Last week we heard the tragic news that our friend and fellow student Lea Custodis passed away at the age of 22.
13 Feb 2019
UvA supports aims of climate letter
Since Monday, 4 February university staff have had the opportunity to sign an open letter urging Dutch universities to adopt more ambitious climate policies.
12 Feb 2019
UvA, AUAS, VU University and InHolland to jointly participate in Pride Amsterdam 2019
The University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) and Inholland University of Applied Sciences will jointly participate with their own ...
7 Feb 2019
Augmented reality project Blending Past and Present
In the Blending Past and Present project by the 4D Research Lab, augmented reality technology is used to add a virtual layer to reality. ACASA and Art History students apply this technology during city tours to look ...
4 Feb 2019
Catherine Malabou to hold this year's Spinoza Chair
This year, the Spinoza Chair of the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam will be held by Catherine Malabou, Professor of Philosophy at Kingston University (London). This year's central topic is ...
30 Jan 2019
Entrepreneurial spirit? Visit the Explore Days in the Humanities Lab AVS!
In collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities, the Amsterdam Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) is organising a two-day training on entrepreneurship, specifically for Humanities scholars.
28 Jan 2019
Laskaridis Visiting Research Fellowships in Modern Greek Studies
The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for three visiting research fellowships in the field of Modern Greek Studies for early- and mid- career scholars who wish to pursue (part ...
25 Jan 2019
Van Gogh's Sunflowers to stay in Amsterdam permanently
Research into Vincent van Gogh’s famous 'Sunflowers', conducted at the Van Gogh Museum and headed by UvA professor in Conservation and Restoration Ella Hendriks, has produced a great deal of new information about the ...
22 Jan 2019
NWO grant for the use of interviews in conservation research
Assistant Professor Sanneke Stigter from the Conservation and Restoration department has been awarded an NWO grant from Creative Industries - KIEM programme for her research proposal ‘Interviews in Conservation ...
16 Jan 2019
The B Word: Successful run for new play co-written by Dr Kristine Johanson
In collaboration with the Orange Theatre Company (OTC), Kristine Johanson, Assistant Professor of English, and John Mabey co-wrote a successful comedy-drama about Brexit and the complexities that come with ...
15 Jan 2019
In memoriam Cecilia Odé
On 9 January, Cecilia Odé (1946-2019) passed away. Cecilia studied Slavonic Languages and Literatures at the University of Amsterdam, and in 1989 obtained her doctorate from Leiden University for her research on ...
8 Jan 2019
UvA celebrates its 387th birthday
On Tuesday, 8 January 2018 the University of Amsterdam celebrated its 387th birthday or Dies Natalis. Rector magnificus Karen Maex opened the celebration with a speech on the transition to open data and open science. ...
19 Dec 2018
Cost of occupation P.C. Hoofthuis
The total cost of the occupation of the P.C. Hoofthuis on 28 September is 89, 138 euro.
18 Dec 2018
Iris Kingma appointed UvA student assessor
The UvA Executive Board has appointed Iris Kingma, a Sociology Master’s student, as student assessor at the University of Amsterdam. Kingma will take up the post on Wednesday, 2 January 2019. The appointment is for ...
13 Dec 2018
More than half of now living languages endangered
Just more than half of now living languages – about 3660 – are currently threatened, endangered, moribund or nearly extinct. This is the finding of a new study by an international team of linguists, which includes ...
10 Dec 2018
Winterschool Master International Dramaturgy
On Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 December, students of the Master's programme International Dramaturgy hold a Winterschool. The goal is to conclude the practical exercises - led by Pedro Manuel and dramaturge Peter ...
3 Dec 2018
COST Action for consortium including Gerard Wiegers
A large international group of researchers including Gerard Wiegers, professor of Comparative Religious Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, has received funding for a COST Action.
29 Nov 2018
ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to four UvA researchers
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Consolidator Grants to anthropologist Shanshan Lan, legal expert Benjamin van Rooij, computational linguist Raquel Fernández and medical biologist/data ...
26 Nov 2018
Three researchers receive support from UvA FGw RIS Fund
Jacqueline Borsje (ASH), Martijn Icks (ASH) and Boris Noordenbos (ASCA) have been awarded a RIS fellowship by the AIHR to enable them to prepare applications for senior personal grants and/or strengthen their CV.
22 Nov 2018
Three UvA researchers named members of The Young Academy
UvA researchers Saskia Bonjour, Helmer Helmers and Selma de Mink have been named members of The Young Academy of the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). In 2019, these UvA academics, together with seven ...