On 8 May the NIAS reading sanctuary turns into an informal café to allow for discussions on writing, reading and publishing.
We seem to witness the rise of a new, cultural political cleavage in western societies, based on educational levels. At a NIAS Seminar on Wednesday 25 April, political scientist Mark Bovens will explore the contours of this cleavage.
What can you do when you suffered a collective legal injury? In a Seminar on 19 April S.I. Strong, Professor of Law and NIAS Fellow, will discuss some of the methods that can be used to avoid a lengthy and expensive lawsuit.
On Friday, 27 April 2012, the OIKOS research group “The Sacred and the Profane” will organise a meeting at NIAS, discussing gossip, obscenity, and friendship in Classical Antiquity.
Seminar - Can Backpacks Really Talk and is George Bush just like Dracula? Judging Realism in Media Content
How do we judge what’s real and what’s fiction in media? In a Seminar on 12 April, media scholars Marie-Louise Mares and Elly Konijn will discuss how we learn to make sense of media content.
Deliberative Democracy holds great promise, but only if it can find a way to connect to the 'main game', politically. In his 20 Minute Talk on 4 April, Professor of Government Bob Goodin will propose two ways in which this could be achieved.
Geneticist and physician Hans Clevers (born in 1957) will succeed Robbert Dijkgraaf as President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) on 1 June. Clevers is currently the Director of the Academy’s Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research and Professor of Molecular Genetics at University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU). The official hand-over will take place during the annual Academy Afternoon Session on Tuesday 5 June.
L’Oréal, UNESCO, NIAS and LNVH introduce “For Women in Science” Fellowship in the Netherlands to promote the careers of women in the life sciences. The Fellowship is launched on 8 March, International Women's Day.
What do remains of aubergine seeds, black pepper and ginger reveal about the ancient spice trade and the lives of those engaged in this trade? In a seminar on 22 March, archaeologist Marijke van der Veen will present some of the spectacular results from her archaeobotanical research at the Egyptian ancient port of Quseir al-Qadim.
NIAS will address the Good, the Bad and the Costs of Open Access, Enhanced Publications, and Data Storage in a Discussion Seminar on 14 February 2012.