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Studium Generale

An initiative of Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp in collaboration with deSingel.

The seventh lecture series Studium Generale - Chair Kinsbergen starts on Tuesday October 18th, 2016.  The theme is: 'Boundaries'.

Boundaries is the central theme of Studium Generale – chair Kinsbergen 2016-2017. The subject is akin to Opera/Ballet Flanders’ lecture series Borderline, so much so that a new collaboration seemed self-evident.

Boundaries have recently taken center stage in today’s news - particularly the crossing of geographical borders. However, the theme applies to our entire existence: setting boundaries in education, overcoming bodily limitations, crashing barriers in the arts, abolishing academic conventions in favor of innovation, abandoning traditional stances in politics. Boundaries, defending them, levelling or ignoring them: it appears an inexorable characteristic of our cultural evolution.

This new cycle, Studium Generale again invites prominent speakers from various domains of society, from academia, politics, culture and the arts. They will each focus on the central theme from their specific viewpoint. Their lectures will elucidate for a wide and interested audience the fascinating reality that boundaries constitute.


After each lecture, there is a short debate with the audience.
Registration is compulsory. Click here.

Tuesday October 18th 2016: Overkoepelende inleiding tot “Grenzen” (DUTCH)
Walter Weyns, hoofddocent Departement Sociologie Universiteit Antwerpen
Introduction by Maarten Van Alstein, historicus, onderzoeker aan het Vlaams Vredesinstituut

Tuesday November 8th 2016: Is de straf de straf? (DUTCH)
John Maes, advocaat, Lid van de Antwerpse balie, Specialiteit strafrecht en strafprocesrecht

Tuesday December 6th, 2016: Liberation (ENG)
Alicja Gescinska, philosopher and author
Introduction by Liese Stuer, Head of Performing Arts at Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Tuesday December 13th, 2016: Racial boundaries in South-Africa (NL)
Emma Lesuis, autonomous story teller, documentary maker

Tuesday January 31st 2017: Italië, de schaduwkant van een zonovergoten land (DUTCH)
Ine Roox, journalist, author
Introduction by Frederik Marain, Lecturer Journalism at AP University College.

Tuesday March 7th, 2017: What is normal? (ENG)
Brenda Froyen, author and lecturer at AP University College
Introduction, to be determined

Tuesday March 14th 2017: Excellentie en de grenzen van de haalbaarheid (DUTCH)
Jan Raes, intendant van het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam
Introduction by Wim Henderickx, musician, composer, lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp

Tuesday March 28th 2017: Oorlogsjournalistiek, grensconflicten (DUTCH) (BOOKED UP)
Rudi Vranckx, internationaal journalist
Introduction by Koen Cornil, lector bij Communicatiemanagement en Journalistiek van AP Hogeschool

Tuesday April 18th, 2017: Erdogan's 'New Turkey': past, present & future (ENG)
Dirk Vermeiren, former VRT Turkey Correspondent
Introduction by Patrick Herroelen, former Head of Journalist Programme at AP Univerity College

Tuesday April 25th, 2017: Boundaries to health care (ENG)
Lieven Annemans, professor of Health Economics, University of Ghent
Introduction by Valérie Vanceulebroeck, researcher Health and Care at AP University College

Tuesday May 2nd 2017: Gevlucht en terecht gekomen (DUTCH)
Kader Abdolah, Iraans-Nederlandse auteur
Introduction by Geert Marrin, Internationalisering, European Project Semester en Communicatie bij AP Hogeschool

Tuesday May 9th, 2017: Bruggen bouwen (DUTCH)
Wim Henderickx, musician, composer, lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp
Introduction by Luc Joosten, Head of Dramaturgy at Opera Flanders

Practical information

No entrance fee.
Registration is compulsory. Click here.

All lectures start at 7 pm and finish at 9 pm. They take place at one of the halls of Royal Conservatoire Antwerp:

Campus deSingel
25 Desguinlei
2018 Antwerpen

Contact studiumgenerale@ap.be.