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The Dutch Cocaine Factory in international perspective

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Written by Wednesday, 21 November 2012 11:11
The first remarkable thing about Hans Bosman’s PhD thesis is the subject: The History of the Dutch Cocaine Factory and its Successors. Few people are aware of the fact that in 1900 this factory was established to manufacture cocaine, used as a local anaesthetic. The second thing is that the…

Scientist or activist?

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Written by Wednesday, 07 November 2012 10:44
Neutral knowledge providers or engaged scientists: how do ecological experts working for international conservation organisations view themselves? Raf de Bont, a researcher at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, won a Vidi grant this year for his research on how ecological experts have dealt with the tension between science…

Poet in academia

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Written by Tuesday, 23 October 2012 15:04
In late June, Wiel Kusters stepped down from his post as professor of General and Dutch Literature. But, he says, the poet and author Kusters will never retire. We sat down with him to talk academia, language, art, the uninhibited approach and the toppling of reality.

Fans are wrongly stigmatised (video)

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Written by Friday, 05 October 2012 10:29
Contrary to popular belief, people who are a part of fan culture are not lonely, depressed or escapist. The opposite is true: such people tend to be creative and very social. Nicolle Lamerichs studies the different phenomena of these fan cultures for her PhD research.

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