Staff’s Edition

You said, we did: March 2019

To keep everyone informed on the changes that are made at FASoS in response to your feedback, FASoS staff and the Student Reps started a new series.

In our second post we highlight some of the things we are working on:

  • Button in the bikeshed GG76S
  • Stress survey
  • Faculty Drinks
  • New electric system in GG80-82

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Expert Roundtable: Brexit and Beyond, on 29 March

On 29 March 2019 the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union. Yet, the outcome and modalities of the UK’s departure are more uncertain than ever and the future relationship between the UK and the EU remains highly indeterminate.

Join our panel with distinguished scholars from across Europe to look beyond the headlines, dissect the Brexit process and consider its consequences.

Friday 29 March, 17.30 – 20.00 at FASoS. Register online.

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COST information session, on 11 April

Are you interested in setting up a (scientific) network, to for example do research with in the future? Do you want to know what funding is available from the EU (COST) and under which conditions? Are you interested in joining an existing COST network?

Then the UM COST information session on Thursday 11 April from 15.00 – 17.00 could be interesting for you!

Please register online before 8 April, 12.00.

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AMC Colloquium: ‘Tacky and Taboo Stories?’, on 27 March

AMC Colloquium: ‘Tacky and Taboo Stories? Life Stories of Care in a Context of Social Neglect’
Speaker: Janna Klostermann, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

When: Wednesday 27 March, 15.30
Where: Spiegelzaal, GG 80-82

This presentation explores the possibilities and limits of using life stories – however tacky or taboo – to learn about social norms and about extended social relations and imaginaries.

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Ferenc Laczó interviewed by BBC World Service’s The Inquiry

Ferenc Laczó acted as one of four expert witnesses on the BBC World Service’s programme ‘The Inquiry’. The episode of 14 March posed the following question: will populism destroy the European Union?

Decisions and announcements Faculty Board meetings February 2019

The FASoS Faculty Board held two meetings on 13 and 28 February.


  • The Faculty Board discussed the Self Evaluation Reports (SERs) of the bachelor’s and the master’s programmes Arts and Culture, and approved the reported procedure.
  • The Faculty Board approved two applications of the Graduate School regarding a PhD research visit to FASoS and the registration of an external PhD candidate.

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Maastricht University supports the Maastricht Climate March, on 15 March

Three students of Maastricht University (including a FASoS student) got inspired by two girls from Maastricht, who were on strike all day on 7 February at the town hall. The students would like to support them by organising the first Maastricht Climate March.

We are very proud that our community is so dedicated to our planet’s future. That is why we support the Maastricht Climate March on Friday 15 March, organised by Students 4 Climate.

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New A-Status track established in the FASoS SEO Fund

A new track is established in the FASoS SEO Fund for colleagues whose H2020, ERC or Jean Monnet proposal was evaluated well above threshold and/or recommended for funding, but was still rejected. The purpose of the incentive is to bring these applications into the funding ranks during the next round. The grant consists of max. €20.000,- and is awarded automatically to researchers who have reached specific scores in the previous application.

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Mosaïek’s Big Book Swap, on 17 March

Mosaïek warmly invites you to our BIG BOOK SWAP. If you’re looking for a chill place to hang out and find some new exciting books to read, join us @THE LAB on 17 March, 15.00.

How to participate:
Bring a book that you’ve read and/or that you don’t mind parting with. Bring your lovely presence. Swap your book out for another. Profit.

Mosaïek is providing:

  • A cool way to trade books
  • A Book Quiz (Win a free book)
  • Snacks

Results Keuzegids Masters 2019 online: two top programmes at FASoS

According to the Keuzegids Masters 2019, Maastricht University is the best university in the Netherlands, a shared position with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. At FASoS, two programmes have been labelled Top Programmes: the research masters European Studies (ES) and Cultures of Arts, Sciences and Technology (CAST).

See the full results on the website of the ‘Keuzegids’ (only available in Dutch).

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