Events

Is muziek de nieuwe religie?

Article
Martin Hoondert
14/11/2018
3 minutes to read

Martin Hoondert stelt zich de vraag of muziek de 'nieuwe religie' is? Hedendaagse componisten schuwen het gebruik van religie in hun muziek niet, zo blijkt uit onder meer de programmering van November Music, het festival voor nieuwe muziek. 

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Hyperloop: what about the margins?

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
13/11/2018
13 minutes to read

Would you like to travel from Tilburg to Amsterdam in just 12 minutes? Or go on holiday to Spain in 1,5 hours? Hyperloop can make your traveling experience reach a whole different level of comfort and speed. 

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Academic guidelines, generalization and inequality

Column
Marissa Bakx
12/11/2018
5 minutes to read

Day in day out, we as scholars use academic guidelines like the APA referencing style. This form of standardization is broadly accepted by the academic world. But did you ever think about the system of standardization itself? 

Dunkirk: History Re-created for the Big Screen

Paper
Fernanda Delgado
09/11/2018
14 minutes to read

How much truth can we find in fictional representations of history? This paper explores the real and fictional elements in Chrsitopher Nolan's Dunkirk, and how they work together to immerse its audience in the historical event.

Dr. Mariek Vanden Abeele

Dr. Mariek Vanden Abeele on mobile media

Video
The Editors
07/11/2018

Mobile media play a huge role in our everyday lives. There are many reasons to be positive, but there is also a downside. Dr. Mariek Vanden Abeele talks about the impact mobile media have: "It's both the good, but also the bad."

The algorithmic populism of Alice Weidel

Article
Karlijn Raaijmakers
08/11/2018
10 minutes to read

Technical developments and the growth of social media have caused politicians to start using social media as a tool for their political campaigns. This is also the case for Alice Weidel: the leader of the AfD. What are the consequences?

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Nigel Farage's British Identity

Article
I. Duque Femenía
05/11/2018
13 minutes to read

What do bell bottoms and nationalism have in common? The are both outdated…and apparently back in style. Nigel Farage uses British Identity in ways reminiscent of past decades, from introspective foreign policy to who counts as a national. Groovy?

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GAB, fake news and metapolitics

Article
Ico Maly
02/11/2018
9 minutes to read

GoDaddy’s decision to pull support for GAB is again used as 'proof' for the powerful political myth that the left censors right wing voices

How can we explain our online identities?

Article
Jady van Leusden
02/11/2018
16 minutes to read

This article explains the construction of online identities and images of the body with the help of theories by Jean-Paul Sartre and Michel Foucault.

Volunteer Tourism: Still Some Way to Go

Article
Sarah-Maria Geradin
31/10/2018
9 minutes to read

Tourism is now on its way towards sustainability. The following article discusses volunteer tourism, a form of tourism considered sustainable. But is this really the case? 

Jair Bolsonaro

Big Man politics 2.0

Column
Jan Blommaert
01/11/2018
5 minutes to read

Big Man politics used to be an exotic and marginal phenomenon, but algoritmic populists such as Bolsonaro, Trump, Orbán and others made it one of the dominant formats of 21st century power.

Nordic Theory and Breivik's ideal society

Paper
Sarah-Maria Geradin
05/11/2018
9 minutes to read

People have all sorts of ideas about what ‘the ideal society’ should or could be. Anders Breivik, the Norwegian terrorist who killed 77 people in 2011, also had an ideal society in mind and wrote it down in his manifesto. Who were his sources?

Globalization, Translation and Feminism in Korea

Article
Hyun Seung Song
29/10/2018
11 minutes to read

Korea has long been a patriarchal society, whose language  itself contains a gender hierarchy. However, since western feminism was introduced to the country, a both Korean women and Korean society changed profoundly.