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.

 

 

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Jacob Ward

Predictions and Consequences - Veni grant for Jacob Ward

Jacob Ward, assistant professor at the Department of History, has been awarded a Veni research grant of up to 280,000 euros by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The Veni grants are for newly graduated excellent researchers, at the beginning of their scientific career and with an exceptional talent for research.

Together with Vidi and Vici, Veni is part of NWO’s Talent Scheme. Veni is aimed at excellent researchers who have recently obtained their doctorate. Vidi grants are aimed at experienced researchers who have carried out successful research for a number of years after obtaining their PhDs. Researchers in the Talent Scheme are free to submit their own subject for funding. 

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  • Jacob Ward

    Veni grant for Jacob Ward

    Monday, April 11, 2022

    Jacob Ward, a researcher at Maastricht University, has been awarded a Veni research grant of up to 280,000 euros by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The Veni grants are for newly graduated excellent researchers, at the beginning of their scientific career and with an exceptional talent for research.

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  • How strong is Russia's digital iron curtain?

    Friday, April 8, 2022

    Unlike China, Russia cannot rely on a thriving digital ecosystem of its own to replace Facebook, Instagram, Spotify and Netflix.

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  • Giselle Bosse

    The logic and nonsense of Putin’s war

    Wednesday, March 16, 2022

    As Russia’s geopolitical isolation deepens and economic sanctions begin to bite hard, one wonders what possessed Vladimir Putin to start his war in Ukraine? Will international sanctions help end the violence? And is there still a way to deescalate? FASoS’ Giselle Bosse on the anatomy of a humanitarian catastrophe.

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  • What does the EU's outstretched hand to Ukraine mean?

    Monday, March 7, 2022

    Ukraine is traditionally presented as a buffer zone, sandwiched between East and West. And thus always a victim of history

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  • Digital war in Ukraine: no major attacks yet, but 'online bullying'

    Monday, March 7, 2022

    Russische hackers hebben tientallen Nederlandse routers gehackt, scheef De Volkskrant. Dichterbij kwamen de gevolgen van de online oorlog in Oekraïne hier nog niet.

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  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences organizes Wikithon to improve visibility of marginal groups

    Tuesday, February 22, 2022

    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University (FASoS) is organizing a so-called Wikithon to improve the visibility of certain, marginalized and less well-known groups on Wikipedia.

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