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April 2018

Sat 21 April 2018

Festival | Thinking Planet 2018

Hét internationale filosofiefestival Thinking Planet is voor iedereen die met andere ogen wil kijken naar de uitdagingen van onze tijd. Klimaatverandering, migratie, burn-out en eenzaamheid: het zijn vraagstukken die we alleen collectief kunnen oplossen. | read more

Sun 22 April 2018

TRC Lezing | Het verhaal achter archeologisch textiel

Deandra de Looff, archeoloog en textiel-deskundige verbonden aan de Universiteit Leiden zal ons vertellen over haar recente ervaringen met de vondst van textiel op opgravingen in Nederland en in het Midden-Oosten, zoals in Alkmaar en in Beiroet. | read more

Sun 22 April 2018

RMO Museumwandeling | Egyptisch schrift

Petra Hogenboom, assistent-conservator van het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, vertelt over de hiërogliefenteksten die te zien zijn op objecten in de vaste Egypte-tentoonstelling. | read more

Sun 22 April 2018

Lezing | Religieuze identiteit en diversiteit in vroeg-islamitisch Egypte

Aan het einde van de 8e eeuw verdwijnt Alexandrië grotendeels uit de bronnen doordat deze zich richten op een andere stad: Fustat, een voorloper van huidig Cairo. Deze lezing laat zien dat Alexandrië niet geheel vergeten werd. | read more

Mon 23 April 2018

Book presentation | The archaeology of imperial landscapes

Bleda Düring and Tesse Stek present their latest book. | read more

Mon 23 April 2018

Lezing | Jung en de mythologie

Dr. Rico Sneller spreekt over mythisch bewustzijn en Dr. Henk Blezer spreekt over Oosterse tradities en 'Het Tibetaanse Dodenboek'. | read more

Tue 24 April 2018

Lecture | Networked Content Analysis: The Case of Climate Change

This lecture aims to offer food for discussion and ways forward for humanities researchers who are ready to work with digital methods and tools to study online networked content. | read more

Tue 24 April 2018

RMO Lezing | Oog op ethiek

Wat te doen met gestolen collecties of voorwerpen uit clandestiene opgravingen? In deze 'Oog op de Oudheid' lezing zal Egyptoloog Olaf Kaper de plunderingen in en vervalsingen uit Egypte behandelen; RMO-conservator Lucas Petit vertelt over Syrië en Irak. | read more

Tue 24 April 2018

LeidenAsiaCentre Conference | 'Aging Japan'

Japan has projected an image of itself as a front-runner in the use of IT in elderly care, presenting technology as the solution to the aging problem. The “Aging Japan” project has tested these claims and will present their results in this conference. | read more

Tue 24 April 2018

KITLV Seminar | A critical economic history of Indonesia

This lecture offers a theoretical argument for considering Indonesia’s economic history through a critical lens as a history of resource extraction and nationalism based in the semiperiphery of the world-system. | read more

Tue 24 April 2018

RMO Boekpresentatie | Het visioen van Constantijn

Jona Lendering en Vincent Hunink presenteren hun nieuwe boek over de Romeinse keizer Constantijn. In Het visioen van Constantijn vertellen de auteurs het ware verhaal over de eerste christelijke keizer in de geschiedenis. | read more

Tue 24 April 2018

Lezing | Noord-Korea als dreiging

In deze lezing wordt de dreiging van Noord-Korea behandeld en of Noord-Korea op een fundamenteler niveau als dreiging gezien kan worden, een ondanks alles succesvolle andere manier van samenleven vertegenwoordigt. | read more

Wed 25 April 2018

Lezing | Postkoloniale Beeldenstormen

Historicus Gert Oostindie neemt onze omgang met het koloniale verleden kritisch onder de loep. Ook het actuele, soms hoog oplopende publieke debat daarover komt aan bod. | read more

Wed 25 April 2018

KITLV boekpresentatie | ‘Koloniale oorlogen in Indonesië’

Tijdens de boekpresentatie van Koloniale oorlogen in Indonesië van Piet Hagen wordt het Nederlands oorlogsverleden, geweld in de koloniale samenleving en Europese legers in dienst van het kolonialisme behandeld. | read more

Thu 26 April 2018

Lecture | Islam’s Pre-History: The functions of pre-Islam in Muslim imaginations

This lecture will introduce findings of a new research project which appraises the functions of pre-Islam in Muslim imaginations by focusing on pre-Islam in the formative documents of the Muslim tradition: the Qur’an, Prophetic sayings and Islamic law. | read more

Ongoing until Wed 2 May 2018

Opening Mon 30 April 2018

Conference | Heritage Destruction, Human Rights and International Law

This interdisciplinary symposium brings together many of the leading voices in international cultural heritage law and heritage studies and will tackle some of the most pressing issues in the sphere of international cultural heritage law. | read more

Mon 30 April 2018

Lecture | Back to the Dominican Republic!: People, Landscapes and Adventures (and Rum)

Part of the What Did You Do Last Summer series which aims to bring together staff and students of the World Archaeology Department in an informal setting, where one staff member presents on their fieldwork. | read more

May 2018

Tue 1 May 2018

RMO Lezing | Oog op je collega

De laatste lezing van de 'Oog op de Oudheid'-reeks zal gaan over de verschillende kleine specialismen binnen de oudheidkunde, die elkaar soms overlappen en hoe deze tot nieuwe inzichten kunnen leiden. | read more

Tue 1 May 2018

LeidenGlobal Lezing | Erfgoed op reis door digitalisering: Kranten en boeken in het Maleis

Derde LeidenGlobal-lezing door Dr. Tom Hoogervorst over gedigitaliseerd erfgoed uit de koloniale samenleving. | read more

Tue 1 May 2018

Lecture | The U.S. Propaganda Effort in Czechoslovakia, 1945-1950

Based on Czech and U.S. sources, this talk reconsiders U.S. “psychological warfare” and “cultural diplomacy” towards Czechoslovakia before and shortly after the Communist coup of 1948. | read more

Wed 2 May 2018

GLASS Lecture | Translation and Image – on the Schematism of Co-Figuration

This public lecture pursues the possibility of liberating translation from the curse bestowed up on it by the view of translation organized around the model of communication. | read more

Thu 3 May 2018

Lecture | Counter-Radicalisation in the Education Sector and the Diffusion of Suspicion

Could policies aimed at preventing radicalisation in Europe end up undermining the very social cohesion they aim to preserve? This talk considers the effects of such policies in the education sector. | read more

Thu 3 May 2018

KITLV bijeenkomst | Wikipedia goes Caribbean

In Nederland is veel kennis beschikbaar over de cultuur en de geschiedenis van Suriname en de Cariben. Tijdens deze bijeenkomst leer je Wikipedia kennen en om aan het werk te gaan als Wikipediaan. | read more

Thu 3 May 2018

Lecture | How materials correspond

In this lecture Tim Ingold argues that in processes of making, materials are not joined up, as objects are, but rather join with one another and with the kinaesthetic attention of the maker. | read more

Fri 4 May 2018

Lecture | The Brazilian National Development Bank

This presentation is part of ongoing research about the relationship between development models and environmental impacts. | read more

Fri 4 May 2018

LeidenAsiaCentre Debate | Security and Human Rights: Japan’s Constitutional Revision

The Leiden Asia Center and the Leiden Network for Japan Constitution Research organize a debate on Japan’s constitution featuring experts and practitioners grappling with questions on constitutional change. | read more

Ongoing until Sun 6 May 2018

Opening Sat 5 May 2018

Volkenkunde activiteit | Maori weekend

Om de bijzondere band tussen het museum en de Maori te vieren worden er twee dagen lang, samen met de overgekomen Maori, activiteiten georganiseerd waarin je alles te weten komt over de cultuur en deze bijzondere samenwerking. | read more

Tue 8 May 2018

VVI Lecture | Border Control in Transformation: New Avenues for Research

Taking the Canada-US border as its case, this lecture looks at the tensions and contradictions involved in transforming a customs agency into a border control organization. | read more

Tue 8 May 2018

RMO Lezing | Het RMO: een geschiedenis van 200 jaar

Pieter ter Keurs is hoofd afdeling Collecties en Onderzoek van het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. Hij geeft deze avond een lezing in het kader van de tentoonstelling Al 200 jaar van nu, die te zien is t/m 2 september 2018. | read more

Ongoing until Wed 9 May 2018

Opening Tue 8 May 2018

Conference | The History of the Global South, Decolonization and the United Nations, 1955-2000

Investigated will be how different parties from the Global South impacted upon the UN and the system of global governance in the latter half of the 20th century as they expanded the meaning of decolonization to address a range of North/South inequalities. | read more

Wed 9 May 2018

Lecture | Magnificence in the 17th century. Performing Splendour in Republican and Princely Contexts

Two lectures on performing splendour in republican and princely contexts in the 17th century. | read more

Wed 9 May 2018

RMO Lezing | Louwe Kooijmanslezing 2018

Prof. dr. dr. Eszter Bánffy vertelt waarom juist op de Balkan tijdens het Europese neolithicum belangrijke economische en cognitieve ontwikkelingen plaatsvinden die de vroege boerensamenlevingen gestalte geven. | read more

Mon 14 May 2018

ASCL Book launch | Entrepreneurship in Africa

The official launch of the book ‘Entrepreneurship in Africa’. Chapters in this book contribute to our understanding of the theory, structure and practice of entrepreneurship in diverse African countries. | read more

Tue 15 May 2018

Lecture | What Can Music Teach Us About Muslim-Jewish Relations in Algeria and France?

This talk draws on ethnographic and archival research to ask how we can reconcile the idea that music stands for intimacy and indigeneity with the idea that it stands for hierarchy and foreignness. | read more

Tue 15 May 2018

LeidenGlobal Lezing | Integreren in eigen land: Ontheemden in Congo

Dit is de vierde lezing binnen een reeks van lezingen 'Heritage on the Move'. Dr.ir. Carolien Jacobs zal in de lezing ingaan op de manier waarop mensen culturele/etnische verbanden in stand houden wanneer ze ontheemd zijn. | read more

Wed 16 May 2018

Lecture | Coal Extraction and Secular Power in Northeast China, 1895-1912

In order to assert that mining secularized political power when mining extended into formerly sacred landscape, this talk examines changes in the landscape of the area that the Qing court termed the “dragon vein longmai”. | read more

Wed 16 May 2018

Lecture | Immigrants in the Sexual Revolution

Talk on the latter half of the 20th century, when much of northwest Europe grew increasingly multicultural with the arrival of foreign workers and migrants, whilst simultaneously experiencing a boom in feminist and sexual liberation activism. | read more

Thu 17 May 2018

VVI Lecture | Rights of the Relational Self: Law, Culture, and Injury in the Global North and South

Based on research in Thailand and in the United States, David Engel suggests that tension between the relational experience of injury and the individualized remedies offered by official law creates a dilemma for injury victims who are potential claimant | read more

Thu 17 May 2018

Lecture | Nehru and the Anti-Imperialist World from the interwar moment to the Age of Bandung

This lecture offers a compelling study of India on Nehru’s internationalism as well as contributes a necessary interwar history of institutions and networks that were confronting imperialist, capitalist and fascist hegemony in the twentieth-century world. | read more

Mon 21 May 2018

Volkenkunde activiteit | Wereldfair

In samenwerking met Wereldse Markten wordt voor het vierde jaar op rij de Wereldfair georganiseerd rondom het museum met een markt, eten, optredens, demonstraties en workshops voor alle leeftijden. | read more

Tue 22 May 2018

Lecture | South Africa and the Global Sixties

This talk explores the sources and the consequences of South Africa's "Durban Moment" of 1973 that opened the door to local working-class opposition to apartheid and new forms of global anti-apartheid solidarity. | read more

Ongoing until Wed 23 May 2018

Opening Tue 22 May 2018

LeidenAsiaCentre Conference | Modes of Connection

The themes of this year’s conference asks the question how Chinese media and communication are bolted to the world. The themes are: Modes of Community, Modes of Production, and Modes of Organisation. | read more

Tue 22 May 2018

Lecture | The Perception and Identification of Vulnerability in the Context of Migration: A Focus on International Organizations

LIMS Talk by Veronika Flegar: The Perception and Identification of Vulnerability in the Context of Migration: A Focus on International Organizations. | read more

Thu 24 May 2018

ASCL Seminar | Space and Time: A Long-term Perspective on Land Reform from Zimbabwe’s Experience

In this seminar Bill Kinsey addresses long-term outcomes from the first phase of Zimbabwe’s land reform. Particular attention is given to contrasts in spatial dimensions. | read more

Thu 24 May 2018

Conference | Power, Silence and the Production of History in Africa

This conference explores the interface between power and the production of history in Africa by trying to track power and silencing in the production of history in Africa and the workings thereof in social and political processes in contemporary Africa. | read more

Fri 25 May 2018

KITLV Seminar | Witnessing death: Photographing the Philippine drug war

During this seminar the narco- and necro-politics of the war on drugs under the regime of President Rodrigo Duterte is discussed. In the context of the drug war, how does photojournalism become a kind of advocacy as much as a form of mourning? | read more

Mon 28 May 2018

LeidenAsiaCentre Discussion | ACAF: Fake News in Asia

This Asia Current Affairs Forum discussion will zero in on ‘fake news’ across the hyper-networked regions of Asia, where the phenomenon of ‘false online rumours’ has long been a driving force in politics. | read more

Tue 29 May 2018

IIAS Conference | Asiascape: Digital Asia Conference. Rethinking Communities in the Age of the Digital

The goal of the conference is to critically assess what kinds of ‘communities’ might emerge from the age of the digital. Presenters explore this issue along social, economic, political, and cultural dimensions of internet and digital media uses in Asia. | read more

Tue 29 May 2018

LeidenGlobal Keynote Lecture | On The Move: A Mobilities Approach to Heritage

As part of the Annual LeidenGlobal Event in Leiden, Wayne Modest (RCMC) gives an open keynote lecture within the theme 'Heritage on the Move'. | read more

Tue 29 May 2018

LeidenGlobal Workshop | We Have Always Been Mobile: A Non-Sedentarist Approach to Heritage

In the afternoon of Tuesday 29 May 2018 the LeidenGlobal Graduate Workshop takes place, as part of the Annual LeidenGlobal Event in Leiden. The workshop revolves around the theme ‘Heritage on the Move’. | read more

Thu 31 May 2018

KITLV Seminar | Courtrooms of conflict: The (un)certainty of law in colonial Java

Sanne Ravensbergen discusses the world of the colonial courtroom by focusing on the certain and uncertain practices of criminal law and its consequences for colonial rule, local elites and the local population. | read more

June 2018

Fri 1 June 2018

Lecture | Investing and Divesting the Prince: The Flexibility of Dynastic Ritual in the Eighteenth-Century Habsburg Netherlands

In this edition of the seminar, Prof. Dr. Renate Dürr (Universität Tübingen) presents her topic: 'Inventing a Lutheran Ritual: Baptisms of Muslims and Slaves in Early Modern Germany' | read more

Fri 1 June 2018

Lecture | Baptisms of Muslims and Slaves in Early Modern Germany

In this edition of the Research Seminars Europe 1000-1800, Prof. Dr. Renate Dürr (Universität Tübingen) presents her topic: 'Inventing a Lutheran Ritual: Baptisms of Muslims and Slaves in Early Modern Germany'. | read more

Wed 6 June 2018

Lecture | From Islamisation to the Integration of Knowledge

In this talk Ziauddin Sardar argues that the dominant, western, paradigms of knowledge are not only becoming increasingly archaic but are also undermining progress towards sustainable futures. | read more

Thu 7 June 2018

ASCL Seminar | The Lion’s Historian: Animal Histories from the South

Prof. Sandra Swart argues that animals can be just as important to history as humans. In this lecture her aim will be to start telling a social (rather than natural) history of the human – animal relationship. | read more

Thu 7 June 2018

Seminar | The History of the European Migration Regime: Germany’s Strategic Hegemony

History Brown Bag Seminar by Emmanuel Comte on the history of European migration regime. | read more

Thu 7 June 2018

Conference | Scanning for Syria

Archaeologists team up with engineers in the Scanning for Syria project and explain how scanners and 3D printing enlarge our knowledge of the past and make up our archaeology of the future. | read more

Tue 12 June 2018

RMO Lezing | Twee eeuwen in negen zalen

Annemarieke Willemsen, conservator collectie Middeleeuwen, geeft een lezing over de hoogtepunten van twee eeuwen museumgeschiedenis en de bijzondere objecten in de tentoonstelling ‘Al 200 jaar van nu’. | read more

Wed 13 June 2018

Lecture | Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom

This lecture examines the relationship of human rights law and movements to their global economic context between the successive eras of national welfare states and of neoliberal globalisation. | read more

Thu 14 June 2018

IIAS Workshop | New approaches for the study of residential segregation in India

This workshop consists of an open-ended discussion on the question of how existing methods and concepts nurture or limit our understanding of residential segregation in rural and urban India, and on how we might develop new approaches. | read more