Rector of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) and Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Jan Willem Duyvendak is Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He received his master’s degrees in both sociology and philosophy at the University of Groningen. His main fields of research currently are belonging, urban sociology, 'feeling at home' and nativism. In 2013-2014, Duyvendak was Distinguished Fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In Spring 2016 he was Research Fellow at the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies. From July 2017 - July 2019 he was Executive Committee Chair at Council for European Studies. Since January 1st 2018 he is rector of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (NIAS-KNAW).
Bespreking van Thuis van Pieter Hoexum in de Nederlandse Boekengids
Zijn de dingen die we ‘gewoon’ vinden wel zo gewoon, hoe kunnen we het alledaagse filosofisch bevragen, en wat hebben we daar eigenlijk aan? Jan Willem Duyvendak bespreekt Thuis. Filosofische verkenningen van het alledaagse van Pieter Hoexum en onderzoekt wat er zo gewoon en tegelijkertijd zo bijzonder is aan thuisgevoel.
Opening Speech of the Academic Year 2019/20 at NIAS
Slow science is not about doing the same thing at a slower pace. No, it is about creating conditions that allow vital aspects of research to flourish: space to ask new questions, to uncover and reconsider assumptions, to doubt,” argued Rector Jan Willem Duyvendak during the Opening of the Academic Year 2019/20 in his celebration of slow science. “The gap between universities on the one hand and institutes such as NIAS on the other hand, has become too wide. Read more
Interview on the political uses of history, the relationship between scholarship and the background of the researchers, and inviting Ian Buruma. Since 2018, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences presents the Annual NIAS Lecture. NIAS provides a safe-haven for curiosity-driven research, and interdisciplinary slow science. Thereby, it engages with societal issues and contributes to current debates by organizing public events for a broad audience.
NIAS provides a free space for innovative and independent research. As scholars, it is our task to carefully collect and analyze empirical data. Instead of politicizing science and marginalizing it as ‘yet another opinion’ in the public arena, scientific findings should be used as basis for politics – also, or especially, when these findings do not endorse the status quo. NIAS, as an intellectual haven for slow science, wants to highlight the importance of independent historical, comparative research, while at the same time being reflexive on the ways in which research outcomes might be politically (ab)used. By approaching the Dutch presence in Indonesia through a global framework, we do not only go against the tendency of national exceptionalism, it allows us moreover to establish new understandings, contextual specificities and connections between different countries. Read the full interview
Sociale menging is een voortdurend terugkerend thema in stedelijk beleid. Het politieke en maatschappelijke debat hierover verloopt moeizaam, omdat verschillende interpretaties van het begrip voortdurend over elkaar heen buitelen. Om meer scherpte te creëren, zou elke protagonist in het mengingsdebat zichzelf én anderen zeven vragen moeten stellen.