Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

In our teaching and research we highlight major developments in societies and cultures as they have unfolded during the modern and contemporary eras. We seek to gain understanding of the interrelationships of Europeanisation, globalisation, scientific and technological development, political change and cultural innovation. We are interested in how today’s societies cope with these challenges through, amongst others, practices of remembrance, governance techniques, strategies for managing knowledge, technologies and risks and ways of dealing with diversity and inequality. Yet, understanding our present world is impossible without insight into its past. This is why historical research serves as a key element of our scholarly and educational identity.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                      

News

  • hart op de tong 2

    A reappraisal of emotion in politics

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    In their new collection of essays, Het hart op de tong, René Gabriëls, Sjaak Koenis and Tsjalling Swierstra argue that emotions are indispensable to democracy.

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  • EU vlag

    EU COFUND project "LIMES"granted: 6 new PhD candidates at FASoS

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    The interfaculty Marie Curie COFUND proposal ‘LIMES’ is granted. UCM, SBE and FoL joined forces to set up this doctoral programme under the lead of FASoS.

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  • Lauren Wagner

    Lauren Wagner elected as new member of Maastricht Young Academy

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    FASoS scientist Lauren Wagner has recently been elected as the new FASoS member.

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  • Carla Greubel

    Thesis award for Master student Carla Greubel

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Carla Greubel, Master's student ESST won the 2018 Thesis Award.

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  • Lea Smidt

    Thesis award for Master student Lea Smidt

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Lea Smidt, alumni MSc European Studies winner of the 2018 Thesis Award.

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  • UM research quoted in US Supreme Court

    UM-research quoted in US Supreme Court

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Research by Karlijn Haagsman, Valentina Mazzucato and Bilisuma Dito has been used in an important Supreme Court case in the US: President Trump vs Hawaii.

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  • ethiopia

    €1 million in grants for two research projects in developing countries

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    UM researchers from four different faculties received €1 million in grants for two research projects in developing countries.

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  • Grants for refugee academics

    Three refugee academics receive one-year appointment at UM

    Thursday, January 17, 2019 Read more
  • Amitav Ghosh

    Honorary laureate Amitav Ghosh on climate catostrophy

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    Acclaimed novelist Amitav Ghosh on our collective failure to address climate change, as dicussed in his book The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable. Ghosh will be presented with an honorary doctorate from Maastricht University during the 43rd Dies Natalis.

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Focus

  • Dorina Baltag-2

    Diversity & Inclusivity Grant for Dorina Baltag

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    Dr. Dorina Baltag has been awarded with the Grant for her project “Entrepreneurial Thinking for Female Researchers”.

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  • Interreg

    Terra Mosana: Cultural heritage in the Euregion

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH) contributes to Terra Mosana, a euregional project aiming to investigate, digitalize and present the shared history of the Meuse-Rhine Euregion.

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  • Grants for refugee academics

    NWO Grant for Refugee Scientist Fellowship for Dr. Giselle Bosse

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    NWO Grant for refugee Scientist fellowship awarded to Giselle Bosse.

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  • Giselle Bosse

    Giselle Bosse's course on "Survey research"UM best practice example

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    The course ‘Research Methods: Survey Research’ (BA European Studies), coordinated by Dr Bosse, has been selected by EDLAB as ‘Best Practice Example for the Use of Creative PBL’.

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  • Doorman

    Maarten Doorman member of Supervisory Board Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Read more
  • Amitav Ghosh

    Honorary laureate Amitav Ghosh on climate catostrophy

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    Acclaimed novelist Amitav Ghosh on our collective failure to address climate change, as dicussed in his book The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable. Ghosh will be presented with an honorary doctorate from Maastricht University during the 43rd Dies Natalis.

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