On Sunday, July 28th, 2013, denizens of Piedras, a town located in Central Colombia, went to the polls to participate in the consulta popular on the establishment of large-scale mining activities in this rice-producing town.
Walking through the halls of the Victoria and Albert Museum, one will notice a peculiar object called “Tipu’s Tiger.”
Exactly seventy years ago, one of the greatest Dutch disasters of the twentieth century occurred on the night of January 31 into the early morning of February 1, 1953.
Exact zeventig jaar geleden voltrekt zich een van de grootste Nederlandse rampen van de twintigste eeuw in de nacht van 31 januari op de vroege ochtend van 1 februari 1953.
Going on a research stay entailed long days in the archives, poring over medieval accounts written in hard-to-decipher script until my eyes were dry and my fingertips dirty with centuries-old dust.
In this post I want to think about a “sustainable” academia in two ways. First, what kind of academic work is needed for sustainable futures to be realized? And second, what needs to be done to sustain early career academics?