Launch of COVID-19 collection by MSDC students, on 22 October

Students from the MA Media Studies: Digital Cultures (MSDC), digitised in 3D, personal items that spoke to their experience of the pandemic. These models were woven into digital stories that explore their experience from personal, cultural, and social perspectives.

These objects, connected to wider themes that will resonate with all of us, are being presented on a new website, which will be launched at 20.00 on 22 October at the Boekhandel Dominicanen as part of Museumnacht.

Please join us for the launch by getting your tickets for Musuemnacht here.

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GTD Colloquium by Dr. Asuncion Fresnoza Flot, on 27 October

Globalization, Transnationalism & Development Colloquium ‘On Transnational families, Thai-Belgian couples in Belgium and Thailand’ by Dr. Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot, Radboud University.

When: Wednesday 27 October, 15.30 – 17.00
Where: GG80-82 room 3.002 (attic)

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FEM Lunch with Cassy Juhasz, on Wednesday 27 October

On Wednesday 27 October from 12.00 – 13.00, FEM invites you for its second online lunch of this academic year.

For this edition, travel back in time together with Cassy Juhasz, who recently joined the philosophy department of FASoS.

Please register to attend here.

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FAIR coffee lecture, on Wednesday 10 November

On Wednesday 10 November from 10.00 – 11.00, the Open Science Community and CDDI are organising another FAIR Coffee Lecture, this time with a presentation by Dr. Ronald Cornet, from the department of Medical Informatics in the Amsterdam Public Health research institute, Amsterdam UMC.

You can register for the lecture here.

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Annual UM Learning & Innovation Conference, on 10 November

On Wednesday 10 November 2021, the university’s Taskforce Learning & Innovation will organise their annual conference.

The conference is free of charge for everyone interested in our conference, be it an (educational) scientist, a teacher, or a student, from within or outside UM.

There is no need to submit an abstract to attend the conference, but because of COVID-19 rules, registration is mandatory via this link.

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DSRI community event, on Tuesday 23 November

Are you doing data science work and want to use something more powerful than your laptop? Come learn about UM’s updated Data Science Research Infrastructure (DSRI) on Tuesday 23 November, from 09.30 – 14.00.

You can register for the event here.

For more information, please see here.

Actions against racism @FASoS, on Thursday 25 November

UM is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture. Racism has no place at our institution.

We would like to discuss what we can and would like to do at FASoS to address racism. We will have a meeting at FASoS  on Thursday 25 November at 14.00 together with representatives of the UM Diversity & Inclusivity Office.

Given the fact that we would like to have this important and sensitive conversation in person, there is a limit on how many people can sign up. Please register here by 11 November.

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Making podcasts workshop, on Friday 3 December

In this hands-on workshop, we will explore and experiment with how you can translate your research (project) into an audio story that appeals to an audience of your choice.

As such, this workshop is not only meant for those who actually want to make a podcast, but also for colleagues (from PhD to professor) who wish to experiment with how to translate their research to a broader audience by sensory means.

When: 3 December, 14.30 – 17.30
Where: on-site at FASoS

Register before 15 November by sending an email to

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FASoS research event: meet our research centres, on 9 December

On Thursday 9 December, from 15.00 – 18.00, the FASoS research event takes place, both live and online.

During the event, you can meet our research centres and learn more about them.

Please register for the event and indicate if you will be joining live or following the livestream here.

New EDLAB CPD events

Continue your professional development! EDLAB has just announced several new CPD events that are open to FASoS teaching staff.

These include workshops on using videos in your teaching, on assessment, and on interaction in the international classroom.

You can find more information on the EDLAB website.

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