Staff’s Edition

FASoS Open Air Movie Night, on 25 September

This year FASoS celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Throughout the year, a number of events are organised.

On Wednesday evening, 25 September (exact time t.b.a.), the iconic movie Forrest Gump will be played at the square behind the Turnzaal. Popcorn and cotton candy are provided. Make sure to bring your own drinks, blankets and inflatable chairs or beanbags. The event is open to all FASoS students and employees. Bring your UM card as identification.

Farewell interview with Kiran Patel

Kiran Patel says farewell to FASoS. He is leaving Maastricht University for the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, where he will hold the chair in European History and establish an interdisciplinary research centre on Europe and European history. In the interview, Kiran reflects on his time in Maastricht.

SG Lecture: How the World Thinks, on 17 September

In this lecture, Julian Baggini gives a global overview of philosophy, looking at how it developed around the world and impacted the cultures in which it flourished.

Tuesday 17 September, 20.00. Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6. Free entrance. Speaker: Julian Baggini, writer and philosopher.

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New Faculty Regulations available on intranet

The new Faculty Regulations (both in Dutch and English) have been published on the intranet. On the same page you can find an overview of various FASoS Policy Reports and Procedures.

PhD Defence Thomas Huddleston, on 18 September

Thomas Huddleston will defend his PhD dissertation ‘Naturalisation in Action; How nationality laws work in practice across Europe’ in the Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, on Wednesday 18 September at 16.00. His supervisors are Prof. Maarten Vink and Prof. Gerard-René de Groot.

Please confirm attendance of the defence ceremony with Thomas’ paranymphs, Stefan Jochems ( and Zvezda Vankova (

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Full Professorship for Lies Wesseling

As from 1 September, Lies Wesseling, special chair in ‘Cultural Memory, Gender and Diversity’ has been promoted to full professor. Her work will continue to focus on questions of cultural memory addressed from the perspective of gender and diversity and more particularly on the cultural remembrance of child removal in the colonies by contemporary postcolonial Western societies.

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ITEM/Team GWO infosession on tax duties when moving to/from Belgium

On Thursday 26 September ITEM and Team Grensoverschrijdend Werken en Ondernemen (GWO) organise an information session on the tax duties when you move to or from Belgium.

When: 26 September, 13.30 – 16.45
Where: Centre Ceramique, Avenue Ceramique 50

Please register online before 18 September.

Launch of Maastricht Platform for Community-Engaged Research

Invitation to the Launch of MPCER!

The launch of the MPCER: Maastricht Platform for Community-Engaged Research at Maastricht University, will take place at Lumière Cinema on Thursday 3 October. The event will take the form of two panel discussions, focusing on the importance of doing community-engaged research as well as on the challenges and hurdles that may come with it. The audience will be encouraged to actively participate in the discussions.

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Opportunity to apply for China Scholarship Council PhD students

Colleagues interested in integrating a Chinese PhD student within his/her research or project at FASoS are invited to submit a proposal before 15 September 2019.

Maastricht University and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) collaborate to provide high quality research training to qualified students from Chinese universities and research institutions.

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FASoS welcomes Prof. Mathieu Segers

Following the end of his mandate as dean of University College Maastricht, Prof. Mathieu Segers, chair in contemporary European history and European integration, will be joining the History Department of FASoS as from 1 October 2019. As a well-known scholar on the history and pre-history of European integration, his research perfectly fits into the work of the faculty’s research programme ‘Politics and Culture in Europe’.

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