FASoS Research

Christian Ernsten launches Walking Seminar Den Haag

In collaboration with Dirk-Jan Visser, photographer based at the Royal Academy of the Arts The Hague, and with contributions by Research Master CAST students, Christian Ernsten launched the Walking Seminar Den Haag: an online walking project on the future of art in public space in The Hague.


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Brigitte Le Normand launches “Rijeka Fiume in Flux” mobile phone app

Brigitte Le Normand and her team launched the “Rijeka Fiume in Flux” app on 18 June, which allows users to explore the multilayered history of the city of Rijeka, Croatia.

The research was funded by the Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada. The launch was covered by the city’s main newspapers, Novi List and La Voce del Popolo, Rijeka Danas, and Rijeka.hr. Brigitte was also interviewed on community Radio Roža.


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Ernst Homburg wins Morris Award 2021

The SHAC Morris Award for 2021 has been given to Ernst Homburg for his outstanding work on the history of the chemical industry.

His contributions include major studies on the history of the madder industry; his seminal paper on the early history of industrial R&D laboratories; his comprehensive history of twentieth-century modern chemistry and the chemical industry embedded within a broader history of the Netherlands in Techniek In Nederland in de Twintigste Eeuw.

And, particularly (in the context of this award), his “The Era of Diversification and Globalization (1950-2012)” in Solvay: History of a Multinational Family Firm (CUP, 2013), a book he co-edited with Kenneth Bertrams and Nicolas Coupain.


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Mareike Smolka wins MYA ‘bake your research’ contest

Mareike Smolka has won the Maastricht Young Academy’s (MYA) ‘bake your research’ contest. Lea Beiermann has received the runner-up prize.

MYA challenged researchers at UM to make an edible version of their research.

Mareike made cookies that represent the contemplative science she researches. She was interviewed by Observant about the cookies she baked.

Lea made microscope slide biscuits, inspired by nineteenth-century slides by the Irish microscopist Mary Ward.

Call for papers: Terra Mosana Sustainable Digital Heritage conference

The International Conference of the Terra Mosana project, organised by MACCH, brings together researchers, policy makers, professionals and practitioners to explore the long-term sustainability of digital heritage.

We invite you to join our tradition of bridging disciplinary boundaries to find solutions to current challenges related to sustainability and digital heritage. For the panels, we welcome papers addressing one of the conference themes.

Please send an abstract (max. 350 words) with a short bio (max. 100 words) to Eslam Nofal (e.nofal@maastrichtuniversity.nl) before 8 July 2021.


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MA Arts and Heritage alumna publishes article in Boekman

MA Arts and Heritage alumna Francesca Allievi has published an article titled “Duurzame ontwikkeling en duurzame welvaart als alternatieven voor economische groei: Een nieuwe leest voor cultuurbeleid” in Boekman.

The article is based on her master’s thesis, for which she received the UM master’s thesis prize in 2020.

FASoS valorisation prize winner

The jury of the FASoS valorisation prize is happy to announce that this year’s winner of the FASoS valorisation prize is… ‘Finding Your Voice’, a project by MO-TRAYL researchers Valentina Mazzucato, Gladys Akom Ankobrey, Sarah Anschütz, Laura Ogden, Onallia Esther Osei, Joan van Geel and Karlijn Haagsman.

This year, the jury has decided to also award a prize to the FASoS valorisation prize runner-up. Congratulations Mosa Historia (a blog set up by Vincent Bijman and Vincent Lagendijk of the FASoS History Department) for receiving this year’s runner-up prize!


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CAST alumna wins Higher Education Thesis Award

Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) alumna Tessa Groen has won the Higher Education Thesis Award 2019. Tessa received the prize during an online ceremony chaired by the Minister of Education, Culture and Science Ingrid van Engelshoven. 

Tessa wrote her thesis about commercial university rankings. The jury praised the depth of her research and the contribution her thesis makes to the worldwide conversation on rankings and Recognition and Rewards.


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Emilie Sitzia awarded Comenius Leadership Fellowship

Emilie Sitzia has been awarded a Comenius Leadeship Fellowship for her project ‘Senses-based learning’.

The project will take place over 3 years and has been awarded €500,000. The aim of the Comenius programme is to stimulate educational innovation in higher education.


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Bernike Pasveer & colleagues open NIAS conference

On 9 June, Bernike Pasveer, Naluwembe Binaisa and Paolo Boccagni will open the NIAS Anniversary conference with a panel called Refuge and Belonging: the Visual, the Sensory, and the Relational.

Together with the NIAS director, Jan Willem Duyvendak, the three constitute next semester’s theme group (on invitation of the director) with the same title. At the panel, they will present and discuss their entries into the topic of refuge & belonging.


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