Corona virus

Due to the outbreak of the corona virus, we decided to cancel all UCSIA events in March. Our coworkers will be working from home as much as possibe, so our opening hours will be limited.

We are following the measures taken by the University of Antwerp to support the principle of social distancing. In this way we, as university community, are trying to fight the further circulation of the virus in order to protect the most vulnerable in our society.

We will examine for each event if it is possible to reschedule it later on this year. The participants will receive an update by e-mail as soon as we have news on this topic. You will find all rescheduled events here.

For more information on the corona virus, we kindly refer you to the website of the University of Antwerp.

Tonight, before you fall asleep, think of the moment when we will be back in the streets. Of the moment when we will be able to hug each other again, of the moment when running errands together will feel like a celebration.

Let’s think of the moment when we will be able to drink coffee in a bar, talk about this and that, to take pictures close together. Let’s think about the moment when all this will be a bad memory, and ‘normal’ life will seem like an unexpected and beautiful gift.

We will love everything that seemed unimportant until today. Every second will be precious. Swimming in the sea, the sun until late in the evening, sunsets, raising our glasses again, joy. We will all be laughing together again.

Strength and courage. See you soon!

Stasera prima di addormentarvi pensate a quando torneremo in strada. A quando ci abbracceremo di nuovo, a quando fare la spesa tutti insieme ci sembrerà una festa.

Pensiamo a quando torneranno i caffè al bar, le chiacchiere, le foto stretti uno all’altro. Pensiamo a quando sarà tutto un ricordo ma la normalità ci sembrerà un regalo inaspettato e bellissimo.

Ameremo tutto quello che fino ad oggi ci è sembrato futile. Ogni secondo sarà prezioso. Le nuotate al mare, il sole fino a tardi, i tramonti, i brindisi, le risate. Torneremo a ridere insieme.

Forza e coraggio. Ci vediamo presto!

New dates

An Existence without Basic Job?

lecture Chair P.W. Segers
(in Dutch)
12 May 2020

Anger, Violence and Ideology

conference (in Dutch)
18 December 2020
*** new date ***

The Generous Space

theological lecture (in Dutch)
19 November 2020
*** new date ***


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