Contested Histories event, on Thursday 1 July

Aline Sierp and Lorena Ortiz Cabrero are organising the first event of the Contested Histories project funded by the European Commission.

It will take place on 1 July, from 16.00 – 17.30 and is about the Warsaw Uprising Museum. The museum is known for its narration of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising and the violent context of the Second World War’s Eastern Front. The event will be free and open to the public.

You can register for the event here.

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Annual Memory Studies Association conference, from 5-9 July

The annual conference of the Memory Studies Association (co-organised by Aline Sierp) will take place online from 5-9 July.

The leading theme is “convergences”, and we would like to invite you to join us in discussions around the interplay of mnemonic layers.

Join more than 1000 passionate scholars and practitioners! Registration for non-presenting participants is now open.

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Dutch Chinese Bridge Competition, on Thursday 15 July

The Confucius Institute Maastricht is hosting the 20th edition of the Dutch Chinese Bridge Competition, which will take place on 15 July 2021.

The competition offers a stage for college and university students (18-30 years of age) from all over the world to not only demonstrate their knowledge of the Chinese language and culture but also showcase their talents!

Interested in participating? Register here before 28 June.

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ECA virtual study trip to CJEU, on Tuesday 15 June

On Tuesday 15 June, from 9.30 – 12.15, ECA Maastricht takes you on a virtual study trip to Luxembourg.

Visit the seat of the chief judicial authority of the European Union, learn about its work, discover the career opportunities​ and how it feels like to work at Kirchberg!

Not an ECA member? Send an email to to get the link.

For more information, see here.

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Wellbeing Wednesday yoga, meditation and mindfulness, on 16 June

In today’s busy world, we don’t always manage to take the time out that our body and mind need to stay healthy. In the rush to accomplish our everyday tasks, we lose our connection with the present moment. It is important that we find time for activities that give us relief from the causes of stress. Yoga and meditation are great ways to reduce stress, reconnect with ourselves and be more mindful of our wellbeing.

Join us on 16 June for a Wellbeing Wednesday dedicated to the topic of yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

Register here.

Digital Heritage @UM | visible, usable and sustainable, on 16 June

A lot is going on at UM when it comes to digital heritage. Would you like to know more about this and would you like to think along about the future of digital heritage and its place in the region?

Then join the event ‘Digital heritage at UM visible, usable and sustainable’ which takes place on Wednesday 16 June 2021, from 15.00 – 16.30.

You can register for this event, which is free of charge and takes place via ZOOM, via this link. Please note that this event will be in Dutch and will be recorded.

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RELAY workshop on a digitally fit Europe, on Thursday 17 June

As the EU pushes forward with its agenda on ‘A Europe fit for the digital age’, BISS and Campus Brussels are organising an online workshop on Thursday 17 June, from 10.00 – 16.00 to discuss democracy, governance, and the future of work in a digital Europe.

The workshop will feature keynotes from academic and policy experts, and provide ample time for discussion with participants.

You can register for the workshop here. For more information, see here.

Roundtable on Law and Popular Culture, on Friday 18 June

On Friday 18 June, from 9.00 – 13.30, a roundtable on Law and Popular Culture takes place hosted by the Faculty of Law via Zoom.

The roundtable aims to bring together multiple approaches to the place of law in popular culture. Further, the roundtable will bring out the manner in which popular culture affects law and the understanding by actors in society.

You can register for the event here. You can find the programme of the event here.

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Invitation to double book launch on European Security, on 18 June

Join the book launch of two important books about the future of European security, written by key scholars in the discipline, on Friday 18 June, from 12.00 – 13.30, organised at UM Campus Brussels.

To attend this event, please register here.

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Meet Greet Work, on Wednesday 16 june

Are you looking for an opportunity to get in contact with interesting employers in your field?

Then register for the UM Career Services online networking event Meet Greet Work on Wednesday 16 June, from 15.00 – 19.00!

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