Studium Generale

Welcome at Studium Generale! We are part of the Student Services Centre, a department of Maastricht University.  We offer a programme of lectures, debateslecture series and the PAS-festival. Below you'll find our actual programme overview.

 

Opening PAS-festival

Performance Armando & Oleg Lysenko (Dutch spoken)
Following the opening there is a gypsy concert by Tata Mirando

 

The opening of the PAS-festival is free to visit. Due to the limited number of places, you should reserve through this link  .

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Armando en Lysenko

PAS-festival

PAS-festival
Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September, 7 pm

Over the course of two evenings, dozens of scientists, musicians, actors and artists will be presenting their work in and around the buildings of Maastricht University.

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PAS affiche 2

The Relativistic Quantum World

Lecture Series
Start Thursday 14 September, 7.30 pm
Prof. Marcel Merk
Research Physicist Nikhef, Professor Free University Amsterdam

This lecture series of ten 1-hour lectures on five evenings will focus on the central concepts of two theories, while keeping mathematics to a minimum.

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Deeltjesversneller Alice

Human Rights

Lecture Series
Start Tuesday 19 September, 7.30 pm
Several speakers

This series of lectures will explore the significance of human rights in a globalizing world, and it will demonstrate how human rights are increasingly becoming an instrument by which the negative side-effects of globalization may be challenged.

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Human rights demonstration

“Nothing is what it seems” - Conspiracy Theories

Lecture
Tuesday 19 September, 8 pm
Prof. Stef Aupers
Professor of Media Culture, University of Leuven

Conspiracy theories are no longer a marginal phenomenon and have become part of mainstream society. How can the mass-appeal of conspiracy theories in society  be explained?

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Stef Aupers

A Populist Zeitgeist?

Lecture
Monday 25 September, 8 pm
Matthijs Rooduijn, PhD
Assistant Professor of Political Sociology, University of Amsterdam

Why are populist parties so successful? Who are the voters and what circumstances makes them vote like they do? What does the rise of populist parties mean for the functioning of our democracies?

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Old fashioned microphone

The Birth of Reason

Lecture Series
Start Wednesday 27 September, 7.30 pm
Several speakers

This series of lectures will take you on a journey of discovery from Antiquity to early Modernity. The lecturers will analyze, contextualize, and possibly criticize some of the more conspicuous rationalization processes that have shaped Western civilization. 

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Birth of Venus

Why does a Good Life have to be Well-Balanced?

Lecture
Monday 2 October, 8 pm
Prof. Ignaas Devisch
Professor of Ethics, Philosophy and Medical Philosophy, Ghent University

We work less, but we have more to do. We have more free time, but we sleep less. While we complain about stress we plan overfilled days. But is restlessness really a problem? 

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Portrait of Ignaas Devisch

Against Hate

Lecture
Tuesday 3 October, 8 pm
Carolin Emcke
German Journalist and Author, Berlin

In this lecture, Carolin Emcke will show that we can stand up against dogmatic thinking of hate and successfully combat religious and nationalist fanatics.

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emke carolin

Narcissism

Lecture
Monday 9 October, 8 pm
Jens Lange, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, Social Cognition Center Cologne 

What are the distinctive features of a narcissist? How do narcissists influence other people and society as a whole?

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A girl looking at her reflection in the water