Deadlines for submission of workshop applications are 30 January, 30 May and 30 September.

Workshops at the Lorentz Center
There are currently two types of workshops at the Lorentz Center with a humanities and/or social sciences component:

  1. The NIAS-Lorentz Workshops (NLW) for research that bridges the divide between humanities and/or social sciences and the natural and/or technological sciences.
  2. The SSH Workshops, which only significantly involve disciplines from the humanities and/or social sciences – whether interdisciplinary or monodisciplinary research.

Both aim to produce cutting-edge research through open and informal discussions and stimulating collaboration. Within this framework, workshop organizers are free to decide which format will work best for their needs and their particular project.

Workshops usually last 5 days and are held in either of the two venues at the Lorentz Center, both of which have meeting facilities and offices for all participants. The participants consist of an international group of researchers; typically 40-50 persons for workshops in the Lorentz Center@Oort venue or 20-25 for workshops in the Lorentz Center@Snellius venue. The Lorentz Center provides facilities, organizational support, and partial funding for all workshops.

How to apply
There are three deadlines to submit applications for a Lorentz Center Workshop: 30 January, 30 May and 30 September. The workshop applications should be prepared according to the guidelines shown here and be submitted to Applicants are encouraged to contact Henriette Jensenius in an early stage, for information and support on the application. All applications are evaluated by the NIAS-Lorentz Advisory Board and, when applicable, also by specific Lorentz Center advisory board(s). Applicants will be informed within 12 weeks after the submission deadline. The workshop will be held in the period 8 to 16 months after the submission deadline.

Upcoming and previous NIAS-Lorentz Workshops
(DLF) Workshop held as part of a Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship
(LF) Workshop held as part of a Lorentz Fellowship
(NLTG) Workshop held as part of a NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group

Complex Dynamic Interactions: Synergies between ABM and QCA
Towards a One Health Approach to Study Leprosy
Securing Data in Mesopotamia: New Technologies for Secured Cuneiform Texts
Artificial Social Intelligence 2021
Explainable Medical AI: Ethics, Epistemology, and Formal Methods
Developing Models of the World 2021
Othering and Polarisation 2021
Accountable Machine Learning Algorithms: what do practitioners need? 2021
The Paradox of Genres in Discourse 2021
Advancing Cross-Professional Work in Education 2021
Perspectives on Scientific Error: Parsing History and Comparing Viewpoints
Enacting Chance: Ignorance, Insight and Intuition
The Audible Universe
The 25 ‘Great Challenges’ in Archaeology through an ABM Perspective
The Politics of Climate Engineering: Arenas, Actors, Governance Challenges 2021
Language Development, Diagnosis and Assessment in School Ages
Communicating Science in a Democratic Society
Stochasticity and Heterogeneity in Life Cycles: Individuals to Populations 2021
The Scientific Conference: Past, Present, and Future
Speech as PII: Ethics & Usability in vis-à-vis with Security & Privacy
Green Conservation Materials for European Heritage
The Turks are Coming! The Popular Outreach of Turkish TV Series
Hack the Hackathon: Shaping the Future of Hackathon Research and Practice
The Future of Mendelian Randomization Studies 2021

Science Based Rules on Plastic: Regulating Plastic Pollution
Positive Affect: Nature, Neurochemistry and Function
Intersectional Analysis of the Sexed/Gendered Brain
Developing models of the world
Artificial Social Intelligence
Accountable algorithms: Industry meets Science
The Paradox of Genres in Discourse
Othering and PolarisationThe Future of Mendelian Randomization Studies
Current debates in forensic statistics
Stochasticity and Heterogeneity in Life Cycles: Individuals to Populations
The Politics of Climate Engineering: Actors, Arenas, Timescales
Modelling of Social Complexity in Argumentation
Space Science for Societal Challenges
Cybersecurity Justice: the Ethics of Exclusion

Exploring the Role of Values in RRI for Energy Systems
Intersecting Worlds: The Interplay of Cultures and Technologies
The Future of AI: Ethical, Legal and Societal Issues
Capturing Frugal Innovation: Towards a Handbook on the Crossroads of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Global Sustainable Development
Looking Backwards to the Future: Studying the Future with Counterfactuals
Music, Computing and Health
Cyber Insurance and its Contribution to Cyber Risk Mitigation
Probing the Foundations of Cultural Evolution
Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence Using Social Simulation
Capturing Developmental Brain Dynamics
Bystander Roles in Peace and Conflict
Digital Humanities – The African Perspective
Mechanisms for Extreme Event Generation (MEEG)
Agent-Based Models for Exploring Public Policy Planning
Synchrony and Rhythmic Interaction: From Neurons to Ecology
Better Safe than Stressed: Multilevel Inhibition of the Default Stress Response
The Language of Cooperation: Reputation and Honest Signaling
Unifying Vocal Learning
Historical Supernovae, Novae and Other Transient Events

2006 – 2018

Upcoming and previous SSH Workshops

Processing Ancient Text Corpora
Advancing Cross-Professional Work in Education

Risk Regulation and Society
How Countries Learn to Tax; Complexity, Legal Transplants and Legal Culture in Global Tax Governance
Types of Knowledge: Towards a New History of Concepts and Practices
Life and Legacy Studying the Work of Stanley Kubrick
Single Subject Causal Mediation Analysis
The Future of Academic Lexicography: Linguistic Knowledge Codification in the Era of Big Data and AI

2015 – 2018