Staff’s Edition

Katleen Gabriels interviewed by Belgian Radio 1 on 30 years of internet

In the show ‘Sofie’s world’ (De Wereld van Sofie) on the Belgian Radio Station Radio 1 Katleen Gabriels was part of the episode which was dedicated to ‘creative with the internet’. Katleen was interviewed on how the digital world defines our lives, and the pitfalls and trumps of the world wide web (which exists 30 years in 2019).

The full episode is available online.

SG Lecture: The Missing Children: Tracing Children after World War

At the end of the war, the Allies discovered tens of thousands of unaccompanied children in liberated Europe. Who were they, to whom did they belong and who would help them?

Studium Generale Lecture
Speaker: Dan Stone, Professor of Modern History, Royal Holloway, University of London

When: Monday 21 January, 20.00.
Where: Auditorium, MBB 4-6. Free entrance.

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EDRC Seminar by Thomas Conzelmann at OECD in Paris, on 18 January

Thomas Conzelmann will present the results of his recently concluded VIDI project at the OECD in Paris. He was invited to speak to state delegates and OECD staff in the Economic Development and Review Committee (EDRC). The title of the seminar is: ‘Beyond the carrot and the stick – the authority of peer reviews among states in different international organisations’.

Friday 18 January, 12.30 – 14.00. OECD, Conference Centre, CC20

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Kiran Patel interviewed by German radio station on the EU in 2018

The public German radio station MDR looks back on 2018 from an EU-perspective and interviews Kiran Patel on the subject.

The interview was also broadcasted in the radio show ‘Tagesschau‘ from the channel Deutschlandfunk, part of ARD.

Lotte Thissen in Frisian documentary ‘Thús yn Taal’

In a country in which constantly more different languages are spoken, we keep on drawing the border more between “them” and “us”.

In early 2018 Lotte Thissen held her PhD defence about language and belonging, which is mostly based on fieldwork in Roermond. In the documentary ‘Thús yn Taal‘, which is broadcast by the regional TV station Omrop Fryslân, Lotte elaborates extensively on her research.

Decisions and announcements Faculty Board meetings December 2018

The FASoS Faculty Board held two meetings on 5 and 19 December.


  • Following the advice of the OTO, the Faculty Board decided on funding the applications for a VSF-/RSF-contribution.
  • The BA Digital Society will maintain the same admission requirements as the other two bachelor’s programmes at FASoS.
  • The Board approved the revised profile report special chair ‘History of Science and Technology’ and the nomination of the chairholder.

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Submissions open for the Kremers Award 2019

The Kremers Award has been set up to commemorate the restructuring activity that took place after the closure of the coal mines in the South Limburg region between 1965 and 2010. The Kremers Prizes will be awarded once every two years for the best research project described in a thesis by a higher education student.

Students (bachelor, master or PhD) are invited to upload their thesis by 31 August. More information can be found on the website.

Common Room GG76s refurbished: join the launch on 22 January

The FASoS Faculty Board made some budget available to refurbish the Common Room in GG76s. After hard work of the Student Reps the Common Room is now a nice place for FASoS students and staff to come together. The Common Room is shared with SBE.

To celebrate FASoS’ 25th birthday this year, we would like to have a festive launch of the new Common Room. Have some (free) cake with us on Tuesday 22 January at 13.00 and explore the new Common Room!

Giselle Bosse’s course on ‘Survey Research’ UM best practice example

The course ‘Research Methods: Survey Research’ (BA European Studies), coordinated by Dr Bosse, has been selected by EDLAB as ‘Best Practice Example for the Use of Creative PBL’. In this course, students carry out quantitative surveys for cultural and social organisations in Maastricht and the wider Meuse–Rhine Euroregion. Students also create interactive WordPress websites to present research results and policy recommendations to local clients.

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Maastricht Meets Short Films at Lumière, on 22 January

Join the film event Maastricht Meets Short Films on 22 January, 19.30 at Lumière Cinema.

After the big success last year, Lumière, Meet Maastricht and Video Power organise the second edition of ‘Maastricht Meets Short Films’. This is your chance to get to know filmmakers and the local film scene: from fiction to documentary to experimental short films.

Tickets (€ 5,00) and more info is available on the website.

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