Amsterdam School of Historical Studies

Newsletter December 2018


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Valedictory speech Mieke Aerts

You are cordially invited to attend Mieke Aerts' valedictory speech Gemaakte identiteiten: wennen aan een strijdtoneel on 20 December 16:00 in the Aula (Singel 411). More details will follow soon on the UvA website.

Helmer Helmers selected for The Young Academy

Helmer Helmers has been named member of The Young Academy of the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) together with two other UvA researchers and seven fellow academics from other universities. In 2019, they will join a select group of top young researchers. Membership is for a period of five years. The new members will officially be installed on 21 March 2019. Read more

Two ASH researchers receive support from UvA FGw RIS Fund

Jacqueline Borsje and Martijn Icks have been awarded a RIS fellowship to enable them to prepare applications for senior personal grants and/or strengthen their CV.

The Research Innovation and Sustainability (RIS) Fund enables employees to 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 the track record significantly and qualify for a successful grant application in the near future. Call for Proposals RIS 2019 is now open. Deadline 1 March 2019

COST Action for consortium including Gerard Wiegers

A large international group of researchers including Gerard Wiegers, professor of Comparative Religious Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, has received funding for a COST Action. The purpose of the Action Islamic Legacy: Narratives East, West, South, North of the Mediterranean (1350-1750) is to provide a transnational and interdisciplinary approach capable of overcoming the segmentation that currently characterizes the study of relations between Christianity and Islam in late medieval and early modern Europe and the Mediterranean: different geographical areas have been analysed in isolation and have been further disjointed in a scientific context defined by the separation of disciplines and chronologies. Read more

New book by Peter van Dam

Peter van Dam's new book Wereldverbeteraars: een geschiedenis van fair trade sheds light on Dutch roots of Fair Trade Movement. Peter van Dam received an NWO Veni grant in 2012 for research on the history of the fair trade movement and one of the findings of this new research is that Dutch activists played a pivotal role in establishing the global Fair Trade Movement. Read more

Petra Brouwer is Chair Jury Zuiderkerk Prize 2018

For this 21st edition of the Zuiderkerk Prize, the municipal award for the best housing project in Amsterdam, the three nominated projects are: Amsteltower, designed by Powerhouse Company, for Provast, Cruquius Kavel 1.1 by Geurts & Schultze Architects for Amvest, and De Roze Hallen, by De WerffArchitectuur and Joke Vos for the Cooperation De Roze Hallen.
The awards ceremony will take place December 13 at a closed event. This year’s jury members are: Petra Brouwer (chair), Arnoud Gelauff (Arons en Gelauff Architecten) and Vince de Jong (program manager Pakhuis De Zwijger). Read more

Upcoming events

History research seminar with Danielle van den Heuvel and Bob Pierik

6 December15:00-17:00 Bushuis, E1.02E
Together with her colleagues Bob Pierik, Ivan Kisjes and Bébio Vieira Amaro, on December 6 Danielle van den Heuvel is giving a seminar on her ongoing research project 'Capturing everyday mobility in the historic city: A new methodological approach'. Read more

Golden Age Colloquium 'Mixed feelings'

11 December Bushuis, VOC room
The ACSGA colloquium in December will host three short lectures by UvA researchers Rena Bood, Sabine Waasdorp and Yolanda Rodríguez Pérez in the context of their NWO Vidi-project 'Mixed feelings. Literary Hispanophilia and Hispanophobia in England and the Netherlands in the Early Modern period and the nineteenth century'. Read more

Seminar  in Global Art History & Heritage, with Elsje van Kessel

20 December 15:00-17:00 Leiden University Library, Vossius Zaal
Dr. Elsje van Kessel (University of St Andrews), who will speak about: Art, Law, and the Freedom of the Seas in the Early Seventeenth Century for the first meeting of a new series of bi-monthly Seminars in Global Art History and Heritage. This seminar is a cooperation of the NWO-Vidi project “The Chinese Impact” at Utrecht University, Leiden University, and University College Utrecht. It is organized by Mary Bouquet (UCU), Stijn Bussels (LU), and Thijs Weststeijn (UU). 
Seating is limited, so please confirm your attendance with Stijn Bussels.

Grant news and upcoming deadlines

Call UvA FGw Research Innovation and Sustainability Fund

The Research Innovation and Sustainability (RIS) Fund 2019 enables employees to 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 the track record significantly and qualify for a successful grant application in the near future. Deadline 1 March 2019. NB. The release time will take effect on 1 September 2019.  Read more

Call UvA FGw Aspasia Fund

The UvA FGw Aspasia Fund aims to support women in their career development within the Faculty of Humanities at the UvA and to expand their opportunities to conduct research. Part of the Aspasia Fund will be used for temporary release from teaching duties through the present call for applications; another part will be used for other diversity policy activities. Deadline 8 February 2019 14:00 CET. Read more

Cutting Edge Research Fund | Call for proposals reopened

As of 1 September 2018, the UvA FGw Cutting Edge Research Fund will be reopened. 

Applications can be submitted continuously until no later than 30 June 2019. Furthermore, the call’s scope has been widen for Research Fellowships, now also enabling applicants to prepare an application by a consortium in the context of the Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA) and the Dutch Top Sectors. Read more

NWO Matchmaking events - Dutch National Research Agenda

Researchers who are employed at Dutch knowledge institutions can submit proposals for the organisation of matchmaking events, within one or more of the 25 routes of the Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA) from the portfolio for Research and Innovation. The purpose of the Matchmaking events is to form (new) consortia across the entire knowledge chain and developing proposals for innovative research. For each initiative, a maximum of € 10,000 can be applied for. Read more

More news and deadlines at the ASH website Research funding opportunies
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