FASoS Research

CERiM Awards (3rd Edition)

CERiM will award two prizes to appreciate efforts to integrate research and teaching, and to reward outstanding interdisciplinary research.

Nominations should be submitted before 14 January 2022, 16.00 to cerim@maastrichtuniversity.nl in the form of a 1-page document laying down the reasons why the nominee made an outstanding contribution to research/teaching integration or interdisciplinary research in the field of studies on Europe.


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Join APnet

With a group of enthusiastic Assistant Professors, APnet tries to organise the assistant professors in the Netherlands.

Interested? You can meet Apnet via Zoom on 29 November from 12.00 – 13.30.

You can register for the meet here. The Zoom link will be sent to registered attendants 1 day in advance.


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Follow CERiM on social media

CERiM is an interdisciplinary research venue creating synergies and stimulating joint projects and events in the fields of European law, governance, and their respective history. It brings together researchers from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) and the Faculty of Law (FL).

Follow CERiM’s social media accounts to stay updated on events and news!

Facebook: @UMCERiM
Twitter: @UM_CERiM
And now on Instagram: @UM_CERiM


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Cyrus Mody records video for UM Campus Brussels

Cyrus Mody has created a video about his ERC Synergy-funded project NanoBubbles.

The project focuses on how, when and why science fails to correct itself. To understand how the correction of science works or fails, the NanoBubbles project combines approaches from the natural sciences, engineering (natural language processing) and humanities and social sciences (linguistics, sociology, philosophy and history of science).

You can watch the video here.

Maarten Doorman contributes to exhibition

Maarten Doorman has contributed to an exhibition which will launch on Thursday 23 September in Amsterdam. The world as we don’t know it is an international art exhibition which shows and comments on problems in the Anthropocene.

Maarten has made, together with director and filmmaker Eva van pelt, 3 short films concerned with conversations about the future and how we can think about it differently, titled ‘omdenken’ (rethinking). These are on display during the exhibition.

Become a member of The Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis

Eliza Steinbock, incoming advisory board member of The Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA) representing Maastricht University, welcomes research master’s students, PhD candidates and senior scholars to become a member of NICA.

In case of questions about NICA, please contact Eliza at e.steinbock@maastrichtuniversity.nl.


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New: WUN Hub for researchers

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) has launched the WUN Hub. This is a database that enables researchers from WUN member institutions (like the UM) to find colleagues at other WUN member universities with similar research interests. The Hub may help in finding partners for WUN Research Development Fund projects.


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MUSTS researchers publish book ‘Unboxed’

MUSTS has launched a public display exhibit, a book and postcards on Instruments for science and technology in Centre Céramique.

Since when do we have water- and gas-meters at home? How did the siren we hear at the first Monday of each month come about? What did old laboratory-instruments, such as the camera lucida or the cloud chamber, serve to investigate? How did doctors learn to listen with their stethoscopes and see with röntgen-images? Why do older people use different gestures for phones than younger generations? What makes an electric plug more than a plug?


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Extracurricular Course on EU International Relations and Climate Change

The Jean Monnet Chair in EU Politics in a Changing Global Context (CHANCE) is delighted to invite all bachelor’s and master’s students (and staff members) to participate in the extracurricular course “EU International Relations and Climate Change”.

This is an online course, which will take place from 7 October 2021 to 13 January 2022 (Thursdays between 18.30 to 20.30).


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Submit your thesis for the Kremers award

Are you conducting research on how a region can reinvent itself after major change? If so, submit your thesis before 30 September and compete to win the Kremers Award.

The Kremers Award is a prize of €5000 for the best thesis or dissertation on socio-economic restructuring.

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