Staff publications

Prof. Sally Wyatt contributes to blog post on Gizmodo

Prof. Sally Wyatt contributes to the blog post ‘What will the Internet Look Like in 2030?‘ on Gizmodo. Gizmodo is a design, technology, science and science fiction website.

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New Mosa Historia blog by Mayra Murkens

The History Department’s blog Mosa Historia has a new entry, by Mayra Murkens.

In her blog, Mayra discusses how the measles as a disease were underestimated today but also in the past. On the one hand she thus connects to current-day debates on the measles. On the other, this ties in with her PhD work which is linked to the Maastricht Death and Disease Database.

Read her and the other blogs here.

Patrick Bijsmans and alumna Christiane Barth win best article prize

Patrick Bijsmans (Department of Politics) and MA European Studies alumna Christiane Barth have been awarded the 2018 Journal of Contemporary European Studies Best Article Prize for their work entitled ‘The Maastricht Treaty and public debates about European integration: The emergence of a European public sphere?’.

Their open access article discusses the gradual convergence of public debates on Europe at the time of the Maastricht Treaty.

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Marloes de Hoon co-authors WODC study

Marloes de Hoon – PhD candidate at FASoS and affiliated to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), who is conducting research into mobility of refugees under the umbrella of the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) – co-authored a report concerning migration of asylum permission holders which was published by the Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Security and Justice (WODC) and CBS.

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FASoS researchers publish book on South-South Development Cooperation

Elsje Fourie, Wiebe Nauta and Emma Mawdsley (Cambridge) have published a new edited volume with Routledge, titled ‘Researching South-South Development Cooperation: The Politics of Knowledge Production’.

This is the culmination of an international collaboration that began with a workshop in Maastricht in 2015. FASoS’ own RSF and ART funds helped to bring the project to fruition.

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Book with contributions by Ferenc Laczo wins Outstanding Academic Title Award

Erno Munkacsi’s ‘How it Happened. Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry‘ has won Choice’s Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2019.

Ferenc Laczo wrote the introduction to the book and co-authored – with Laszlo Csosz – its extensive annotations and glossary. The book has been edited by Nina Munk.

New FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog on attendance at FASoS

Does attendance matter in a Problem-Based Learning environment? In the latest contribution to the FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog, Arjan Schakel and Patrick Bijsmans provide new evidence on the effect of attendance on study success from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. They contextualise the discussions on attendance, and present options for further research and refinement of the faculty’s attendance policy.

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Ferenc Laczo publishes anthology Confronting Devastation

Ferenc Laczo has just published an anthology under the title ‘Confronting Devastation: Memoirs of Holocaust Survivors from Hungary’.

The anthology draws on the archives of the Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivors Memoir Program and features excerpts from 21 book-length memoirs. This volume contains some 480 pages divided into five thematic sections. Ferenc selected the excerpts and wrote the introduction to the book and all its sections.

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Collective volume on language in the mines by Leonie Cornips & Pieter Muysken

A special issue of the ‘International Journal for the Sociology of Language’ has just been published on language use in the mines. Language use in mining poses a particular challenge, since mining creates very specific social ecological circumstances. The issue came out of a symposium comparing mining languages in Africa, South America, and North Western Europe, held at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

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New Teaching & Learning blog on teaching political ecology with PBL

Environmental problems of the Anthropocene require politically-orientated solutions, and a new generation of complex problem-solvers. Problem-Based Learning is a natural fit for teaching political ecology, and in this blog post Nick Kirsop-Taylor and Dan Appiah report on an experiment at the University of Exeter on this.

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