16 06, 2017

HASS Colloquium Series (Dr. Niketas Siniossoglou) – The Dark Testament of Modern Philosophy: Thoughts on Martin Heidegger’s “Black Notebooks” and Carl Schmitt’s “Glossarium”

Martin Heidegger’s ‘Black Notebooks’ and Carl Schmitt’s ‘Glossarium’ are arguably the two most unsettling diaries of the twentieth century, at least from a philosophical standpoint. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

25 11, 2016

HASS Colloquium Series (Prof. Yvonne Eriksson) – Embedded with Gender Codes

There is a long tradition in science and technology (S&T) and in humanities to map and categorize such as sex, age, ethnicity and class. [...]

17 11, 2016

HASS Colloquium Series (Prof. Qinmei Xu) – Mechanisms of learning: Lessons learned from babies and young children

What could learning look like in 10 or 50 years? What would be the purpose of education in the future? To explore these questions, understanding the mechanisms of learning are probably inspiring. [...]