Staff’s Edition

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.

For more information, click here.

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Clara Weinhardt launches online gallery “Faces of Trade Diplomacy”

Clara Weinhardt launched this online gallery “Faces of Trade Diplomacy” that builds on her DFG-funded research on WTO politics.

While trade is perceived as highly technical, the exhibition wishes to reveal the more human elements of trade negotiations.

By bringing personal stories, memories and hopes of trade diplomats to an audience, it seeks to build a connection between those that negotiate global trading rules and the more general public.

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Enjoy your summer break!

Today, the last FASoS weekly of the academic year is sent out out. There will be no FASoS Weekly between Monday 4 July and Friday 19 August 2022.

The first edition of the new academic year will be published on Thursday 25 August.

Enjoy your summer break!

PhD defence Veerle Spronck, on Wednesday 6 July

Veerle Spronck will defend her PhD dissertation “Listen Closely: Innovating Audience Participation in Symphonic Music” on Wednesday 6 July, at 13.00 in the Aula at Minderbroedersberg 4-6.

Veerle’s thesis is part of the NWO/SIA-funded Artful Participation project, led by Prof. Peter Peters.

Colleagues are invited to attend the defence in person at the Aula or follow it via the livestream.

Christin Hoene interviewed by BBC World Service

The BBC World Service interviewed Dr. Christin Hoene on the life and work of Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose for their programme The Forum.

The episode on “Radio waves and plants: the life of JC Bose” was broadcast on Thursday, 30 June 2022, at 11.06 am local time.

Click here to listen to the programme.

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Danai Petropoulou Ionescu receives Daniel Heinsius Thesis Prize

Danai Petropoulou Ionescu had received this years Daniel Heinsius Thesis Prize during the 2022 Politicologenetmaal, organised by the NKWP and the VWP.

Each year, the prize is awarded to the best thesis MA Thesis in Political Science written at a Dutch or Belgian University.

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Exhibition “Recurrent Effervescence”, from 12 June – 17 July

Luca Vanello, PhD candidate in artistic research at FASoS, is happy to invite you to “Recurrent Effervescence”, a duo show with artist Hadassah Emmerich and me at Whitehouse Gallery.

When: 12 June – 17 July (Friday to Sunday, 2 – 6 pm and by appointment)
Where: Whitehouse Gallery, Groot Park 2, 3360 Lovenjoel, Belgium


FASoS T&L Blog on games in PBL

One of the key characteristics of PBL is its emphasis on active student engagement. One way of activating students in such a context is the use of games.

On 7 June 2022, Patrick Bijsmans and Anna Harris hosted an interactive Continuing Professional Development workshop aimed at exploring the possibilities that games offer in a PBL context.

In this latest Teaching and Learning blog, they provide a synopsis of this workshop.

Call for honours project descriptions 2022 – 2023

Associate and full professors are invited to design an honours project for the upcoming academic year (2022/23) related to their own research and research interests.

Honours projects are run for a maximum of 5 students from the top 5% of the bachelor programmes (Arts and Culture, European Studies, Digital Societies, Global Studies).

To apply, please send your description to Clara Weinhardt ( before 25 July.

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Temporary IB Helpdesk closes on 1 July

Since 8 June, work has been undertaken on the new HR system ‘SuccesFactors’.

In order to answer questions or take a look at the system, a special FASoS IB-Helpdesk has been installed in the room above Bandito, in addition to the UM-wide Helpdesk. This Helpdesk is temporary and will stop working on 1 July.

If you still have questions in the coming period, you can still contact the central Helpdesk via

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