UvA climbs to 61st place in QS World University Rankings
The University of Amsterdam has climbed 3 places in the QS World University Rankings 2020-2021, moving from 64th to 61st place. The rankings list was published by QS on Wednesday, 10 June.
9 Jun 2020
Mari Mikkola appointed professor of Philosophy
Dr Mari Mikkola has been appointed professor of Philosophy (Metaphysics) at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
9 Jun 2020
Four new AI research proposals awarded funding
The UvA’s Human(e) AI Research Priority Area (RPA) has announced a second round of seed funding, to be awarded to four teams looking at topics related to the pursuit of responsible, trustworthy and value-driven AI. ...
7 Jun 2020
Danielle van den Heuvel granted IAS Fellowship
Danielle van den Heuvel has been granted a fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) of the UvA for the project '(Why) do women disappear from the streets as cities modernize? '. The fellowship will start ...
3 Jun 2020
Mario Damen awarded fellowship at Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study
Mario Damen, senior lecturer in medieval history, has been selected for a stay at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) in Amsterdam. The NIAS Fellowship ...
28 May 2020
Call for applications | AIHR PhD Finishing Fellowships
The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for PhD Finishing Fellowships, tenable from January 1, 2021. Deadline for applications: October 1, 2020.
26 May 2020
Stephan Besser awarded fellowship at NIAS-KNAW
Stephan Besser (senior lecturer Modern Dutch Literature, ASCA) has been selected for a stay at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) in Amsterdam. The ...
19 May 2020
Three UvA researchers receive grants from Science Diplomacy Fund
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is awarding funding to three UvA projects from the new Science Diplomacy Fund. The projects are led by Michael Kemper (European Studies), Valeria ...
18 May 2020
SIGN-HUB's documentary: 'We were there – we are here'
The 40-minute documentary movie 'We were there – we are here' includes short fragments from the 137 interviews that were conducted in Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, and Turkey in the context of the SIGN-HUB ...
13 May 2020
How did the old masters make their ultramarine?
Researchers at the Rijksmuseum, the University of Amsterdam, VU Amsterdam and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) have developed a method that reveals how the costly pigment ultramarine was prepared ...
12 May 2020
Stefania Milan starts ‘COVID-19 from the margins’ blog
Many social groups and geographical areas are virtually absent from the narration of the COVID-19 emergency. They are given a voice in a new blog co-organised and co-edited by Stefania Milan, Associate Professor of ...
12 May 2020
Promotie Jan Rotmans over 'Verlicht pessimisme'
Historici zouden systematisch aandacht moeten besteden aan de manieren waarop denkers vroeger naar de toekomst keken. Die gedachte staat centraal in het proefschrift 'Enlightened Pessimism: Republican Decline in ...
7 May 2020
Dissertatieprijs Stichting Praemium Erasmianum voor twee FGw'ers
Janna Coomans en Milton Fernando González Rodriguez hebben met hun proefschriften een Dissertatieprijs van de Stichting Praemium Erasmianum gewonnen. De prijzen worden jaarlijks toegekend aan jonge academici in de ...
30 Apr 2020
PhD Position Oncology-Related Communication Disorders
The ACLC and Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) are looking for a PhD student to work on a project funded by Atos Medical AB (Sweden). The overall goal of the project is to develop a predictive framework for speech ...
29 Apr 2020
Thomas Poell, professor of Data, Culture & Institutions
Dr T. Poell (1973) has been appointed professor of Data, Culture & Institutions at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam.
27 Apr 2020
Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Richard van Leeuwen
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award, and its associated accolades, are presented annually to outstanding writers, intellectuals, and publishers, as well as young talent whose writing and translation in humanities objectively ...
27 Apr 2020
Maartje van Gelder awarded RSA–Patricia H. Labalme Fellowship
Maartje van Gelder has been awarded the Patricia H. Labalme Fellowship by the Renaissance Society of America for the project “Protest in the Piazza. Popular Politics in Early Modern Venice”. This is a one-month ...
23 Apr 2020
UvA students and researchers compete in AI Song Contest
Can artificial intelligence help compose a successful Eurovision hit? Team Can AI Kick It, consisting for the most part of staff and students from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Utrecht as well as ...
18 Apr 2020
Imagining institutions otherwise: Art, Politics, and State Transformation
Vacancies for two PhD researchers and a postdoc in the Vidi project led by Chiara de Cesari
16 Apr 2020
UvA researchers document how citizens experience corona times
Tobias Blanke (professor of Humanities and AI) and Julia Noordegraaf (professor of Digital Heritage) have taken the initiative to collect sources related to the COVID-19 crisis. This mainly involves collecting and ...