NIAS Conference: Mapping Belonging as a field of study and establishing future networks

9 jun - 11 jun 2021
Van 14:30 - 17:35uur

On the occasion of NIAS’ 50th anniversary, you are cordially invited to join our interdisciplinary working conference. During these three days, we will collaboratively sketch the landscape of Belonging as an academic and artistic field. The aim is to set up a research agenda for future interdisciplinary and international collaborations on this topic. Join us either by immersing yourself in the full programme, attending one of the 20 panel talks and arts presentations, joining a master class, or listening to a public Keynote Lecture.

Keynote Speakers

  • Gloria Wekker: When a country does not love you back
    NIAS Alumna and Emeritus Professor Gender and Ethnicity, Utrecht University, will mention some foundational starting points for Belonging as a field of study. She will draw upon real-life moments to illustrate and analyze, particularly moments when she felt like she belonged, and distinctly felt that she did not.
  • Amin Ghaziani: The Emplacement of Belonging
    Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia, will speak about the emplacement of Belonging. How does the conceptualization of Belonging change as a function of where we locate it – from neighborhoods to night-time venues?
  • Nadim Rouhana: Homeland
    NIAS Alumnus and Professor of International Affairs and Conflict Studies, Tufts University, will speak about the promises and pitfalls of the notion of homeland, particularly in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Keynote Lectures can be attended for free.

Register here!


The overarching theme of Belonging will be divided into four topical threads. Each topical thread will have interdisciplinary panels consisting of scholarly and artistic presentations. Participants can choose from over 30 panel discussions, creating their own conference journey.

Download the full Programme


About NIAS

NIAS’ mission is to foster curiosity-driven research that pushes the traditional disciplinary boundaries and questions underlying methodological and theoretical assumptions. Each year, NIAS hosts an international, interdisciplinary group of 50 fellows who work on their independent research projects while being embedded in a thriving intellectual community.

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