SG online lecture: Consciousness and the Brain, on 17 January

This lecture, given by Prof. Cyriel Pennartz, will revolve around one of the greatest scientific challenges of the 21st century: the connection between brain and mind.

Pennartz will argue how the brain may create our impressions of reality, and why it has come to do so, reasoning from the evolution of life on earth.

When: Monday 17 January, 20.00
Where: Online via zoom, register here
Speaker: Prof. Cyriel Pennartz, Professor in Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience, UvA

Public Faculty Council meeting, on Wednesday 19 January

On Wednesday 19 January, from 14.30 – 16.30, the first meeting of the Faculty Council in 2022 takes place. The meetings of the Faculty Council are public.

For the Zoom link, please see here.

The Faculty Council agendas and minutes are available on the FASoS intranet.

Information session Principles of Italian Law, on 11 January

Do you wish to enrich your curriculum by demonstrating that you are an active student who takes part in extracurricular activities? Are you keen to explore a new legal system and to broaden your comparative outlook? Are you genuinely interested in learning the basics of the Italian legal system?

Then sign up for the online information session about the extracurricular course ‘Principles of Italian Law’ on 11 January at 18.30 by sending an email to Fenia Zampouridou or Sara Pellegrini.

SG online lecture series: Global Justice & Human Rights, from 12 January

In January and February you can follow a lecture series by Rene Gabriëls about Global justice and human rights.

When: Starts Wednesday 12 January, 19.30 – 21.30
Where: Online, register here.
Costs: UM students free, UM employees €12.50, Others €25
Speaker: Rene Gabriëls, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UM

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SG online lecture series: Game Theory, starts on 13 January

In January and February, you can enjoy a lecture series about Game Theory.

When: Starts Thursday 13 January, 19.30 – 21.30.
Where: Online, register here.
Costs: Free for UM students, €12.50 for UM employees and other students, €25 for others.

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Free knitting masterclasses at FASoS, starting Wednesday 26 January

Do you want to learn to knit? Or do you want to master some new techniques?

No matter if you are a beginner or more advanced, you can attend the masterclasses that you are interested in. We will start with the basics, and move on to more advanced techniques.

The masterclasses will take place at FASoS/online every last Wednesday of the month, between 17.00 and 18.00 (But changes may occur if needed!).

Sign up here.

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Save the date: FASoS Wikithon in honour of Women’s Day, on 8 March

FASoS is hosting its first ever Wikipedia edit-a-thon (Wikithon) in honour of International Women’s Day, on 8 March, from 11.00 – 17.00. Save the date for a day filled with editing Wikipedia pages either at FASoS with coffee and cookies from Bandito, or from the comfort of your own home.

The goal of the FASoS Wikithon is to add entries to Wikipedia (in Dutch, English or other languages) for non-trans women, trans women and men, and binary individuals. Entries may be associated with past or present-day FASoS staff, from your discipline, local authors, artists, activists, or scientists.

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Enfranchising EU Citizens conference, on Friday 10 December 2021

On 10 December, from 14.00 – 18.00, the conference ‘Enfranchisng EU Citizens’ takes place online.

The conference considers how enfranchising EU Citizens can support making national democracies in Europe more international and inclusive.

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FASoS Study Saturday, on 11 December

Library full and nowhere to go? Is your room feeling tiny and you need to get out? Good news: FASoS will be open on Saturday 11 December from 9.00 – 19.00 for a Study Saturday.

All tutorial rooms in GG76 (the building with the white/orange stripes) will be open. This includes all study rooms and the computer suite.

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New programme Studium Generale

Studium Generale’s programme for the start of 2022 is complete.

We hope to see you soon again live at our events, but you will also be able to follow most events online via a live stream.

You can find information about all lectures and lecture series online on Studium Generale’s website.

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