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Education Award 2023

Every year, the Faculty of Humanities presents an Education Award to a course that is innovative or uses educational methods that inspire others.

Important dates Education Award 2023

25 May Course nomination deadline
15 June - 29 June 12:00 Voting starts for Audience Award
29 June, 17:00 Festive award ceremony in VOX-POP

The six courses that have been nominated for the Education Award are:

  • Authors in Focus: Renaissance Women Writers - Kristine Johanson en Anna-Rose Shack
  • Critical Programming and Co-Creation. The Futures of Culture and its Institutions - Margriet Schavemaker
  • Islamic Esotericism and its Medieval Legacies - Liana Saif
  • Literatuur, landschap en ecologie - Gaston Franssen, Marrigje Paijmans en Feike Dietz
  • Modern Yiddish Language Acquisition - Daniella Zaidman-Mauer
  • Sex/Race/Trans: Human Life-Forms – Diego Semerene

All students and staff members of the Faculty of Humanities have been invited to nominate a course for the Education Award 2023. The deadline to propose a nominated course has been reached, but soon you will be able to make your voice heard when voting for the Audience Award! The teachers of the nominated subjects will be talking about their nominated course in a video; the subject with the most votes wins.

Festive award ceremony

During the award ceremony on 29 June 2023 (from 17:00) in VOX-POP, the jury will announce the winning course. The winner of the Audience Award will also be announced during the ceremony. Both winners will receive a cash prize of 2000 euro from the Dean, Marieke de Goede.

Members of the jury

The jury of 2023 consists of:

Sabine van Wesemael - director Graduate School of Humanities (chair)
Sabine van Wesemael is an associate professor of modern literature and director of the Graduate School of Humanities. She lectures on literature for numerous programmes and has published several studies on the work of Marcel Proust and the novels of Michel Houellebecq.

Peter van Dam - winner of the Education Award 2022
Peter van Dam is an associate professor of history at the University of Amsterdam and specialises in the history of sustainability. He is coordinator of the Environment & Society research group and of the research master's programme in history. Last year, he won the Education Prize with the course The climate emergency: the history of a crisis. During this course, students research historical perspectives on the climate crisis.

David Hollanders - member OR
David Hollanders obtained his PhD in 2012 on the subject of pensions. He teaches economics at European Studies, a.o. on monetary policy in the eurozone. He also volunteers at the Multatuli House.

Angelina Senchi - secretary FSR
Angelina Senchi completed her bachelor's degree in Italy Studies and is currently working on a master's degree in Book Science. She also works as a student assistant at the Allard Pierson and has been active as secretary for the Faculty Student Council for almost three years.

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