Invitation to the FASoS Staff BBQ, on 31 August

To celebrate the start of yet another new academic year the FASoS Faculty Board would like to invite you for a festive BBQ-event.

The BBQ will take place on Friday 31 August in the tent (or outside) behind the Turnzaal and starts at 16.00. All FASoS academic and support staff as well as their partners and children are invited to join.

If you would  like to attend the BBQ we kindly ask you to register here (registration deadline: Friday 10 August).

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Guest lecture by Prof. Nikolas Kompridis, on 2 July

On Monday 2 July, 10.00 – 11.00, Professor Kompridis will give a guest lecture on ‘Beginning and Belonging: The Contemporary Refugee Crisis and the Right to the Human Condition’. Nikolas Kompridis is professor in Philosophy and Political Thought at the Australian Catholic University. The lecture will take place in the Turnzaal, Grote Gracht 90-92. 
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Guest lecture by Prof. John Parkinson, on 5 July

On Thursday 5 July, 16.00 – 17.00, Professor Parkinson will give a guest lecture on ‘Communication as cultural practice: some implications for democratic theory’. John Parkinson is professor of Politics at the University of Canberra in Australia. The lecture will take place in the Turnzaal, Grote Gracht 90-92

Bilisuma Dito represented MACIMIDE at H2020 Cross Migration conference

The conference in Florence aimed at creating an open dialogue with scholars from the migration research community on how to promote systematic knowledge accumulation. It focused both on a methodology for knowledge accumulation, involving the development of a migration studies taxonomy, as on substantive areas for knowledge accumulation. As such, the conference is relevant for migration scholars interested in the development of migration studies.

SG Lecture: Data for the People, on 14 June

Studium Generale Lecture: Data for the People. Speaker: Dr. Andreas Weigend (author Data for the People)

Every day, as you browse the Internet and carry your mobile phone, you create and share data about yourself. This data of the people and by the people is the most important economic resource of the twenty-first century, as important as oil.

Thursday 14 June, 20.00, St. Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6. Free entrance.

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MUSTS Colloquium: Building a market for human subjects, on 20 June

MUSTS Colloquium: ‘Building a market for human subjects: Total institutions, alternate worlds & the space of the NIH research hospital, 1950-1980’

Speaker: Laura Stark (Vanderbilt University)

When: Wednesday 20 June, 15.30-17.00
Where: FASoS, Grote Gracht 80-82, Attic

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Join the PBL Movie Night 2, on 26 June

Following a successful PBL Movie Night 1 in November 2017, Vincent Bijman and Patrick Bijsmans are now organising PBL Movie Night 2. We have recorded two tutor group meetings, one in the BA AC and one in the BA ES. We would like to discuss these recordings with you. PBL Movie Night 2 will take place on Tuesday 26 June, starting at 17.00. You will have to sign up via Doodle to be able to participate.

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Exhibition: ‘Rebel Girls: Illustrating Identity’, 18 June – 6 July

The exhibition ‘Rebel Girls: Illustrating Identity’ is linked to the inaugural chair of Emilie Sitzia. This experimental participatory exhibition explores the rebel girls of children’s literature. Through a selection of newly-collected personal stories, the exhibition examines our enduring connection with the rebel girls of children’s literature.

When: 18 June – 6 July 2018. Opening 17 June, 15.00 – 17.00
Where: Oude Turfmarkt 129, Amsterdam

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Exposition Law History in Honour of Louis Berkvens

On 15 June 2018 prof. Dr. Louis Berkvens will say goodbye to Maastricht University (UM) after 20 years of endowed professorship. In honor of his leave an exposition about law history and its development will be opened 11 June at UM’s administrative offices. The exposition holds works from the UM Library’s Special Collections, Centre Céramique and the Regional Historical Centre Maastricht (RHCL).

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Visit the Research Data Management Roadshow, on 13 June

On Wednesday 13 June, the UM Library organises a Research Data Management Roadshow for UM researchers and support staff. Specialists from UM and SURF are present to answer your data-related questions. You are welcome between 10.30 – 12.30 at Dr Tanslaan, Randwyck (between MECC and UNS 50). To register, please send an email to:

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