Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Seminar - Political Violence: Is a Secular vs. Religious Distinction Useful?16-05-2013In a seminar on 28 May, two of our fellows, political scientist Mohammad Mojahedi and religion scholar Arie Molendijk, will discuss whether the concept of religious political violence has any value.
Seminar - How Are Educational Systems Functioning? - 16-05-2013
How can we distinguish good schools from bad schools? And how do educational systems differ between countries? Sociologist Herman van de Werfhorst will answer these questions in a seminar on 23 May.
In a seminar on 16 May, anthropologist Emmanuel Kreike and linguist Sjef Barbiers, will debate the question whether science should move beyond the Nature-Culture dichotomy.
Tommy Wieringa (Writer-in-Residence 2010/11) has won the Libris Literature Prize for his novel "These are the names", written at NIAS.
Emotions play a number of roles in motivating, channeling, and suppressing political action. According to sociologist Jim Jasper, it is hard to understand any action without examining the emotions involved.
Computer scientists, Robert Erdmann and Laurens van der Maaten, will provide insight into how modern computer techniques may help technical art historians and conservators in their work.