News overview

CLUE+ organizes the 5th, jubilee edition of the Week van het Lege Gebouw (the Week of the Vacant Building) in former SS-Officizierskasino in Soesterberg

05-18-17

A major national event, bringing together leading researchers and students in the field of repurposing built heritage. The 2017 edition is focused on the former SS-Officizierskasino in Soesterberg.

NWO grant “Smart Culture – Art and Culture” for General Cultural Studies for Prof. dr. Ginette Verstraete.

04-11-17

The NWO Call for Smart Culture – Art and Culture was set up in collaboration with the Taskforce for Applied Research (NRPO SIA) and focuses on research in the fields of art, culture, heritage and media in relationship to creative industries. Its main aim is to make connections between innovative artistic and cultural practices and more comprehensive scientific and social issues. Seven projects were awarded a grant.

Gerben Meynen appointed professor Ethics and Psychiatry

04-11-17

On 1 September, 2016 Gerben Meynen was appointed professor of Ethics and Psychiatry at the Faculty of Humanities at VU Amsterdam.

Alec Badenoch appointed endowed professor of Sound and Vision at VU Amsterdam

04-11-17

Dr. Alec Badenoch (1971) will hold the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision endowed chair at VU Amsterdam for the next five years.

René van Woudenberg new programme leader CLUE+

04-11-17

On 1 September, 2016 Gerben Meynen was appointed professor of Ethics and Psychiatry at the Faculty of Humanities at VU Amsterdam.

CLUE+ says goodbye to Wouter Goris

04-11-17

Wouter Goris, professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam since 2006, has taken up a new position as University Professor for Philosophy of the Middle Ages (Universitätsprofessor für Philosophie des Mittelalters) and director of the Scotus Archives at Bonn University. At VU Wouter Goris was also coordinator of the CLUE+ research programme Knowledge Formation and its History.

Book presentation ‘Treasures in Trusted Hands. Negotiating the Future of Colonial Cultural Objects’ by Jos van Beurden

04-11-17

On 29 May, 2017 Jos van Beurden will present his book ‘Treasures in Trusted Hands. Negotiating the Future of Colonial Cultural Objects’, which will be published at Sidestone press.

CLUE+ goes China

04-10-17

Heritage is not only an important research theme of CLUe+. It is also a booming matter in the People's Republic of China. Museums are flourishing and historical districts are being rediscovered as assets for sustainable city development. in view of this, CLUE+ is exploring collaboration with Chinese counterparts in heritage studies and planning.

From April 5 to 7, CLUE+ will organize a big conference on ‘Critical Theory in the Humanities’, taking the work of the famous American philosopher Judith Butler as a stepping stone to discuss how humanities, social sciences, but also law and theology can contribute to key questions in society and pressing societal issues by offering critical reflection.

04-05-17

April 5-7, 2017 with keynote lecture by Judith Butler

Aromatic Art (Re-)constructed: In Search of Lost Scents

03-30-17

On February 24th, CLUE+ researcher Caro Verbeek and VU curator Wende Wallert opened the exhibition Aromatic Art (Re-)constructed: In Search of Lost Scents with a symposium on the same date.

A NWO Free Competition Award for Ulbe Bosma

03-30-17

There were many applications (168) to the NWO Free Competition for Humanities in 2016. A total of 12 applications were awarded, including one of the applications coming from the VU Faculty of Humanities and CLUE+, a joint proposal by our endowed professor Ulbe Bosma (International Comparative Social History) and prof. Antunes (University of Leiden). Many congratulations!

Kairos in the Aurora – The 13th Metamorphoses Symposium

03-30-17

On 16 December 2016, VU Amsterdam hosted the Metamorphoses Symposium on “Kairos and the transformations of time.” The symposium, which was sponsored by the CLUE+ research institute, was a huge success.

Report Black History & Gender

03-29-17

On Friday 9 December, 2016, VU PhD candidate Lonneke Geerlings organized the symposium Black History & Gender to present the 2016 theme issue of Historica, the Dutch Journal for Gender History, on 'Black Gender'. The symposium connected women's history and gender history with recent research on racism and Black History.

The conference ‘Stevin Inside Out. New perspectives on Simon Stevin’

03-29-17

On 16 and 17 December, 2016, the Stichting ter Bevordering van de Notariële Wetenschap in Amsterdam was the attractive venue for the conference ‘Stevin Inside Out. New perspectives on Simon Stevin’. This conference was organized by the Stevin Centre for the History of Science and Humanities in cooperation with CLUE+.

Finding the limits of the limes 26-27 January, 2017

03-29-17

On 26 - 27 January 2017, a conference was organized to present and discuss the results of the NWO-financed project ‘Finding the limits of the limes’. The project aims to use spatial dynamical modelling to reconstruct and understand the development of the cultural landscape in the Dutch part of the Roman limes zone, and is now in its final year.