No FASoS Weekly this week due to technical issues

Due to technical issues, the FASoS Weekly of this week unfortunately cannot be send out. We hope to fix the problem soon and will hopefully be able to send out the FASoS Weekly again next week.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

Geert Somsen talks about the history and future of scientific conferences

Why do scientists go to conferences? What happens at face-to-face meetings that cannot be done at a distance?

In this recent talk at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia, Geert Somsen addressed these questions. Click here to watch the talk on YouTube.

He drew on the findings from the European research project The Scientific Conference: A Social, Cultural, and Political History.

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SG lecture: The ‘War on Terror’ at 21, on 12 December

Join this Studium Generale lecture titled ‘Human Right Lecture: The ‘War on Terror’ at 21: Reflections from Practice’, where Helen Duffy will discuss what she sees as key characteristics of the ‘war on terror’ today.

When 12 December, at 20.00
Where: Aula, Tongersestraat 53
Costs: Free
Speaker: Prof. Helen Duffy, Professor of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

Register here.

Lunch Concerts at FASoS, on 13 December

This academic year, you can enjoy short concerts of classical music once per month in the Turnzaal at FASoS for free.

This is a great opportunity to take some time for yourself and get out of the routine of study and work.

During next 30 minute concert on 13 December at 14.00, you can enjoy the music of the American composer David Maslanka performed by the saxophone quartet “Øsimun”.

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MYA Book Club: “Complaint!” by Sara Ahmed, on 14 December

Ever wondered how complaints in academia are dealt with?

Together with the Diversity & Inclusion Office, the Jan van Eyck Academie, and the Centre for Gender and Diversity, the Maastricht Young Academy is organising a series of book club meetings on Sarah Ahmed’s “Complaint!”

Stay for lunch time discussions (food provided) and get a free copy of the book!

When: starting 14 December, from 12.30 – 14.00
Where: Jan van Eyck Academie

Register here.

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SOFASoS’s Crash Courses next week!

How to master your exams? Join SOFASoS’s Crash Courses!

They are all taking place next week so sign up and join the zoom meeting here.

  • DS Year 2: Artificial Society: 15 December, at 18.30
  • ES Year 1: Ruling Europe: 12 December, at 18.30
  • AC Year 1: Knowledge and Criticism: 13 December, at 18.30
  • AC Year 2: Cultural Pluralism: 15 December, at 18.30

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Win Interrail passes at UM Christmas Karaoke Contest, on 23 December

Ever visited the distinguished lecture hall at the Maastricht University Office for a class or an event and wanted to just burst into song? Now you can!

Join UM’s first Maastricht University Christmas Karaoke Contest 23 December from 16.00 – 17.30. Students and staff are welcome to sing along! You can win a Interrail pass for 2 people.

Sign up here before 14 December!

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ECA event: European Digital Safety in the 21st Century, on 8 December

European Data Protection Supervisor will be the European Careers Association’s host on 8 December!

This event is a great opportunity to get acquainted with data protection. Many young professionals find a career in this field, and there will be a focus on career possibilities in the presentation.

This is an open event available to anyone, sign up here. The capacity of the lecture hall is limited so make sure to secure your spot as soon as possible.

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SG and Opera Zuid: Lady in the Dark, on 11 December

Studium Generale and Opera Zuid are teaming up to offer students the opportunity to see ‘Lady in the Dark’ (performed in English, Dutch subtitles).

This opera tells the story of Liza Elliott, the editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine who experiences high pressure at work and in her private life.

When: Sunday 11 December, 18.30 (Introduction in English) / 19.30 (Opera)
Where: Vrijthof Theatre
Costs: €10 / only for students!

Register here.

Join FEM book launch of “De Nee Club”(The No Club), on 12 December

Join The Female Empowerment (FEM) Board of Maastricht University and prof. Lise Vesterlund  for the book launch of “De Nee Club” (“The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work”) on systematic gender differences in the assignation of tasks and work retribution in academia.

Discuss the redistribution of service work and how institutions should deal with it.

When: 12 December, from 14.00-17.00
Where: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6

Register here.

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