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Leiden University News

Leiden Asia Year 2017

2 January 2017

In 2017 Leiden will be the leading centre for Asia in terms of research, teaching, collections and expertise. Leiden will focus in 2017 on Asia and the Asian Library. Leiden University, the municipality of Leiden and cultural partners are all committed to making this year a success. Have a look at the program. | full story

LeidenGlobal News

LeidenGlobal: Heritage on the Move

23 January 2017

For the coming years LeidenGlobal will structure its activities around a common theme as a leading criteria for organising activities and actions. The central theme for 2017-2018 is Heritage on the Move. | full story

LeidenAsiaYear News

Sneak preview van de nieuwe Asian Library

14 February 2017

De nieuwe Asian Library die de Universiteit Leiden bouwt, krijgt internationaal aanzien. Door de samenvoeging met andere collecties wordt het een van de grootste kenniscentra over Azië ter wereld. De pers kreeg al een rondleiding door het gebouw dat pas eind maart opengaat voor studenten. | full story

RMO Tentoonstelling

'Een Jas'

14 February - 11 June 2017

Deze tentoonstelling laat de schilderijen van kunstenares Lux Buurman zien. Zij maakte een serie van negen schilderijen over een periode van vijf jaar. Elk schilderij laat (een deel van) een jas zien, waarop de prachtigste voorstellingen uit de Griekse mythologie zijn geborduurd. | full story

IIAS event

Call for applications Summer School Asian Food

Deadline: 20 March 2017

This Summer School (25-29 September 2017) will provide participants with an insight into the growing interdisciplinary field of Asian Food Studies, which will include sessions in history, anthropology, sociology, and material culture studies. Read more for additional details on eligibility criteria and how to apply. | full story

RMO event

De muzen in het museum

5 February - 2 April 2017

In deze collegereeks geeft dr. Hans Smolenaars zes colleges over Griekse en Romeinse auteurs. De eerste twee colleges gaan over lyrische poëzie, college drie en vier behandelen Ovidius' Metamorphosen in literatuur en kunst, en de laatste twee colleges gaan over Oedipus. Waar mogelijk worden teksten in verband gebracht met voorwerpen uit de museumcollectie. | full story

Leiden University Event

Centre for Digital Heritage meeting 2017

15 June 2017 - 17 June 2017

The Digital Archaeology Research Group and the Centre for Global Heritage and Development at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University will jointly host the 2017 annual meeting of the Centre for Digital Heritage. The theme of the meeting will be ‘Heritage under Threat’. | full story

RMO News

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden verrast met cheque van € 522.000

10 February 2017

Het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden heeft een schenking van € 522.000 ontvangen van de BankGiro Loterij om de Tempelzaal in het museum om te toveren tot een multifunctioneel podium voor tal van activiteiten. | full story

RMO event

De verhalen van Frits Naerebout

29 March 2017 - 26 April 2017

Frits Naerebout is docent Oude Geschiedenis aan de Universiteit Leiden. Hij geeft elke woensdag in april (en 29 maart) een lunchlezing in het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. Het onderwerp is elke keer een verrassing. | full story

Volkenkunde Tentoonstelling

Topstukken onder de loep

November 2016 - January 2018

De uitkomsten van recent onderzoek naar drie topstukken uit de collectie Midden- en Zuid-Amerika zijn vanaf nu te zien in de galerijtentoonstelling ‘Topstukken onder de loep’. Een boeiend verslag van drie speurtochten en opmerkelijke uitkomsten aan de hand van de originele voorwerpen en wetenschappelijke documentatie. | full story

Vacancies at LeidenGlobal partners

Job and Internship Vacancies

19 January 2017

Looking for an internship or position? See the various job vacancies available at LeidenGlobal partners for the coming period. | full story

LUCIS News

What's New!? Spring Lecture Series

2 February 2017 - 20 April 2017

What's New?! is a lecture series organised by LUCIS and the department of Middle Eastern Studies. The lecture series focuses on current research on Islam and the Middle East. Every Thursday from 2 February 2017 to 20 April 2017 a researcher will deliver a lecture on current research on Islam and the Middle East. | full story

Asian Modernities and Traditions Event

Reframing Cinema: A Festival of Neo-Realist Classics from India

21 - 24 February 2017

The film festival 'Reframing Cinema' will engage with neo-realism in Indian cinema through works of master filmmakers who were ahead of their time. The full programme is available now. | full story

Leiden University News

Solving water problems with archaeology

14 February 2017

Archaeologist Araceli Rojas has been invited to participate in the award-winning festival Let’s Talk about Water. This festival combines academic seminars, movies, and panel discussions around water issues around the globe. | full story

ASC News

Mirjam de Bruijn interviewed on radio about the protests in Cameroon

14 February 2017

ASCL senior researcher Mirjam de Bruijn was interviewed in radio show 'Met het oog op Morgen' about the protests in Cameroon following the internet shutdown. | full story

RMO Tentoonstelling

Koninginnen van de Nijl

18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017

'Koninginnen van de Nijl' vertelt het bijzondere verhaal van de vrouwen van de Egyptische farao's. U ziet ruim driehonderdvijftig topstukken, zoals zeldzame beelden en luxe gebruiksvoorwerpen. Het grootste deel van de voorwerpen komt uit de collectie van het Museo Egizio in Turijn, het op één na grootste Egyptische museum ter wereld. | full story

Leiden University News

'I cook, therefore I am'

14 February 2017

For a new food-related exhibition in the Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, archaeologist Dr. Joanita Vroom has cooperated in creating the Taste Lab, where one can look, listen, taste and cook. Moreover, she designed a series of food workshops. | full story

KITLV News

Blog: A Morning of Mourning: Images from Bangkok

9 February 2017

In this blog, David Kloos writes about the mourning people on the streets of Bangkok after the death of King Bhumibol of Thailand on 13 October 2016. | full story

KITLV Event

Walking with Indonesia

1 April - 1 October 2017

Walking with Indonesia is a walk through Leiden starting from Leiden Central Station to the Asian Library along various sites around the historical city centre. At your tour around town you may identify a series of sites which you follow by a special walking-with-Indonesia-app. With your own smart phone you may access information that is related to the various sites. | full story

EUROSEAS CONFERENCE 2017

Call for papers EUROSEAS Conference 2017

Deadline: 15 May 2017

The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) will hold its 9th conference from 16 to 18 August 2017 at the University of Oxford. As an international and multi-disciplinary organisation, EuroSEAS invites scholars and PhD students from all academic disciplines with an interest in Southeast Asia to submit papers on research in the field of Southeast Asian Studies. | full story

IIAS News

Call for papers Post Colonial Studies Association (PSA)

Deadline: 28 February 2017

PSA announces that the 2017 Convention will be held at the School of Advanced Study, Senate, University of London, from 18 till 20 September 2017. Proposals are invited from academics and postgraduates with research interests in any area of postcolonial studies. Read more for additional details on how to apply. | full story

RIAS News

Call for papers: Pursuing the Rooseveltian Century: Investigating a Historical Frame

Deadline: 31 March 2017

The conference builds on the experimental MOOC, ‘The Rooseveltian Century', produced by Giles Scott-Smith and Dario Fazzi. The event combines research on the three principal Roosevelts within the historical framework of their influence and legacies. Read more for information about the paper proposals. | full story

Leiden University event

Conference: Landscapes of Survival

17 March 2017 - 18 March 2017

In this conference scholars working on the archaeology and epigraphy of Jordan’s North-Eastern desert are brought together in order to explain the prominent achievements of the indigenous peoples through the ages and to develop new perspectives on desert cultural landscapes. | full story

Tentoonstelling Volkenkunde

Wereld vol Veren

14 October 2016 - 5 March 2017

De mooiste verenobjecten uit de museumcollectie die vanwege hun kwetsbaarheid zelden zijn getoond, zijn eindelijk te zien voor het grote publiek. | full story

RMO Tentoonstelling

Pracht en precisie

15 December 2016 - 31 December 2017

In deze expositie zijn de mooiste en meest bijzondere 'gesneden stenen' uit de collectie van het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden bijeengebracht. Er zijn meer dan honderd voorbeelden van deze kleurrijke en vaak kostbare stenen met gegraveerde voorstellingen. | full story

ASCL Exhibition

'Neither Black Nor White revisited'

3 January - 31 March 2017

This exhibition consists mostly of graphic work and is initiated by Studio Kurtycz. Traditional printing techniques are combined with other ways of artistic expression as painting, installation, street art and photography, often with a social engagement. | full story

LeidenASA news

Call for Research Leave funded by the Integration fund of LeidenASA

Deadline: 1 March 2017

The idea behind LeidenASA research leave is to offer LeidenASA members four month relief from teaching to work on a dedicated research task and/or co-develop interdisciplinary/collaborative idea(s)/proposal(s). Applications can be sent to this address: LeidenASA@asc.leidenuniv.nl | full story

Leiden University News

Yusen Yu wins MEM Graduate Student Prize

23 January 2017

Yusen Yu wins the prestigious Graduate Student Prize of the Middle East Medievalists (MEM) with his article 'Chinese Gold-decorated Paper and the Persianate Book Arts'. The paper was presented at the Timurid conference in Leiden in May 2016. | full story

Leiden University event

Voor de liefhebbers van wiskunde: de Leidse Wiskundewandeling

30 January 2017

De Leidse Wiskundewandeling voert door de fraaie Leidse binnenstad waarbij voor uiteenlopende locaties een uitdagend wiskundig vraagstuk is bedacht. De wandeling is gericht op scholieren maar iedereen die wiskunde leuk vindt kan de korte of de lange versie van de route nemen. | full story

RMO News

Week van de Klassieken 2017

9 - 19 March 2017

De tiende Week van de Klassieken heeft als thema: Alle goden! en gaat over religie in de oudheid. Tijdens de Week zijn er in het hele land activiteiten om jong en oud kennis te laten maken met de klassieke wereld. | full story

RMO Tentoonstelling

Tentoonstelling: Fibula's

28 January 2017 - 7 January 2018

Fibula's is een kleine tentoonstelling over de kledingaccessoire die archeologen het vaakst vinden: fibula's. Met deze spelden werden kledingstukken dichtgemaakt, vooral mantels. In de vitrines liggen ruim vierhonderd fibula's. Het zijn vakkundig gemaakte en vaak prachtige voorwerpen. | full story

LeidenGlobal News

New adventures for LG manager Amrit Dev

23 January 2017

Amrit Dev Kaur Khalsa, manager of LeidenGlobal 2013-2016 will be starting her own business later this year and has decided to donate all her time to make all preparations in order. Therefor she officially left her position of Manager at LeidenGlobal. | full story

International NVAS Conference

International NVAS Conference: Education for Life in Africa

19 - 20 May 2017

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Netherlands Association for Africa Studies (NVAS), NVAS, NUFFIC and HHS are organizing a two-day conference on the theme “Education for life in Africa”. Registration is open now. | full story

Muziek in Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde

Wekelijks: Muziek op Zondag

2 January 2016

Elke zondag kunt u komen luisteren naar prachtige muziek; o.a. Gamelan-muziek van de groep Sekar Alit, onder leiding van Henry Nagelberg. U bent van harte welkom om een kijkje te komen nemen bij deze wekelijkse openbare repetities! | full story

Leiden University News

Two new AMT Phase 2 Funded Projects started in February 2017

14 February 2017

Based on the applications received for the second round of AMT Phase 2, two projects received funding: 'The globalised politics of connectivity and governance in the South-to-West Asian Migration Corridor' and 'CANAME'. | full story