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Fellows Receive Prestigious ERC Consolidator Grants

Three NIAS fellows, Catarina Dutilh Novaes (2016/17), Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (2017/18) and Marco Tamietto (2017/18) have been awarded highly competitive European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants. The grant of €2 million allows scholars to build and consolidate their own research team.

Catarina Dutilh Novaes

Catarina Dutilh Novaes is Associate Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the University of Groningen, as well as an external member of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (LMU). She has expertise in a wide range of topics, in particular the philosophy and history of logic and philosophy of mathematics. From 2011 to 2106 she led the NWO-VIDI project ‘The Roots of Deduction’, an investigation on the origins and practices of deductive reasoning, especially within mathematics. At NIAS, she wrote up her findings for this project on deduction. Her research is characterized by engagement with the work of cognitive scientists and psychologists, an approach that she will continue to pursue in her ERC project, ‘The Social Epistemology of Argumentation’.

 

Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk

Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk is Associate Professor of Economic and Social History at Utrecht University, and endowed Professor of Comparative History of Households, Gender and Work at Radboud University Nijmegen. She has published widely on the history of women’s and children’s work, and has conducted several comparative labour history projects. At NIAS, she studies how colonial connections shaped household behaviour and living standards in the Dutch Empire. Van Nederveen Meerkerk was awarded the ERC grant forRace to the Bottom? Family Labour, Household Livelihood and Consumption in the Relocation of Global Cotton Manufacturing, ca. 1750-1990′. This research project studies the role of household labour and consumption in the relocation of textile production across the world. She will link a large body of different data, such as wage data, trade data, and household budgets, but also more qualitative material such as ethnographic studies, travel accounts and reports found in national, colonial and regional archives. More….

Marco Tamietto

Marco Tamietto is Research Fellow at Tilburg University and the University of Turin, as well as Visiting Professor at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. His studies concern the functional and structural neuroanatomy of the human visual system and emotion perception. He combines neuroimaging methods with psychophysics and he is particularly interested in patients with cortical blindness and in patients with hemispatial neglect. At NIAS, Tamietto will study the neural routes of emotional contagion. He was awarded the ERC grant for his project ‘Turning the cortically blind brain to see: from neural computations to system dynamics generating visual awareness in humans and monkeys’.

ERC Consolidator Grants

The ERC Consolidator Grants are awarded to outstanding researchers of any nationality and age, with at least seven and up to 12 years of experience after PhD, and a scientific track record showing great promise. The funding (maximum of €2 million per grant), is provided for up to five years.

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