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

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
Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity
Digital Humanities – The African Perspective
Compositionality in Brains and Machines
Better Safe than Stressed: Multilevel Inhibition of the Default Stress Response

The Role of Science Education in a Changing World
Citizen Science Lab: Air Pollution
Empirical Research on International Organizations
Responsible Robotics: Shaping our Future with Robotics
Online Information Quality
Citizen Science Lab: Sampling Language and Culture
Designing Smart Objects as Embodied Agents in Everyday Life
Human-Aware Computational Argumentation
Data Sharing for Law Enforcement
Interdisciplinary Workshop on Movement Grammars: Brains, Robots and Dance
Data-based Decision-making in Education: The Data Are There… Why Aren’t They Used?
Tracing the Past: Combining Citizen Science and Data Science to Detect and Record Archaeological Microtopography
Distinguishing Science and Metaphysics in Evolution and Religion
Diaspora, Migration and the Sciences: a New Integrated Perspective (NLTG)
Ways of Home Making In End of Life Care
Art Histories and Big Data
Learning Body Models: Humans, Brains and Robots
Healthy People: How the Medical Humanities and the Health Sciences Study the Complexity of Health
Physics and Psychology of Human Crowd Dynamics

2006 – 2017

Upcoming and previous SSH Workshops

Responsive and Effective Regulation: Stakeholder Engagement and Risk Assessment in an International Regulatory Context
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


Key Debates in Code-Switching Research: Methodological and Theoretical Considerations
Understanding Responsiveness in European Union Politics: Opening the ‘Black Box’ between Contestation and European
School Absenteeism: Universal Problem Seeks Gold Standard Solutions
Models of Bounded Reasoning in Individuals and Groups
Risk Science and Decision Science for children and teenagers: Helping Tomorrow’s Citizens Making Decisions About Risk
New Methods in Computational Sociolinguistics

2015 – 2017