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  • 23 May 2019
    Call for Presentations | Urban Infrastructures

    We are now welcoming presentations for the one-day playshop Urban Infrastructures. This interdisciplinary playshop, funded by a joint ACHI-CUS seed grant, aims to bring together UvA scholars from different faculties ...

  • 15 May 2019
    Behavioural and sociological dimensions of human health

    Human health might sound like a biological or medical topic, but health has many behavioural and sociological dimensions. We constantly acquire new knowledge about these aspects, giving us more and different ways of ...

  • 26 Feb 2019
    Call for speakers: Ir/relevance of Race in Science and Society

    This is an open call for speakers for this year’s Ir/relevance of Race in Science and Society seminar series. We invite speakers from different (inter)disciplinary fields (from the social sciences, but also ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    Call for abstracts: Different Worlds? Ethnography, Religion and Traveling Critique Between Europe and the MENA

    This two-day workshop in Cairo will bring together scholars from North-Western Europe and the MENA region who do research in Muslim majority and/or minority contexts. The workshop invites scholars to reflect, on the ...

  • 8 Jan 2019
    New research: positive mental health promotion among young people

    The research project ‘Confident Futures: Collaborative and participatory learning from successful youth initiatives’ has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the municipality of Amsterdam. The ...

  • 11 Dec 2018
    New research shows EU citizens’ views on unemployment insurance

    Are EU citizens ready to share the risk of unemployment crises hitting their countries? Certainly! A team of political scientists from the University of Amsterdam shows European citizens’ attitudes towards ...

  • 11 Dec 2018
    New research shows EU citizens’ views on unemployment insurance

    Are EU citizens ready to share the risk of unemployment crises hitting their countries? Certainly! A team of political scientists from the University of Amsterdam shows European citizens’ attitudes towards ...

  • 29 Nov 2018
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to four UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Consolidator Grants to anthropologist Shanshan Lan, legal expert Benjamin van Rooij, computational linguist Raquel Fernández and medical biologist/data ...

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Veni grant awarded to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 9 Jul 2018
    Social sciences and humanities researchers contribute to global HIV response

    There is increased need for critical scholarship in the social sciences and humanities related to HIV/AIDS. The largest gathering of scientists, researchers and activists focused on social sciences and HIV in the ...

  • 10 Apr 2018
    ERC Advanced Grants awarded to Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Advanced Grants to UvA professors Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers. The grants, totalling 1.2 million euros and 2.5 million euros respectively, are awarded on ...

  • 8 Mar 2018
    Great Thinkers on YouTube-Ewald Engelen presenting the work of Karl Marx

    Financial Geographer Ewald Engelen traces the renewed relevance of the writings of Karl Marx. He will also discuss what Marx failed to tell us.

  • 6 Mar 2018
    Eight researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Eight talented researchers have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The awarded projects include research on border control within the ...

  • 1 Mar 2018
    CUS Seed Grant Open Call

    A call for Seed Grants has now opened. Seed Grants are awarded to assist our members developing new initiatives, to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue, and to stimulate original research in the field of Urban Studies.

  • 28 Feb 2018
    UvA subjects ranked highly in latest QS Rankings

    Several subject areas at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have a high ranking in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. Communication & Media Studies is ranked the best in the world (up from 2nd spot ...

  • 9 Jan 2018
    'I am not a spy!'

    Through an Open Access book and comic strip series UvA political scientists share their fieldwork experiences in authoritarian contexts. They offer their insights into this particularly challenging area of field ...

  • 19 Dec 2017
    Cities & Mobilities Seminar with Jennie Germann Molz is online

    The guest lecture given by Jennie Germann Molz during the third Cities & Mobilities Seminar 'Cities, Tourism & AirBnB' is now available online.

  • 30 Nov 2017
    Adrian Favell's Cities & Mobilities lecture is online

    The recording of Adrian Favell's guest lecture on 'Mobility and Diversity' is now available online.

  • 23 Nov 2017
    The Anthropology of Sport: Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics

    Sport brings together physicality, emotions, politics, money, and morality. In Brazil’s stadiums, Cuba’s baseball diamonds or Fiji’s rugby fields, human beings test their physical limits, invest emotional energy , ...

  • 23 Nov 2017
    First Cities & Mobilities Seminar with Tim Cresswell is online

    The guest lecture given by Tim Cresswell during the first Cities & Mobilities Seminar 'Mobility and Place' is now available online.

  • 6 Nov 2017
    Awarded Seed Grants for promising initiatives

    There have been three promising initiatives awarded with a seed grant by the Centre for Urban Studies.

  • 24 Oct 2017
    New article by Reza Shaker Ardekani and Jan Rath explores common characteristics of coffee people

    Reza Shaker Ardekani and CUS member Jan Rath have published the article: Coffee people in Tehran, Glasgow and Amsterdam.

  • 3 Oct 2017
    Urban Studies Seed Grants XL for promising initiatives

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched – in addition to the regular Seed Grants – a special round of Seed Grants XL.

  • 19 Sep 2017
    Call for Visiting Scholar

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches a call for a visiting scholar award. The aim of this award is to institute a visiting scholar program, going beyond the existing formats supporting short ...

  • 12 Sep 2017
    Save the Date and Call for Presenters: Cities & Mobilities Seminar Series

    In 2017-2018 the Centre for Urban Studies will host a seminar series “Cities and Mobilities”, organised by Anna Nikolaeva. The aim of the seminar series is to develop a conversation on how mobilities shape cities as ...

  • 6 Sep 2017
    ERC awards Starting Grant to six UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to six researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). A Starting Grant is a personal grant of about 1.5 million euros and gives talented ...

  • 24 Aug 2017
    New article by Myrte Hoekstra and Fenne Pinkster explores imagined spaces of encounter

    CUS members Fenne Pinkster and Myrte Hoekstra have published the article: 'We want to be there for everyone’: imagined spaces of encounter and the politics of place in a super-diverse neighbourhood.

  • 12 Jul 2017
    Two Urban Studies PhD Travel Grants awarded

    The PhD Travel Grants are provided to assist CUS’ PhD candidates in their dissertation work, in order to give them the opportunity to gain valuable international experience and set up promising collaborations with ...

  • 12 Jul 2017
    Third Seed Grant Open Call – Centre for Urban Studies

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches three rounds of seed grant calls to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both permanent and temporary (PhDs, Post Docs). This ...

  • 29 Jun 2017
    E-version of 'Broken Limbs, Broken Lives' Ethnography

    An e-version of Shahaduz Zaman's 'Broken Limbs, Broken Lives: Ethnography of a Hospital Ward in Bangladesh' was released this month. The ethnography was originally published in 2005 as the outcome of PhD research ...

  • 30 May 2017
    New Article by Jan Rath Explores the Idiosyncracy of Amsterdam's Chinatown

    In "Chinatown 2.0: The Difficult Flowering of an Ethnically Themed Shopping Area", Jan Rath et al. challenge orthodox perspectives on 'ethnic enclaves', approaching Amsterdam’s Chinatown as a themed economic space ...

  • 19 May 2017
    Mapping the New African Diaspora in China: Race and the Cultural Politics of Belonging

    When one thinks of African diasporas, it is likely that their mind will automatically drift to locations such as Europe and America. But how much is known about the African diaspora in East Asia and, in particular, ...

  • 18 May 2017
    When the spell is broken: gentrification, urban tourism and privileged discontent in the Amsterdam canal district

    In their new publication CUS members Fenne Pinkster and Willem Boterman explore the changing relationship between upper-middle-class residents residents and their neighbourhood, the Amserdam canal district, ...

  • 15 May 2017
    Impact story: informing the politicised debate on deportation

    Anthropologist Barak Kalir unravels the highly politicised context in which deportation takes place. He offers policymakers and practitioners in the field a critical perspective on current deportation regimes, their ...

  • 31 Mar 2017
    New on YouTube: Ria Reis presents Mary Douglas

    Ria Reis presents the work of Anthropologist Mary Douglas (1921-2007). In her work Mary Douglas focused on ordinary life allowing her to refocus her anthropological gaze from the small scale societies to the complex ...

  • 30 Mar 2017
    Academic freedom: the Central European University (CEU)

    One of the top universities in central and eastern Europe, the Central European University (CEU), may be forced out of Hungary under a draft law being prepared by the Hungarian government.

  • 24 Mar 2017
    New on the Social Science YouTube channel: Barak Kalir presents the work of Hannah Arendt

    At a time when the world takes a sharp turn to the right, and as millions of people escape their state in search of refuge in Europe and elsewhere, revisiting the work of Hannah Arendt could hardly be more timely for ...

  • 9 Mar 2017
    UvA Social Sciences in top 50 QS World University Ranking by Subject

    The Social Sciences as listed in the top 50 of the QS Ranking: Sociology in 14th place (same as in 2016), Anthropology 14th (was 15), Geography 16th (was 14), Social Policy & Administration 32nd (was 29), Politics & ...

  • 17 Feb 2017
    New videos on social science research online

    The Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) published twelve short videos in which researchers present latest research results within the themes of Security Practices, Gender & Sexuality and Research ...

  • 26 Jan 2017
    Reinstate community health workers to reach vulnerable populations

    In their article in PLOS Danny de Vries and Robert Pool discuss the potential of Community or Lay Health Workers to reach vulnerable populations in low-income countries. Interventions to reduce priority health ...

  • 23 Jan 2017
    Great Thinkers on YouTube-Nicky Pouw presenting the work of Amartya Kumar Sen

    Dr Nicky Pouw presents the work of Amartya Kumar Sen (1933-), Indian philosopher and economist and Nobel Prize winner for his theoretical contributions to the ethics of economics and his life-long work on poverty and ...

  • 18 Jan 2017
    Urban Europe - Fifty tales of the City

    In this unique book publication, urban researchers and practitioners based in Amsterdam, tell the story of the European city by sharing their knowledge and insights of urban dynamics in short, provoking pieces.

  • 15 Dec 2016
    Farewell Lecture Willem Salet online

    The Farewell Lecture of Willem Salet on Public Responsibility held on the second of December is accessible online.

  • 2 Jun 2016
    In Memoriam Klaas Willem van der Veen (1930-2016)

    Op maandag 30 mei is Klaas van der Veen in Haarlem overleden. Klaas was tot zijn pensionering in 1995 werkzaam als wetenschappelijk medewerker en later hoofdmedewerker bij onze afdeling Antropologie.

  • 19 May 2016
    Een ideologische strijd met de islam. Fortuyns gedachtegoed als scharnierpunt in de racialisering van moslims

    Na de aanslagen in Parijs en door de ontwrichting van het Midden-Oosten door de Islamitische Staat, is dit onderwerp actueler dan ooit. Islamoloog Martijn de Koning schreef een essay dat bekijkt hoe het gedachtegoed ...

  • 13 May 2016
    Eleven NWO Vidi grants awarded to UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    Eleven scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Centre (AMC-UvA) will each receive an €800,000 Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), to develop ...

  • 14 Apr 2016
    Rivke Jaffe, professor of Cities, Politics and Culture

    Dr R.K. Jaffe (1978) has been appointed professor of Cities, Politics and Culture at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. This concerns a new chair.

  • 4 Apr 2016
    In memoriam Jaap Dronkers

    Jaap Dronkers is op 30 maart 2016 overleden aan de gevolgen van een herseninfarct. Hij was van 1990 tot 2001 verbonden aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, eerst als hoogleraar onderwijskunde (1990-1999), daarna als ...

  • 24 Mar 2016
    Beate Volker appointed as member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW)

    We are honoured to announce that Beate Volker has been appointed to become member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (Koninklijke Hollandse Maatschappij der Wetenschappen - KHMW).

  • 17 Mar 2016
    Diversity Committee is looking for research assistants (application deadline 22 March, 12:00)

    The newly installed Diversity Committee, researching ‘diversity’ at the University of Amsterdam, is looking for assistants who will support their research project for the period April-August.