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May 2017

Fri 26 May 2017

Symposium | Style between Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, and Art history

This symposium is organized to address the concept of style, developed originally in classical rhetoric, to explore a new common ground for the four disciplines that are all concerned with the material, visual and textual culture of the Graeco-Roman world | read more

Sun 28 May 2017

RMO Museumwandeling | Casa Romana

Jill van der Sterren neemt u mee voor een museumwandeling over de tentoonstelling Casa Romana. Ze vertelt hoe Casa Romana tot stand is gekomen en op welke manier objecten en kunstvoorwerpen uit latere tijden door de zalen heen zijn geweven. | read more

Mon 29 May 2017

Festival | Korean Culture Market

No money for a plane ticket to Korea? Worry no more, because the Korea Culture Market is back, organised by study association LVSJK Tanuki! | read more

Mon 29 May 2017

Lunch Seminar | ILS 2.0

Presentations are given by Dr. Jim Been: “Household consumption spending and home production responses to retirement: Do retirees substitute consumption spending?” Dr. Esther Kentin on “The plastic soup and how to ban microplastics in cosmetics in the EU” | read more

Mon 29 May 2017

Lecture | At Sea in the Archive: Slavery, Indenture, and the Indian Ocean

Keynote address by Professor Yvette Christianse (Barnard College, New York) as part of the workshop 'Being a Slave: Indian Ocean slavery in local context'. | read more

Mon 29 May 2017

Seminar | Food citizens? Collective food procurement in European cities

Cristina Grasseni explores the different types, premises and consequences of collective forms of food production, distribution and consumption in 3 European cities: Rotterdam, Turin and Gdańsk. | read more

Ongoing until Wed 31 May 2017

Opening Tue 30 May 2017

Conference | Slavery in the Black Sea Region, c. 900-1900: Between Christianity and Islam

During this conference, the speakers will reflect on slavery in the Black Sea region as an encounter zone between East and West, Christianity and Islam. | read more

Ongoing until Thu 1 June 2017

Opening Tue 30 May 2017

Conference | Launch of Associação de Brasilianistas na Europa (ABRE)

This launch event of ABRE aims to provide a transdisciplinary forum for academic exchange, dissemination and networking for scholars working in Brazilian studies or undertaking research that has connections with Brazil. | read more

Tue 30 May 2017

Lecture | 'These Enemies of Their Own Household': Slavery in Early New York's Dutch Communities

This lecture is part of the Leiden International Seminars on the Atlantic (LISA). This LISA lecture is given by Andrea Mosterman and followed by drinks. | read more

Tue 30 May 2017

Conference | Boosting youth employment in Africa: what works and why?

The Knowledge Platform INCLUDE and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs will jointly organize a conference on youth employment in Africa. The conference will be hosted by the Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. | read more

Tue 30 May 2017

ASCL Event | Country Meeting: Angola

Speakers: Dr Ingrid Samset and Antonio Frank. The programme for this meeting will be announced as soon as possible. | read more

Wed 31 May 2017

IIAS Conference | Pure Land Buddhism and Tantra in China: two lectures

An afternoon with two lectures and discussion: "Reorienting the Study of Chinese Pure Land Buddhism" by Dr Charles Jones, and "The Return of Chinese Tantra: Neo-Zhenyan and its Evolving Polemic" by Cody Bahir. Drinks afterwards. | read more

June 2017

Thu 1 June 2017

Lecture | Options for Preventing Land Conflict

Based on a project recently completed with the World Bank, but also on his extensive career, Dr. Bruce shares his knowledge about avoidance and mitigation of violent conflict related to land. | read more

Thu 1 June 2017

NINO-lezing | Opgravingen in het Nabije Oosten en Egypte in vroege filmbeelden

Filmbeelden bieden een unieke kijk op vroeg-20e-eeuwse archeologie, de gebruikte technieken, het harde fysieke werk en het plezier van een opgraving. Lezing door Hans van den Berg. | read more

Thu 1 June 2017

ASCL Panel Discussion | Being young in times of conflict: Readings from the Central African Republic

In this panel discussion, attention is drawn to the experiences of children and youth in times of conflict in the CAR, based on historical and ethnographic research and blogs written by these young people from the CAR. | read more

Ongoing until Sat 3 June 2017

Opening Thu 1 June 2017

Conference | Slavery and forced labour in Asia, c. 1250-c.1900

this conference seeks to bring Asia fully into the discourse on global slavery by bringing together scholars who work on slavery and forced labor in Central Asia. The goal is to examine slave systems in comparative perspective. | read more

Fri 2 June 2017

Lecture | Reforming Democracy

Graham Parkes (University of Hawai’i) talks about relevant policies of the Xi Jinping regime and links them to classical Confucian political philosophy and Plato’s Republic. | read more

Fri 2 June 2017

Lecture | The paradox of the Arbëresh future construction and the history of Albanian dialects

Borana Lushaj gives a lecture on Arbëresh future construction and shows that, by analysing grammaticalisation of future constructions, Arbëresh future construction is not borrowed from Italo-Romance. | read more

Mon 5 June 2017

Museum Volkenkunde | Wereldfair

Museum Volkenkunde organiseert samen met Wereldse Markten voor de derde keer de Wereldfair. Er is een markt met handgemaakte en fairtrade producten en lekkernijen vanuit alle windstreken. Ook zijn er diverse optredens en kun je meedoen aan workshops. | read more

Tue 6 June 2017

LeidenGlobal Photo Exhibition | Heritage on the Move

This exclusive LeidenGlobal photo exhibition will be launched after the annual LeidenGlobal Lecture. | read more

Tue 6 June 2017

LeidenGlobal Graduate Workshop

Workshop for PhD and ResMA students around this year's theme 'Heritage on the Move'. Keynote speaker is prof.dr. Wayne Modest. In split sessions the students will discuss the theme and selected readings. Registration is required. | read more

Tue 6 June 2017

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

The annual LeidenGlobal Lecture this year will be given by prof.dr. Wayne Modest (Volkenkunde/VU) within this years LeidenGlobals theme 'Heritage on the Move'. Registration is required | read more

Wed 7 June 2017

IIAS Lecture | Channeling Ho Chi Minh: Portrait of two spirit mediums

In this talk, Prof. Hue-Tam Ho Tai (Harvard) will introduce two female spirit mediums who are believed to be able to channel Ho Chi Minh. As such, they enjoy the support of powerful men and attract followers from all walks of life. Drinks afterwards. | read more

Wed 7 June 2017

Lecture | Japan's Security Renaissance

New Directions in Regional and US-Japan Relations. Lecture by Prof. Andrew Oros (Washington College, Maryland, US) in the Contemporary History and International Relations Research Seminar series. | read more

Thu 8 June 2017

Seminar | Visualising political change: Cartoons from the Chadian diaspora

This seminar by LeidenASA and Voice4Thought revolves around a presentation and discussion about cartoons as a means for political engagement. | read more

Fri 9 June 2017

Conference | The Launch of the new Language Learning Resource Centre

At Leiden University, 20 languages are taught across different institutes and at different educational programs. The new Language Learning Resource Center (LLRC) will unite all the language teaching professionals. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 16 June 2017

Opening Tue 13 June 2017

Leiden Summer School | Migration Memory Under Construction

This Summer School deals with how migration is remembered. Open to all ResMa students (of all research schools) and to PhD students. Read more to register. | read more

Ongoing until Wed 14 June 2017

Opening Tue 13 June 2017

Workshop | Photogrammetry

This workshop is intended as a comprehensive introduction to photogrammetry for archaeologists, and will include training in commonly used photogrammetry and mesh-editing software. Registration required. | read more

Tue 13 June 2017

RMO Lezing | Romeinse tuinen

Dr. Gemma Jansen, een van de gastconservatoren van de nieuwe tentoonstelling Casa Romana, archeoloog en zelfstandig onderzoeker, geeft een lezing over de tuin als stralend middelpunt van het Romeinse huis. | read more

Tue 13 June 2017

Lecture | Mshatta and the Invention of "Islamic art" as a modern Concept

In her talk, Eva Troelenberg traces the modern history of Mshatta. This will lead from the first descriptions by Western travelers around 1840 to its musealisation in Berlin to its destruction during WWII and subsequent reconstruction. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 16 June 2017

Opening Wed 14 June 2017

Centre for Digital Heritage meeting 2017

Hosted by the Digital Archaeology Research Group and the Centre for Global Heritage and Development. This year's theme: Heritage under Threat. During the event, you can visit the LeidenGlobal photo exhibition 'Heritage on the Move'. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 16 June 2017

Opening Wed 14 June 2017

Conference | ‘Calendar Propaganda’ of Human Rights? Historical Perspectives on the United Nations’ Global Observances

What does the UN seek to achieve though global observance days, weeks and years, and how have these initiatives impacted the role of the organization in forwarding the agenda of human rights? | read more

Thu 15 June 2017

Roundtable | Perspectives in Museum History and contemporary Art

In this roundtable, questions of cultural heritage and preservation with issues of contemporary art practice and representation in or emanating from the Middle East will be highlighted. Moderated by Cristiana Strava and Eva Troelenberg. | read more

Thu 15 June 2017

RMO Boekpresentatie | Historische Verhalen

Uitgeverij Historische Verhalen presenteert haar nieuwe verhalenbundel in het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. In deze bundel zijn historische feiten omgevormd tot levendige, spannende en kleurrijke korte verhalen die zich afspelen in de oudheid. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 16 June 2017

Opening Thu 15 June 2017

Conference | Tibetan Buddhists and the Law

This conference brings together scholars and experts who work on the way in which Tibetan Buddhists interact with legal issues. The contemporary situation and the historical context will be given equal attention. | read more

Thu 15 June 2017

Launch | Reading North Korean Posters: Medium and Message

The Asian Library hosts a unique online database of over 1,000 printed North Korean posters from a private collection. On occasion of the launch of this database, three speakers will engage the posters from different disciplinary angles, as visual art, as | read more

Wed 21 June 2017

Book Launch | Legal Documents as Sources for the History of Muslim Societies

The launch of the book "Legal Documents as Sources for the History of Muslim Societies" is tribute to the work of legal and social historian and Arabist Rudolph Peters. The work will be presented to him by the editors. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 23 June 2017

Opening Thu 22 June 2017

Conference | Urban Slavery in the Age of Abolition, c. 1770-1930

This conference raises the level of the conversation on urban slavery by taking on the complex process of abolition and connecting and comparing it across geographies. At the abolition of slavery we see that many former slaves were drawn to urban centers. | read more

Thu 22 June 2017

Rondleiding & Lezingen | Mondriaan en islamitische geometrische kunst

LUCIS organiseert een lezing met twee verschillende sprekers over Mondriaan en geometrische kunst in de islam. Voorafgaand aan de lezing is er een gratis rondleiding op het Pieterskerkplein, waar op dat moment het openluchtmuseum van de Lakenhal is. | read more

Thu 22 June 2017

ASCL Seminar | Memories of revolutionary engagement among Ethiopian-Israelis: Redefining identity and social position

David Ratner talks about the involvement of Ethiopian-born Israelis in the period of the 1974 revolution and the civil war that followed. He discusses the contribution of this research for the debate about the meaning of the revolution in Ethiopia. | read more

Tue 27 June 2017

IIAS Lunch Lecture | An Inhabitable Infrastructure: Rethinking the Architecture of the Bazaar

this lecture reflects upon the conceptualizations and definitions, formulated on the bazaar among various material sources. Also, it seeks to re-define the intermediate position of the bazaar as a way to discover new orders and hierarchies. | read more

Thu 29 June 2017

Boekpresentatie | Blikveld Egypte

BLKVLD Uitgevers organiseert samen met het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden een middag met boekpresentaties van de zes boeken over Egypte die in het afgelopen jaar bij hen verschenen zijn. | read more

August 2017

September 2017