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Previous Who's in Town lectures

Results: 41 - 60 of 286
Results: 41 - 60 of 286
  • Dutch National Cinema Coen Haver
    A Dutch National Cinema?
    27 Nov 2018 19:00 - 20:30 Lecture
    Are you curious about contemporary Dutch films? Would you like to learn more about filmmaking in the Netherlands and the Dutch Film Fund? In this guest lecture, Dutch filmmaker Coen Haver shares his views on the ...
  • From Pause to Play
    21 Nov 2018 19:00 - 21:00 Lecture
    This lecture and workshop will present the best practices stemming from understanding how asylum seekers deal with uncertainty and passivity while waiting for the outcomes of their International Protection Procedures ...
  • WiT Erik Hermans
    The Classics between Canterbury and Bukhara: The different classical traditions of the medieval world
    15 Nov 2018 18:00 - 19:30 Lecture
    The legacy of ancient Greco-Roman thought is traditionally approached from both a modern and a Eurocentric point of view. Ancient Greece and Rome are then anachronistically considered to be ‘Western’ and to be ...
  • What just happened in Brazil Pineu
    What just happened in Brazil?!
    14 Nov 2018 12:30 - 14:30 Lecture
    Brazil’s 2018 presidential elections received a great deal of attention in international media. The victory of Jair Bolsonaro, infamous for his racist, classist, misogynist and LGBTQI-phobic statements, has been ...
  • Lavinia Picollo Whos in Town
    AUC Logic Lectures: Rise and Fall of the Fregean Empire
    8 Nov 2018 18:00 - 19:00 Lecture
    What are numbers? What makes mathematical truths true? How do we acquire mathematical knowledge? These are the core issues every foundationalist programme for mathematics must resolve. We look at Frege’s programme, ...
  • Stuart Scott, Whos in Town
    Scientists’ warning to humanity - climate change, ecosystem collapse and unsustainable global politics
    7 Nov 2018 16:00 - 17:30 Lecture
    We are aggressively violating the limits of Earth in the pursuit of financial wealth to maintain economic growth at all costs, even threatening life itself. Despite greater public awareness of the dangers, our ...
  • Day of the Dead 2018
    Celebration of the Days of the Dead at AUC
    1 Nov 2018 19:00 - 21:30 Lecture
    The celebration of the Days of the Dead is a uniquely Mexican tradition, combining the Pre-Hispanic tradition of honouring the dead with Spanish influences of the Catholic Church. Throughout Mexico and in other parts ...
  • Nanci Adler
    Focus on Russia and Eastern Europe: Competing Narratives on the Stalinist Past in Post-Soviet Russia
    18 Oct 2018 12:30 - 13:45 Lecture
    At least two major narratives on the Stalinist past compete for the public space – the stories of the victims and survivors, still seeking recognition by and compensation from the government even as the last Gulag ...
  • Jan Willem Duyvendak Whos in Town
    The Return of the Native. Understanding Progressive Dutch Nativism
    16 Oct 2018 18:00 - 20:00 Lecture
    Recent political developments have often been understood in terms of rising nationalism, populism, Islamophobia or racism. And although the new developments certainly share characteristics with these political ...
  • Eyal Sivan
    The Specialist - film screening and Q&A with Eyal Sivan
    15 Oct 2018 18:00 - 20:00 Lecture
    Filmmaker Eyal Sivan has created a haunting documentary inspired by Hannah Arendt’s reportage and based on footage from the first televised trial of the Holocaust, Adolf Eichmann’s trial in 1962 in Jerusalem. The ...
  • WiT Sudha Rajagopalan AUC
    Focus on Russia and Eastern Europe: Hidden transcripts
    8 Oct 2018 18:00 - 20:00 Lecture
    Digital platforms enable many new cultural practices that indicate widespread political engagement in Russia today. If we shift our focus away from discussions of regime-change, which are fewer, to conversations and ...
  • Erik van Ree Whos in Town
    Focus on Russia and Eastern Europe: Is Marx to blame for Stalin?
    21 Sep 2018 12:30 - 13:45 Lecture
    Marx’s was a philosophy of freedom and emancipation, but he was hardly appreciative of human rights and we can’t just ignore his references to proletarian dictatorship. Would it be fair to regard Stalinism – ideology ...
  • Lisa Zeidner, Whos in Town
    A Roundtable Discussion on Creative Writing Graduate Programmes
    28 Jun 2018 Lecture
    Creative Writing classes at AUC have grown in popularity over the years, leading to the addition of Advanced Creative Writing, now in its second year. However, some students have expressed interest in learning how to ...
  • Michael Eze, Whos in Town
    Modern Cultural Identity
    12 Jun 2018 18:00 - 20:00 Lecture
    The Diversity Commission has invited Michael Eze, both Global Identity professor and lecturer of Political Science at the UvA, to discuss the intricacies and the importance of modern cultural identity. In his MA ...
  • Hylke Vervaeke, Whos in Town
    Mental Well-Being: For Students
    7 Jun 2018 18:00 - 20:00 Lecture
    Do people with anxiety, depression, stress or ADHD have a different brain? Dr. Hylke Vervaeke presents an overview on the neurobiology of mental variations and disorders and the societal implications thereof.
  • Marijk van der Wende, Whos in Town
    The New Silk Road
    24 May 2018 17:30 - 19:00 Lecture
    Recent geopolitical events such as Brexit and the US turning its back on international trade and cooperation create waves of uncertainty in higher education regarding international cooperation, the free movement of ...
  • Fedde Benedictus
    Paraclimbing and the Philosophy of Physics
    24 May 2018 12:30 - 13:45 Lecture
    I have a disability and I do sportsclimbing – that makes me a paraclimber. I’d like to take you with me to when and where my climbing adventure began. I’ll start my presentation with a sketch of the situation in ...
  • Geert ten Dam
    The Educational Divide
    22 May 2018 18:00 - 19:00 Lecture
    The educational divide in the Netherlands is widening. Last year, almost a third of Dutch high-school students received tutoring, homework guidance or exam training, costing their parents an estimated total of 200 ...
  • John Loughlin - Cms
    Film Lab: Sneak Preview
    15 May 2018 18:30 - 20:30 Lecture
    We are delighted to welcome John Loughlin, practicing filmmaker, lecturer at the University of Leiden and founder of the New York Film Academy’s Master’s in Cinematography, to the AUC Film Track as of January of ...
  • Ilona Bausch
    Archaeology and Contemporary Japanese Culture:
    15 May 2018 14:00 - 15:00 Lecture
    In Japan, cultural and archaeological heritage play an important role in the construction and perception of Japanese identity. During the past few years, there has been a surge of interest in the prehistoric Jomon ...