Master’s Edition

Launch podcast Terra Mosana

Will we still be speaking Limburgish or English in 500 years’ time? What does our future language sound like? How come so many different dialects and languages ​​can be found in the Euregio just a few kilometres away? Is it true that German dialects are disappearing? Do Walloons still come home in their own language like their Flemish neighbours?

In a three-part podcast, two young people from Dutch Limburg are looking for answers to these questions in their homeland: the Euregio.

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EuroSim 2022: once again a success!

A team of 4 FASoS students, prepared by Jelena Stankovic, PhD candidate and EuroSim coordinator at FASoS, and assisted by Chiara Russo, teaching assistant, participated in Eurosim 2022 from 3-5 January.

Just like last years, the team brought home an award!

The faculty congratulates Rebecca Lizier, second-year BA European Studies student on the best delegate award for her alter-ego role as Deidre Clune (EP member from Ireland).

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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.

Call for papers: Research Conference Science and Technology

The 6th International Undergraduate Research Conference on Science, Technology, Medicine and Society will be held online by the University of Toronto on 24 and 25 March 2022.

The theme is the interaction of science, technology, medicine and politics and the conference will include a keynote speech from Maya Goldenberg on vaccine hesitancy.

For this conference, a call for papers for undergraduate students has opened. The deadline is 31 January 2022.

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Library presents e-books collection on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The University Library is proud to share its new collection on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) of IGI Global.

The collection includes titles from 2006 through 2022, most of which are published in 2021 or are set to release soon. 40% of the works from this publisher is from scholars from non-Western countries.

View the title list (incorporating future titles and a handy excel overview) here or search for individual titles with LibSearch.
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MERIAN launches new website

The Maastricht Experimental Research in and through the Arts Network (MERIAN) has launched her new website.

MERIAN is an environment in which selected PhD candidates from all artistic and academic disciplines can pursue Maastricht-style artistic research.

They engage in innovative styles of research, utilising the powers and fragilities of artistic and scientific practices.

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ZEIT Foundation call for Beyond Borders PhD fellowships

The ZEIT Foundation opened a BEYOND BORDERS call for scholarships for different stages of PhD research.

It supports international junior researchers in the social sciences and humanities whose research addresses questions surrounding borders and boundaries in past and present times. It promotes interdisciplinary exchange in the social sciences and humanities. The 2022 focus is Borders, Migration and Knowledge.

The deadline is 1 March 2022.
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Brigitte Le Normand publishes blog on history of Yugoslavian migrants

How can you tell the difference between a refugee and an economic migrant? Are migrants most loyal to their places of origin or their host states?

In her latest Mosa Historia blog, Brigitte Le Normand explains why we are asking the wrong questions, drawing on her research for Citizens Without Borders: Yugoslavia and Its Migrant Workers in Western Europe.

Follow Mosa Historia on Twitter: @MosaHistoria.

Till Schöfer and Clara Weinhardt publish blog post on The Loop

Till Schöfer and Clara Weinhardt published a blog post on “The unmaking of developing countries’ special rights in global trade politics” at the European Consortium for Political Research blog The Loop.

They analyse changing North-South power dynamics in a multipolar era. Building on findings of their DFG-funded research project, they argue that the special rights of developing countries in the World Trade Organization are increasingly unmade.
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