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Results: 1 - 20 of 36
  • 21 Jun 2019
    Funding for four talented Humanities PhD candidates

    Media scholars Jori Snels and Sal Hagen, historian Rosa de Jong and sign linguistics scholar Cindy van Boven have received funding for their doctoral research at the UvA through the NWO programme PhDs in the ...

  • 27 May 2019
    Vidi grant awarded to 3 Humanities researchers

    Chiara de Cesari (European Studies), Helmer Helmers (Dutch Literature/History) and Eva van Lier (Linguistics) have been awarded a Vidi grant by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). With the ...

  • 28 Feb 2019
    Four humanities researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Four talented researchers in the humanities have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA): Giulia Frezza (Amsterdam Center for Language and ...

  • 13 Dec 2018
    More than half of now living languages endangered

    Just more than half of now living languages – about 3660 – are currently threatened, endangered, moribund or nearly extinct. This is the finding of a new study by an international team of linguists, which includes ...

  • 29 Nov 2018
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to four UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Consolidator Grants to anthropologist Shanshan Lan, legal expert Benjamin van Rooij, computational linguist Raquel Fernández and medical biologist/data ...

  • 27 Jun 2018
    Padraic Monaghan, professor of English Linguistics

    Prof. P. Monaghan (1972) has been appointed professor of English Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities.

  • 14 May 2018
    Nouns slow down speech

    Speakers hesitate or make brief pauses filled with sounds like 'uh' or 'uhm' mostly before nouns. Such slow-down effects are far less frequent before verbs, reflecting important properties of how the human brain ...

  • 25 Apr 2018
    Rhythm crucial in drummed speech

    How can an entire language be mapped onto beats on two drums? To answer this question, linguists Frank Seifart from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Julien Meyer from the Université Grenoble Alpes and colleagues ...

  • 11 Apr 2018
    Judith Rispens, professor of Dutch Linguistics

    Dr J.E. Rispens (1972) has been appointed professor of Dutch Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities.

  • 6 Apr 2018
    Paul Boersma Faculty of Humanities Lecturer of the Year

    Boersma's students call him an 'inspiring lecturer' who is 'clear in his explanations' and 'always prepared to help' His students praise him for his methods of teaching; 'he teaches with a lot of passion and humour'

  • 4 Apr 2018
    The UvA and the Faculty of Humanities produce strong showing in latest International Student Barometer

    International students have ranked the University of Amsterdam (UvA) first in the Netherlands for being 'a good place to be'. With a rating above 97%, the Faculty of Humanities scores particularly high in this ...

  • 24 Jul 2017
    Internationalisation in the Humanities grant for Petra Sleeman

    NWO has awarded funding from the programme Internationalisation in the Humanities to seven researchers. This concerns projects in which a Dutch humanities research group collaborates with at least two foreign ...

  • 24 Jul 2017
    Emeritus professor Manfred Woidich has been elected fellow British Academy

    Prof. dr. Manfred Woidich, emeritus professor of Arabic at the UvA, has been elected Corresponding Fellow of the renowned British Academy.

  • 8 Mar 2017
    Communication & Media Studies at UvA 2nd worldwide in QS Ranking

    The UvA has surged to 2nd place amongst universities worldwide in Communication & Media Studies, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. Last year, the UvA ...

  • 14 Dec 2016
    Martin Stokhof, professor of Philosophy of Language

    Prof. M.J.B. Stokhof (1950) has been appointed professor of Philosophy of Language at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities, effective 1 January. Stokhof will combine this chair with his position ...

  • 15 Jul 2016
    Veni grants for 22 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to 22 researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center. The grants – amounting to 250,000 euros for each ...

  • 8 Apr 2016
    Rubicon grant awarded to UvA linguist Konrad Rybka

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Rubicon grant to UvA linguist Konrad Rybka, who will conduct research for a period of two years at the University of California, Berkley (US).

  • 5 Nov 2015
    ACLC's Dr. Roland Pfau has been awarded participation in a HORIZON 2020 collaboration project

    The UvA has received funding for two HORIZON 2020 projects that aim at contributing towards a solution for the Societal Challenges that Europe is currently facing. Roland Pfau's project is one of them. Under the ...

  • 21 May 2015
    Renowned sceptic changes mind after encounter with UvA scholar

    After practically having given up all hope in the scientific credentials of the humanities, acclaimed sceptic and science writer Michael Shermer has come to reassess his position as a result of an encounter with UvA ...

  • 28 Apr 2015
    Signers and non-signers universally able to distinguish verb categories in sign languages

    Sign languages, even those that are unrelated, encode inherent meaning components of verbs in such a way that even non-signers can extract these meanings. This is one of the surprising results of research conducted ...