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News

14 November 2017
Certain animals do apply elements of language, which can teach us something about ourselves, tells Johan Bolhuis.
10 November 2017
This book examines how rural Europe emerged as a key site of local, national and international governance. Co-edited by Liesbeth van de Grift.
1 November 2017
Special issue of Parallax about posthumanist memory studies, edited by Susanne C. Knittel and Kári Driscoll.
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Events

16 October 2017 - 24 November 2017 17:00
Call for Seed Money Proposals
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20 November 2017 15:00 - 18:00
In the afternoon preceding the “Night of Descartes”, we aim to shed light on the promises and difficulties involved in reflecting on the future of science.
20 November 2017 20:00 - 21:30
What happens when empirical evidence is at odds with political purposes? Science historian Dr Alice Dreger on dogma, activists and justice.
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