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17 September 2018
In August the book 'The Cambridge Companion to the Dutch Golden Age' has been published by Cambridge University Press.
Academic Transfer
17 September 2018
The Centre for Global Challenges is looking for two new Postdoctoral Researchers.
17 September 2018
The first Seed Money call of the Future Food Hub in 2018 for Education projects is open till November1st.


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3 September 2018 12:00 - 8 October 2018 12:00
Our Massive Open Online Course 'Understanding child development – from Synapse to Society' starts again on 3 September. Enroll now!
20 September 2018 15:00 - 17:00
This edition will be organised in Amsterdam by Sven Dupré and focuses on image-making and the history of the book.
Image A - John Schuster. Image B - Descartes’ on Novae and Variable star formation Principles, III, arts. 105-114
25 September 2018 15:30 - 17:00
On 25 September the Descartes Centre History of Science colloquium will revolve around getting real about Descartes’ radical Copernican realism.