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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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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.
11 Apr - 13 May2019
In April and May 2019, the Russian and Slavic Studies department and student association Radost present three new films about Eastern Europe & the Caucasus, followed by a Q&A with the makers.
2 May 2019 16:00 - 18:00
Presentation by Luc Rombouts (University Carillonneur, Leuven) in the Aurality Seminar organized by Barbara Titus. Locatuion: University Library, Belle van Zuylenzaal.


The Political-Aesthetic Economy of Narco-Capitalism
Lecture by Andres Saenz de Sicilia (Newcastle University, and visiting researcher at ASCA) | 25 April 2019, 4-6 pm.
Radical Formalism and the Problem of Horror
Masterclass and workshop with Eugenie Brinkema | 10 May 2019, 3-6 pm.


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.