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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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11 Dec 2019 18:30 - 20:30
The protests in Hong Kong have lasted for nearly 6 months. Apart from the various analyses of the root causes, the characteristics and continuing evolution of the movement have also triggered a lot discussion.
12 - 14 Dec 2019
Artists tend to work across disciplines and “art cannot be disciplined” (Hito Steyerl). Taking the case of W.G. Sebald’s interdisciplinary word and image practice on memory and presences of (migratory) lives as ...
13 Dec 2019 13:00
Janice McNab will defend The Ghost Artist on December 13, at 13.00, in the Aula of the University.  The Ghost Artist proposes an alternative history of women’s art practice in which spectral embodiment replaces ...


ASCA Program 2019-2020
Seminars, Reading Groups, and Workshops
ASCA 25: Summit, Inaugural Lecture, Party
27 September 2019


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.

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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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