Subscribe to LeidenGlobal News

I am critical of western hegemony

Upcoming events. Join us!

November 2017

Sun 19 November 2017

Hortus wintercollege | ‘De tuin als lab: Wat aten mensen in de prehistorie?

Emeritus hoogleraar Prof. Dr. Corrie Bakels bekleedde een leerstoel palaeoeconomy aan de Universiteit Leiden sinds 1988. In dit college vertelt ze over hoe onderzoekers achterhalen wat mensen in de prehistorie eten. Ook zal er een proeverij zijn. | read more

Mon 20 November 2017

Leiden Indian Ocean Lecture | Index of Arabs and Imperial Imaginaries

Lecture by Fadzilah Yahaya, Ass. Professor of History at the National University of Singapore about the 'Index of Arabs' by the British Empire in World War One. The Leiden Indian Ocean Lectures series is organised by Leiden University, KITLV and IIAS. | read more

Mon 20 November 2017

International CID Conference

Universiteit Leiden, TU Delft, Haagse Hogeschool en gemeente Den Haag zijn de mogelijkheden aan het verkennen voor een Central Innovation District in Den Haag. Tijdens dit interactieve congres staat kennis delen en de samenwerking vormgeven centraal. | read more

Mon 20 November 2017

Filmscreening | Holy Cow (2015), Azerbaijan

One man's dream of bringing a European cow in his picturesque village in Azerbaijan unsettles the conservative community that wants to keep their secular traditions intact. | read more

Tue 21 November 2017

Debate | ACAF: Trump’s tour of Asia

In the Asia Current Affairs Forum (ACAF) experts on the Asian region discuss what Trump’s first year in power has meant for the region. With speakers Dr. Christian Wirth, Dr. Saori Shibata and Dr. Koen de Ceuster, moderated by journalist Michel Kerres | read more

Tue 21 November 2017

IIAS Lunch Lecture | Aesthetics, Politics and Technology of Migrant media in Dubai

In this talk, Bindu Menon looks at various themes applying to Dubai, like work and citizenship, moving between specificities of the local and deep histories of migration in the city, its interdisciplinary trajectories and media anthropology. | read more

Wed 22 November 2017

StepTalk | De Nieuwe Politiek van Europa

Luuk van Middelaar presenteert de belangrijkste inzichten uit zijn nieuwe boek. Het boek is tegelijk een frontlijnverslag van de Europese crisisjaren, als een analyse van de nieuwe politieke en institutionele verhoudingen. Hierop volgt een paneldiscussie. | read more

Wed 22 November 2017

Conference | How inclusion makes diversity work

Two keynote speakers, Professor Estela Mara Benison (University of Southern California) and Peter Slort (Dutch National Police), will discuss the challenges of putting diversity policy into practice. There are also practical and interactive workshops. | read more

Wed 22 November 2017

Studium Generale Filmscreening | The End of St. Petersburg (1927)

Deze stomme film is geregisseerd door Vsevolod Pudovkin. De film werd geproduceerd om de tiende verjaardag van de Oktoberrevolutie te herdenken en was een van de beroemdste films van Pudovkin. De nadruk ligt vooral op de strijd van de gewone mensen. | read more

Thu 23 November 2017

Seminar | Exploring Megacities of Asia with Martin Roemers

On the occasion of the exhibition Urban Jungle: Megacities in Asia, this seminar is organized with top Dutch photographer Martin Roemers. There will be more speakers, a video screening and drinks afterwards. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 24 November 2017

Opening Thu 23 November 2017

Symposium | Rethinking the VOC

Recently academic programs increasingly focus on the negative sides of VOC history. During this symposium experts will give an analysis of their new insights. What is the current state of research? Does a non-western approach help? Join the discussions. | read more

Thu 23 November 2017

Cleveringalezing: Tussen democratie en dictatuur

In deze lezing wordt stilgestaan bij de crisis van de hedendaagse democratie, de erosie van de democratische rechtstaat en de mogelijke deconsolidering van het Westerse model van liberale democratie. Lezing door hoogleraar Ingrid van Biezen. | read more

Thu 23 November 2017

Leiden Asia Year Lezing | China; wat voor uitdaging?

Rogier Creemers is onderzoeker aan het Van Vollenhoven Instituut voor Recht, Bestuur en Samenleving en houdt een lezing over de interactie tussen wet, bestuur en informatietechnologie in China en de Chinese politieke-juridische ideologie. | 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. Ook zal de LeidenGlobal tentoonstelling te zien zijn. | read more

Thu 23 November 2017

Lecture | Illustrating the history of Tamerlane

WHAT"S NEW lecture in which professor Charles Melville focuses on how the career of Timur (or Tamerlane, c. 1335–1405 ), a Turco-Mongol conqueror, was illustrated over the decades. He will compare different illustrations of Tamerlane. | read more

Fri 24 November 2017

Lecture | Are Minorities Free Riders?

Leiden University’s Central and East European Studies Center organises a lecture on testing social resistance framework in Central-Eastern Europe, with Natalia Letki, an Associate Professor at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Warsaw. | read more

Fri 24 November 2017

Veenhof-lecture | The rise and fall of the Assyrian Empire as seen from the Nineveh countryside

RMO & NINO organise this annual Lecture, as second lecture of the complete serie, with Prof. Daniele Morandi Bonacossi providing information on his latest archaeological discoveries around Nineveh and the Assyrian Empire. | read more

Fri 24 November 2017

Lecture | Mosasaurs. Interactions between Armies and Ecosystems in the Meuse Region, 1250-1850

In this edition of the Research Seminars Europe 1000-1800, Sander Govaerts (Universiteit van Amsterdam) presents his topic: ‘Mosasaurs. Interactions between Armies and Ecosystems in the Meuse Region, 1250-1850.’ Drinks afterwards. | read more

Mon 27 November 2017

Filmscreening | To Get to Heaven, First You Have to Die (2006), Tajikistan

Kamal, 20 years old, can't have sexual intercourse with women although he is married. He goes to the big city and notices beautiful Vera, whom he follows round town. Will his partnership with her husband, a mafia thug, help him become a man? | read more

Tue 28 November 2017

Cleveringa Lecture | Jewish Professor Meijers

Historian Marjan Schwegman is the new Cleveringa Professor. Her lecture will focus on Eduard Meijers, the Jewish professor who was dismissed by the Nazis and therefore became the subject of the protest speech given by Professor Cleveringa. | read more

Tue 28 November 2017

Lecture | Textual & Material evidence for links between Vajrayāna and Nāth Yogis in Western India.

Vereniging 'Vrienden van het Instituur Kern’ organise a lecture by Dr Mallinson who summarises the evidence behind this discovery and attempt to identify where and when the shift from Vajrayāna to Nāth identity may have occurred in Western India | read more

Tue 28 November 2017

LeidenGlobal Step Talk | On the Move: African Migrants

A LeidenGlobal Step Talk by Prof. Ton Dietz on ‘African Migrants on the Move’, followed by the opening of the LeidenGlobal Exhibition ‘Heritage on the Move’ at Wijnhaven Building The Hague | read more

Tue 28 November 2017

IIAS Lunch Lecture | Ritual, Dance and the Magic of Heritage in Sri Lanka

In this lecture, Eva Ambos discusses the centrality of dance in Sri Lanka to map ethnic difference, focusing on the heritagization of the ritual tradition from which ves dance originates. | 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

Wed 29 November 2017

Studium Generale Lecture | Russische Revolutie in de polder

n dit college gaat Pepijn Brandon in op de wijze waarop verschillende vleugels van de socialistische beweging de Russische Revolutie interpreteerden als referentiepunt voor de Nederlandse politiek. | read more

Ongoing until Thu 30 November 2017

Opening Thu 2 November 2017

Conference | Collecting the Muslim World

Collecting has been an important strategy for scholars to study the history, languages and cultures of the Muslim world since the Renaissance. This conference partly focusses on who should and could collect which materials, from whom, for what purposes? | read more

Ongoing until Fri 1 December 2017

Opening Thu 30 November 2017

Conference | Colonial Pasts, Museum Futures, and Doing Justice in the Present

The Research Centre for Material Culture organises a two day conference, with a set of discussions around questions of how to imagine the future of ethnographic museums and collections in fashioning a postcolonial present. | 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

Thu 30 November 2017

IIAS Lecture | Accounts of the Buddha’s life in the Senior Kharoṣṭhī Manuscript collection

In this lecture, the texts in the Senior collection that have visual counterparts in the art of Gandhāra and other ancient Indian sites will be discussed and the relationships between the textual and visual accounts revealed. | read more

Thu 30 November 2017

KITLV Lecture | Principles, Practice & Pragmatism: Islamic Marriage Registration in Indonesia

In Indonesia registration of Muslim marriages has been a controversial issue since the colonial era. Prof. Adriaan Bedner discusses in this lecture the laws concerning marriage and the participants to the debate about marriage; NGO's, officials and more. | read more

December 2017

Fri 1 December 2017

Symposium | Identiteit in taal: nascholingsmiddag Nederlandse taal en cultuur

Op vrijdag 1 december organiseert de opleiding Nederlandse taal en cultuur in Leiden een nascholingsmiddag rondom het thema Identiteit in Taal. Er zullen verschillende sprekers binnen dit thema zijn en na afloop vindt er een borrel plaats. | read more

Fri 1 December 2017

Symposium | Canonical Cultures Symposium

The first symposium of the LIAS Canonical Cultures Research Network 2017-18 will focus on the study of inscriptions, a subject of prime importance to all engaged in the study of premodern Asia and the Middle East. | read more

Fri 1 December 2017

Lecture | Medellín, Social Urbanism. Spatial justice and urban narratives

In this lecture by the Centre for Global Heritage and Development, Alejandro Echeverri talks about the urban and social transformation (achieved and ongoing) that has taken place in Medellin in the last years. | read more

Mon 4 December 2017

Filmscreening | Flowers of Freedom (2014), Kyrgyzstan

The women from a small village in Kyrgyzstan continue their 7-year long fight with the government for the rights of victims. | read more

Tue 5 December 2017

IIAS & UKNA Lecture | Modelling queertopia: the miniature democratic city of King Vajiravudh

A lecture by Dr Lawrence Chua (IIAS fellow and Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, Syracuse University, New York, USA) , organised by IIAS and the Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA) about the city of King Vajiravudh. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 8 December 2017

Opening Thu 7 December 2017

Conference | Greek Literary Criticism and Latin Texts: Connections and Interactions

This conference explores all possible kinds of connections and interactions between Greek literary criticism and Latin literary theory and practice in poetry and prose. The aim is to identify parallels, echoes, dialogues and intertextual relationships. | read more

Thu 7 December 2017

Lecture | Echt en professioneel: het stijlboek als gereedschap voor journalistieke kwaliteit

Prof. dr. Jaap de Jong zal in deze lezing, onderdeel van de serie 'Wat is nu echt?' georganiseerd door LUCL en Nieuwe Energie, spreken over over wat het precies betekent om journalistieke kwaliteit af te leveren. | read more

Thu 7 December 2017

Lecture | Buddhist Aspects of Health and Wellness in Premodern Chinese Tea Culture

In this lecture, organized by Studium Generale, Honours Academy Leiden and Humanities Lab, the surviving textual, artistic and material evidence is explored, in order to understand some of the virtues of tea consumption from a Chinese Buddhist perspective | read more

Thu 7 December 2017

LeidenASA Annual Meeting | Keynote by Elísio Macamo

This year’s Annual Meeting of the Leiden African Studies Assembly (LeidenASA) will take place at the Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden. Prof. Dr. Elísio Macamo (Centre for African Studies, University of Basel) delivers a keynote speech about 'African Studies' | read more

Thu 7 December 2017

Lezing | Indonesië: Ontwikkelingen in de schaduw van een autoritair verleden

Op donderdag 7 december, de Internationale dag van de Mensenrechten, geeft hoogleraar Henk Schulte Nordholt een lezing in de Bibliotheek Deventer: ‘Indonesië: Ontwikkelingen in de schaduw van een autoritair verleden’. | read more

Fri 8 December 2017

Lezing | Huizingalezing 2017 ‘Leven alsof God bestaat’

Op vrijdag 8 december geeft Antoine Bodar, priester, kunsthistoricus en auteur van diverse boeken op het terrein van religie en cultuur, de 46ste Huizingalezing, getiteld ‘Leven alsof God bestaat’. | read more

Fri 8 December 2017

Leiden Asia Year | Salawat Dulang: Trance-like vocals and percussion from West Sumatra, Indonesia

Preformance of Salawat dulang, a religious music style from Minangkabau, an area in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Before the performance Dr. Suryadi (Leiden University) will give an introduction and give the audience more cultural and musical context. | read more

Ongoing until Tue 12 December 2017

Opening Mon 11 December 2017

IIAS Symposium | River Cities: Water Space in Urban Development and History

A two-day symposium on the relationship between rivers and cities. Organised by the Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA), IIAS and Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia. The symposium is held in Surabaya, Indonesia. | read more

Mon 11 December 2017

Filmscreening | The Owners (2014), Kazakhstan

Two Kazakh brothers are about to lose their ancestral tumbledown house to corruption and nepotism while their little sister loses her capacity to breathe and their mother loses her mind. | read more

Mon 11 December 2017

Lecture | Sub-Saharan migrants in contemporary Libya: Containment policies and international relations

The presentation aims at analyzing the policies of containment, detainment and deportation of sub-Saharan migrants in the framework of international relations between Italy and Libya. The role of the colonial and postcolonial history is also discussed. | read more

Tue 12 December 2017

Lezing | De Badlands van Oost-Jordanië

Prof. dr. Peter Akkermans, hoogleraar Archeologie van het Nabije Oosten aan de Universiteit Leiden en opgravingsleider van het NWO-project Landscapes of Survival geeft een overzicht van vier jaar werk in de 'Badlands' van Oost-Jordanië. | read more

Tue 12 December 2017

Conference| Aging Japan

Japan is rapidly aging and by using technology, they are trying to find a solution for the aging problem. The “Aging Japan” project conducted by the LeidenAsiaCentre tries to find out if this is working and the results will be presented on the 12th. | read more

Tue 12 December 2017

Debat | Wendelien van Oldenborgh en Patricia Kaersenhout in gesprek met Bram Ieven

Tijdens de laatste gespreksavond van de serie 'KunstKracht', een reeks van SPUI25 en de KNAW, gaan Wendelien van Oldenborgh en Patricia Kaersenhout in gesprek over de dunne lijn tussen wat de beeldende kunst laat zien en wat verborgen blijft. | read more

Tue 12 December 2017

Workshop | Competences in Humanities

Questions like: “What skills and knowledge are typical for a Humanities Graduate?”, “What distinguishes humanities graduates from other graduates?” will be put central. At the end of the workshop participants will be able to express their personal value. | read more

Tue 12 December 2017

RMO Lezing | De ontdekking van Nineveh en de wetenschapsvoorlichting

Historicus Jona Lendering geeft een lezing over de ontdekking van de resten van de stad Nineveh in de negentiende eeuw. Die ontdekking leidde bovendien tot de eerste professionele wetenschapsvoorlichting. | read more

Tue 12 December 2017

Studiedag RMO | Tempelberg, Jeruzalem: feiten en fictie

OudWeb-archeologe Annet van Wiechen organiseert een studiedag in het RMO. Tijdens deze dag behandelt zij de tempel van Salomo & Herodes en de Rotskoepel die na elkaar verrezen op de Tempelberg. Ook spreekt ze over de echo's in deze tempels. | read more

Tue 12 December 2017

Lecture | Counter Narratives

In deze laatste gespreksavond in de reeks KunstKracht gaan verschillende sprekers in gesprek over de dunne lijn tussen wat de beeldende kunst laat zien en wat verborgen blijft en welke politieke krachten daarmee uitgeoefend worden. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 15 December 2017

Opening Wed 13 December 2017

Conference | Art & Activism: Resilience Techniques in Times of Crisis

This conference aims to understand the force of art to express political sentiment. At the heart of any art that can be called activist is a firm revolutionary belief in the possibility of societies reforming and improving. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 15 December 2017

Opening Wed 13 December 2017

LUCIS Annual Conference | Islamic Visualities and In/Visibilities: Reimagining Public Citizenship?

This conference invites speakers from different disciplines to reflect on images as sites of religious inspiration, contestation, and imagination among Muslims in the latest centuries. Keynote speaker is James Hoesterey from Emory University. | read more

Wed 13 December 2017

Lezing | Koen de Regt over buitenlandjournalistiek

Koen de Regt (verslaggever en voormalig Afrika-correspondent van RTL Nieuws) over buitenlandjournalistiek. Na een aantal jaren als correspondent in Afrika voor RTL Nieuws is hij terug in Nederland en vertelt hij over zijn ervaringen. | read more

Wed 13 December 2017

ASCL lecture | Making Good or Breaking Bad? The Impact of Cyberspace and ICTs in Africa

The Stephen Ellis Annual lecture 2017 will be held by Dr Camino Kavanagh and focuses on how ICTs are being embraced across the continent and the growing role they play in the process of state building and broader economic and social development. | read more

Wed 13 December 2017

Studium Generale Lecture | De Hamer en de Sikkel

In dit college vertelt Dennis Bos over de oorsprong van het Sovjet-symbool, de wijze waarop de hamer en sikkel na 1917 hun rondgang door de wereld maakten en vooral op de introductie van het partsymbool in Nederland. | read more

Thu 14 December 2017

Lezing | De stad Assur en zijn handelskoloniën.

Het NINO organiseert met het RMO een lezing over de stad Assur en zijn handelskoloniën. Dr. Jan Gerrit Dercksen, lecturer Assyrologie aan Universiteit Leiden en een internationaal bekend specialist op het gebied van het Oud-Assyrisch, houdt de lezing. | read more

Fri 15 December 2017

Lecture | Cross-Confessional and Diplomatic Incidents: Dutch Ambassadors in Madrid, 1648-1672.

In this edition of the Research Seminars Europe 1000-1800, Maurits Ebben (Universiteit Leiden) presents his topic: ‘An Embassy Full of Paintings of Saints. Cross-Confessional and Diplomatic Incidents: Dutch Ambassadors in Madrid, 1648-1672.’ | read more

Mon 18 December 2017

On the Move: Whats going on in Leiden?

Expat Leiden event: Opening of the LeidenGlobal Exhibition 'Heritage on the Move' and an introduction to cultural and academic events in Leiden. | read more