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LeidenGlobal Lecture

Heritage on the Move | Lecture & Launch of Photo Exhibition

6 June 2017

The annual LeidenGlobal Lecture will this year be given by Wayne Modest (Volkenkunde/VU) titled 'On The Move: A Mobilities Approach to Heritage'. Afterwards, the LeidenGlobal photo exhibition will be launched, followed by drinks at Museum Volkenkunde | full story

Leiden University News

Leiden strengthens ties with Latin America and Caribbean

16 May 2017

On 15 May, the ambassadors of 11 Latin American and Caribbean countries were shown the highlights of research at Leiden University Faculty of Science. Furthermore, Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme awarded prizes to two young academics who conduct research in Latin America. | full story

LeidenGlobal news

LeidenGlobal Photo Exhibition | Heritage on the Move

6 June 2017

A LeidenGlobal Photo Exhibition will be launched on June 6th at the LeidenGlobal Lecture. This exhibition of photographs from scholars connected to partners of LeidenGlobal reflects their vision of ‘Heritage on the Move’. | full story

ASCL News

Speech Ton Dietz during visit President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique

23 May 2017

ASCL director Ton Dietz gave a speech during the official visit of President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique to the Netherlands, 17-19 May 2017. He highlighted the ties between the two countries, especially in the knowledge sector. You can read Ton Dietz's speech in Portuguese or in English. | full story

Leiden University News

Sada Mire selected for the international Hay Festival

24 May 2017

LeidenGlobal expert Sada Mire is selected for the list of 30 thinkers and philosophers. The Hay Festival brings readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in sustainable events around the world. The festivals inspire, examine and entertain, inviting participants to imagine the world as it is and as it might be. | full story

Volkenkunde Exhibition

COOL JAPAN

14 April - 17 September 2017

Pokémon, Hello Kitty, robots and samurai – all international icons of Japanese visual culture. Japan is known for its ancient traditions, and yet it is also hip and happening. This exhibition highlights the popularity of contemporary Japan, and places it in a historical context. | full story

RMO Tentoonstelling

Casa Romana

24 May - 17 September 2017

Casa Romana biedt een verrassende kennismaking met het rijke leven van de bewoners van een chique Romeinse stadsvilla. In de tentoonstelling neemt u een kijkje in de luxe vertrekken van een villa. U volgt het leven van alledag, van ochtendrituelen tot slaapkamergeheimen. | full story

Exhibition

Crown Jewels from Asia

14 april 2017 - 8 October 2017

The Hortus will celebrate the bicentenary of the botanical garden in Bogor. Special attention is given to the tropical plants in the greenhouses and gardens. The focus will be on edible plants, spices and herbs. | full story

Leiden Asia Year Event

Grand Opening Asian Library

14 September 2017

Including a keynote speech by Peter Frankopan in the Pieterskerk, a presentation on the Asian Library and its rich collections, musical performances, and the presentation of the exhibition 'Voyage of Discovery: Exploring the Collections of the Asian Library'. | full story

Leiden University News

Leiden builds stronger bonds with China and South Korea

9 May 2017

‘China has become an academic powerhouse, which is good reason for Leiden University to expand our partnerships with universities there.' A delegation headed by Rector Magnificus Carel Stolker visited China and South Korea, to renew and extend existing partnerships. | full story

Leiden University Event

Call for abstracts | Leiden Asia Year Graduate Conference: De-bordering Asia

Deadline: 6 June 2017

The conference celebrates the Leiden Asia Year by bringing together Master’s and PhD students to spend a day looking at, around, over and through Asia’s borders. Submissions of abstracts are now open. | full story

KITLV News

Henk Schulte Nordholt over de invloed van de radicale islam in Indonesië

11 May

Hoe groot is de invloed van de radicale islam in het religieus tolerante Indonesië? LeidenGlobal expert Henk Schulte Nordholt vertelt er meer meer over in het NOS radioprogramma ‘Met het oog op morgen’. | full story

Leiden University Event

Centre for Digital Heritage Meeting

15-16 June 2017

The Digital Archaeology Research Group and the Centre for Global Heritage and Development host the 2017 annual meeting of the Centre for Digital Heritage at the Faculty of Archaeology. During this meeting, the LeidenGlobal photo exhibition will be opened. | full story

Volkenkunde Tentoonstelling

Japanse fascinatie voor Holland

Until 27 August 2017

Tegelijk met de grote tentoonstelling ‘COOL JAPAN - Wereldwijde fascinatie in beeld’, organiseert Museum Volkenkunde de expositie ‘Japanse fascinatie voor Holland – wetenschap, techniek en mode’. Aan de hand van meer dan dertig bijzondere voorwerpen krijgt de bezoeker een beeld van deze Japanse fascinatie voor Nederland in vroegere tijd. | full story

RIAS News

Roosevelt Institute for American Studies renewed

20 April 2017

It's easier to understand Trump's America if you have a sound knowledge of the country's history. Research on the US has been given an impetus with the renewed Roosevelt Institute for American Studies. The institute in Middelburg reopened on 20 April with Leiden University and LeidenGlobal as partners. | full story

LeidenGlobal News

Heritage on the Move

2017 - 2019

Over 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

Volkenkunde Tentoonstelling

Heritage in Transition

24 March - 23 July 2017

Een fototentoonstelling over gebruikers van koloniaal erfgoed in Indonesië en een tijdsopname van stadscentra en mensen die er wonen en werken. Aan de hand van 34 indrukwekkende foto’s brengt fotograaf Isabelle Boon in beeld hoe oude koloniale panden in Jakarta en Semarang in onze tijd nog steeds een rol spelen in het dagelijks leven van veel mensen. | full story

Leiden University News

Meet the expert: Petra Sijpesteijn

22 March 2017

How did the Arabs manage to maintain an empire based on Islamic principles for 300 years? Petra Sijpesteijn and her team examine this over the coming five years, focusing on the correspondence of ordinary people. An ERC Consolidator Grant funds the research. | full story

Volkenkunde Tentoonstelling

Canadese Inuit Kunst

11 March 2017 - 7 January 2018

In 2017 viert Canada zijn 150-jarig bestaan met de nadruk op diversiteit, verzoening met de inheemse bevolking, klimaatverandering en jongeren. Dit is aanleiding voor een bijzondere tentoonstelling over een van de inheemse bevolkingsgroepen van Canada, de Inuit. | full story

vacancies

Job and Internship vacancies

12 April 2017

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

LU Exhibition

Cultural Dynamics of Sanskrit

18 May - 29 August 2017

This exhibition traces some of the complexity and cultural dynamism of Sanskrit in Asia and beyond. It considers how and why Sanskrit matters today. The exhibition incorporates a broad range of materials including rare manuscripts, vibrant photographs of Asian temples, and original videos and multimedia presentations. | full story

LUCIS Event

LUCIS Summer School | Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World

Deadline: 1 June 2017

Apply now for the LUCIS Summer School on Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim world, which will take place from Tuesday 15 August until Friday 25 August 2017 in Leiden. The deadline for applications is Thursday 1 June 2017. | full story

RMO News

Egyptologen terug van opgravingsproject Sakkara

2 May 2017

Het opgravingsteam van het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden is weer teruggekeerd uit Egypte. In het grafveld bij Sakkara zijn geen grote ontdekkingen gedaan, maar er is veel interessants gevonden, zoals de resten van twee kleine grafkapellen uit het Nieuwe Rijk (1539-1077 v.Chr.). | full story

Leiden University News

NWO Grant for research into innovation processes in antiquity

4 May 2017

Researchers working together in the National Research School in Classical Studies OIKOS, including four LeidenGlobal experts, received a €18,8 million grant from NWO. By studying Greek and Roman antiquity, they aim to generate insight into innovation processes over the ages. | full story

Leiden University News

Three Leiden professors appointed members of KNAW

10 May 2017

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed 26 new members. Three of them are Leiden professors: LeidenGlobal expert Luuk de Ligt, Lisa Cheng and Marc Koper. | full story

Leiden University News

Video report International Cultural Festival

17 May 2017

On Saturday 13 May, the 11th edition of the International Cultural Festival took place. This festival brings together international students, Dutch students and inhabitants of Leiden for a trip around the world in one day. | full story

Leiden University News

Photo book sketches acquired by University Library

11 May 2017

Leiden University has acquired previously unknown dummy material by Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990). These are sketch versions of the photo book Sweet Life from 1966, which give unique insights into the creative process behind the photo books. | 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

Leiden University News

DANS Klein DataProject bursary for Joanita Vroom

3 May 2017

Joanita Vroom, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Archaeology, has received a DANS Klein DataProject bursary for her project entitled ‘Data Atlas of Byzantine and Ottoman material culture: archiving Medieval and Post-Medieval archaeological fieldwork data from the Eastern Mediterranean (600-2000)’. | full story

Leiden University News

Negende editie Museumnacht druk bezocht

24 May 2017

Ruim 4200 bezoekers bezochten op vrijdag 19 mei de Museumnacht. Het was de negende keer dat studenten van A.L.S.V. Quintus de Museumnacht organiseerden. Thema dit jaar was ‘over time’. | full story

RMO Exhibition

Fibulae

28 January 2017 - 7 January 2018

Fibulae is a small exhibition about the clothing accessories that turn up most frequently in archaeologists’ finds: brooches known as fibulae. These brooches were used to fasten items of clothing. They tell us about life and fashion in antiquity and the Middle Ages. | full story

KITLV Event

Envisioning 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

Leiden University News

Leiden University third in sustainability ranking

24 May 2017

Leiden University is in third place in the SustainaBul sustainability ranking. Students from 11 research universities and 9 universities of applied sciences took part in the ranking. | full story

RMO Exhibition

Splendour & Precision

15 December 2016 - 31 December 2017

This exhibition presents the finest and most exceptional precious and semi-precious stones from the collection of the National Museum of Antiquities – more than one hundred engraved gems from the ancient Near East, Egypt and the classical world. Many are no larger than a fingertip. | full story