Oproep MNL-fellowships

Oproep MNL-fellowships De Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde, gevestigd te Leiden, werd in 1766 opgericht als een vereniging van letterkundigen, taalkundigen en historici. De Maatschappij heeft als doel de beoefening van de schone letteren en de studie van de Nederlandse taal- en letterkunde, geschied- en oudheidkunde in hun onderlinge samenhang te bevorderen. Vanaf 2019 reikt de […]

CILCC 2020: An Overview of Language Technologies and Digital Humanities

Medellin | 29-31 July 2020
Computational and corpus linguistics (LCC, in Spanish) has been booming and developing in Spanish-speaking countries, particularly in Colombia. Just in the past three years two important congresses were held in Colombia: the first in the city of Bogotá in 2017, by the Caro y Cuervo Institute; and the second, in 2018, by the University of Medellin; these congresses were preceded by the First Colombian Colloquium of Computational and Corpus Linguistics held in 2016, Universidad del Valle.

International Conference ‘Cultural Perceptions of Safety’

Utrecht | 21-22 January 2021
On Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of January 2021 the Humanities Department of the Open University of the Netherlands organizes the international conference ‘Cultural perceptions of safety’. The conference will be held in Utrecht, at the Academiegebouw, and is supported by the Huizinga Institute (Research Institute and Graduate School of Cultural History).

Summer School ‘Constructing Human Rights Narratives’

Groningen | 12-17 July 2020
We are talking about human rights in so many voices using so many intonations and acting in so many roles. A lawyer, a journalist, a character from the novel you read today’s morning, your neighbour complaining about a low salary—all of them are participating in shaping human rights narratives. How do all these narratives contribute to the human rights functioning? And do we have any shared language to talk about human rights?

Carcerality in the Globalised Present: Prison Spaces, Forms and Imaginaries

University of Amsterdam | 18-19 June 2020
In the context of globalisation, prisons appear anomalous. In a time of increased global flows and circulations of commodities, people and ideas, prison systems seem particularly preoccupied with immobilising and isolating specific groups of  criminalised others. The most prominent material manifestation of this feat is the prison’s function of providing enclosed walls, creating a space that is deemed separate from the rest of society.

Call for applications: Laskaridis Visiting Research Fellowships in Modern Greek Studies

University of Amsterdam | 2020-2021
The second round of the Laskaridis Visiting Research fellowships in Modern Greek studies at the University of Amsterdam for 2020-2021 is now out. For the academic year 2020-2021, 1 fellowship will be offered to an early-career scholar (with a PhD not earlier than 2014) for a period of 10 months, and 1 fellowship will be offered to a more experienced scholar (with a PhD between 2000 and 2014) for a period of 5 months.

CfP: Song Studies 2020

Ghent | 1-3 July 2020
This conference aims to bring together researchers from various disciplines investigating song (for example musicology, literary studies, history, sociology, performance studies, cognition studies, anthropology, etc.). The focus will be on the definition of possible approaches to the study of this medium (both in its material and performed existence), its performances (in any form) and reception (in any context).

Call for papers: Vloeibare verhalen: Neerlandistiek onder laatmoderne condities

Achter de verhalen 2020

Universiteit Leiden | 17-18-19 Juni 2020
We staan op de drempel van het derde decennium van de 21ste eeuw en de neerlandistiek bevindt zich in een heikele situatie. Het aantal studenten is sterk teruggelopen en er vindt een verregaande literaire ontlezing plaats over de volle breedte van de bevolking. Als wetenschappers worstelen we met de vraag hoe we ons zinvol kunnen verhouden tot de grote ecologische, mediale,  politieke en andersoortige veranderingen van onze tijd.