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FASoS to host 5th Sociolinguistics Circle in April 2018

The first Sociolinguistics Circle was hosted by the University of Groningen in March 2014. The next edition will be hosted by the chair ‘Language culture in Limburg’ of Maastricht University at FASoS and will take place on Friday 6 April 2018. For this fifth edition, bachelor’s and master’s students are also invited to submit their work for (poster) presentations.
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#BAES15 student blog competition: ‘Brexit and the future of the EU’

Fifteen years of European Studies. Fifteen years in which Europe has changed in many ways. From Big Bang Enlargement to the financial crisis and, of course, Brexit. The latter has marked the beginning of a period of reflection and intense debate about the EU’s future. Do you want to contribute to this debate and have your writing published online? Check out the #BAES15 student blog competition.

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Essay competition on the most important scientific breakthrough

The KHMW (Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen) and the Dutch newspaper NRC announce their eighth essay competition. The theme of this year is ‘What will be the most important scientific breakthrough in the 21st century?’. Submit your essay before 15 June. More information can be found online.

Call for freelance writers and artists for Mosaïek magazine

Mosaïek magazine is calling for freelance writers and artists among our staff and students. Mosaiek is an independent, non-profit magazine, exclusively run by FASoS students, which encourages expression in relation to humanities and social sciences. Join our second meeting on Monday 27 March, 18.00, in room 2.020 (also known as ‘StudentReps Office’) or send us an email at

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Wanted: Talented Dutch writers for WriteNow! contest

Are you between 15 and 24 years old and do you enjoy writing in Dutch? If so, you are invited to submit your entries for the Write Now! 2017 writing contest. The submission deadline is Saturday 1 April. For more information check the Write Now website.

ESST European Award 2017 for best undergraduate essay

The European Masters Programme in Society, Science and Technology (ESST) is sponsoring an award of €500 for the best undergraduate essay on the connection between science and society (or technology and society). Undergraduates from all academic fields of study attending any European university are eligible to apply. Deadline: Friday 28 July 2017.

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Open Call for Workshop on the Future of Politics in Times of Populism

What roles do the new right and the old left play in today’s politics? Where can democracy find its place in the 21st century? Alongside Tariq Ali, Saskia Sassen, Srećko Horvat, Andreas Speit, Chantal Mouffe and Ágnes Heller, students will address these questions during the symposium ‘The Extreme Centre’, organised by the Academy of the Arts of the World in Cologne on 18-19 April 2017. Register by Wednesday 15 February.

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Call for Papers: MACCH Conference Participatory Practices

The Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH) is pleased to announce the upcoming conference: ‘Participatory Practices in Arts and Heritage’ on 17-18 March 2017. The deadline for abstracts is Monday 16 January 2017. This event is a collaboration between MACCH, the research centre Autonomy and the Public Sphere in the Arts, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and the Jan van Eyck Academie.

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Submissions for ‘Internet thesis prizes 2016’ open now

The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities announces that Google, Brinkhof, SIDN Fonds and Greenhost will each offer an internet thesis prize of €2,000, for the best thesis in one of the following subjects:

  • Internet & Economy
  • Internet & Law
  • Internet & Social Sciences/Humanities
  • Internet & Technology

For further information and nomination forms, please visit (in Dutch).

Call for Papers: UM Journal of Sustainability Studies, Vol 4

Do more with your academic papers by submitting them for publication in the fourth edition of the Maastricht University Journal of Sustainability Studies. The journal welcomes a wide variety of sustainability-related topics from all academic disciplines. Send your papers to by Sunday 18 September.

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