30 05, 2017

HASS Colloquium Series (Dr. Frédéric Keck) – Biosecurity in Museums of Virology, Ornithology and Anthropology

If biosecurity can be defined as a recent paradoxical injunction to circulate living material for the production of knowledge while securing its uses because of the instability of this material [...]

28 04, 2017

“Disease Across Species: The Science, Ethics, and Anthropology of One Health” Workshop

This workshop will consist of four panels, each panel focusing on a specific interface between humans and non-human animals: wildlife reservoirs, urban wildlife, zoonotic pandemics, and livestock. [...]

21 04, 2017

Book Launch: Siam’s New Detectives

Assistant Professor Samson Lim’s latest book Siam's New Detectives presents an analytical history of the visual tools, from photographs and video to fingerprints and maps, employed by the Thai police when investigating crime. [...]

21 04, 2017

Cartography and Asia – International Workshop

Maps have become ambiguous objects: while often considered as the quintessential scientific object, objective, disinterested, perhaps the only “true” representations of reality, they have, in recent decades, undergone a profound re-evaluation and reconceptualization, which have seen them vilified as pure instruments of power – political, colonial, economic, social. [...]

1 03, 2017

HASS Colloquium Series (Prof. Matthew Zook) – Crowd-sourcing the Smart City: Big Geosocial Media Data, Ethics and Urban Governance

Using big data to better understand urban questions is an exciting field with challenging methodological and theoretical problems. It is also, however, potentially troubling when big data (particularly derived from social media) is applied uncritically to urban governance via the ideas and practices of smart cities. [...]

22 02, 2017

Jalinan Budi Seminar at NIE (Dr J. Casey Hammond) – Assumed There, Explained Here: Translating Reformasi Cartoons

This presentation will discuss some of the challenges encountered when translating social and political cartoons drawn during the Reformasi period from Bahasa Indonesia (and its variants) into English. [...]

17 02, 2017

Ideals of Leadership in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China – International Workshop

Both in the Ancient Greco-Roman World and in Ancient China, philosophers of different schools attempted to construct an ideal of a just ruler and a just society. Our purpose in this mini-conference is to examine how philosophers in East and West constructed ideals of political and moral leadership, how they tried to influence those in power, and what we can learn from their political philosophies today. [...]

3 02, 2017

HASS Colloquium Series (Robert Somogyi) – The Economics of Zero-rating and Net Neutrality

In this presentation I will talk about zero-rating, an emerging business practice consisting in a mobile internet service provider (ISP) excluding the data generated by certain content providers (CPs) from its consumers' monthly data cap. [...]

25 01, 2017

HASS Colloquium Series (Prof. Maurizio Migliori) – Causes and Concauses in Plato

The philosophy of Plato is often understood as based on a strict dualism, in which on the one hand there is the world of ideas, on the other that of sense experience. This perspective obscures Plato's approach to reality, in which there is no space for any dualism. [...]

16 12, 2016

Being random – an impractical guide. Algorithmic information theory meets game theory

The faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences would like to invite you to join us for an interactive bi-weekly dialogue session where we share our research and work in progress. [...]