The killing of George Floyd has prompted renewed focus on institutional racism around the world, including in the Netherlands. However, not everybody agrees on what institutional racism is, how it operates and how we ...
23 Jun 2020
Poppi: Telling the complete and unbiased story of drugs
The ChemicalYouth project is a proud supporter of Poppi, an Amsterdam based museum that aims provides the public with the complete and unbiased story of drugs in a creative and novel way.
22 Jun 2020
Home and Belonging in the City in times of COVID-19
Urban Geographer and CUS-member Fenne Pinkster has initiated a collaborative research project with OIS Amsterdam, the city’s Research, Information and Statistics department, to study how Amsterdammers have ...
16 Apr 2020
Anthropologists about Life after Corona
Anthropologists Danny de Vries, Jeanette Pols and Willy Sier have received funding for new research and data collection during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
31 Mar 2020
Ward Berenschot, professor by special appointment of Comparative Political Anthropology of South and Southeast Asia
Dr Ward Berenschot (1977) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Comparative Political Anthropology of South and Southeast Asia at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of ...
30 Mar 2020
What epidemics can teach us about burial places
Having seen the shocking images of the coffins piled up in Italy on the internet, we need to ask ourselves whether we and the rest of the world are prepared for the considerable impact of the coronavirus epidemic. ...
25 Mar 2020
Cities are facing major challenges when it comes to the housing stock, the energy transition, urban quality of life and well-being, the circular economy and climate adaptation.
10 Mar 2020
Stigma in the Bijlmer: The best-known neighbourhood in The Netherlands
Researchers Fenne Pinkster, Marijn Ferier and Myrte Hoekstra conducted a study into resident experiences the Bijlmer stigma. The Bijlmer is a deprived neighborhood, developed in the 60s-70s in the southeast of ...
24 Feb 2020
Open Call: Joint Seed Grant Centre for Urban Studies and CREATE
In this second call, grants will be awarded of between €2.500 and €5.000 per grant, up to a total call budget of €15.000. With a well-developed argument grants higher than €5.000 can also be considered. Grant ...
24 Feb 2020
Recap CREATE and CUS Network Day
On the 30th of January, we hosted the fourth edition of the Urban Studies Network Day at the Lloyd Hotel. The Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) co-hosted this networking event for urban scholars with the CREATE research ...
24 Feb 2020
Amade M'charek awarded the Emma Goldman Award
Amade M'charek has been awarded the Emma Goldman Award; the award is a recognition for scientific research on inequalities combined with public outreach.
13 Feb 2020
Marie Curie Fellowships awarded to thirteen UvA researchers
Thirteen talented UvA researchers have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships to conduct their research. The fellowships are personal grants, which range from around €175,000 to €280,000 euros for ...
10 Feb 2020
The City Unfinished - Episode 3
This episode is all about Amsterdam smells. Sarita Jarmack sat down with art historian Caro Verbeek to discuss smell in art history and urban history.
29 Jan 2020
Cities and Mobilities Awarded Grants
The Cities & Mobilities seminar series in 2017-2018 generated a whole community of academics and practitioners interested in keeping the conversation going. So, in 2019, Anna Nikolaeva decided to use the remaining ...
5 Jan 2020
PhD Talent Travel Grant - Open Call
A new call for PhD Talent Travel Grant proposals is now open. In this round, the Centre for Urban Studies will launch a call of three PhD Talent Travel Grants (1.500 euros each) that enable junior members to broaden ...
11 Nov 2019
The City Unfinished - Episode 2
This episode is all about Amsterdam sounds and soundscapes. Is Amsterdam a loud city? Also, what does it mean to be a loud city? Is it all about the decibels, or are other factors also shaping whether or not an urban ...
23 Oct 2019
The City Unfinished - Episode 1
In this episode, Justine Laurent talks to Anastasiya Halauniova about peeing in the city. As you’ll hear, peeing is political and not all bodies are offered the same conditions for this basic – and often urgent – ...
22 Oct 2019
The City Unfinished
The Centre for Urban Studies is proud to present The City Unfinished podcast series. This podcast experiment brings together urban researchers and residents around the political practices, tensions and challenges ...
3 Sep 2019
Prestigious ERC Starting Grants awarded to 10 UvA researchers
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to no fewer than 10 researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The laureates are Marija Bartl, Cristóbal Bonelli, Thomas Buser, Corentin ...
27 Aug 2019
In Memoriam André J.F. Köbben (1925 – 2019)
Professor André Köbben died on 13 August at the age of 94.