Culture

Role of women in art severely underestimated

Marjolein de Jong31 August 2021
Were women once only good at appearing nude on a canvas? According to Jitske Jasperse, this is a much too limited view.

‘We’re inclined to have more respect for intelligent people’

Marjolein de Jong17 May 2021
According to Renée van Schoonhoven, a lecturer in Education Law, we tend to regard diplomas as a reward for hard work.

‘We try to navigate using our instinct’

Marjolein de Jong6 April 2021
We can find answers to contemporary questions in human evolution, contends Mark van Vugt, evolutionary psychologist at VU Amsterdam.

'Religious institutions are not prepared to negotiate on sex and sexuality'

Hannah Stoffels6 April 2021
„The more institutionalised the religion, the more dominant the framework of gender, sex and patriarchy”, says Azza Karam, professor at VU Amsterdam.

‘A one-liner can sometimes say more than a long analysis’

Marjolein de Jong19 March 2021
Comedian Teun van den Elzen (27) produces ‘Saaie Kutpolitiek’ (Boring Shit Politics), a YouTube channel with satirical videos about Dutch politics.

New artwork inspired by Abraham Kuyper

Marjolein de Jong19 January 2021
It was an honour for artist Wafae Ahalouch to create a work of art in honour of the Abraham Kuyper year. This resulted in the artwork Trinity.

Caught in a web of disadvantage

Jessica Brouwer18 January 2021
Halleh Ghorashi takes a stand against the negative portrayal of refugees and migrants and fights for diversity and inclusion.

Three remarkable anecdotes about the VU

Marjolein de Jong20 October 2020
Three people that have made the VU’s history their life’s work elaborate on their favorite interesting anecdotes.

‘Invest now in digital skills for the elderly’

Omayra Mac Donald8 April 2020
The far-reaching government measures for the coronavirus outbreak are making personal contact very difficult for elderly. How can we contribute?

Back to the origins of eroticism? Sexperiment!

Marjolein de Jong17 December 2019
We seem to have a limited view of what sexuality is, according to philosopher Ype de Boer.