […]