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September 2017

Ongoing until Sun 24 September 2017

Opening Wed 20 September 2017

Annual Meeting | European Society for the Study of Human Evolution

The European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE) promotes the broad field of research that investigates how humans evolved biologically and culturally. The 7th Annual ESHE meeting is organized in Leiden by the Faculty of Archaeology. | read more

Ongoing until Sun 24 September 2017

Opening Sat 23 September 2017

Heritage on the Move Exhibition at Kunstroute Leiden

Starting with an opening at 12:00 on September 23rd LeidenGlobal shows photographs of the exhibition "Heritage on the Move" in the Lokhorst Church during Kunstroute Leiden 2017, together with other art initiatives. | read more

Ongoing until Sun 24 September 2017

Opening Thu 21 September 2017

Just Peace Festival 2017

Vier dagen vol activiteiten, verspreid over diverse locaties in Den Haag, waarbij alles draait om het centrale thema Vrede en Recht. Het programma biedt een combinatie van inhoud, sport en muziek. | read more

Mon 25 September 2017

IIAS Event | Filmscreening "The Lunchbox"

As part of Summer School on Asian Food, IIAS, LAC and Share Taste Leiden organise this free film screening. This charming film shows the importance of food on many levels in modern Indian society, when a mix up of lunchboxes causes unexpected encounters. | read more

Mon 25 September 2017

ASCL Lecture | Development in Africa

Professor Ton Dietz, director of the African Studies Centre Leiden, will be retiring on 1 September 2017. Everyone is welcome to attend his valedictory lecture on 'Development in Africa'. | read more

Wed 27 September 2017

CEEC Round Table | Challenges to Liberal Democracy in Slovakia and the Czech Republic

Darina Malová (Department of Political Science, Comenius University Bratislava), Tomas Cirhan and Dr. Antoaneta Dimitrova (both from CEES.center) will talk about current challenges in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. | read more

Wed 27 September 2017

Studium Generale Lecture | The Indian Ocean World / Decolonization in South Asia

Turning away from histories of territories, Nira Wickramasinghe recounts the forced journeys of peoples from India and Sri Lanka across the Indian Ocean. Next, Sanjukta Sunderason goes back to the transitional decades of decolonization in South Asia. | read more

Wed 27 September 2017

Leiden Asia Centre | Soy Sauce: Public lecture and tasting

This public lecture is part of Summer School on Asian food and will focus on soy as part of East Asia and the affects of industralization on the taste and the taste of artisinal soy sauce. The lecture will be followed by a soy sauce tasting. | read more

Thu 28 September 2017

WHAT'S NEW?! Lecture | Jemen in de Golfpolitiek

De burgeroorlog die vanaf 2015 in Jemen woedt is één van de meest mensonterende maar ook het meest vergeten conflict in het Midden-Oosten. Deskundigen Carolien Roelants en Marina de Regt ontrafelen de gecompliceerde situatie. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 29 September 2017

Opening Thu 28 September 2017

Festival | Voice4Thought

With voices from the fields of arts, education, activism and the academic world on this year’s central theme, 'Digital Radicalization'. The programme features guests from Cameroon, Chad, Senegal and the Netherlands. | read more

Thu 28 September 2017

Panel Discussion | OSCE and Security Challenges in Central Asia

Central Asia plays a vital role also for European security. Various international experts will talk about the challenges and the opportunities in the relation between OSCE and Central Asia. | read more

Thu 28 September 2017

Lezing | Goed Bestuur in Azië en het Westen: Zoek de Verschillen

Bestuurskundigen, bestuurders en studenten gaan met elkaar in debat over de verschillen tussen goed bestuur in Azië en het Westen. | read more

Thu 28 September 2017

ASCL | Kenya Country Meeting

On 28 september ASCL will organize a country meeting on Kenya in the light of the past elections. The program includes two speakers, Joshua Maiyo (VU Amsterdam) and Belindah Okello (ASCL) and a panel discussion with the speakers and Alice Kubo (ASCL). | read more

Thu 28 September 2017

LeidenGlobal Filmvertoning & Discussie | Last Train Home

Tijdens het Voice4Thought festival in Leiden, organiseert LeidenGlobal deze Chinese filmvertoning met discussie in het Kijkhuis Leiden. De film wordt geïntroduceerd door drs. Anne Sytske Keijser, die ook de discussie leidt. | read more

Fri 29 September 2017

RMO Boekpresentatie | Het jaar 117 - Sporen van Trajanus en Hadrianus in de Lage Landen

Onderzoeker en publicist Tom Buijtendorp presenteert zijn boek 'Het jaar 117 - Sporen van Trajanus en Hadrianus in de Lage Landen', waarin hij in detail reconstrueert welke sporen deze keizers achterlieten in onze streken. | read more

Fri 29 September 2017

V4T@Leiden | Masterclass "Spoken Word "

This masterclass is about the art of spoken word, in which people will be guided in the process of working on their own text, while engaging in discussions and sharing their own experiences with spoken word. | read more

Fri 29 September 2017

V4T@Leiden | Blogging workshop "Impact of new ICTs on Radicalisation"

The blogging workshop is part of the annual Voice4Thought festival and is divided in two parts; participants will first engage in a discussion and share experiences before they start working on their own ways of expression within this year's theme. | read more

Sat 30 September 2017

RMO Event | Midden-Oosten Cultuurmarkt

Op zaterdag 30 september organiseert het RMO in samenwerking met het LUCIS de tweede editie van de Midden-Oosten Cultuurmarkt. Er worden de hele dag interessante workshops en lezingen gegeven, o.a. van Kader Abdolah. Ook zullen er hapjes en muziek zijn. | read more

Sat 30 September 2017

Conference | Un/Divided

Diversity and inclusiveness are much debated topics in our society. Students and student-inspired people are invited to to actively engage these issues and join this conference to exchange ideas and develop a plan of action. | read more

October 2017

Sun 1 October 2017

RMO Museumwandeling | Ommerschans ontrafeld

In deze museumwandeling vertelt Joris Brattinga, assistent-conservator collectie Nederland prehistorie, over de vaste tentoonstelling Archeologie van Nederland én over de bijzonderheden van het recent aangekochte 'zwaard van Ommerschans'. | read more

Tue 3 October 2017

3 October University | Waarom gingen we 100.000 jaar geleden haring eten?

Archeoloog Gerrit Dusseldorp zal op de 3 October University uitleggen hoe de moderne mens zich langzaam ontwikkelde in Afrika, een kwart miljoen jaar geleden. Naast deze lezing, zullen er nog twee lezingen op het programma staan. | read more

Tue 3 October 2017

Festival | 3 October University

De Universiteit Leiden viert dit jaar opnieuw 3 oktober samen met de stad! In het Van der Werffpark geven verschillende wetenschappers een mini-college over uiteenlopende onderwerpen. Laat je meeslepen en dompel je onder in de geheimen van de wetenschap. | read more

Wed 4 October 2017

Lecture | Rethinking the creativity discourse of China

China's wish to become more of a creator instead of a manufacturer leads to the questions: what does it mean to be creative in China and is being creative different in China than elsewhere? Prof. de Kloet aims to answer these questions in this lecture. | read more

Wed 4 October 2017

Studium Generale Lecture | Hindu Nationalism in Indian Politics: Past, Present and Future

India in Leiden: Hindu nationalism, once peripheral, has now become the mainstream as well as the ruling dispensation in India. In this lecture, Pralay Kanungo will attempt to anticipate the future possibilities. | read more

Thu 5 October 2017

WHAT'S NEW?! Lecture | Bringing the Past to Life: Epic Narration in Central Asia

Having survived 70 years of socialism, the oral tradition of reciting the Manas epic received a boost in the past 25 years. Nienke van der Heide did research on the social significance of the Manas epic in Kyrgyzstan and will talk about the challenges. | read more

Thu 5 October 2017

Pubquiz | India

What do you know about India? Leiden University, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Embassy of India organise a pubquiz together to celebrate the warm relations between India and the Netherlands. So show ánd gain your knowledge about India. | read more

Thu 5 October 2017

ASCL Seminar | Building a car in Suame Magazine: participating in Ghana’s informal economy

Following the trail of discarded Western car parts, artist Melle Smets and sociologist Joost van Onna ended up in Suame Magazine in Ghana. In this seminar they will talk about their experiences together with ASCL-experts Mayke Kaag and Tanja Hendriks. | read more

Thu 5 October 2017

IIAS Lecture | In the dock: Representations of the Khmer Rouge in trials

Through a selected set of images, Stéphanie Benzaquen will give an overview of the representation of the Khmer Rouge regime in the arena of justice over the past forty years. Followed by drinks. | read more

Mon 9 October 2017

ASCL | Presentation new Research Programme and Professors

On 9 October the African Studies Centre Leiden presents its new research programme for 2018-2023 and introduces its new professors in African Studies, including a presentation from the new director of the ASCL, Jan-Bart Gewald. | read more

Wed 11 October 2017

RMO Themamiddag | De Stoa vandaag

Voorafgaand aan de Stoa Week (16-22 oktober) organiseert de Universiteit Leiden een middag rond het fenomeen van de moderne Stoa. De bijeenkomst is gericht op docenten en geïnteresseerde leerlingen. | read more

Wed 11 October 2017

Studium Generale Lecture | Community through Custom?

What is the political and cultural relevance of ‘tribe’ in India today, and how does it reflect in everyday life? Erik de Maaker addresses these questions, drawing on his long-time ethnographic involvement with the Garo community of North East India. | read more

Thu 12 October 2017

ASCL Seminar | High Apartheid as Nihilism

In this seminar Prof. Jonny Steinberg explores the nature of H.F. Verwoerd’s leadership of South Africa during the high apartheid era. He focuses on various sides, like the charisma and the bureaucracy of Verwoerd during his leadership. | read more

Thu 12 October 2017

Lecture | The Invisible Muslim in India

WHAT'S NEW?! Lecture series: This lecture will largely focus on the systematic marginalization and the consequent invisibility of the Muslim in India through instances taken not only from print and television media but from cinema narratives as well. | read more

Fri 13 October 2017

Symposium | Academisch Erfgoed in internationaal perspectief & Dijksterhuislezing

De Stichting Academisch Erfgoed (SAE) organiseert haar jaarlijkse symposium en in het kader van het Leiden Asia Year zal het thema zijn; Academisch erfgoed in internationaal perspectief. De Dijksterhuislezing wordt gegeven door Prof. dr. Erik Kwakkel. | read more

Mon 16 October 2017

Leiden Asia Centre Workshop | Concerning the CPC's 19th Party Congress

In the fall of 2017 the 19th Party Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will take place. In this workshop, various scholars will discuss the possible outcomes of the Congress and attempt to create a bigger understanding about this. | read more

Tue 17 October 2017

Lecture | Why should we care about art? A Kierkegaardian Account

Antony Aumann will in this lecture explain in what ways Danish thinker Søren Kierkegaard argues that art indeed teaches us in various (indirect) ways. | read more

Tue 17 October 2017

Studium Generale Lezing | Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold / Joseph Dalton Hooker

Carla Teune vertelt over Dr. Von Siebold en de prachtige sierplanten die hij introduceerde. Daarna spreekt Alexander Reeuwijk over Joseph Dalton Hookers botanische expeditie naar India. | read more

Wed 18 October 2017

Studium Generale Lecture | Mapping the Śaiva Landscape

In this combined lecture Peter Bisschop and Elizabeth Cecil will introduce the study of religious landscapes in South Asia using ancient Sanskrit texts and the remains of temples and other important archaeological sites. | read more

Thu 19 October 2017

KITLV Symposium | ‘Plant Science at Bogor Botanical Gardens, 1817-2017’

In 2017, the Botanical Gardens in Bogor, Indonesia, celebrate their 200th anniversary. This interdisciplinary symposium examines plant science at the garden in Bogor by asking how changing local and global alliances shaped the study of plants in Indonesia | read more

Sat 21 October 2017

Leiden Science Run

Help mee geld in te zamelen voor vluchtelingen die willen studeren door mee te rennen in de Leiden Science Run van 5 kilometer voor het UAF. Meedoen kan in teams van 4 personen. | read more

Tue 24 October 2017

RMO Boekpresentatie | Fik Meijer over de Via Appia

Boekpresentatie van schrijver en classicus Fik Meijer over zijn nieuwe boek: " Via Appia: met Horatius langs de koningin der wegen" waarin hij het spoor van dichter Horatius volgt die in 37 v. Christus over deze meest beroemde Romeinse weg reisde. | read more

Tue 24 October 2017

Studium Generale Lecture | The seed of the rubber tree / Een eeuwig glimlachende bloementuin

Redmond O’Hanlon will talk about the treacherous journey Henry Wickham undertook to obtain rubber seeds of the Hevea brasiliensis. Vervolgens spreekt Tinde van Andel over het begin van de botanie. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 27 October 2017

Opening Thu 26 October 2017

Conference | Legitimacy of Unseen Actors in International Adjudication

At this conference, legal and political science scholars discuss the legitimacy of assigning ‘unseen actors’ certain roles in the judicial process as well as the implications thereof for the legitimacy of the dispute settlement mechanism. | read more

Sun 29 October 2017

Thema dag | Fabels en Feiten over Chinese taal en schrift

Is Chinees echt de moeilijkste taal ter wereld? Ontdek alles over taal en schrift in China tijdens de Themadag China op 29 oktober van het Taalmuseum. Leer bijvoorbeeld kalligraferen en volg flitscolleges. | read more

Tue 31 October 2017

Lunch Lecture | State building, land tenure and urban development in Dili, Timor-Leste

Bernardo Almeida, PhD researcher of the Van Vollenhoven Institute, will provide a lunch lecture to talk about the different aspects that influence the reconstruction and urban change in Timor-Leste, using various case-studies. | read more

November 2017

Ongoing until Sat 11 November 2017

Opening Thu 9 November 2017

Symposium | Late Antique Religion in Practice: Papyri and the Dynamics of Religious Identification

The Leiden Papyrology+ Group organizes a yearly international conference in Leiden under the general heading of 'Papyri in a Changing World'. This year's conference is organized in cooperation with the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Religion. | read more

Tue 14 November 2017

RMO Lezing | Nineveh, hoofdstad van een wereldrijk

Lucas Petit zal in deze lezing aan de hand van bekende en minder bekende vondsten de indrukwekkende stad Nineveh langzaam tot leven wekken en daarmee laten zien hoe Nineveh rond 700 v. Christus de grootste stad ter wereld kon worden. | read more

Fri 17 November 2017

Nascholingsconferentie LIA | Europa en de Islamitische wereld

Leiden Islam Academie organiseert een nascholingsconferentie voor docenten Geschiedenis&Maatschappijleer met trainingen en workshops over de gedeelde geschiedenis en verschillende perspectieven van Europa en de Islamitsche wereld. | read more

Thu 23 November 2017

Impactfestival | Wetenschap in de maatschappij

Wetenschappers, beleidsstrategen en samenwerkingspartners wisselen ervaringen uit en gaan in discussie. Verschillende vormen van kennisbenutting en de impact op de samenleving worden gepresenteerd. | read more

Tue 28 November 2017

RMO Lezing | Dineren met de doden

De elfde Byvanck-lezing wordt gehouden door Roger J. A. Wilson, verbonden aan de University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Hij vertelt over de vondst van een zevende-eeuwse vroeg-Byzantijnse graftombe en andere opgravingen in Zuid-Sicilië. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 1 December 2017

Opening Thu 30 November 2017

RIAS Conference | Pursuing the Rooseveltian Century

To mark the launch of the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies, the institute will host a major international conference dedicated to exploring the ‘Rooseveltian century’ as a historical theme and an interpretative framework. | read more

December 2017