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This year will be the 10th AISSR Harvest Day. A special milestone in which we look back and forward to the social sciences and the role of our Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).

Event details of AISSR Harvest Day 2023
16 November 2023
12:00 -18:00
De Brug

The central questions during this day will be:

  • How is the world changing?
  • How should the social sciences change?
  • How may the social sciences contribute to changing the world? 


Keynote lectures

The AISSR is proud to announce the three keynote speakers of the Harvest Day 2023, who will shed a light and their vision on the above main questions, focusing on three specific themes:

  1. Maarten Hajer on Climate & Democracy. Aftertalk with Karen Paiva Henrique.
  2. Philomena Essed on Intersectionality & Social Justice. Aftertalk with Maggi Leung.
  3. Eelke Heemskerk on Digital & Computational Science. Aftertalk with Roanne van Voorst.

All three keynote speakers have a connection, affiliation or history with the AISSR and are experts in their fields. Their lectures will be followed by an insightful discussion with an AISSR researcher. 

Afternoon program

The second part of the day, all participants will collaborate in workshops to further address the three main questions. We will form a vision and agenda for the direction of the social sciences and the AISSR in particular.

For who?

The AISSR Harvest Day is open to all social scientists, inside and outside the AISSR, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences or University of Amsterdam. We also welcome relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations, master students and policy makers.  


16 November 2023 


12:00 – 13:00: Walk-in lunch

13:00 – 13:45: Keynote lectures & aftertalks

15:00 – 17:00: Workshops on Climate & Democracy, Intersectionality & Social Justice and Digital & Computational Science

17:00 – 18:00: Network drinks


Registration for the AISSR Harvest Day is mandatory.

About the keynote speakers

About the discussants

Dr. K. (Karen) Paiva Henrique PhD

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

GPIO : Governance and Inclusive Development

Prof. dr. W.H.M. (Maggi) Leung

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

GPIO : Governance and Inclusive Development

Dr. R.S. (Roanne) van Voorst

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

WP Groep: Docenten Antropologie


Roeterseilandcampus - building B/C/D and De Brug (entrance D)

Room De Brug

Nieuwe Achtergracht 127
1018 WS Amsterdam