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Results: 1 - 20 of 632
  • 13 Feb 2020
    Marie Curie Fellowships awarded to three UvA researchers in the Humanities

    Three talented researchers of the Faculty of Humanities have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships to conduct their research. The fellowships are personal grants, which range from around €175,000 ...

  • 13 Feb 2020
    Marie Curie Fellowships awarded to thirteen UvA researchers

    Thirteen talented UvA researchers have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships to conduct their research. The fellowships are personal grants, which range from around €175,000 to €280,000 euros for ...

  • 11 Feb 2020
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    New PhD project on reduplication in Sign Language of the Netherlands

    PhD student Cindy van Boven recently started her research project on reduplication in Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT). Reduplication is a process in which (part of) a sign or word is repeated, in order to ...

  • 10 Feb 2020
    What do conditional clauses look like in Sign Language of the Netherlands?

    Ulrika Klomp investigates several grammatical phenomena in Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT), as part of the descriptive grammar that she is writing. Her article on the manual and non-manual markers that are ...

  • 3 Feb 2020
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    Investigating the risks and opportunities of webcam sex

    Webcam sex platforms make up an industry worth billions worldwide. But how exactly do they work, and who is making money off of them? And how are they regulated? Thomas Poell (Media Studies) and Olav Velthuis ...

  • 3 Feb 2020
    Funded PhD Position at ASCA

    The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis invites applications for a PhD position at the Faculty of Humanities, tenable from 1 September 2020 (4 years, 1 FTE). The deadline for applications is 31 March, 12:00 (noon, ...

  • 31 Jan 2020
    U-Bal around the book week theme of rebels and nonconformist thinkers

    On Friday, 13 March, from 20:00, VOX-POP will be hosting the U-Bal: a celebration of the ‘Boekenweek’ (Book Week, a week dedicated to Dutch literature) around the theme of rebels and nonconformist thinkers. The U-Bal ...

  • 23 Jan 2020
    NWO funding for interdisciplinary projects on digitalisation

    The NWO has awarded funding (between 275,000 and 750,000 euros) to nine interdisciplinary research proposals on digitalisation submitted by humanities researchers and social scientists. Researchers from the UvA's ...

  • 21 Jan 2020
    UvA takes preliminary decision on report external WI committee

    On 1 June 2019, the UvA’s Executive Board established an external committee for Academic Integrity to investigate possible violations of academic integrity in the speeches and dissertation of former Rector Dymph van ...

  • 14 Jan 2020
    The platformization of the global sex industry: Markets, morals, and mass intimacy

    Open Competition on Digitisation project by Olav Velthuis (UvA) and Thomas Poell (UvA) awarded | This project studies the spectacular rise of webcam sex platforms, such as Chaturbate, Cams.com or Myfreecams. What is ...

  • 13 Jan 2020
    Soapbox Call for Papers: 2.1 ‘Contamination’Contribute to the third issue of our research journal

    For the third issue of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers to submit abstracts that critically engage with the concept of ‘contamination.’ Please submit your ...

  • 13 Jan 2020
    Spinoza Lectures Béatrice Longuenesse published by Oxford University Press

    The lectures given by Béatrice Longuenesse when she held the Spinoza Chair at the UvA in 2017 have now been published by Oxford University Press. In the lectures, which have been gathered in a collection titled 'The ...

  • 9 Jan 2020
    Budget for 2020 definitively adopted

    In its meeting of 3 December 2019, the Executive Board definitively adopted the 2020 budget, which includes the updated Accommodations Plan and the ICT Project Portfolio.

  • 9 Jan 2020
    Historian Peyman Jafari speaks about mounting tensions between US and Iran

    On Friday, 3 January, the American army assassinated the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. Iran retaliated by launching missiles at the Al Asad air base near Baghdad, Iraq, at which US forces are stationed, apparently ...

  • 8 Jan 2020
    UvA celebrates its 388th birthday

    On Wednesday, 8 January 2020 the University of Amsterdam celebrated its 388th birthday or Dies Natalis. Rector magnificus Karen Maex opened the celebration with a speech in which she argued for new and fundamental ...

  • 11 Dec 2019
    Rare paintings André Volten restored by UvA students

    Students specialising in Contemporary Art in the UvA Master's Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage are working on the conservation of paintings made by local Amsterdam sculptor André Volten (1925-2002), ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to Artemy Kalinovsky

    Eastern Europe expert Artemy Kalinovsky is one out of seven UvA researchers to receive a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). This prestigious grant is awarded to individual researchers and ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    ‘I remember getting home and falling asleep with my clothes on’

    Ömür (20), Roos (20), Saachi (18) and Artem (20) all became members of the Central Student Council (CSR) in September this year. Their job is to promote the interests of student across the entire UvA. How do they ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    Seven UvA researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Consolidator Grants to neuroscientist Birte Forstmann, Eastern Europe researcher Artemy Kalinovsky, clinical hematologist Arnon Kater, behavourial scientist Shaul ...

  • 7 Dec 2019
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    In Memoriam Thomas Elsaesser

    Thomas Elsaesser (1943), emeritus Professor of Film and Television Studies, passed away on 4 December 2019. In Memoriam by Patricia Pisters, one of his first PhD students in Amsterdam, longtime collaborator and ...