YUFE open plenary session, on Monday 13 January 2020

On Monday 13 January 2020, from 09.30 – 11.30, the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) alliance organises a plenary information session for the UM community (students and staff) in which the vision of YUFE and opportunities the alliance will bring, will be presented.

You can register for the plenary session here; first-come-first-served basis.

For questions about this event please contact Mr. Jan Hupkens, policy advisor internationalisation.

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Good luck in your exams!

On behalf of all FASoS staff members: good luck in your exams!

Just a little over one week and you will be able to enjoy a much-deserved Christmas break.

Launch event BA Digital Society in film

On Thursday 14 November, the faculty festively celebrated the launch of the BA Digital Society. Staff and students were invited to an afternoon filled with interesting lectures and panel discussions, organised by programme director Sally Wyatt.

UM Rector Rianne Letschert and FASoS Dean Sophie Vanhoonacker gave opening speeches.

The UM Video Team filmed the event; you can watch the result here.

SG lecture: meet the millenials, on Wednesday 15 January 2020

In this theatrical lecture, performance creator Lucas De Man (NL/BE) takes you on a fascinating tour of six megacities in Asia. You will meet a contemporary generation of hope in Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

When: Wednesday 15 January 2020, 20.30 – 22.00
Where: AINSI Theatre, Lage Kanaaldijk 112-113
Costs: €8 for students

Get you tickets here.

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FASoS Study Saturday, on Saturday 14 December

Library full and nowhere to go? Is your room feeling tiny and you need to get out? Good news: FASoS will be open on Saturday 14 December from 9.00 – 19.00 for a Study Saturday.

All tutorial rooms in GG76 will be open. This includes all study rooms and the computer suite.

Don’t worry about staying caffeinated and fed – everyone’s favorite café, Bandito Espresso, will be open to keep everyone energised.

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ESports event for BA Digital Society students, on 17 January 2020

In January 2020, many businesses and policy makers will be coming to Maastricht to discuss the future of eSports, focusing particularly on simulated car racing (simracing).

There is a special student programme on Friday 17 January open to BA Digital Society students (which does not conflict with your Surveillance Society course).

To attend, please register here.

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Call for papers UACES/DIMES workshop

The academic association for contemporary European Studies (UACES) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its inaugural Diversity, Inclusion and Multidisciplinarity in European Studies (DIMES) workshop taking place at Leiden University on 5 and 6 March 2020, in conjunction with the European Studies Association of Sub-Saharan Africa.

This event will bring together academics from across the international community to produce outputs that afford visibility to underrepresented perspectives and voices in European Studies.

You can also attend the workshop without presenting.

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Peter Peters co-edits book on dialogues science and technology studies

Peter Peters has co-edited a book, together with Henk Borgdorff (Leiden University) and Trevor Pinch (Cornell University), entitled ‘Dialogues between Artistic Research and Science and Technology Studies‘ (Routledge). This edited volume maps dialogues between science and technology studies research on the arts and the emerging field of artistic research.

RMES student presents at GLOBALCIT Conference in Florence

Mira Seyfettinoglu, a student in the Research Master European Studies, presented the first part of her MSc thesis at the GLOBALCIT Conference on ‘The Value of Citizenship for Individuals and States‘, which took place on 21 and 22 November 2019 at the European University Institute in Florence.

Mira’s paper focused on the trends and determinants of investor citizenship schemes around the world between 1980 and 2018.

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Mathieu Segers interviewed by several news outlets

FASoS Professor Mathieu Segers was interviewed by several news outlets (Chapeau Magazine, de Limburger and 1Limburg) about the Maastricht Europe Days that took place last weekend. Prof. Segers is deputy managing director of Studio Europa which organises the Maastricht Europe Days.

He was also interviewed by NPO Radio 1 on Hungarian EU politics.

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