FASoS News

FASoS graduation ceremonies

This year, we can celebrate the graduation ceremonies of our students on-campus again. We also provide livestreams of the ceremonies to guests who cannot attend the live ceremony.

You are more than welcome to follow the ceremonies via the livestreams as well. Have a look at the overview of the dates, times, and links to the livestreams of the ceremonies here.

FASoS Christmas party, on Wednesday 15 December

The days are getting shorter, the air is getting colder, and so the FASoS Christmas party is right around the corner!

The Faculty Board warmly invites you to our annual Christmas party in the Turnzaal on Wednesday 15 December from 16.00 – 21.00.

Last year, we organised a one-of-a-kind online Christmas party, but this year we can celebrate in person again! With an eye on the corona pandemic, the Christmas party is for FASoS employees only this year. Partners and children unfortunately cannot attend.

We kindly ask you to register here before Sunday 5 December.


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Positive news for revision of master’s Arts and Culture

During the last academic year, a group of dedicated colleagues has worked on the revision of the specialisations in the master’s Arts and Culture. A new ‘Grand narrative’ was written and a tightly scheduled Plan of Action was followed in order to present the revision plans for the master’s programme to the UM Executive Board last September.

The hard work of everyone involved in this process has payed off!


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Pick up your copy of the FASoS poetry booklet!

During the first lockdown last year, FASoS staff and students participated in a poetry, picture and art contest. We published all entries we received in a beautiful booklet.

This year, while we were in another lockdown, we made the same call for submissions of poetry, art, short stories, photography, and pictures in the FASoS weekly. Again, we received many beautiful poems, drawings and pictures. And we decided to compile all entries into a second edition of the poetry booklet titled Letters in Lockdown. You can pick up a free copy of Letters in Lockdown at your secretariat or at the Marketing and Communications Office (GG90-92, B0.34).


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Katleen Gabriels awarded Edmond Hustinx prize 2021

During the Opening of the Academic Year on Monday 6 September, Katleen Gabriels was awarded the Edmond Hustinx prize for Science.

The Edmond Hustinx Prize for Science exists to emphasise the importance of the practical application of research as well as the importance of UM to Limburg. The cash prize of €15,000 is awarded to a different faculty each year.

Observant has interviewed Katleen about her research and about what she plans on doing with the prize money.


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Pick up your copy of the FASoS poetry booklet!

During the first lockdown last year, FASoS staff and students participated in a poetry, picture and art contest. We published all entries we received in a beautiful booklet.

This year, while we were in another lockdown, we made the same call for submissions of poetry, art and pictures in the FASoS weekly. Again, we received many beautiful poems, drawings and pictures. And we decided to compile all entries into a second edition of the poetry booklet titled Letters in Lockdown. You can pick up a free copy of Letters in Lockdown at your secretariat or at the Marketing and Communications Office (GG90-92, B0.34).

We have also made available an online version of Letters in Lockdown.

Winner OBP staff outing

On Wednesday 16 June, OBP had a staff outing. All separate teams within OBP went on a treasure hunt, where they needed to solve puzzles to get the coordinates of the next spot in Maastricht they needed to go to.

On top of this, there was a photo challenge. We received a lot of pictures and after reviewing them all, we have chosen the winner of the nicest photo: Hans, Eric, Andrada and Lucie. Congratulations!

And a big thank you to everyone else who sent in pictures!

Raf de Bont appointed head of department of History

The Faculty Board has appointed Raf de Bont as the new head of the department of History. He will succeed current head of department Cyrus Mody on 1 September 2021.

Raf looks forward to starting this new role.

New Research Programme Director AMC

The Faculty Board has appointed a new Research Programme Director for Arts, Media and Culture (AMC).

Susan Schreibman will succeed current AMC Research Programme Director Emilie Sitzia on 1 September 2021.

Peter Peters new Programme Director MA ALS/PS

The Faculty Board has appointed Peter Peters as the new Programme Director of the MA Art, Literature and Society and the MA Politics and Society for academic year 2021/2022. He will succeed current Programme Director Georgi Verbeeck on 1 September 2021.

Peters is also coordinator of the revision of the MA Arts and Culture.

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