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Newsletter mid-April 2021


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20th anniversary Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the UvA

This month, the UvA and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies reflect on the 20th anniversary of the study and research programme Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the Netherlands. What once began with three students has developed into a unique and international programme that attracts students and researchers from all over the world. Read more

Danielle van den Heuvel wins ‘Science communication by scientists: Appreciated!’ prize

The Freedom of the streets team, led by Danielle van den Heuvel has won the KNAW science communication award. This prize is instituted by The Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science. 

The Freedom of the streets
Throughout history and across cultures, women are seen as destined for the home instead of the street. At the same time, in historic cities worldwide women ventured out regularly to shop, work, pray, and play. This research project investigates the relationship between women and the city street in a time when historians believe restrictions on female movement greatly intensified.

Read more about the fund. Read more about The Freedom of the Streets project.

Piet Gerbrandy wins J. Greshoff-prijs 2020

The J. Greshoff-prijs was awarded to Piet Gerbrandy for his essay collection Grondwater. ''Gerbrandy shows what reading poetry can and should be". Click here for more information and the jury report. 


We have two vacancies in the NWO-funded VIDI Project 'The Female Impact. Women, the Art Market and Household Consumption in the Dutch Republic, 1580-1720 led by Principal investigator (PI) Judith Noorman. Deadlines 26 April.

In the Media

Rosa de Jong 

Review Essay 'Looking for Agency in Transnational Refugee Trajectories during the Second World War' on Cambridge University Press 

Sabine van Wesemael

Arjan Nobel

Anique Hamelink

Niek Pas

About Macron's last year before the 2022 elections on Europa Nu

Gabri van Tussenbroek

In Het Parool about the Amsterdam city fire of 1421.

Upcoming events

Spinoza Lecture by Prof. Robert Brandom: A Rortyan Pragmatist Master-Argument

22 April 19:30-21:00 (online)

Prof. Robert Brandom holds the Spinoza Chair at the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Humanities during the second term of the academic year 2020-2021. Prof. Brandom will be delivering the Spinoza Lectures under the title of 'Fetishism, Anti-Authoritarianism, and the Second Enlightenment: Rorty and Hegel on Representation and Reality.' Read more

Webinar “The permanent crisis of democracy”

23 April 16:30-19:00 (online)

An online webinar with Jens Hacke (Universität der Bundeswehr München), Martin Conway (Oxford University) and Nadia Urbinati (Columbia University) and junior researchers. Read more

Grant news and upcoming deadlines

Write your (R)MA thesis, PhD proposal or conduct postdoctoral research in Rome!

The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR) provides scholarships to early career scholars who can benefit from a research stay in the academic hub of Rome. Rome’s many international research institutes, museums and libraries offer a vibrant academic climate fore specially Archaeology, Classics,  ArtHistory, History, Anthropology, Political Science, Museology and Heritage studies - and the Humanities  and Social Sciences at large. KNIR fellowship holders form an interdisciplinary, close-knit community, engaging in field and lab work, debates, workshops and excursions. Scholarships are open to (R)MA students, (prospective) PhD students and postdocs. Depending on the career stage and plan, the KNIR facilitates research stays from 2 up to 20 weeks.

Read more about the different scholarships and grants and how to apply. 

FGW RIS Fund 2021 | Call for proposals

The UvA Faculty of Humanities offers the Research Innovation and Sustainability (RIS) Fund that aims at supporting staff with research time in their career development and expanding their opportunities to conduct research. Through the RIS Fund staff can apply for temporary teaching release in order to have more time to write grant applications, or to finish one or more (substantial, strategic) publications so as to strengthen their track record for an upcoming grant application. Application deadline is 4 June 2021. Read more

IEG Fellowship Digital Humanities

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz awards one fellowship for a period of six to eight months for international doctoral students in the field of Digital Humanities. Application deadline: April 19, 2021, for Fellowships beginning in July 2021 or later. Read more

Prof. J.C.M. Warnsinck Fellowship 2021 open for applications

The National Maritime Museum offers funding for research to stimulate scientific knowledge about the collection. The museum has one of the largest and most notable maritime collections in the world with approximately 400,000 objects, including paintings, models of ships, navigation instruments, and maps of the world. The next deadline is 1 June 2021. Read more

Lira Fonds offers funding for scientific books 

For the next three years, four Dutch researchers each year will be given the opportunity to write a Dutch-language non-fiction book (grant 37,500 euros). The next deadline is 1 July 2021Read more

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