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.

 

 

Study at FASoS during COVID-19

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The past year the world has been dominated by the covid-19 crisis. The impact of the coronavirus on society has been huge and special measures have been taken to ensure a safe and healthy environment. We understand that in these uncertain times it is difficult to assess what the academic year looks like. These uncertainties logically raise many questions: How about safety in Maastricht? What does education look like at FASoS? What can you expect from student life? We can't give a conclusive answer to all these questions, but we can try to help you as best we can. Please visit our information pages to see what your study programme looks like during this academic year.

Highlight

Cyrus Mody

Cyrus Mody, Professor of the History of Science, Technology, and Innovation  has obtained a Synergy grant from the European Research Council for his project ‘Nanobubbles: how, when and why does science fail to correct itself?’ ‘Nanobubbles’ seeks to explore how erroneous claims can be removed from the scientific record. “Researchers sometimes present claims as the truth, even though there is evidence that contradicts those claims.

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Prof. dr. Leonie Cornips of the Centre for AnimalHuman Studies

In the natural sciences animals are studied as objects, and in the social sciences and the humanities, humans are central. The new Center for AnimalHuman Studies wants more attention in science to the relationship between the two, whereby animals are also regarded as active, social and intelligent individuals.
In January 2021, the Center for Animal Human Studies was founded by researchers and students from the Universities of Amsterdam and Maastricht. By promoting the interdisciplinary field of Animal Human Studies, the Center aims to bridge the gap between natural sciences and social sciences and humanities.

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News

  • Prof. dr. Leonie Cornips of the Centre for AnimalHuman Studies

    New centre for AnimalHuman Studies

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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  • Chiara Russo

    FASoS student takes part in international conference

    Monday, December 14, 2020

    Chiara Russo, MSc European Studies student, presented her current research work during the Early Career Network conference.

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  • Algorithm and Blues

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

    From a POLITICO summit to talk shows, from middle schools to university, from popular science books to peer-reviewed journals: UM’s Katleen Gabriels tries to inspire conversations about the moral issues surrounding algorithms – crucially, not just among academics.

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  • Pomme van de Weerd

    “The term ‘foreigner’ does not necessarily have a negative connotation”

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    Pomme van de Weerd, PhD candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will defend her dissertation 'Nederlanders and buitenlanders: A sociolinguistic-ethnographic study of ethnic categorization among secondary school pupils’ on 18 November. In her dissertation, Pomme researches how and why students use ethnic labels for themselves and for others.

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  • Nanobubbles: how, when and why does science fail to correct itself?

    Thursday, November 5, 2020

    Cyrus Mody, Professor of the History of Science, Technology, and Innovation at Maastricht University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has obtained a Synergy grant from the European Research Council for his project ‘Nanobubbles: how, when and why does science fail to correct itself?’

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  • digital_art

    ‘‘To create digital art, you do not have to be a good drawer’’

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Read more

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