KNIR Colloquia

The KNIR aims to be a place of inspiration and meeting for academics at all stages of their scientific careers. University lecturers often have lots of teaching obligations and few opportunities to gain external means of research. The KNIR Colloquia are for them. These are closed, small-scale research meetings (expert meetings) in Rome, facilitated and funded by the KNIR. During these three-day intensive work conferences, early and mid-career scientists can strengthen their research profiles and boost their research.

The KNIR organises up to three Colloquia each year with no more than fifteen participants. All university lecturers working at an NWIB university can apply for this. The selection of candidates focuses on the quality of the application, on motivation and on the relationship with KNIR, Rome and/or Italy.

KNIR Colloquium: Plaster face casts and the heritage of colonialism and racial science

We are happy to announce that after a year of lockdown due to the pandemic, we are able to relaunch the KNIR Colloquium programme. This year's first colloquium has been organized by Fenneke Sysling (Leiden University) and will be held from 18 till 20 October. Sysling's colloquium focuses on collections of plaster face casts, found in anthropological museums all over Europe. You are welcome to attend the public lecture Densità e opacità degli oggetti sensibili. Prospettive nella curatela delle collezioni coloniali by Rosa Anna Di Lella (Museo delle Civilità di Roma) on Tuesday 19 October at 17.00 CET at the institute.

KNIR Colloquium: “Us versus Them”

KNIR Colloquium by Maria Bonaria Urban (KNIR), Monica Jansen (UU), Reindert Dhondt (UU)