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.
- International community with 77% of our students and 42% of our staff coming from abroad
- Interdisciplinary approach towards teaching and research
- 4 bachelor's programmes, 8 master's programmes and 2 research master's programmes
- 4 research programmes, 7 research centres and a graduate school
For her Jean Monnet Module "EUDemocracy: Engaging Young Citizens", Christine Arnold has received funding from the European Commission.
PhD supervisors Eliza Steinbock and Sophie Withaeckx and their PhD candidate Pieter du Plessis have received funding from the NWO PhD in the Humanities scheme for the research project titled ‘Belonging and Unbelonging in Amsterdam’s Het Zuid-Afrikahuis: A Decolonial Study of Dutch Whiteness in...
The European Union (EU) has awarded a €3,000,000 Horizon project to Maastricht researchers Prof. Dr. Hylke Dijkstra and Dr. Clara Weinhardt to study global governance reform. Leading a consortium of 14 universities, think tanks and a civil society partner, they will investigate how to make global...
For his project 'Towards an Ecology of Technoscience', assistant professor Massimiliano Simons (FASoS) has been awarded an NWO Veni grant.
For his project 'Towards an Ecology of Technoscience', Massimiliano Simons has received an NWO Veni grant.
This year, Lea Beiermann earned her PhD from Maastricht University. Her dissertation, A co-operation of observers, examines the role of amateur microscopists in the late 19th century. For her research, she made use of citizen science, similar to the microscopists in her book. One of her supervisors...