NIAS will relocate to Amsterdam retaining autonomy and identity, as part of the plans of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) to establish a Humanities Center in Amsterdam.
How can we distinguish good schools from bad schools? And how do educational systems differ between countries? Sociologist Herman van de Werfhorst will answer these questions in a seminar on 23 May.
In a seminar on 28 May, two of our fellows, political scientist Mohammad Mojahedi and religion scholar Arie Molendijk, will discuss whether the concept of religious political violence has any value.
In a seminar on 16 May, anthropologist Emmanuel Kreike and linguist Sjef Barbiers, will debate the question whether science should move beyond the Nature-Culture dichotomy.
Tommy Wieringa (Writer-in-Residence 2010/11) has won the Libris Literature Prize for his novel "These are the names", written at NIAS.
Emotions play a number of roles in motivating, channeling, and suppressing political action. According to sociologist Jim Jasper, it is hard to understand any action without examining the emotions involved.
Computer scientists, Robert Erdmann and Laurens van der Maaten, will provide insight into how modern computer techniques may help technical art historians and conservators in their work.
On 23 April, the NIAS reading sanctuary turns into an informal café to allow for discussions on writing, reading and publishing. This time with presentations by Tommy Wieringa, Arnoud Arntz, and Gert Oostindie.
Henkjan Honing, Professor of Music Cognition, holds a talk on the origins of musicality on 17 April, at an event in which he will also be awarded the Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship.
On Thursday 11 April, urban historian Rosemary Wakeman, will discuss her book-in-progress on the New Town Movement, and what this movement can tell us about our understanding of the urban world.