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Results: 1 - 40 of 150
  • Reading Veganism
    6 Sep 2021
    The English Department’s Dr Emelia Quinn has published a new book exploring the relation between veganism and English Literature, Reading Veganism: The Monstrous Vegan, 1818 to Present. In the process, Dr Quinn ...
  • 'Shakespeare kent me beter dan mijn lief': A New Book on Life Lessons from Dead Authors by English Department Graduate
    27 Aug 2021
    After recently studying BA and MA degrees in English Language, Literature and Culture at the UvA English Department, Ibe Rossel has now published a book exploring what the great English language writers of the past ...
  • Studying Literature and the City in Amsterdam
    27 Aug 2021
    At the same time as Amsterdam has been recognised as one of the world’s most desirable cities to be a student, recent publications from the UvA English Department highlight the UvA’s ongoing strengths in modernism ...
  • Bart Wallet (photo: Bob Bronshoff)
    Bart Wallet appointed professor of Jewish Studies
    24 Aug 2021
    Dr Bart Wallet has been appointed professor of Jewish Studies: Early Modern and Modern Jewish History, with a special focus on Amsterdam, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities. The chair was ...
  • Marilena Laskaridis Visiting Research Fellows in Greek Studies 2021-2022
    13 Jul 2021
    Dr. Alexander Kazamias and Dr. Dimitris Soudias are the Laskaridis Visiting Research Fellows at the Faculty of Humanities for the academic year 2021-2022.
  • New PhD candidates for ACLC and ILLC
    12 Jul 2021
    The research schools of the Faculty of Humanities (ACLC, AHM, ARTES, ASCA, ASH, and the interfaculty institute ILLC) have been working on recruiting new PhD candidates – one for each school. The two remaining ...
  • Three talented new PhD's in Humanities receive NWO funding
    9 Jul 2021
    Anna-Rose Shack, Jasmijn Leeuwenkamp and Heleen de Vries have received funding for their doctoral research at the UvA through the NWO programme PhDs in the Humanities. Financiers are the Programme Office Sustainable ...
  • ‘Rhetoric and Writing’ wins Humanities Education Award 2021
    1 Jul 2021
    On Thursday, 1 July, the Humanities Education Award was handed out. The course Rhetoric and Writing taught by Imogen Cohen in the Bachelor’s in English Language and Culture, was announced as winner by the jury. The ...
  • Bushuis Onderwijsprijs
    Six courses nominated for Faculty of Humanities Education Award 2021
    27 May 2021
    Four Bachelor's and two Master's courses are in the running to win the Faculty of Humanities Education Award 2021. The jury chose the shortlist from 29 submissions. The award for the best course will be handed out on ...
  • Gaston Franssen at IAS
    26 May 2021
    During the academic year 2021-2022, Gaston Franssen will be affiliated with the UvA Institute for Advanced Study as a research fellow. At IAS, Franssen will work on a project focusing on ‘diagnostic cultures’ in ...
  • Nelleke Noordervliet talks about the courage of the writer in the State of European Literature
    11 May 2021
    On Saturday, 19 June, the University of Amsterdam will be hosting the second edition of the State of European Literature, an annual lecture in which a renowned European writer examines the significance of literature ...
  • New Book by Elize Mazadiego: Dematerialization and the Social Materiality of Art
    24 Mar 2021
    Dematerialization and the Social Materiality of Art. Experimental forms in Argentina, 1955-1968 | Brill Rodopi 2021.
  • English translation of Pieter Langendijk Play to be livestreamed on 10 March
    4 Mar 2021
    'Quincampoix or the Wind Traders' is an 18th-century comedy written for the Amsterdam City Theatre (Amsterdamse Schouwburg) by Pieter Langendijk (1683-1756). In an English-language version, recently translated by ...
  • Amsterdance – The Amsterdam Electronic Dance Music Research Group
    24 Feb 2021
    New ASCA Research Groups coordinated by Oliver Seibt and Ian Pocervina. | The “Amsterdam Electronic Dance Music Research Group” is interested in a variety of topics that fall under the umbrella term of electronic ...
  • Life after English: Recent Event for Students and Graduates of English Language and Culture
    22 Feb 2021
    ‘Life after English’ is an annual careers and networking session in which former students of English at the UvA talk about their work experiences, and the paths that led them there. This year’s event was held on the ...
  • ACMES Spring Lecture Series: Race, racism and racialisation in the Middle East and Europe
    18 Feb 2021
    This fall, the Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (ACMES), in co-operation with the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES), organises an online lecture series on Race, ...
  • Historical Traces of European Radio Archives, 1930-1960
    29 Jan 2021
    Call for Papers: Workshop at the University of Amsterdam and/or online | Organisers: Carolyn Birdsall, Corinna R. Kaiser and Erica Harrison | 28-29 October 2021 | Contact: trace@uva.nl | Abstracts: 15 April 2021, no ...
  • Online workshop: Innovating objects? Reading spolia in Greek and Latin literature
    14 Jan 2021
    Online workshop organized by Irene de Jong (professor of Ancient Greek UvA, ASH) and Miguel John Versluys (professor of mediterranean archaeology UL) on Friday January 22.
  • Marc Farrant wins first prize in the 2020 OSL Awards
    7 Jan 2021
    English Department staff member Marc Farrant has won first prize in the 2020 awards of the Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL), for his article ‘Earth, World, and the Human: Samuel Beckett and the ...
  • Rowie Rensink (BA) and Marthe de Roos (MA) win ACMES Thesis Prize 2020
    5 Jan 2021
    Rowie Rensink (BA) and Marthe de Roos (MA) have won this year’s Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (ACMES) Thesis Prize, which is awarded annually to the authors of the best BA thesis and best MA thesis in ...
  • Maria Boletsi receives NIAS fellowship
    4 Jan 2021
    Maria Boletsi, Professor by Special Appointment of the Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies, has received a fellowship from the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) within the framework of the ...
  • National Novel Writing Month celebrated with a Creative Writing Workshop
    21 Dec 2020
    Students of the BA English celebrated National Novel Writing Month with a Creative Writing Workshop.
  • Kristine Johanson’s Short Film Fever Dreams wins best film at the Amsterdams Buurt Film Festival
    15 Dec 2020
    Fever Dreams was written by the English Department’s Dr Kristine Johanson, and co-directed by her and Daniel Hillel-Tuch. The film responds creatively to the ways the Coronavirus lockdown has reshaped both theatre ...
  • English Students Meet Crime Writer Denise Mina
    19 Nov 2020
    On 12 November, award-winning crime author Denise Mina gave a talk on Zoom on behalf of Alumnikring Engels and LLACE. Mina gave attendees an insight into what it is like to be a (true) crime author, and discussed ...
  • English Department Students meet the Novelist Julia Phillips
    10 Nov 2020
    On 5th November, a group of BA and MA English students met the author Julia Phillips, to discuss her debut novel Disappearing Earth (2019), which was shortlisted for the USA’s National Book Award. Exploring a network ...
  • Vidi grant awarded to Josje Verhagen (ACLC)
    5 Nov 2020
    Dr Josje Verhagen has been awarded a Vidi grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for research that she will carry out at the UvA.
  • Migration, Memory, and Language: A Creative Writing Workshop with Eric Ngalle Charles
    29 Oct 2020
    On Wednesday, 21 October, second- and third-year BA English students joined the Cameroon-born, Wales-based, Russian-speaking writer Eric Ngalle Charles for a two-hour creative writing workshop (via Zoom).
  • Finishing Fellowships awarded to eight PhD candidates
    23 Oct 2020
    Every year the Faculty offers a number of Finishing Fellowships to PhD candidates who have succeeded in writing an advanced draft of their thesis without the support of structural funding. The fellowships aim to ...
  • English Department student publishes debut poetry collection
    5 Oct 2020
    October 1 marked the publication of Vertigo to Go by Brendon Booth-Jones. The English Department congratulates Brendon and celebrates this wonderful achievement.
  • Fall Lecture Series on Health & Care in the Middle East
    1 Oct 2020
    This fall, the Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (ACMES), in co-operation with the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES), organises an online lecture series on Health & ...
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    ACMES Thesis Prize 2019-2020
    24 Sep 2020
    The Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies Amsterdam (ACMES) intends to award two prizes for Best BA thesis (€ 150 in book vouchers) and Best MA thesis (€ 250 in book vouchers) in Middle Eastern Studies for work ...
  • Eight UvA researchers receive ERC Starting Grants
    3 Sep 2020
    The European Research Council (ERC) has this year awarded Starting Grants to eight UvA researchers. The laureates are: Thijs Bol, Janna Cousijn, Efstratios Gavves, Imke Harbers, Kristine Krause, Sanne Kruikemeier, ...
  • Comedy and Crisis: Pieter Langendijk, the Dutch, and the Speculative Bubbles Of 1720
    2 Sep 2020
    Joyce Goggin, Frans De Bruyn | Liverpool University Press, 30 sep. 2020 - 288 pagina's | Comedy and Crisis contains the first ever scholarly English translation of Pieter Langendijk's Quincampoix, or the Wind Traders ...
  • Kristine Johanson writes and co-directs lockdown film FEVER DREAMS (2020)
    31 Aug 2020
    Amsterdam, April 2020. The COVID-19 lockdown makes Shiro Nguru, a former lawyer and the director of Fever Theatre Company, and her friends unemployed. What’s more, it puts their planned production of King Lear on the ...
  • Viktorija Kostadinova awarded U21 Researcher Resilience Fund
    27 Aug 2020
    Viktorija Kostadinova has been awarded the U21 Researcher Resilience Fund for the project 'Linguistic Data Collection in the age of a Pandemic'. Partner Universities are KU Leuven and the University of Edinburgh.
  • Three Laskaridis Visiting Research Fellows in Modern Greek Studies hosted at the UvA in 2020-2021
    25 Aug 2020
    The Faculty of Humanities will host three visiting researchers in 2020-2021 via the Marilena Laskaridis Visiting Fellowships. The fellowships are sponsored by the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, which is also the ...
  • Four talented Humanities PhD candidates receive NWO funding
    24 Jul 2020
    Amir Taha (ARTES), Nadica Denić (ASCA), Evgeniia Khristoforova and Harriet Reynolds (both ACLC) have received funding for their doctoral research at the UvA through the NWO programme PhDs in the Humanities. ...
  • Stephan Besser awarded fellowship at NIAS-KNAW
    26 May 2020
    Stephan Besser (senior lecturer Modern Dutch Literature, ASCA) has been selected for a stay at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) in Amsterdam. The ...
  • Photo: FlickrCC, Willem van de Kerkhof
    Three UvA researchers receive grants from Science Diplomacy Fund
    19 May 2020
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is awarding funding to three UvA projects from the new Science Diplomacy Fund. The projects are led by Michael Kemper (European Studies), Valeria ...
  • SIGN-HUB's documentary: 'We were there – we are here'
    18 May 2020
    The 40-minute documentary movie 'We were there – we are here' includes short fragments from the 137 interviews that were conducted in Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, and Turkey in the context of the SIGN-HUB ...