Maastricht Disrupt Conference 2019, on Saturday 22 June

We are an interdisciplinary student committee passionate about Design Thinking for creative problem-solving. The annual ‘Not a Design Conference‘ inspires its audience with innovative concepts and visions. Through talks, workshops and a panel discussion you learn about how our inventions influence nature and how nature influences our inventions.

Saturday 22 June, 09.00 – 21.00. Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade. Tickets are available online.


Save the date: Launch BA Digital Society on 14 and 15 November

On 14-15 November 2019 we will launch the BA Digital Society.

On Thursday 14 November from 16.00 onwards there will be a festive event, with art, discussion and drinks – this is open to all.

On Friday 15 November, we will discuss research about different aspects of digital society and links with teaching.

Save the date: more details will follow after the summer.


Theatre show by FASoS alumnus Micha Wertheim, on 13 June

On 13 June Arts & Culture alumnus Micha Wertheim performs in the theatre at the Vrijthof with his cabaret show ‘Voor alle duidelijkheid‘. Tickets are still available. The show received very good reviews in the national newspapers.

Slave or enslaved? Talk by Jean Casimir at Jan van Eyck, on 17 June

On Monday 17 June, 16.00, the Jan van Eyck Academie will host a talk by the sociologist, anthropologist and scholar Jean Casimir (b. 1938, Haiti). Focusing on the dynamic between modernity and coloniality, the expert will discuss various aspects of regional histories.

A talk by Marjolein van Pagee will follow at 17.30. Entrance is free and all are welcome!

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Toast on Vici for Raf and KNAW memberships of Kiran and Valentina, on 18 June

In the past couple of months the faculty has reached a couple of new milestones in the field of research. Raf de Bont has been awarded a Vici grant and Valentina Mazzucato and Kiran Patel have both been elected as members of the KNAW.

We would therefore like to invite you for ‘vlaai’ (cake) on Tuesday 18 June at 15.00 in the coffee room, Grote Gracht 90-92.

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2019 Annual PCE Conference, on 19 June

Invitations are open to the annual PCE Conference, which takes place on Wednesday 19 June at the Groote Societeit. The programme and speakers are available in the PDF.

Debating the 2019 European Elections, roundtable discussion on 20 June

Debating the 2019 European Elections – Roundtable Discussion on the Campaigns for and the Results of the European Elections.

When: Thursday 20 June, 10.00-12.00.

Where: Spiegelzaal, FASoS

Attendance to the event is free and open to all, subject to registration. Please email by Monday 17 June if you wish to attend.

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Invitation: Exploring Collaboration between FASoS and IDS, on 28 June

With the launch of the new BA Digital Society, FASoS is reinforcing its position as the hub at UM for Social Science and Humanities research into the Digital Society and Digitalisation! With this in mind, our colleagues from the Interfaculty Institute for Data Sciences (IDS) have organised an Introductory meeting to explore opportunities for further collaborations and partnerships between FASoS and IDS. Read below for information and registration.

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Play and discussion: ConScience App, on 6 June

The Platform for Research Ethics and Integrity is organising an event, for which I would like to invite you – and encourage you to bring along fellow researchers. With research integrity becoming increasingly important, it is time to ask ourselves a few questions.

Theatre piece – The ConScience App

Thursday 6 June, 18.30 – 21.30. Theater aan het Vrijthof.

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Conference ‘Ten years EU Eastern Partnership’, on 6 and 7 June

On 6 and 7 June 2019, the Brussels Campus will host the conference: “Ten Years EU Eastern Partnership: Democracy promotion, economic governance and geopolitics. Where next for the EU’s regional integration project with its eastern neighbours?”

The event is free of charge but registration is required. You can still register for Friday 7 June.

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