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Farewell interview with Kiran Patel

Kiran Patel says farewell to FASoS. He is leaving Maastricht University for the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, where he will hold the chair in European History and establish an interdisciplinary research centre on Europe and European history. In the interview, Kiran reflects on his time in Maastricht.

Ernst Homburg interviewed in newspaper NRC on new book

The national newspaper NRC interviewed Ernst Homburg on his new book: Hazardous Chemicals, Agents of Risk and Change, 1800-2000. The book covers the discovery and regulation of hazardous chemicals. Homburg: “Sometimes fear goes to far.”

The full interview (in Dutch) is available online.

Picture: David van Dam

Leonie Cornips talks on radio L1 about her research

In the programme ‘Stemmingmakers’ on the local radio station L1 Leonie Cornips talks about where she grew up, the dialect she researched for her PhD, the undermining role of pre-schools on the Limburgian dialect and the language of cows.

The full episode is available online.

Maarten Doorman on national TV NPO2 in philosophical quintet

The TV discussion programme HUMAN of NPO 2 has a philosophical quintet which discusses words we struggle with. The fourth episode is on authenticity. We all long for authenticity and like to be original, but at the same time we also like to be part of something. Does that go together? How do you define what is authentic? And what is the purpose of the search?

The full episode (in Dutch) is available online.

Kiran Patel interviewed by ZDF on stepping down of Theresa May

For the programme Heute Journal of the ZDF Kiran Patel was interviewed after the announcement that Theresa May would step down as Prime Minister.

The full interview (in German) is available online.

Georgi Verbeeck interviewed for Belgian VRT news

In the programme ‘De Wereld Vandaag’ Georgi Verbeeck answers the question how Germans and Russians experience the large scale remembrances before D-day. This year it was exactly 75 years ago that D-day took place. To commemorate this several ceremonies took place, which were also attended by Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump en Justin Trudeau. Angela Merkel and Vladimir Poetin did not attend.

The full episode is available online.

Klaartje Peters in ‘Buitenhof’ on national TV

Klaartje Peters was a guest on the national TV programme ‘Buitenhof’ on Sunday 16 June. Together with Wim Kuijken she discusses how the Dutch government can let large governmental projects fail.

The full episode is available online.

Kiran Patel gives a long interview in Germany’s Der Spiegel on the EU

In a long interview, Kiran Patel discusses lessons from the EU’s past and perspectives for the future. The interview builds on his 2018 book “Projekt Europa: Eine kritische Geschichte“ and discusses the prospects of Brexit and the EU’s role in creating peace, among other issues.

Leonie Cornips interviewed by Frisian Daily and Maastricht magazine

Leonie Cornips gave an extensive interview to the Friesch Dagblad about how despite the decline of the use of traditional regional languages in the Netherlands, the social media use in these languages has never been this high before.

The Maastricht magazine ‘Thuis in Maastricht’ interviewed Leonie about her new research on how animals interact.

Maarten Doorman interviewed on Dutch radio 1

Maarten Doorman was interviewed for the popular history radio show Onvoltooid Verleden Tijd (OVT) on Dutch radio 1 about what makes festivals so appealing.

The full episode is available online.

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