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Open Science Bites

University of Groningen

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Academics reveal their personal ‘open’ journeys and offer hands-on insights on open practices in their research and teaching. A series of three short episodes focuses on one specific open science practice. Whether you're a researcher, teacher, student, or simply interested in the world of research and teaching, this podcast is for you.
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Humans of RUG

Young Academy Groningen

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Who are the humans that make a university flourish? When thinking about the faces of a university, professors and students may be the first people that come to mind. But there are so many more people: beadles, technicians, study advisors, secretaries, and many others. They all bring their stories with them when they come to study and work at the university, and they experience new stories together. Without them, the University would not be what it is. “Humans of RUG” is a podcast series that ...
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GFN Podcast

GFN Podcast

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Welcome to the Groningen Feminist Network Podcast! For anyone who doesn’t know us, we are a community-led network of like minded people inclusive of all gender identities, sexualities, races, religions, ethnicities, education, class and abilities. The GFN meets every week to create a safe space for discussion. Our monthly podcast episode goes more in depth about a topic we've discussed in the meetings. At GFN, we expect everyone to be respectful of each other and give each other the benefit ...
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Urbcast is a bilingual podcast about cities, urbanism and more. Every week you will hear about my observations regarding cities, urban design, architecture, living in the Scandinavian capital of design — Copenhagen and interviews with various guests. Urbcast to dwujęzyczny podcast o miastach, urbanistyce i nie tylko. Co tydzień usłyszysz w nim o moich spostrzeżeniach dotyczących miast, architektury, Kopenhagi, posłuchasz rozmów z gośćmi - nie tylko ze świata urbanistyki. By Marcin Wojciech Ż ...
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Hi Guys, Tearable Techno Radio. In the next few weeks I will be uploading ten episodes where you will, hopefully hear me progress. Because that’s what this is all about. A short backstory: Just-in-Case introduced me to Techno about two years ago. After a mindblowing event at Paradigm Groningen, he gave me a Hercules MK4 to play around with. A couple of months of heavily relying on the Synch button followed. It was cool to learn to DJ, but I felt I missed a connection with the music. So I dec ...
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A przed Tobą 178 odcinek Urbcastu, w którym rozmawiamy o tym czy powinniśmy się bać miast 15-minutowych, smart city czy technologii 5G: Miejskie strachy: urbanistyczny populizm w natarciu? 🤔 W swojej książce „Miejskie strachy” autor, Łukasz Drozda, opowiada nam o tym, jak przeciwstawiać się urbanistycznemu populizmowi i wojnom kulturowym, które utr…
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Welcome to the newest episode we discuss the importance of balance between light and darknes in urban areas: Why darkness in cities matters? 🧐 My guest: Pernille Bech-Larsen, who works with light at SLA, shares insights on the importance of embracing darkness in cities, highlighting how excessive artificial light can disrupt natural rhythms and imp…
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Przed Tobą 176 odcinek Urbcastu, w którym rozmawiamy o roli zieleni w miastach a konkretnie: Jak skuteczne zarządzać zielenią w miastach? 🤔 Dominika Krop-Andrzejczuk z IKROPKA dzieli się swoim bogatym doświadczeniem i podkreśla znaczenie wiedzy o drzewach, diagnostyki oraz nadzoru technologicznego w projektowaniu i konserwacji terenów zielonych. Po…
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Welcome to the newest episode of Urbcast's Landscape Architecture series, in which we talk about: What Drives Success in the Landscape Architecture Market? 🧐 Jens Linnet, a co-founder of the landscape architecture office Bogl, shares insights into his journey as a landscape architect, highlighting how his passion for nature and design led him to pu…
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Przed Tobą 174 odcinek Urbcastu, w którym rozmawiamy o roli urbanistów i urbanistek a konkretnie: Co może urbanista w 2024? 🤔 Wojciech Wojtowicz od wielu lat przygląda się polskiemu planowaniu przestrzennemu oraz zawodowi urbanisty. A dziś przyjrzymy się temu, z czym wiąże się ten zawód i jakie perspektywy mają młodzi adepci gospodarki przestrzenne…
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Welcome to the newest episode of Urbcast's Landscape Architecture series, in which we talk about: Landscape Architecture: balance between sustainability, innovation and client ambitions? 🧐 Jakob Sandell Sørensen from schønherr explains what landscape architecture means to him. We discuss the relevance of sustainability, clients’ ambitions, and most…
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Law. How does the state form and use it? How do people use and shape it? How does law shape culture? How does the practice of law change over time in a modernizing colony? What was stable and what was malleable in the application of law in early modern Russia versus its Central Asian colony in the Empire’s final century? What’s the difference betwe…
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Przed Tobą 172 odcinek Urbcastu, w którym rozmawiamy o tym: Biurowe rewolucje: czy potrzebujemy miejskich farm? 🤔 A przed Tobą Paulina Grabowska, która specjalizuje się w zrównoważonym i regeneratywnym rozwoju. Pracuje jako NASDRA i Mood.farm poprawiając systemy żywnościowe i integrując cyrkularność z zastosowaniami technologii łagodzenia zmian kli…
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In this episode, Stefano Bertorini, PhD student at the Campus Fryslân at the University of Groningen, shares his views on and experiences with public engagement. For his research project, Stefano developed workshops to engage with Dutch farmers, to listen to their experiences and to accompany them develop new business models in regenerative agricul…
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Welcome to the newest episode of Urbcast and the first one in English in the 5th season, in which we talk about: How to change the status quo? From windows to healthy and quality living 🧐 Lone Feifer brings over 25 years of experience working with VELUX’s architecture team. We discuss the firm’s role in the architectural sector, as well as Lone’s c…
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Przed Tobą 170 odcinek Urbcastu, w którym rozmawiamy o tym: Czy potrzebujemy obszarów metropolitalnych w Polsce? 🤔 Rozmawiam dziś z ekspertem w dziedzinie metropolii - Dr hab. i profesorem Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego Jakub Szlachetko. Od wielu lat zarówno jako naukowiec, jak i twórca think-tanku Instytut Metropolitalny, przygląda się on rozwojowi obsza…
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Alberto Godioli, Associate Professor in European Culture and Literature at the University of Groningen, shares his views on and experiences with public engagement. For his NWO-funded research project "Humor in Court'', Alberto is developing a policy-oriented toolkit for judges, a cartoon exhibition and a website with accessible analyses of recent h…
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Welcome to the 169. episode of Urbcast, in which we talk about: City Architect — an advocate for a sustainable city? 🧐 Why should we talk about it? Let’s explore the significance of the city architect role, using the Dutch city of Groningen as an example. How can commercial architecture market experience contribute to success in this position? Nath…
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Through stunning images, maps and insightful commentary, Life & Legacy: A Window into Jewish Life Across the Islamic World (U Groningen Press, 2023) offers a glimpse into the diversity, historical legacy, and rich culture of Jewish communities within the Muslim world. From the growing Jewish community of Dubai to ancient synagogues and shrines, the…
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Przed Tobą 168. odcinek Urbcastu, w którym rozmawiamy o tym: Współpraca czy konkurencja? Gdańsk a trójmiejska metropolia. 🤔 Dlaczego warto o tym rozmawiać? Gdańsk - jedno z kluczowych miast Polski, będące jednocześnie największym pod względem powierzchni. Odgrywa istotną rolę w strukturze Trójmiasta, które w przyszłości może stać się metropolią. Cz…
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The “barbarian” nomads of the Eurasian steppes have played a decisive role in world history, but their achievements have gone largely unnoticed. These nomadic tribes have produced some of the world’s greatest conquerors: Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, among others. Their deeds still resonate today. Indeed, these nomads built long-lasti…
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Welcome to the 167. episode of Urbcast, in which we talk about: Jernbanebyen - how to create a successful urban district? 🧐 Why should we talk about it? Let’s talk about big and long-term urban developments, the ones that are at the intersection of people, place, and technology. We’ll use the new Copenhagen redevelopment as an example of fostering …
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Welcome to the 166. episode of Urbcast, in which we talk about: How can we get better at “Changing our Footprint”? 🧐 Why should we talk about it? Henning Larsen’s exhibition, „Changing our Footprint,” at the Danish Architecture Center explores scalable solutions to mitigate the construction industry’s significant carbon footprint. Let’s discover wh…
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Przed Tobą 165. odcinek Urbcastu, w którym rozmawiamy o tym: Powrotnicy: czemu suburbanizacja łamie serca? 🤔 Dlaczego warto o tym rozmawiać? Wyprowadzasz się poza miasto, poszukując spokoju i własnego ogrodu. Po czasie zauważasz, że mieszkanie poza miastem niesie więcej wad niż zalet, więc postanawiasz do niego wrócić. Jednakże, powrót ten nie jest…
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Welcome to the 164. episode of Urbcast, in which we talk about: How to bridge the gap between psychology and architecture? 🧐 Why should we talk about it? Bridging psychology and architecture is vital for user-centric, inclusive, and sustainable design. My guest’s expertise helps architects integrate psychological principles, fostering a deeper unde…
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Picturing Russian Empire (Oxford UP, 2023) appears as Russia’s imperialist war of aggression against Ukraine grinds on. The stakes could not be higher. It follows that grappling with Russia’s imperial history is inescapable. After all, “[s]elective, exaggerated or patently false reimaginings” of the past “have been central to Russia’s justification…
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Przed Tobą 163. odcinek Urbcastu, w którym rozmawiamy o tym: Parafia Łacina: jak projektować zrównoważone wnętrza? 🤔 Dlaczego warto o tym rozmawiać? To jest najbardziej oryginalny i odkrywczy odcinek, jaki nagrałem. Będzie o projektowaniu zrównoważonych wnętrz, ale na przykładzie wyjątkowego kościoła i parafii. Poruszymy tematykę Boga, wspólnoty, k…
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Welcome to the 162. episode of Urbcast, in which we talk about: Creative City: how to strengthen human connections in the digital era? 🧐 Why should we talk about it? Discussing the creative city concept in 2023 is highly relevant and crucial. This concept illustrates the duality of many of the cities we live in. Creativity and diversity spark innov…
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Przed Tobą 161. odcinek Urbcastu, w którym rozmawiamy o tym: Zieleń miejska i dzikie rośliny: odpowiedź miast na zmiany klimatu? 🤔 Dlaczego warto o tym rozmawiać? Roślinność miejska (a także ta dzika!) ma ogromny wpływ na środowisko i zdrowie ludzi, dlatego ważne jest zrozumienie jej roli w kontekście zanieczyszczenia powietrza, zmian klimatu i pop…
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Przed Tobą 160. odcinek Urbcastu, w którym rozmawiamy o tym: Jak stworzyć skuteczny marketing miasta wykorzystując jego tożsamość? 🤔 Dlaczego warto o tym rozmawiać? Porozmawiajmy o tworzeniu skutecznego marketingu miejsca poprzez wyeksponowanie jego tożsamości. Przyciąganie inwestorów, turystów czy mieszkańców, powinno być zgodne z genius loci dane…
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In this interview we deep dive into the historiographical issues of the texts in The Rise of the Mongols: Five Chinese Sources (Hackett, 2021), edited and translated by Christopher P. Atwood, with Lynn Struve. For a complementary, more general interview of the book dealing with the period under discussion listeners can also check out the July 2023 …
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Welcome to the 159. episode of Urbcast, in which we talk about: Lessons from Paris: how to transform cities worldwide? 🧐 Why should we talk about it? Let’s uncover the valuable lessons from Paris—a city that successfully transformed its urban landscape. These can inspire and guide cities worldwide in their journey towards sustainability, showing th…
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Moscow's Heavy Shadow: The Violent Collapse of the USSR (Cornell University Press, 2023) by Dr. Isaac Mckean Scarborough tells the story of the collapse of the USSR from the perspective of the many millions of Soviet citizens who experienced it as a period of abjection and violence. Mikhail Gorbachev and the leaders of the USSR saw the years of ref…
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Przed Tobą 158. odcinek Urbcastu, w którym rozmawiamy o tym: Jak wygląda adaptacja miast do zmian klimatu w kontekście ochrony dziedzictwa? 🤔 Dlaczego warto o tym rozmawiać? Ochrona dziedzictwa jest istotna, ponieważ pozwala na zachowanie tożsamości kulturowej miast, jednocześnie dostosowując się do nowych warunków i wspierając zrównoważony rozwój …
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The Secret History of the Mongols is one of the literary wonders of the world. Writing in the thirteenth century, the Secret Historian - whose identity remains unknown - combines insider history and verse to chronicle the life of Chingghis Khan and the empire he founded. In an evocative new translation, Chris Atwood brings to life for contemporary …
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Antony Kalashnikov's Monuments for Posterity: Self-Commemoration and the Stalinist Culture of Time (Cornell UP, 2023) analyzes Stalinist monument-building. From the 1930's through the Great Patriotic War, architectural monuments such as subway stations were designed to emphasize the perpetual endurance of the nation, regardless of the many crises o…
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Welcome to the 157. episode of Urbcast, in which we talk about: How to use AI in designing our cities? 🧐 Why should we talk about it? Discussing AI in urban design is crucial for shaping future cities. AI is already influencing cities, but it can do a lot of good by empowering citizens and fostering their creativity. Obviously, there are also some …
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Przed Tobą 156. odcinek Urbcastu, w którym rozmawiamy o tym: Kopenhaga — najlepsze miasto świata? 🤔 Dlaczego warto o tym rozmawiać? Czy Kopenhaga to jedno z najbardziej atrakcyjnych miejsc do życia? Myślę, że tak, ale czy jest to najlepsze miasto na świecie? Porozmawiajmy o korzyściach i benefitach, jak i o wyzwaniach i minusach mieszkania w tym mi…
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Bookshop.org is an online book retailer that donates more than 80% of its profits to independent bookstores. Launched in 2020, Bookshop.org has already raised more than $27,000,000. In this interview, Andy Hunter, founder and CEO discusses his journey to creating one of the most revolutionary new organizations in the book world. Bookshop has found …
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Welcome to the 155. episode of Urbcast, in which we talk about: Living Places: how to challenge the way we live and build? 🧐 Why should we talk about it? Are we ready for a transformative shift in architecture? Let’s take a closer look at an intriguing prototype, Living Places – a pioneering collaborative project that redefines sustainability by in…
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Przed Tobą 154. odcinek Urbcastu, w którym rozmawiamy o tym: Pleszew - jak działa pierwsze polskie miasto 15-minutowe? 🤔 Dlaczego warto o tym rozmawiać? Czy wiesz, że w Polsce też mamy swoje miasto 15-minutowe? Sprawdźmy co zrobiły jego władze, aby stać się takim miastem i jakie były tego korzyści. Czy mieszkańcom kompaktowego Pleszewa rzeczywiście…
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Welcome to the 153. episode of Urbcast, in which we talk about: Is density the solution to affordable and inclusive cities? 🧐 Why should we talk about it? Can density be the answer to many problems in face in cities? Could denser living be the solution? Let’s explore its potential to create affordable, inclusive cities by talking to an expert worki…
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In Central Asia: A New History from the Imperial Conquests to the Present (Princeton University Press, 2021), Adeeb Khalid presents a comprehensive narrative of modern Central Asian history based on original research and an exhaustive synthesis of recent scholarship. Khalid explores how the modern forces of empire, revolution, and communism (and it…
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Przed Tobą 152. odcinek Urbcastu, w którym rozmawiamy o tym: Jak nowoczesne technologie ułatwiają adaptację miast do zmian klimatu? 🤔 Dlaczego warto o tym rozmawiać? Tym razem rozmawiamy o tym, jak wykorzystać innowacyjne technologie do adaptacji miast do zmian klimatu. A także o istotności błękitno-zielonej infrastruktury (BZI) oraz nature based s…
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Welcome to the 151. episode of Urbcast, in which we talk about: Archtivist: how to balance business and values in architecture? 🧐 Why should we talk about it? Architecture is a powerful tool. Let’s talk about balancing business and values in architecture, from an Archtivist’s perspective. How to make ethical decisions, inspire future architects, ad…
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By placing the party grassroots at the centre of its focus, Yiannis Kokosalakis' book Building Socialism: The Communist Party and the Making of the Soviet System, 1921–1941 (Cambridge UP, 2023) presents an original account of the formative first two decades of the Soviet system. Assembled in a large network of primary party organisations (PPO), the…
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In the second half of the 19th century, both professional and amateur archaeologists, surveyors, and explorers of the “periphery” of the Russian Empire became increasingly interested in the perceived ancient nomadic histories of Siberia, Central Asia, and Ukraine. Their excavations of “nomadic sites” associated with the Scythians or the Mongol Empi…
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Przed Tobą 150. odcinek Urbcastu, w którym rozmawiamy o tym: Miasto zwarte: dlaczego jest tak ważne w walce ze zmianami klimatycznymi? 🤔 Dlaczego warto o tym rozmawiać? Koncepcja miasta zwartego to szansa dla miast na podjęcie walki ze zmianami klimatycznymi. Porozmawiamy też o potrzebie długoterminowego planowania przestrzennego czy inwestowania w…
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Welcome to the 149. episode of Urbcast, in which we talk about: How can a city architect be the catalyst for urban transformation?🧐 Why should we talk about it? City architects can transform the image and functionality of a city. Melbourne’s transformation into a more liveable and functional city is a testament to the collaborative efforts of the c…
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Mira Buist-Zhuk is an academic information specialist at the University of Groningen Library specializing in open educational resources. In this episode, she shares tips and advice for teaching staff on how to get started with open educational resources. Listen to the episode and learn how to use, create, share and benefit from open educational res…
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Przed Tobą 148. odcinek Urbcastu, w którym rozmawiamy o tym: „Patodeweloperka“: jak wygląda z perspektywy dewelopera? 🤔 Dlaczego warto o tym rozmawiać? Branża deweloperska w Polsce ma wiele na sumieniu. Ale dajmy głos reprezentantowi środowiska, aby zrozumieć rzeczywiste wyzwania i perspektywę deweloperów oraz otrzymać bardziej rzetelną ocenę sytua…
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Welcome to the 147. episode of Urbcast, in which we talk about: How can cities collaborate for good urbanization? 🧐 Why should we talk about it? Urbanization is not a choice but rather a global trend. We need to effectively manage urbanization. Let’s discuss how the Century of Cities offers the opportunity for cities globally to collaborate and gro…
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In part two of our conversation about his book The Mongol Storm: Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Near East (Basic Books, 2022), Nicholas Morton, Associate Professor of History at Nottingham Trent University, joins me to share more about his research into Mongol imperial expansion and the Mongol conquests of the Near East. In this episod…
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In the late 19th century, a group of Mennonites leave Russia for what is now Uzbekistan. Driven out by Russian demands that the pacifist group make themselves available for conscription, and pushed forward by prophecies of the imminent return of Christ, over a hundred families travel in a grueling journey, eventually building a settlement and churc…
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