Centre for Urban Studies

Urban Studies Network Day

This year jointly organised by ACHI, ACUH, ASCA, and CUS

24Jan2019 12:30 - 19:30


We are pleased to announce the Third Centre for Urban Studies Network Day, as well as special round of Seed Grants. The network day is co-hosted this year with the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity (ACHI) and the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History (ACUH).

This year’s Network Day aims to explore shared interests and stimulate future collaborations between urban scholars at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences and at the Faculty of Humanities. By inviting planners, historians, geographers, anthropologists, cultural analysts, sociologists and all other researchers at ACHI, ACUH, CUS, and ASCA, this years’ network day brings together scholars looking at cities from a wide range of temporal and geographical perspectives as well as varying approaches.

To start the Network Day, a lunch will be offered (location to be announced). Next, one-minute presentations will allow participants to introduce their research to a broad group of colleagues. Further exploration of shared interests will be stimulated by interactive one-to-one exchanges and round table sessions. 

Seed Grants

To stimulate the establishment of new research initiatives and support their realization, after the Network Day CUS and ACHI will jointly fund a round of four Seed Grants for collaborative projects following up on the ideas developed during the day. Seed Grants are relatively small grants of up to €2.500 that aim to bring different people together to discuss ongoing research, create a platform to develop and/or get additional feedback on research proposals. For example, Seed Grants might enable awardees to set up pilot studies, organize interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary workshops, or invite international speakers. Proposals involving PhD students, (research) master students or aiming at developing new research proposals are particularly welcomed. The joint CUS-ACHI round of Seed Grants invites research partners or groups composed of both FMG and FGW scholars to send in proposals for collaborative projects. More details will be provided during the Network Day.

Preliminary program

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:30  

One-minute presentations (incl.  3 rounds of one-to-one meeting sessions)

15:30 – 15:45  

Coffee/tea break

15:45 – 17:15  

Round table conversations to explore common research themes and possible collaborations

16:45 – 17:00


17:00 – 17:30

Closing and more information on the Seed Grants


New year’s drinks

Registration and location

Please express your interest by filling in this form by December 21st latest. Preparation is not required, except for sending one supporting slide for the one-minute presentation. Participation in the Network Day is free for all members of the aforementioned centres and institutes. Please contact us at urbanstudies@uva.nl if you would like to participate but are not a member. 

The network day will take place at the Lloyd Hotel.

Published by  CUS