Having seen the shocking images of the coffins piled up in Italy on the internet, we need to ask ourselves whether we and the rest of the world are prepared for the considerable impact of the coronavirus epidemic. ...
27 Mar 2020
Tim Verlaan on the alt right's fascination with modern architecture
Donald Trump recently drafted an executive order titled, Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again, mandating that 'classical architectural style shall be the preferred and default style' for all future federal ...
27 Mar 2020
Janna Coomans discusses the corona outbreak on national radio
On Sunday 22 March, Janna Coomans discussed the historical parallels between the Black Death and Second Plague pandemics and the corona crisis on Radio 1's OVT.
25 Mar 2020
Cities are facing major challenges when it comes to the housing stock, the energy transition, urban quality of life and well-being, the circular economy and climate adaptation.
24 Feb 2020
Open Call: Joint Seed Grant Centre for Urban Studies and CREATE
In this second call, grants will be awarded of between €2.500 and €5.000 per grant, up to a total call budget of €15.000. With a well-developed argument grants higher than €5.000 can also be considered. Grant ...
24 Feb 2020
Recap CREATE and CUS Network Day
On the 30th of January, we hosted the fourth edition of the Urban Studies Network Day at the Lloyd Hotel. The Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) co-hosted this networking event for urban scholars with the CREATE research ...
10 Feb 2020
The City Unfinished - Episode 3
This episode is all about Amsterdam smells. Sarita Jarmack sat down with art historian Caro Verbeek to discuss smell in art history and urban history.
29 Jan 2020
Cities and Mobilities Awarded Grants
The Cities & Mobilities seminar series in 2017-2018 generated a whole community of academics and practitioners interested in keeping the conversation going. So, in 2019, Anna Nikolaeva decided to use the remaining ...
24 Jan 2020
Enno Maessen and Tymen Peverelli at 'Werkgroep Stedengeschiedenis'
On the 12th of February, the next Werkgroep Stedengeschiedenis will delve into the topic of national and urban identities. Enno Maessen will share his insights on the socio-cultural and physical transformations of ...
5 Jan 2020
PhD Talent Travel Grant - Open Call
A new call for PhD Talent Travel Grant proposals is now open. In this round, the Centre for Urban Studies will launch a call of three PhD Talent Travel Grants (1.500 euros each) that enable junior members to broaden ...
3 Jan 2020
Vacancy: Assistant professor in Urban History and Digital Methods
Within the Faculty of Humanities the 'Creative Amsterdam: An E-humanities Perspective' (CREATE) program conducts research into the role of creativity in the historical development of cities, using digital sources and ...
23 Dec 2019
Tim Verlaan awarded with Opler Grant for emerging scholars
The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has awarded Tim Verlaan the biannual Opler Grant for emerging scholars in the field of architectural history and its related disciplines. Created in 2002 by a gift from ...
23 Dec 2019
Janna Coomans awarded with Pro Civitate Prize
The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium (KVAB) has awarded Janna Coomans the biennial Pro Civitate Prize for excellent work on urban history for her dissertation “In Pursuit of a Healthy City: Sanitation and the Common ...
13 Nov 2019
Website launch 'The invention of the refugee'
The NWO-funded research project 'The invention of the refugee' has just launched its website, which features blog posts, news, project descriptions and future events.
11 Nov 2019
The City Unfinished - Episode 2
This episode is all about Amsterdam sounds and soundscapes. Is Amsterdam a loud city? Also, what does it mean to be a loud city? Is it all about the decibels, or are other factors also shaping whether or not an urban ...
30 Oct 2019
Vacancy: Postdoctoral researcher in Urban Studies and Urban History
The Centre for Urban Studies and the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies (GPIO) are currently inviting applications for a postdoctoral researcher in Urban Studies and Urban ...
23 Oct 2019
ACUH member Mario Damen receives AHRC grant
ACUH member Mario Damen and Rosalind Brown-Grant (University of Leeds) received an AHRC Research Networking Grant titled 'The joust as performance: Pas d’armes and Late Medieval chivalry'. The project aims at ...
23 Oct 2019
The City Unfinished - Episode 1
In this episode, Justine Laurent talks to Anastasiya Halauniova about peeing in the city. As you’ll hear, peeing is political and not all bodies are offered the same conditions for this basic – and often urgent – ...
22 Oct 2019
The City Unfinished
The Centre for Urban Studies is proud to present The City Unfinished podcast series. This podcast experiment brings together urban researchers and residents around the political practices, tensions and challenges ...
4 Oct 2019
ACUH student co-curates 'Dreams cast in concrete'
This autumn, Centraal Museum presents 'Dreams cast in concrete', an exhibition about two utopian construction projects with turbulent histories: Utrecht's Kanaleneiland and Hoog Catharijne. ACUH student Jens van Kamp ...