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Results: 1 - 20 of 24
  • New PhD candidates for ACLC and ILLC
    12 Jul 2021
    The research schools of the Faculty of Humanities (ACLC, AHM, ARTES, ASCA, ASH, and the interfaculty institute ILLC) have been working on recruiting new PhD candidates – one for each school. The two remaining ...
  • Ghent University awards two medals to Rens Bod
    1 Jul 2021
    Rens Bod, Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Amsterdam, recently received two academic awards: the Francqui Medal and a medal from Ghent University. He is awarded the honours as holder of the ...
  • The DSC Awards Funding for 15 New Data Science Positions
    20 May 2021
    Through the Accelerate Programme, the DSC has awarded funding to help six UvA faculties hire data scientists and engineers. This brings UvA's total commitment to expanding data-driven research to €4.8 million in 2021 ...
  • Algorithms and Inequality: How Camming Sites Work
    16 Sep 2020
    The exact details remain sketchy. All we know is that at some point on 3 April 1996, a young American student by the name of Jennifer Ringley ushered in a new phase in the then nascent Internet revolution. ...
  • UvA drones are now allowed to fly almost anywhere
    16 Sep 2020
    Great news: the UvA recently became certified drone operator. This means that UvA researchers are now allowed to fly drones in areas where they are normally prohibited and that they can use heavier equipment than ...
  • Antal van den Bosch appointed professor by special appointment of Language and Artificial Intelligence
    8 Sep 2020
    Prof. A.P.J. van den Bosch (1969) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Language and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities. The special chair was ...
  • Julia Noordegraaf and Bernhard Rieder receive PDI-SSH funding
    10 Jun 2020
    The Platform Digital Infrastructure SSH has granted funding to Humanities researchers Julia Noordegraaf (professor of Digital Heritage) and Bernhard Rieder (Associate Professor of New Media and Digital Culture) for ...
  • Four new AI research proposals awarded funding
    9 Jun 2020
    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. ...
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    Now on display: digital exhibition ‘Corona in the City'
    15 May 2020
    The digital exhibition ‘Corona in the City’ set up by the Amsterdam Museum - in collaboration with, among others, the UvA - opened on Friday, 15 May. On coronaindestad.nl you can view, read and listen to stories of ...
  • UvA researchers document how citizens experience corona times
    16 Apr 2020
    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 ...
  • Kick off: Global Digital Cultures
    17 Feb 2020
    On Friday, 27 March 2020, the University of Amsterdam will kick-off its new research priority area ‘Global Digital Cultures’ (GDC). Researchers and students from all faculties at the UvA are warmly invited to this ...
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    UvA's Heritage Collections within reach with the digital exhibition machine
    11 Feb 2020
    Until 15 March, you will find a very special touch screen in the entrance hall of the University Library at the Singel. This customised installation contains digital exhibitions of heritage collections put together ...
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    Investigating the risks and opportunities of webcam sex
    3 Feb 2020
    Webcam sex platforms make up an industry worth billions worldwide. But how exactly do they work, and who is making money off of them? And how are they regulated? Thomas Poell (Media Studies) and Olav Velthuis ...
  • NWO funding for interdisciplinary projects on digitalisation
    23 Jan 2020
    The NWO has awarded funding (between 275,000 and 750,000 euros) to nine interdisciplinary research proposals on digitalisation submitted by humanities researchers and social scientists. Researchers from the UvA's ...
  • NWO Responsible Innovation Grant for Stefania Milan
    26 Nov 2019
    Stefania Milan, Associate Professor of New Media and Digital Culture, has received NWO funding for her research project 'Making the hidden visible: Co-designing for public values in standards-making and governance', ...
  • Time Machine EU
    Unleashing big data of the past: Europe builds a ‘time machine’
    6 Mar 2019
    The European Commission has chosen Time Machine as one of six proposals to develop a large-scale research initiative. The European Time Machine project will receive 1 million euros in funding to prepare a detailed ...
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    Stefania Milan awarded ERC Proof of Concept Grant
    10 Sep 2018
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Proof of Concept Grant to Stefania Milan, associate professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the UvA. Milan will receive €150,000 for her research on deciphering ...
  • 4D Research Lab: Call for Proposals
    19 Apr 2018
    To celebrate the launch of the new 4D Research Lab, the team have launched a call for proposals, offering their expertise and facilities to the best research proposal with a 3D or 4D research objective.
  • The UvA and the Faculty of Humanities produce strong showing in latest International Student Barometer
    4 Apr 2018
    International students have ranked the University of Amsterdam (UvA) first in the Netherlands for being 'a good place to be'. With a rating above 97%, the Faculty of Humanities scores particularly high in this ...
  • New Huygens ING/UvA-CREATE project ‘Virtual Interiors’ receives NWO Creative Industries Funding
    22 Dec 2017
    The Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has granted Smart Culture – Big Data / Digital Humanities funding of € 625.000 for the project Virtual Interiors as Interfaces for Big Historical Data Research: ...