Studium Generale

Welcome at Studium Generale! We offer a programme of lectures, debates and talkshowslecture series, film-, theatre, and poetry night's and we organise the yearly PAS Festival.

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Children of the Mist

Film & Talk
Tuesday 6 December, 19:30
Lumière Cinema, Bassin 88

Di is a 12-year-old girl from the mist-shrouded mountains of northern Vietnam. She belongs to the Hmong, an ethnic minority in which girls get married at a very young age. This is often preceded by a controversial “bride-kidnapping”.

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Opera Zuid: Lady in the Dark

Opera Visit (for students)
Sunday 11 December, 18:30 (Introduction) / 19:30 (Opera)
Vrijthof Theatre, Vrijthof 47

 

Studium Generale and Opera Zuid are teaming up to offer students a unique opportunity to go to the opera – at a quarter of the normal price!

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The 'War on Terror' at 21: Reflections from Practice

Human Rights Lecture
Monday 12 December, 20:00
Auditorium, Tongersestraat 53
Prof. Helen Duffy
Professor of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, University of Leiden

For the past 21 years, the global ‘war on terror’ has had a profound impact on human rights and rule and law around the globe, and triggered a vast array of national, regional and international human rights litigation in response.

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20th Century Philosophy I

Lecture Series
Start Tuesday 10 January, 19:30
Karl Dittrich Hall, Bonnefantenstraat 2
Rene Gabriëls, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Maastricht University

These lectures present a colourful picture of the intellectual heroes and key themes of 20th-century philosophy. 

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The Labelled

Lecture
Tuesday 10 January, 20:00
Frans Palm Lecture Hall, Tongersestraat 53
Dilara Bilgiç
Writer, Journalist

We do it all day long, consciously or unconsciously: pigeonholing and thinking in stereotypes. In this lecture, Dilara Bilgiç discusses the concept of labelling and stereotyping from a psychological perspective.

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Iran in Revolt: the Long Road to Freedom

Lecture
Monday 16 January, 20:00
Auditorium, Tongersestraat 53
Peyman Jafari, PhD
Research Fellow, International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam) and Assistant Professor of History and International Relations, College of William and Mary (Williamsburg)

The Iranian protests that started in September 2022 with the slogan ‘woman, life, freedom’ grew into a revolt against the social and political structures of the Islamic Republic. Jafari discusses the nature and development of these protests, and places them in a long history of the struggle for freedom in Iran. 

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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Film & Talk
Tuesday 17 January, 19:30 
Lumière Cinema, Bassin 88

Internationally renowned photographer Nan Goldin enters into battle with the rich American Sackler family. Goldin holds the Sacklers responsible for the devastating opiate crisis in the United States, where millions of people are addicted to extremely strong painkillers like Oxycontin. 

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The Holocaust: An Unfinished History

Holocaust Memorial Lecture
Tuesday 24 January, 20:00
Auditorium, Tongersestraat 53
Prof. Dan Stone
Professor of Modern History, Director Holocaust Research Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London

The Holocaust is much-discussed, much-memorialised and portrayed in fiction. But major parts of the Holocaust have still not been understood.

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All You See?

Film & Talk
Tuesday 7 February, 19:30 
Lumière Cinema, Bassin 88

What if you suddenly end up in a world where you are no longer seen, but stared at? How do you build up a life when you are constantly subjected to the projections of others? All You See shows the alienation this evokes in four protagonists who are new to the Netherlands.

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Autonomy in the Age of Digitisation

Lecture
Monday 13 February, 20:00
Auditorium, Tongersestraat 53
Miriam Rasch
Philosopher and Essayist

Philosopher Miriam Rasch wonders how you can be autonomous in an age where Facebook claims to know you better than your own mother. She searches for an answer to the question of whether we can still make ourselves autonomous, and whether we should want to do so. 

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