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Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis

A research community devoted to the comparative and interdisciplinary study of culture (in all its forms and expressions) from a broad humanities perspective.
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This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice
6 Mar - 8 May2019
From March 6th to May 8th, Eye and ASCA present This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice , a series of six public lectures at Eye devoted to remarkable projects in the field of film restoration and film heritage.
The Avenging Archangel
22 Mar 2019 16:30 - 18:30
In the 1960s Surrealism made a comeback in Europe and the US after being almost entirely ignored through the previous decade, when leading art critics and magazines favoured abstract, minimalist and conceptual art.
Psychedelics and science An interdisciplinary approach
25 Mar 2019 16:00 - 21:00
At this symposium, experts from a variety of disciplines within medicine, the social sciences and the humanities, come together to discuss the scientific study of psychedelics.


Brain-Culture Interfaces
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Entanglement of the Human Mind and its Cultural Environment
Soapbox Issue 1.1 Launch: Practices of Listening
On February 28, student-run journal Soapbox will launch their first issue with a celebratory evening at SPUI25.


ASCA’s vibrant PhD community of more than 130 PhD researchers is very much at the center of its activities and sustaining this community is a top priority. Find here information on the ASCA PhD programme: how to apply, training, community, and practical matters.

News and events

The ASCA programme is organized by and for academic staff, PhD candidates, and selected Research MA students. It is a collaborative effort designed to provide high level events to discuss relevant and urgent topics to scholars working within the interdisciplinary humanities.


ASCA is a research institute and doctoral school dedicated to the critical and innovative study of culture from a broadly interdisciplinary perspective grounded in the humanities but increasingly extending to non-humanities fields.
About ASCA
Read more about our mission and find out about our research fund and Grant Team.
Please feel free to get in contact if you have any questions regarding ASCA and its activities.