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  • XVIII International Symposium on Civilizing Processes 2020: Changes due to COVID-19 crisis.

      Greetings, Many university activities and events planned for this year 2020 have been affected by the global health crisis of COVID-19. The case of international events is even more sensitive, since borders have been closed in some countries and we do not know for su ... Read More

    Last edited on:06,May 2020 01:24:58 by David Sierra

  • In Memoriam Johan Goudsblom (1932-2020)

    by Nico Wilterdink On March 17 of this year, Johan (Joop for friends) Goudsblom died at the age of 87 in his hometown Amsterdam. From 1968 until his retirement in 1997 he was a professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam. During that time, he has shaped generat ... Read More

    Last edited on:11,Apr 2020 02:12:09 by Norbert Elias Foundation

  • Joop Goudsblom: A Short Reading List

      In his obituary for the late Johan Goudsblom (1932–2020), Stephen Mennell mentioned some examples that showcased Joop’s particular synthesis of bio-ecological evolution and sociological developments. The following post expands some of Stephen’s remarks through a b ... Read More

    Last edited on:07,Apr 2020 06:04:34 by Alexander Mack

  • Nathalie Heinich: Eliasian reflections on “self-isolation” in the pandemic

    In the original French, this article appeared in Le Monde, 4 April 2020, under the title « Il y a ce à quoi nous sommes reliés, nous tous, confinés mais interdépendants, responsables, solidaires et fiers de l’être » https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2020/04/04/il- ... Read More

    Last edited on:05,Apr 2020 10:38:49 by Stephen Mennell

  • Interdependencies with the Brazilian community

    In order to expand the interdependence networks in figurational studies, it is with a great satisfaction that we inform that the Norbert Elias Foundation’s Blog, from now on, will contain posts with content produced by Brazilian researchers. Given Brazil’s interest in Elisian ... Read More

    Last edited on:03,Apr 2020 10:43:03 by Ana Flávia Braun Vieira