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15 10 21
Rahul Rao
The Queer Politics of Postcoloniality

Political theorist Rahul Rao investigates the impact and memory of the colonial encounter on the politics of sexuality and religiosity and on contemporary homophobic moral panics. This afternoon Rao will trace the encounters and entanglements across geopolitical divides that produce and contest contemporary queerphobias.

Datum
Vrijdag 15 okt 2021 14:00 – 15:30
Locatie
SPUI25
14 10 21
Virtual Visions of Europe
The EU Green Deal

In a new Visions of Europe lecture Tony Agotha will speak about the need for a green transition for the health and well-being of all, the trailblazing role of the European Green Deal, and the challenge of the Climate Summit in Glasgow.

Datum
Donderdag 14 okt 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
11 10 21
Evolving Female Entrepreneurship in the 20th Century and Beyond
From Housewife to CEO

During this NIAS Talk we explore how female entrepreneurship has evolved in the 20th century in the Netherlands. By weaving philosophical, historical and contemporary experiences together, we explore the past and present of female entrepreneurship.

Datum
Maandag 11 okt 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
07 10 21
Critical Meme Reader Launch
Global Mutations of the Viral Image

Memes are not just funny images on the web, they say a lot about the world we live in and can be used as tactile tools for social change. On the occasion of the launch of the Critical Meme Reader: Global Mutations of the Viral Image, we dive into the universe of meme (studies).

Datum
Donderdag 7 okt 2021 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
05 10 21
Perspectives and Tools
Decolonizing the University

Universities around the world realize that they have a responsibility to pursue diversity, inclusion and equity, but struggle with the approach. How does one make room for multiple perspectives and contribute to cultural, structural and institutional change? During this launch, the CDO team of the UvA presents their new decolonization toolkit for people inside and outside universities who want to learn and educate themselves and others.

Datum
Dinsdag 5 okt 2021 19:00 – 20:30
Locatie
Online
29 09 21
Fiscal Futures in Post-Pandemic Europe
A Return to “Normal”?

The pandemic and the associated lockdowns produced the deepest and most disruptive downturn in the EU since World War II. This prompted the Council to lift all constraints on debt and deficits embedded in the European fiscal framework. Now that a post-pandemic Europe is on the rise, we explore what should be her fiscal future: a return to “normal” or a leap to something new?

Datum
Woensdag 29 sep 2021 16:00 – 17:30
Locatie
Online
22 09 21
Race and Common Humanity in Enlightenment Thought
The Color of Equality

The Enlightenment is often either praised as the wellspring of egalitarianism and the modern philosophy of human rights or blamed as the source of racism, sexism, and all that has gone wrong in modernity. On the basis of his new book, The Color of Equality: Race and Common Humanity in Enlightenment Thought (University of Pennsylvania Press), historian Devin J. Vartija will discuss the contradictory legacy of the Enlightenment together with Shiru Lim, Amada M’charek, Silvia Sebastiani and Alicia Montoya.

Datum
Woensdag 22 sep 2021 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
17 09 21
Amsterdam German Studies Lecture
Writing the Transnational History of Knowledge Flows in a Global Age

The object of transnational history is ‘classically’ defined as a study of the circulation or flow of people, ideas, things and institutions across national borders. Its advocates often seek not only to abolish the national container as the defining framework for historical analysis, but to write history as if national borders don’t exist at all. Historian John Krige will argue that when knowledge and know-how in motion are the object of transnational flows, a variety of constraints on knowledge reinject borders into the heart of the analysis.

Datum
Vrijdag 17 sep 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
15 09 21
European Politics in Transition #5
The German Elections: Continuity or Change?

Across Europe the upcoming German elections are followed with great interest. After 16 years of stability under Merkel, will German voters opt for continuity or change? With scholars from different disciplines we discuss what the elections on the 26th of September are likely to bring, and what the results might mean for the future of Europe.

Datum
Woensdag 15 sep 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
13 09 21
Melanie Joy and the Animal Rights Library
Carnism and Animal Rights

As children, we sympathize with animals and shudder to think of killing and eating them. However, the majority of people in western societies loses this natural sympathy and is immersed in a ‘carnistic ideology’. This evening the renowned American social psychologist Melanie Joy and Jabik Veenbaas, translator of Henry Salt’s groundbreaking Animal Rights in Relation to Social Progress (1894) dive into the subject of carnism and animal rights.

Datum
Maandag 13 sep 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
30 06 21
Art as Data Activism

Art as a form of political engagement is a proven formula, but what about art as a form of data activism? Can art help us better understand and question the politics of everyday data flows?

Datum
Woensdag 30 jun 2021 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
28 06 21
Political, Economic, and Creative Approaches to Belarus
Carrots and Sticks

Across the world, political leaders and institutions are condemning the brute state violence currently taking place in Belarus. The regime and its citizens are approached in various ways – from closed airspaces, via boycotts, to statements of academic and artistic support. How should we understand the current moment? And do we need a politics of carrots, sticks, or both?

Datum
Maandag 28 jun 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
22 06 21
Infrastructures of Collecting in Transnational Perspective
(Un)Mapping Modern Art

Moving our understanding of modern art production beyond the dominant canon and narrative: this will be the aim of ‘(Un)mapping Infrastructures: Transnational Perspectives on Modern Art, 1900-1970’. With keynotes by Professor John Clark and Professor Partha Mitter, we mark the start of this long-term research project.

Datum
Dinsdag 22 jun 2021 11:00 – 12:30
Locatie
Online
19 06 21
The Courage of the Writer
State of European Literature

How should a writer relate to the burning issues of European societies? What courage does Europe need from its writers? Dutch author Nelleke Noordervliet will tend to these and other questions during the second State of European Literature on ‘The Courage of the Writer’.

Datum
Zaterdag 19 jun 2021 17:00 – 18:00
17 06 21
Interfering in Social Science English
On Other Terms

The diversity of academic work is simultaneously strengthened and limited by the use of English as an ‘international’ language. This event focusses on the book On Other Terms: Interfering in Social Science English that gathers together texts of authors who grew up with other tongues, but who do most of their academic work in English. It introduces carefully selected other terms and articulates what may be gained from allowing them to interfere in English.

Datum
Donderdag 17 jun 2021 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
15 06 21
From Chaos to Life
Entropy

A grand scientific concept that unifies the cosmological, the societal, the microbial, all the way to the atomic: entropy is a key concept in understanding the beginning of the universe, the later emergence of life, and the end of the universe. How should we understand the interpretation and uses of this concept?

Datum
Dinsdag 15 jun 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
08 06 21
When Everything is Designed
The World as Project

In the past, designers created objects. Today, practically everything is designed: the climate, processes, refugee camps. But when everything is designed, it is high time to stop judging design solely on aesthetic criteria.

Datum
Dinsdag 8 jun 2021 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
01 06 21
Contributions from the Humanities
Voices on Israel/Palestine

This two-part event offers a critical, academic perspective on Palestine/Israel. Speakers on the first night will provide an in-depth historical, cultural and social analysis of the current moment.

Datum
Dinsdag 1 jun 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
31 05 21
Trust in the digital society

While trust is a fundamental building block of our society, the erosion of trust in the digital society has become one of the major challenges of our time. Digital technologies permeate almost every aspect of our lives, and every segment of our public and private institutions. The trust in, and trustworthiness of these digital technologies play a key role in the trust crisis. But are our hopes in these technologies well-founded? Are these trust-producing technical systems part of the solution, or are they rather the part of the problem itself?

Datum
Maandag 31 mei 2021 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
26 05 21
Unfolding 21st Century Scenarios
Experiencing Art in Pandemic Times

Nothing is like it used to be in the art world: the Covid-19 pandemic has caused art institutions globally to relocate events and activities to online spaces and social media, or postpone those for which physical presence was deemed essential. The art world has fundamentally existed in and as a physical space: what are the consequences of the major transformation taking place in art institutions as a result of the ongoing public health crisis?

Datum
Woensdag 26 mei 2021 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
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