FASoS News

FASoS Open Air Movie Night, on 25 September

This year FASoS celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Throughout the year, a number of events are organised.

On Wednesday evening, 25 September (exact time t.b.a.), the iconic movie Forrest Gump will be played at the square behind the Turnzaal. Popcorn and cotton candy are provided. Make sure to bring your own drinks, blankets and inflatable chairs or beanbags. The event is open to all FASoS students and employees. Bring your UM card as identification.

FASoS welcomes Prof. Mathieu Segers

Following the end of his mandate as dean of University College Maastricht, Prof. Mathieu Segers, chair in contemporary European history and European integration, will be joining the History Department of FASoS as from 1 October 2019. As a well-known scholar on the history and pre-history of European integration, his research perfectly fits into the work of the faculty’s research programme ‘Politics and Culture in Europe’.


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Special chair ‘Limburg and Europe’ for Prof. Joep Leerssen

On 1 September, Prof. Joep Leerssen has been apppointed as special chair ‘Limburg and Europe (0,2 fte) at FASoS. The chair has been established by the Sociaal Historisch Centrum Limburg (SHCL) with the support of the Maastricht Working on Europe group. Professor Leerssen has a chair in Modern European Literature in the Department of European Studies (since 1991) at the University of Amsterdam and is recipient of the prestigious Spinoza Prize (2008).


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Christian Ernsten third at 2018-2019 UM Impact Course

FASoS researcher Christian Ernsten came in third place at the 2018-2019 UM Impact Course for his research on the history and development of the Meuse River and how this affects modern life.

Ties van de Werff and Arjan Schakel also participated in the course, next to 19 other UM researchers and two from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences.


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The Maastricht Young Academy is looking for new members

As from 2020, the Maastricht Young Academy is looking for two new members from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Are you an enthusiastic young and dynamic researcher, open to the world outside your own research topic? Join us and apply before 16 September via the application form.

More information can be found in the form and online.

Global Young Academy is looking for new members

The Global Young Academy, a truly unique international organisation of young scientists, is calling for new members: “Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.” Deadline for the Membership Call 2020: 15 September 2019, 22:00 (UTC). Anna Harris is a current member and happy for those to get in touch who are considering applying.

MPIWG scholarship and ArchiScienza grant for Karin Bijsterveld

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin has granted Karin Bijsterveld with a second visiting scholarship to continue her work on the history of the Stasi’s sound analysis program. Bijsterveld has also received a new grant (€22,500) for her Dutch language audiobook project “Weg van lawaai”.


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The winner of the Tiny Innovation Award 2019 is…

With two ideas ending in a shared first place, the award committee is happy to announce the Tiny Innovation Award 2019 winners:

Joeri Bruyninckx and Bernike Pasveer, assistant professors at the Department of Social Sciences, with their idea “Books of fiction: a common library of works of literary fiction in a common room” and Simone Gavazzi, Bachelor Arts and Culture student, with his idea “Chess Table”.


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Winners of the FASoS Education Award 2019

During the Education Day 2019, which took place on 25 June, two tutors received the FASoS Education Prize 2019. Maud Oostindie won the prize for the bachelor’s programme Arts and Culture and Robin Schormans for the bachelor’s programme European Studies.

Congratulations Maud and Robin!

The Maastricht Young Academy is looking for new FASoS members

From 2020 onwards the Maastricht Young Academy is looking for two new members from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Are you an enthusiastic young and dynamic researcher, open to the world outside your own research topic? Join us and apply before 16 September via the application form.

More information can be found in the form and on the MYA website.

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