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. [...]

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. [...]

16 11, 2016

HASS Colloquium Series (Dr. Matthew D Walker) – Aristotle on “Living by” an Authorative Function

For Aristotle, to be a living organism is to be capable of carrying out various life-functions, including nutrition, reproduction, perception, locomotion, and reasoning. [...]

19 10, 2016

HASS Colloquium Series – (Associate Professor Matthew Kaiser) “Reading Dickens in a Neurodiverse World”

This paper makes the case that Charles Dickens is uniquely positioned to teach twenty-first-century literary critics how to adapt to—and thrive in—an increasingly “neurodiverse” world, where [...]