12 Dec 2022

#MeTooAcademia: The Learning Curve - theatre play

The UM Platform for Research Ethics and Integrity alongside its partners MCEPR and FEM are inviting you to the theatre play “#Metoo in Academia: The Learning Curve”, on 12 December at 19:00.

Harassment in academia is of all times, but it has been made urgent by the #MeToo and Time’sUp movement. Many of us think academia will provide a safe, sensible and intellectual environment in which harassment is absent, but we have learned this is not always the case.

Through their play, Het Acteursgenootschap seeks to create awareness of harassment in academia. The Learning Curve is a 40-minute play about (sexual) intimidation and abuse of power in a university context. It’s both humorous and bleak, and is written to be followed by a discussion. With the audience, we discuss what you can do if you find yourself, your colleagues or members of your team in such situations. The play is performed in English.

  If you’re interested in a ticket please send us an e-mail. The Theatre tickets are available for free on a first-come-first-serve basis. At the time of this writing there are still 50 tickets available.

 Location: Theater aan het Vrijthof

The UM Platform for Research Ethics and Integrity aims to stimulate discussion within UM on research ethics and integrity, foster exchange of best practices between faculties, and organize events on relevant topics.

The Platform is distinct from the faculty ethics review committees – which review and approve research projects – and the committee on scientific integrity – which deals with specific complaints filed regarding scientific integrity. The Platform meets at least twice per year.