Digital Society Conference, on Tuesday 26 November

After last year’s success, the fourteen Dutch universities, united in the Association of Universities in the Netherlands, are thrilled to announce the return of the Digital Society Conference.

On Tuesday 26 November 2019 at the Mediaplaza in Utrecht, the Digital Society Conference will focus on Digital Participation.

You can register for the conference here.

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CPD feedback workshop hosted by John Harbord, on Wednesday 27 November

The next FASoS CPD activity will be a feedback workshop, hosted by John Harbord. This workshop is also open to other colleagues interested in exploring the aims and techniques of formative feedback.

The workshop will take place on Wednesday 27 November 2019, from 15.00 – 17.00 in GG76 0.07 and is worth 2 CPD hours.

There are 20 places available. Please sign up here.

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MUSTS Colloquium ‘Union Académique Internationale’, on 27 November

MUSTS Colloquium “The ‘Union Académique Internationale’: a laboratory of scientific diplomacy during the interwar period” by Kenneth Bertrams, Université libre de Bruxelles/Maastricht University.

When: Wednesday 27 November, 15.30 – 17.00
Where: Attic, GG80-82

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Human chain against climate change, on Friday 29 November

On Friday 29 November, Black Friday takes place – a Friday of consumerism. But this Black Friday will be different because it coincides with the fourth Global Climate Strike.

On Friday 29 November, from 15.30 onwards, Students for Climate Maastricht is organising a huge human chain against climate change in the shopping streets of Maastricht. If you want to participate, please sign up via this Google form or via Facebook.

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Visit the UM Master’s Open Day, on Saturday 30 November

On Saturday 30 November, the UM open day takes place at the various faculties of Maastricht University. At FASoS, you can join information sessions of the different master’s programmes we offer.

You can register here and find the programme of the day here.

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Book Launch “Una Segunda Oportunidad para Europa”, on 3 December

On Tuesday 3 December, the book launch of “Una Segunda Oportunidad para Europa” by Jo Ritzen takes place at the Maastricht University Campus Brussels from 16.00 – 18.00.

The event will feature presentations by Member of European Parliament Mr. Javier López, and distinguished scholars from several Spanish universities, followed by a drinks reception.

Please register by sending an email to; first come, first served basis.

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PhD Defence Claudia Egher, on 4 December

Claudia Egher will defend her PhD dissertation ‘Mental Health Online. The enactment of expertise on bipolar disorder on American and French online platforms’ on Wednesday 4 December at 12.00 in the Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6. You are cordially invited to attend.

The defence will be followed by a reception at Thiessen Wijnkoopers (Grote Gracht 18). Please confirm attendance of the defence ceremony and reception with Claudia.

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SG lecture: Follow the Money, on Monday 18 November

Follow the Money (FTM) is a journalistic platform with a crystal clear goal: finding truth at the service of society. It conducts research into people, systems and organisations that misbehave (financially and economically) and thereby possibly cause damage to groups in society.

Thomas Bollen, investigative journalist at FTM, will give this lecture.

When: Monday 18 November, 20.00
Where: Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6
Free entrance.

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GTD Colloquium with Afua Twum-Danso Imoh, on Wednesday 20 November

You are invited to the Globalization, Transnationalism and Development Colloquium ‘Dissonance and Synergy between Global Children’s Rights Norms and Local Discourses About the Transition from Childhood to Adulthood in Ghana’, by Afua Twum-Danso Imoh, The University of Sheffield.

When: Wednesday 20 November, from 15.30 – 17.00
Where: Spiegelzaal, GG 80-82

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Debate Café: Climate Action, on Tuesday 19 November

Climate change is everywhere and its causes are so deeply rooted in our modern way of living that we are all part of the problem. Can we also be part of the solution? Does individual action make a difference? Several panelists will enter into debate.

When: Tuesday 19 November, 20.00
Where: Dominicanen Bookshop, Dominicanerkerkstraat 1

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