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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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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SG Lecture: Taking Stock of Donald Trump’s America, on 14 January

With 20 January marking the halfway point of President Trump’s first term in office, it is time to analyse where America stands. What are the effects of these two years of bruising presidency?

Studium Generale lecture, free entrance.

Speaker: Frans Verhagen. Journalist, Publicist, Expert on America

When: Monday 14 January, 20.00

Where: Auditorium, MBB 4-6
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Let’s talk about it: Brightlands Technology and Society, on 15 January

You are invited for the first Brightlands event of 2019: Technology & Society. This will be the kick-off of an ongoing discussion about ethics and the role technology plays and should play in society. Key notes are in the hands of Sally Wyatt (Prof. Digital Culture at UM), Geert Mul (Media Artist) and Peter Verkoulen (CEO Brightlands Smart Services Campus).

The event takes place in Heerlen on Tuesday 15 January from 16.00 – 19.00. Please register online.

Expert meeting: The Biography of the Meuse, on 17 January

Christian Ernsten and Nico Randeraad convene on 17 and 18 January 2019 an international expert meeting on the Biography of the Meuse. This project is organised in collaboration with Benoit Mater of the Limburgs Museum and will take place in Venlo and Maastricht.

The programme at the Limburgs Museum on Thursday morning 17 January is open for everybody. E-tickets can be reserved through the LGOG website.

For more information contact Christian Ernsten.

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SG Lecture Series: Introduction to the History of Science

“Science has made our modern world.” Few people would argue with this statement, but what exactly does it mean?

Studium Generale Lecture Series

Speaker: Geert Somsen, PhD, Assistant Professor History of Science, FASoS

When: Thursday 17 and 24 Jan, 7, 14 and 21 Feb, 19.30 to 21.30.

Where: Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2.

Costs whole series: UM students €10, UM employees and students from other schools €25, others €50.

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UM-wide info session: Pint of Science Maastricht, on 17 January

The largest science festival in the world is coming to Maastricht! Pint of Science Maastricht (Katerina Kandylaki of FPN and Lena Liapi of FHML) are inviting you to the first university-wide info session on Thursday 17 January at 11.00-13.00 in the Turnzaal at FASoS.

Come to hear about the festival and find out how you could be involved!


Join the lecture by Amitav Ghosh: Can the non-human speak? On 23 January

Join the Public Lecture ‘Can the non-human speak? Other Beings in Myth, Literature and Ethnography’ by Dr. Amitav Ghosh, leading author of fiction. Dr Ghosh is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences on the 43rd Dies Natalis of Maastricht University.

When: Wednesday 23 January 2019, 16.30 – 18.00
Where: Franz Palm Lecture Hall, SBE

Please register online.

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AMC Colloquium: Feminism, Sexuality, and Religion, on 23 January

You are kindly invited to the AMC Colloquium: Feminism, Sexuality, and Religion

Presenter: Lana Sirri
Respondent: Louis van den Hengel

When: Wednesday 23 January, 14.30*
Where: Spiegelzaal, GG 80-82

*The AMC colloquium in January will begin at 14.30 (and not at 15.30). This in order to allow AMC members to join the lecture by Amitav Gosh at 16.00.

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