Studium Generale (formerly: Academic Forum) organizes symposia, debates and small-scale exchanges focusing on scientific, social and philosophical issues.
All our events will take place online and partially offline for the time being. Check our website, social media and newsletter for updates and new programmes. Also take a look at the Studium Generale Youtube playlist for registrations and Summer Science Talks with scientists of Tilburg University. (interviews in Dutch).
20:00 - 21:45
We kick off the exciting American election night from a public administration perspective. Whether it will be Biden or Trump, what can we learn from America today and from the state of American democracy in particular? Livestream YouTube. (Dutch / Certificate*)
21:00 - 22:30
Spaceship Earth (opening film) - InScience Filmfestival
The InScience Filmfestival in Tilburg opens with Spaceship Earth, a documentary film about the 1991 experiment that saw eight individuals spend two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth's ecosystem. ow can you prepare yourself for a journey into the unknown? (English / Certificate*)
20:00 - 21:30
Science Café - Betere zorg met placebo’s
The effects of many health treatments are partly explained by factors other than the drug or treatment itself. Lecture by Prof. Andrea Evers on how the placebo effect can contribute to better care. Online. (Dutch / Certificate*)
16:00 - 18:00
Coded Bias - InScience Filmfestival
The docufilm ‘Coded Bias’ is an exploration of the fallout of MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini's startling discovery of racial bias in facial recognition algorithms. After the film there is a Q&A with dr. Linnet Taylor on data ethics. (English / Certificate*)
14:00 - 16:00
Hunting for Hedonia - InScience Filmfestival
The docufilm Hunting for Hedonia explores how the burgeoning technology of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) will impact human identity and our sense of self. After the film there is a Q&A with philosopher Sanneke de Haan. (English / Certificate*)
16:30 - 18:30
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life - InScience Filmfestival
Docufilm on the life and work of Oliver Sacks, one of the most renowned neuroscientists of the last decade. To achieve this he had to walk a difficult path in life. Afterwards there is a Q&A with em. prof. Ad Vingerhoets. (English / Certificate*)
16:00 - 18:00
The Edge of All We Know - InScience Filmfestival
The docu ‘The Edge of All We Know’ shows work and dedication that made it possible to present a photograph of a black hole. Afterwards there is a Q&A with prof. Klaas Sijtsma on organizing an ultimate scientific achievement. (English / Certificate*)
20:00 - 21:45
Warandelezing 2020: Weet wat je eet!
The Warande Lecture 2020 is about the need for a new food system. Prominent Dutch people give their view on what a sustainable food system could look like in the province of North Brabant and how we can achieve this. Online via YouTube. (Dutch / Certificate*)
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