20 December 2016

8 of 12 approved projects associated with the UU

Utrecht humanities scholars particularly successful in NWO Free Competition

As many as 8 research projects involving Utrecht humanities scholars, received a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in the grant program Free Competition Humanities. The projects will be on property, power, markets, about knowledge in Indonesia, and about language: meaning, time, language development and African drum language. In total, NWO has awarded 12 project proposals this round.

The projects

  • Decolonizing knowledge. Postcoloniality and the making of modern Indonesia’s knowledge culture, 1945-1970 by Prof. Remco Raben (UvA/UU) and Prof. Lisa Kuitert (UvA)

Three projects are initiated by Institutions for Open Societies (IOS) scholars:

  • Private Property and Political Power in a Liberal-Democratic Society by Dr Rutger Claassen
  • Market Makers. A political history of neoliberalism in the Netherlands (1945-2002) by Prof. Ido de Haan and Prof. Ewald Engelen (UvA)
  • Investment behaviour, political change and economic growth in the Netherlands, 1780-1920 by Prof. Oscar Gelderblom, Dr Paul Brusse, Dr Piet van Cruyningen (WUR), and Dr Joost Jonker

Four projects are associated with Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS):

  • A composition calculus for vector-based semantic modelling with a localization for Dutch by Prof. Michael Moortgat
  • Time in Translation: the Semantics of the PERFECT by Prof. Henriette de Swart and Dr Bert Le Bruyn in cooperation with Digital Humanities
  • Language impairment in the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome: a model for SLI? by Prof. Frank Wijnen, Dr Sasja Duijff, Prof. Ellen Gerrits and Dr Jacob Vorstman
  • When language has a beat: Senegalese drum language and linguistic theory by Prof. Yoad Winter 

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