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Seminar Programme 2017/18

First Semester Seminar Programme 2017/18

NIAS Seminar

NIAS is pleased to announce the seminar programme for the first semester 2017/2018, with seminars on the refugee crisis, poverty in Syria, colonialism, family law, and more.

About NIAS Seminars

NIAS Seminars are aimed to stimulate scientific cross-pollination within the NIAS academic community, but seminars are open to others who are interested. Please  if you wish to attend.

They take place in the Conference Room (third floor), Korte Spinhuissteeg 3 and start at 11.15 hrs unless stated otherwise.



October 5
Leonard Rutgers, Harry Ostrer and Tracy Prowse | “Diaspora, Migration and the Sciences”

October 10
Futák-Campbell, Karin Fierke, Roxane Farmanfarmaian | “Reading/Narrating the Migration/Refugee Crisis”

October 19
Sanne Blauw | “Dictatorship of Numbers”

October 26
Arnold Hoogerwerf | “The Supernormal”

November 2
Elise Van Nederveen Meerkerk | “A “Grammar of Difference”. Colonial Entanglements of Social Norms, Labour Legislation and Education in the Dutch Empire”

November 9
Muriel Hagenaars | “Scared Stiff; Defensive Immobility Revisited”

November 16
Tesse Stek | “Early Roman Colonization and Economic Exploitation”

November 23
Nicolas Trépanier |  “Reconstructing the Landscapes of Medieval Anatolia

November 30
Atte Jongstra | “Homo Hyper Erectus. A Manifest

December 7
Ali Alhassan | “Impact of Conflict on Poverty in Syria and Economic Policies for Poverty Reduction”

December 14
Frederik Swennen | “‘Uncoupling’ Family Law

December 21
Marianne van Woerkom | “Making Talent Work. A Study of Individualized Approaches to Talent Management

January 11
Joep Leerssen | “Books as Carriers of Cultural Procreation

January 18
Saskia Coenen Snyder | “An Urban Semiotics of War: Signs and Sounds in Nazi-Occupied Amsterdam

January 25
Preeti Chopra | “The City and its Fragments: Multiple Publics & the Everyday in Bombay