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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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Spinoza Lecture: Beyond the "archic" Principle
21 Feb 2019 20:15 - 22:00
Catherine Malabou will hold the Spinoza Chair of the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities in the second term of the academic year 2018-2019 and will be delivering the accompanying two Spinoza ...
Sensory Moving Image Archives - Visualization, Exploration and Reuse of Moving Image Data
25 - 26Feb 2019
The international two-day symposium Sensory Moving Image Archives: Visualization, Exploration and Reuse of Moving Image Data comes out of the research project The Sensory Moving Image Archive: Boosting Creative Reuse ...
Doing Memory Research
27 Feb 2019 17:00 - 18:30
This book launch of 'Doing Memory Research' (Palgrave, 2019) in SPUI25 showcases scholarly contributions from diverse disciplinary backgrounds across the humanities and social sciences, including literature studies, ...


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
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