The future of craftmanship (Dutch only)
Specialist professionals have better job opportunities than highly trained professionals.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu attends lecture of Michael Eze on a philosophy of dialogue and reconciliation
Michael Eze presented his lecture during the conference on 'Botho/Ubuntu: A Dialogue on Spirituality, Science and Humanity' organized by Mind and Life in Botswana, Africa.
Jan Willem Duyvendak new director of NIAS-KNAW
Jan Willem Duyvendak will become the new director of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) on 1 January 2018. Duyvendak will combine his work as Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam with his new position. He succeeds Theo Mulder, who has served as the interim director of NIAS since 1 January 2017.
Urban Studies Seed Grants XL for promising initiatives
This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched – in addition to the regular Seed Grants – a special round of Seed Grants XL.
Siblings divorce increases the risk of divorce
Parental divorce has repeatedly been shown to increase the risk of divorce for offspring. Research on the influence of other social ties is however scarce. New published research in 'Advances in Life Course Research' shows that the effect of sibling divorce turns out to be just as strong as that of parental divorce.
New Article by Apostolos Andrikopoulos on Hospitality and Immigration In a Greek Neighborhood
In "Hospitality and Immigration in a Greek Urban Neighborhood: An Ethnography of Mimesis", Apostolos Andrikopoulos uses the concept of hospitality to examine the relations between native-born Greeks and recently arrived immigrants in a Greek urban neighborhood.
Call for Visiting Scholar
This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches a call for a visiting scholar award. The aim of this award is to institute a visiting scholar program, going beyond the existing formats supporting short visits for participation in public lectures, PhD-workshops, and/or research seminars (which will remain a possibility).