Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
NIAS Relocates to Amsterdam Retaining Autonomy and Identity22-05-2013NIAS 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.
Seminar - How Are Educational Systems Functioning? - 16-05-2013
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.