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Seminar Programme 2017

NIAS is pleased to announce the seminar programme for the second semester 2017, with seminars on Medieval Europe, privacy, mental health interventions, eavesdropping 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 11.30, unless stated otherwise.



March 9
Maartje Janse | “Organizing the masses, 19th c: work in progress

March 16 | 11:20 (!) – 12:30
Serena Ferente | “Europe in the 15th c.: work in progress” | Preceded by 5-minute Talk by Sarah Durston

March 30 | 15:30-16:30
Lex Heerma van Voss “Love and Friendship between 1650 – 1800“, Afternoon lecture, followed by drinks 

April 6
Nadia Latif | “Nation-States, Citizenship, and Human Rights”                         

April 13
Bert-Jaap Koops | “Privacy Spaces: where can you be yourself?

April 20
Theme Group Comparative Biology of Language Learning | “Towards the next level: the comparative biology of language learning”

April 27
No seminar                       

May 4
Greg Siegle and theme group My optimism wears heavy boots | “Emotion Prosthetics: Mental Health, Technology, and Ethics

May 11
Urok Shirhan | “Xenophones

May 18 | 15:30-16:30
Erik and Ronald Rietveld “Complementarity of Art & Science” Afternoon lecture by Guest Speakers, followed by drinks  

May 25
No seminar                       

June 1
Liza Mugge | “How Does Diversity Work? Political representation of minorities with a migration background”

June 8
Karin Bijsterveld | “Slicing Sound: Sonic Skills and Speaker Identification at the Stasi

June 15
Bart Eeckhout | “Wallace Stevens’ planet: work in progress

June 22
Theme Group Seminar by Hans Ormel and others | “Is Depression an Evolved Adaptation?