FASoS Research

Imogen Liu and Adam Dixon present research to the European Commission

On 30 June, Imogen Liu and Adam Dixon presented research findings from recent fieldwork to Beijing and Hong Kong on Chinese state capital to more than 70 staff of the European Commission.

Dixon and Liu were invited by DG ECFIN, with representatives from several other DGs present, including FINSMA and TRADE among others. This research is part of the ERC-funded SWFsEUROPE project hosted by FASoS.


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LIMES PhD vacancy

The LIMES co-fund project launched a PhD vacancy.

Apply now for the project ‘Coal at the cross roads: the rise and fall of an industry in the 19th and 20th century‘, supervised by Nico Randeraad. The application deadline is Monday 24 August.

Our other 11 LIMES PhD candidates are looking forward to welcoming another PhD candidate to the LIMES team!


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Call for interest: Interdisciplinarity by Example

With this call, we would like to invite you, FASoS scientific staff, to indicate (before 31 August 2020 with a one-line email to k.bijsterveld@maastrichtuniversity.nl or a.swinnen@maastrichtuniversity.nl) whether you are interested in contributing to an edited volume provisionally entitled “Interdisciplinarity by example”.

In this attachment, we explain the ideas behind the project (initiated and supported by the FASoS Research Institute).

PhD vacancy LIMES

The LIMES co-fund project launched a PhD vacancy. The project is supervised by Ellen Vos, FoL. The application deadline is Sunday 14 June.

Our other 11 LIMES PhD candidates are looking forward to welcoming another PhD candidate to the LIMES team!

Feel free to spread the vacancy among your network and on social media. Follow LIMES on social media (Twitter and LinkedIn).

Joop de Jong invited by VSCD to reflect on future of theatres

The board of VSCD (vereniging van Schouwburg- en Concertgebouwdirecties) has asked Joop de Jong and his team consisting of Sandra van Helden en Ward Schoonbrood to analyse and reflect on future scenarios as developed by Berenschot.

VSCD is the Dutch national branch organisation of theatres and concert halls and was founded in 1947. Berenschot is an independent management consultancy firm with 350 employees worldwide.


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Call for UHD position in the field of education

In line with the FASoS Strategic Personnel Plan for Academic Staff (2016-20), and the faculty’s, and UM, ambition to enable greater diversity in career paths, the Faculty Board has decided to open up a faculty-wide UHD2 position for a colleague excelling in the field of teaching and learning.


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Anna Harris receives funding from Global Young Academy

The Global Young Academy has funded and supported an initiative led by Anna Harris and fellow GYA member William Godsoe which takes a critical look at experiments.

Use of experiments is growing in the humanities/social sciences and questioned in fields like psychology and economics. The pandemic has led to both new kinds of fast experimentation and interruptions. The initiative draws on the interdisciplinary and global expertise of the Academy.


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Mind & Life Europe Francisco J. Varela Research Award for Mareike Smolka

Mareike Smolka, PhD candidate in Science & Technology Studies (STS) at FASoS, has received the Mind & Life Europe Varela Award of €6108,44 for her research project “Tracing collaborative reflection moment-to-moment: bringing STS to contemplative science and vice versa”.

Together with Prof. Erik Fisher from Arizona State University she will investigate the micro-dynamics of collaborative reflection in the contemplative science community.


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Call for applications Graduate School Director at FASoS

The Faculty Board at FASoS invites applications for the position of Graduate School (GS) Director for the period from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2022.

The Director should be at a level of Associate Professor or higher, should have ample experience in the supervision of PhD candidates, and should have insight into the work of the FASoS GS.


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FASoS well represented in new NWO advice roundtables

The NWO Social Sciences and Humanities division has established six new advisory roundtables, and has selected three FASoS faculty members to join.

Susan Schreibman has been selected for the Cultural Sciences & Linguistics roundtable, Luana Russo has been selected for the roundtable on Law & Public Administration, and Adam Dixon has been selected for the Social Sciences roundtable.


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