Animal – Human Studies course, from 10 – 14 October 2022

From 10 to 14 October 2022, Leonie Cornips and Maarten Reesink are organising the interdisciplinary course “Animal – Human Studies from a Humanities Perspective” at FASoS.

Human-Animal Studies is about humans and their dynamic (power) relations with other animals.

FASoS students are invited to join this course.

Registration will be open in August and September.

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MSA Week of Events and Open Members Meeting, on 4 – 12 July and 27 June

In lieu of the annual conference, the Memory Studies Association (co-directed by Aline Sierp) will be hosting a week of virtual events from 4 July to 8 July, followed by a series of online panels organised by some of the MSA working groups on 11 and 12 July.

Attendance and registration is free also for non-members. Register via the hyperlinks.

On 27 June at 15.00 there will also be an open members meeting. Register for the members meeting here.

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Lecture on the legacies of colonial anti-LGBT+ legislation, on 21 June

The fifth and final lecture of the Campaign on Gender and Law, organised under Advocacy, by ELSA the Netherlands, is taking place on the topic “The legacies of anti-LGBT+ legislation in Britain and its former colonies” delivered by Dr. Christin Höne, Assistant Professor in Literary Studies at FASoS.

When: 21 June at 16.00
Where: at FASoS or via Zoom

Sign up here.

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SDG Seminar Series presents: Lobbying for Climate (SDG 13), on 21 June

Are you interested in what activities for lobbying for climate on an institutional level look like?

On 21 June from 15.30 – 16.30, two members from the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) will provide you with insights into their work directly from Brussels.

Receive first hand information, pose your questions and interact with passionate and engaged actors in lobbying for climate.

Sign up here. Click here to read more about this online seminar.

Seminar ‘debating the future of the Energy Charter Treaty’, on 29 June

Join the seminar ‘Debating the future of the Energy Charter Treaty‘.

The EU is determined to reform the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) investment protection standards and the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism, while aligning the ECT with EU climate policy enshrined in the European Green Deal.

When: 29 June, from 12.30 – 17.00
Where: Maastricht University Campus Brussels and on Zoom

Register here.

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Conference about past, present and future of Meuse, from 29 June – 1 July

This three-day Dutch-Belgian conference about the riverscape of the Meuse in Limburg focuses on changing relationships between man and the river from prehistory to today. It is organised around a series of short presentations by specialists, field excursions and networking opportunities.

The conference takes place from Wednesday 29 June until Friday 1 July. You can purchase tickets for the conference via this link.

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Last chance to register for the FASoS T&L Festival, on 16 June

On 16 June, from 09.00-17.00, the faculty’s Taskforce Technology-Enhanced Learning will host the first edition of the FASoS Teaching & Learning Festival.

The Festival will offer an opportunity for students, administrative and support staff, and academic staff to discuss and experience the interplay between technology, teaching and learning.

Registration for the FASoS Teaching & Learning Festival is possible until Friday 10 June via this link.

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Second Ukrainian culture and language seminar, on Thursday 16 June

Have you recently been in contact with people from Ukraine and would like to learn more about their language and culture?

Join the second free interactive workshop to learn more about Ukrainians and their culture to help you connect.

When: 16 June, 18.30 – 20.30
Where: Karl Dittrichzaal, Bonnefantenstraat 2

Aid workers from inside and outside UM are welcome. The number of places is limited.

Please register via email.

SG Lecture: Ukraine: Member of the European Family?, on 16 June

Emine Dzhaparova, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, brings a visit to Maastricht, the city that laid the foundations for the European Union. Join this event to discuss with her Ukraine’s accession to the EU.

When: 16 June, at 19.00
Where: Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6
Costs: Free
Speaker: Emine Dzhaparova, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Register here.

Akudo McGee at panel about rule of law issues in Poland, on 24 June

Prior to the inaugural lecture by Prof. John Morijn (University of Groningen), the Our Rule of Law team will host open panel conversations with academics, civil society leaders, and judges from across Europe and beyond working to protect liberal democracy.

FASoS’s Akudo McGee will share insights on rule of law and human rights in Poland.

When: 24 June, from 13.30 – 15.30
Where: Academy Building, University of Groningen
Costs: free

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