Tag Archives: research

Over witte en blinde vlekken

Dutch follows English summary. On white and blind spots A committee of the Royal Academy has investigated if there are any white spots (subjects that are not covered) in the landscape of Dutch research. Their conclusion is that there are no white spots and just a few areas that we need to look after because […]

On winner-takes-all academia

[NB: a concise Dutch version of this piece appeared in Trouw, on 12 May 2015]   Veni, vidi, vici. I came, I saw, I conquered. Julius Caesar’s famous tricolon captures a view, actively promoted by the Dutch Scientific Organization (NWO), of a stellar academic career. Veni, vidi, and vici are—strikingly, unbelievably almost—the titles of three […]

The Maagdenhuis as an “Elsewhere” space

The Maagdenhuis as an “elsewhere” space: Q&A with Jacques Rancière Today, the French philosopher Jacques Rancière came to speak at the Maagdenhuis. Rancière would be an honour to have at any event, but his presence is particularly apt in the context of the current Maagdenhuis appropriation and student protests. A former student of Althusser, he […]