Events

28
November
2017

Award ceremony of the Erasmus Prize 2017

16:00

Festive presentation of the Erasmus Prize 2017 to Michèle Lamont

  Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam
 
20
February
2017

Award ceremony Dissertation Prizes 2017

11:58

Award ceremony Dissertation Prizes 2017

  KNAW, Amsterdam
 
08
December
2016

Award Ceremony Erasmus Prize 2016

16:00 - 18:00

Festive presentation of the Erasmus Prize to A.S. Byatt. By invitation.

  Royal Palace Amsterdam
 
04
December
2016

VPRO Boeken with A.S. Byatt

11:20 - 12:00

Televised interview with A.S. Byatt by Jeroen van Kan.

  NPO 1
 
18
November
2016

A.S. Byatt and ‘the pleasure of writing’

20:30 - 22:00

A conversation with A.S. Byatt on the library stage, in the new series ‘B-Unlimited: conversations with writers about literature and science’. With Morten Kringelbach, Professor of Neuroscience, Oxford University. Moderator Bas Heijne.
In collaboration with Writers Unlimited
Tickets € 10
www.b-unlimited.nl

  Central Library, Spui 68, The Hague
 
17
November
2016

Book launch: ‘Pauw en Wijnrank’

17:00 - 19:00

Book launch of the Dutch translation of A.S. Byatt’s ‘Peacock and Vine’. Nelleke Noordervliet interviews A.S. Byatt on her lateste book.
In collaboration with the British Embassy, De Bezige Bij publishers, and Museum Meermanno
By invitation
www.debezigebij.nl

  British Ambassador’s Residence, The Hague
 
17
November
2016

Symposium: ‘Lives-Work: Alternative Forms of Life Writing’

13:00 - 18:00

Describing and rewriting a life story can take many different forms apart from a novel or biography. This symposium showcases unusual and unexpected forms of life writing, such as performance art, biographical films and blogs. Speakers include Leni van Goidsenhoven, Louis van den Hengel, Sandra Kisters, Codruta Pohrib, Aagje Swinnen, Christophe Van Eecke, Lies Wesseling and Maaike Meijer.
Free admission, registration required via r.wennek@maastrichtuniversity.nl
www.maastrichtuniversity.nl

  Spiegelzaal (Soiron building), Grote Gracht 80-82, Maastricht
 
16
November
2016

Academic conference: ‘Life Writing and European Identities’

10:00 - 17:00

What role do life writing and biographies play in European literature and in the representation of European history? How do they contribute to the forging of a European identity? In the presence of A.S. Byatt, various international scholars consider this question: Ann Rigney, Utrecht University; Max Saunders, King’s College London; Léon Hanssen, Tilburg University; Gabriele Linke, Universität Rostock; Odile Heynders, Tilburg University; Anna Poletti, Utrecht University; and Elisabeth Bekers, University of Brussels.
In collaboration with Huizinga Instituut, Onderzoekschool Literatuurwetenschap, University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University
Free admission, registration required via huizinga-fgw@uva.nl
More information on www.huizingainstituut.nl and www.oslit.nl
 

  Paushuize, Kromme Nieuwegracht 49, Utrecht
 
15
November
2016

Refugee Narratives and Life Writing

19:30 - 21:00

An evening devoted to giving voice to stories of escape, the power of writing when you cannot talk, and describing personal experiences, fear and hope. With performances by debutants and experienced writers such as Babah Tarawally. Moderator Bahram Sadeghi.
In collaboration with Humanity in Action and De Balie
Tickets € 10 (students € 8.50)
www.debalie.nl

  De Balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam
 
13
November
2016

‘Life through Art’ - a conversation between A.S. Byatt and Edmund de Waal

11:00 - 12:30

A conversation between A.S. Byatt and Edmund de Waal (ceramist and writer, known for his bestseller ‘The Hare with Amber Eyes’) about literature and visual art. How do these writers view the art around them? How do they experience life through art? Moderated by Lennart Booij. With an introduction by Ann Demeester, director Frans Hals Museum.
Tickets € 15 (students € 7.50)
In collaboration with Paradiso and Stichting Literaire Activiteiten Amsterdam
www.paradiso.nl

  Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam
 
12
November
2016

Masterclass on A.S. Byatt

14:00 - 17:00

On 12 and 26 November Dr Christien Franken will hold a masterclass on the work of A.S. Byatt. She will draw on texts, archival documents and images. Participants are invited to actively join the discussion. Dutch spoken.
Cost € 75 (€ 40 for students)
You can register at masterclass@christienfranken.nl
For more information: www.christienfranken.nl

  Utrecht
 
09
May
2016

Award Ceremony Research Prizes 2016

12:25

The award ceremony will take place on Monday 9 May 2016, 16.00 hrs at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Registration via KNAW.

  KNAW, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam
 
28
November
2015

Wikimedia Conference Netherlands

09:00 - 17:00

Conference for Wikipedians and others interested. Keynote lecture by Marietje Schaake about Europe and copyright. Organised by Wikimedia Netherlands.

Tickets € 25,-.
Registration via Wikimedia.nl

  Meeting Plaza, Hoog Catharijne, Utrecht
 
25
November
2015

Award Ceremony Erasmus Prize 2015

16:00 - 18:00

The Erasmus Prize 2015 will be awarded to Wikipedia.

Wikipedia receives the prize because it has promoted the dissemination of knowledge through a comprehensive and universally accessible encyclopaedia. To achieve that, the initiators of Wikipedia have designed a new and effective democratic platform. The prize specifically recognises Wikipedia as a community — a shared project that involves tens of thousands of volunteers around the world who help shape this initiative.

Invitation only.

  Royal Palace Amsterdam
 
25
November
2015

Paradiso Lecture by Jimmy Wales

11:00

Lecture by Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, on ‘Wikipedia and Governance’. The lecture will be followed by a debate with the audience, moderated by Ruben Maes.

Tickets €10 (students €5)
Doors open 10.30 hrs, start 11.00 hrs
www.paradiso.nl

  Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam
 
25
November
2015

Private viewing historical encyclopaedias

On the occasion of the Erasmus Prize for Wikipedia, the University of Amsterdam displays highlights of its collection of historical encyclopaedias.

Curators of Special Collections share their personal explanation of the most important encyclopaedias in history, a unique chance to have a close look at these beautifully illustrated works.

Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 November
Entrance free of charge.
Registration required.

  University of Amsterdam, Special Collections, Regentenkamer, Oude Turfmarkt 129, Amsterdam
 
23
November
2015

International Academic Conference 'Reading Wikipedia'

10:00 - 17:00

One day academic conference in the KNAW on the occasion of the Erasmus Prize 2015 for the Wikipedia Community. Researchers, authors, activists and policy makers address topical issues around Wikipedia.

The Uniqueness of Wikipedia as a Platform
Keynote speech by José van Dijck, president KNAW (Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences).

Wikipedia and the Quest for Universal Knowledge
On the historical, cultural and philosophical aspects of Wikipedia. With Charles van den Heuvel, Jos de Mul, Sabine Niederer and Erinç Salor. Moderated by Frank van Vree.

Wikipedia as a Memory Institution. The Limits of the Open Model
On the role of knowledge institutions, freedom of information, public media and copyright. With Victoria Anderica, Phoebe Ayers, Christophe Depreter, Dimitar Dimitrov, Andres Guadamuz, Lucie Guibault, Julia Reda and Heijo Ruijsenaars. Moderated by Paul Keller.

The Research Affordances of Wikipedia
On how Wikipedia itself can be a new source for academic research. With Fabian Flöck, Brent Hecht, Bernie Hogan, Ellen Rutten and Tommaso Venturini. Moderated by Richard Rogers.

Jointly organised by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, University of Amsterdam, European Cultural Foundation and Kennisland.
Entrance free of charge. Registration via KNAW.

  KNAW, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam
 
23
November
2015

NPO Doc Documentaries

From 23 November, every Monday evening on NPO Doc.

The digital documentary channel NPO Doc broadcasts a series of documentaries about freedom of information on the internet. Different ethical problems are addressed during four consecutive Mondays in the documentaries Wiki’s Waarheid, Google en het wereldbrein, RiP - A Remix Manifesto en The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard.
www.npodoc.nl

 
 
11
May
2015

Award Ceremony Research Prizes

16:00 - 18:00

The award ceremony will take place on Monday 11 May 2015, 16.00 hrs at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam
 
13
November
2014

Frie Leysen’s Choice Performance

'Perhaps All The Dragons' by the Flemish theatre group Berlin.

The show consists of a round table with thirty video screens for thirty spectators. Thirty stories in the form of filmed monologues that are connected to each other in unexpected ways. Concept: Bart Baele and Yves Degryse.

13 - 15 November
Tickets € 14 │ students € 9
www.brakkegrond.nl

  Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Nes 45, Amsterdam
 
12
November
2014

Award Ceremony Erasmus Prize 2014

The Praemium Erasmianum Foundation has awarded the 2014 Erasmus Prize to the Belgian festival director and curator Frie Leysen (1950). The theme of the Erasmus Prize this year is ‘Theatre, audience and society’.

Wednesday 12 November 2014, 16.00
Invitation only

  Royal Palace Amsterdam
 
11
November
2014

"Ivanov"

20:30 - 23:00

Performed by Mehr Theatre Group, directed by Amir Reza Koohestani.

"Ivanov", based on the play by Anton Chekhov, is an award-winning performance about contemporary Iran. It is part of the series 'Get Lost' – a selection of exceptional international theatre and dance performances, programmed by Frie Leysen. Following the premiere, the play will go on tour in the Netherlands.

Language: Farsi, with surtitles
Tickets from € 10 onwards
www.stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl
www.getlost-theater.nl

  Stadsschouwburg, Leidseplein, Amsterdam
 
11
November
2014

HALf6 with Frie Leysen

17:30 - 18:30

Frie Leysen is guest at HALf6, the public talk show of De Theaterschool.

Apart from Frie Leysen, also storyteller Ogutu Muraya (Kenia) and playwright Angella Emurwon (Uganda) will take part in the conversation. Moderated by Jair Stranders and Rosa Asbreuk.

Free admission │ followed by reception
Language: English
www.ahk.nl/half6

  Theaterschool Amsterdam, Jodenbreestraat 3, Amsterdam
 
09
November
2014

Conference

19:30 - 22:00

In collaboration with DutchCulture, Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Amsterdam Leerorkest. Supported by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

Keynote speech by director Peter Sellars (Erasmus Prize 1998). Interview and discussion with festival director Frie Leysen (Erasmus Prize 2014), conservatory director Paulo Zuben, Brazil, theatre director Seonghee Kim, South Korea, and theatre director Amir Reza Koohestani, Iran. Moderated by Neil Wallace.

€ 10 │ students € 5
Language: English
www.compagnietheater.nl

  Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50, Amsterdam
 
05
November
2014

Exhibition

Exhibition in the Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, in collaboration with the magazine Theatermaker.

Free admission
5 November – 1 December
www.oba.nl

  Openbare Bibliotheek, 3rd floor, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam
 
01
November
2014

Opening Night Erasmus Festival Brabant 2014

20:00

Theatrical opening night of the Erasmus Festival, as well as the closing night of the city project OOG.

Directed by Lucas de Man, theatre director and city-artist of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
www.erasmusfestival.nl

  Theater aan de Parade, Parade 23, ’s-Hertogenbosch
 
24
October
2014

Masterclass

19:30 - 21:30

Masterclass with Frie Leysen for young programmers, curators and festival makers on the topic of international theatre.

Taking eight short video presentations as a starting point, Frie Leysen will engage in a conversation with Theatre Studies alumni who are now working abroad. Moderated by Kati Röttger. In collaboration with the Faculty of Theatre Studies, University of Amsterdam and De Theaterschool Amsterdam.

Free admission │ followed by reception
Language: English
www.50jaartheaterwetenschapamsterdam.nl
www.uva.nl/theaterwetenschap
 

  Universiteitstheater, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, Amsterdam
 
12
May
2014

Award Ceremony Research Prizes 2014

16:00 - 18:00

The award ceremony will take place on Monday 12 May 2014, 16.00 hrs at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam).

Since 1988, the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation awards annual Research Prizes. Five prizes of € 3,000 each are awarded to young academic researchers in the humanities and social sciences, who have written a PhD dissertation of outstanding quality at a university in the Netherlands. This years’ winners are:

  • Dr Peter A. Bos, To Survive and Protect. Testosterone and the Neuroendocrinology of Human Social Behavior. (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Utrecht)
  • Dr Joris V.J. van Hoboken, Search Engine Freedom. On the Implications of the Right to Freedom of Expression for the Legal Governance of Web Search Engines. (Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam)
  • Dr Ricky van Oers, Deserving Citizenship. Citizenship Tests in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. (Faculty of Law, Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • Dr Marieke Schouwstra, Semantic Structures, Communicative Strategies and the Emergence of Language. (Faculty of Humanities, University of Utrecht)
  • Dr Lars G. Tummers, Policy Alienation. Analyzing the Experiences of Public Professionals with New Policies. (Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam)

All persons interested are welcome and are invited to register via the KNAW website.

  KNAW, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam