Multi-year research on visual heritage of Srebrenica
Following the 25th commemoration of the genocide in Srebrenica, on July 11, 2020, the Amsterdam Center for European Studies (ACES) and the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES) of the UvA, and the Faculty of Military Sciences (NLDA) of the Defense Academy start a multi-year interdisciplinary research project 'Facing Srebrenica and the future of memory in Europe'. The research focuses on the visual legacy of Srebrenica and the UN peacekeeping mission and its importance for the future of the "never again" pledge in Europe.
In Memoriam Mies van Niekerk
Gedurende een flink deel van haar loopbaan, van 1994 tot 2008, was Mies, cultureel antropoloog, verbonden aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, inzonderheid het Instituut voor Migratie- en Etnische Studies (IMES) en de toenmalige Afdeling Sociologie en Antropologie.
Saskia Bonjour elected member of the Executive Committee of the Council for European Studies
Every two years, the CES membership votes to elect candidates for the Executive Committee. This year, they elected five members who will serve from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024. ACES Affiliate Saskia Bonjour is one of the elected members.
Online Lecture Series: Decolonising Europe
ACES launches a new online lecture series: Decolonising Europe in International Politics. Starting 17 June 2020, four weekly panel sessions and one book presentation will be organised on Wednesday afternoons. During the sessions broad themes on decoloniality, methodologies, and knowledge production will be discussed. Some of the sessions are more conceptual bringing the decolonial debates to a broad academic audience, and other sessions are narrowed down to specific topics that serve as thematic discussions of decolonising and decentering knowledge and research in a European context.
The series is convened by Beste İşleyen and Tasniem Anwar, UvA Department of Political Science.
How The Hague became ‘Beat City no. 1’
What made The Hague into a place that could produce such worldwide hits as Venus and Radar Love? According to social geographers Robert Kloosterman and Amanda Brandellero, it was a combination of influences from the former East Indies and informal meeting places that turned The Hague into ‘Beat City no. 1’.
ACES provides Corona support for three postdocs
ACES has made available financial support for three of its affiliated postdocs whose research has been seriously hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic. This support will enable the postdocs to finish their research projects properly and at the same time prepare for the next step in their research careers.
Collection of COVID-19 research from ACES
As COVID-19 is spreading across the European continent, new perspectives and research on the European response become available. ACES will update this article with recent research publications and media appearances of ACES researchers.