University of Washington Paradox and Progress Honors Study Abroad Program Summer 2006

Friday, July 21, 2006

Paradox and Progress Schedule

Paradox and Progress: Exploring Urban Culture in Amsterdam through Interdisciplinary e- Research
Amsterdam, Netherlands/Lausanneucerne, Switzerland
July 31-August 27, 2006


Week 1

Monday, July 31
Early Evening: Welcome by the staff of the Summer Institute: General program introduction and orientation.

Tuesday, August 1
9:30-12:00 Lecture on Pragmatic Tolerance:
Geert de Vries
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Walking through the city center to the Amsterdam Historical Museum
(guided tour)
14:30 free time for research

Wednesday, August 2
Morning is free time
14:00-17:00 Paul Wouters, VKS Introduction and Tour, “e-research methodology”
19:00 Group Dinner with guest (TBA)

Thursday, August 3
9:30-12:00 Lecture on EU policy: expanding the borders: Ries Rowaan
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Leave for Brussels
15:00 Free time
19:00 Dinner with Brussels Program students

Friday, August 4
11:00-16:30 Tour European Parliament
11:30-16:30 Tour EU and Lectures
17:00 Dinner with EU Representative (TBA)
21:00 Depart Brussels (or optional stay in Belgium, but back by Monday 14:00)
(Trent Arrives a.m.)
Saturday, August 5 (weekend to explore and research)
14:00 Gay Pride Parade

Sunday, August 6
Gay Pride Weekend in Amsterdam

Week 2
Monday, August 7
Morning is free time
14:00-17:00 Paul Wouters, “Web Archiving”

Tuesday, August 8
9:30-12:00 Lecture on sex work as an example of pragmatic tolerance: Jan Visser
13:00-15:00 Visit to Prostitution Resource Center
15:00-on Freetime

Wednesday, August 9
9:30-11:30 Paul Wouters and colleagues lecture on “The Role of Academic Conferences
in Scholarly Communication”. Richard Rogers, UvA Communications Faculty
11:30-19:00 Free time
19:00 Group dinner

Thursday, August 10
9:30-- 12:00 Lecture on islam and migration by Atef Hamdi
12:00-15:00 By public transport leaving for a visit to the mosque including lunch
Evening is free

Friday, August 11-Sunday, August 13
Free three-day weekend to explore and research!
(Trent and students to Maastricht—optional excursion)

Week 3
Monday, August 14
9:30-12:00 Excursion to “Cave” (virtual reality lab)
Afternoon is free time for research
(Trent Utrecht)

Tuesday, August 15
9:30-12:00 Lecture on youth culture: Simone de Bruin
12:00 Lunch
13:00 trip to the Bijlmer with Leon Deben
16:30 back in city center

Wednesday, August 16
a.m. ---VLS: Anne Beaulieu-Virtual Ethnography. Individual Group Meetings with instructors Julie, Clifford and Paul (approx. 1 hour per group. Times are TBA).

19:00 Group Dinner with guest lecture on culture and arts of the Netherlands

Thursday, August 17
9:30-12:00 Lecture on Drug Policies in the Netherlands: Jan huib Blans
12:00 Lunch
13:30—on Free time
(Trent back to Seattle)

Friday, August 18
9:30-13:30 KNSM-eiland visit
13:30- on Free time

Saturday, August 19
Train to Utrecht (leave in a.m.). Biking in Utrecht and around countryside. Optional overnight stay.

Sunday, August 20
Free day/prepare for Lausanne trip and conference

Monday, August 21
Free time to prepare for Lausanne. Practice presentations (UW/VKS will provide comments)

Tuesday, August 22
7:00 a.m. Leave for airport. Amsterdam to Geneva
08:30 depart for Geneva (flight 956) 10:00 Arrive Geneva
11:00 Train to Lausanne (takes 45 minutes)

12:30 (approx) Check in to Hostel. Relax and time to explore.

Wednesday, August 23 (please attend minimum of two sessions on two different days of the three day conference) . EASST Conference: Reviewing Humanness: Bodies, Technologies and Spaces
10:45-12:30 Conference welcome, University of Lausanne
12:30-13:30 Group picnic lunch
13:45-17:00 Free time at conference to visit sessions

Thursday, August 24
8:00 a.m. Conference sessions begin

Friday, August 25
8:30 a.m. Conference sessions begin

Saturday, August 26
8:30 Presentation: “Paradox and Progress” 8:30-10:15 a.m.
15:30 Conference ends
19:00 Final Group Dinner/Program wrap-up

Sunday, August 27
Easyjet Flight Geneva to Amsterdam departs 19:10 arrives Amsterddam 20:50
flight 957



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