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February 2020

Tue 18 February 2020

Lecture | Natives of Borno: Islamic Knowledge and African American Literature

In this lecture Ira Dworkin will speak about the surprising impact of Borno (what is today northeastern Nigeria) on African American literature. He will talk about two prominent Borno natives, who drew heavily upon Islamic knowledge. | read more

Ongoing until Wed 19 February 2020

Opening Tue 18 February 2020

Conference | Power, Loyalty and Ideology in the Mongol World

This workshop explores the themes of loyalty and ideology in the greater Mongol empire as a part of the NWO project 'Turks, Texts and Territory'. For those interested in Iranian and Mongol history, nomadic empires or poetry production. | read more

Ongoing until Tue 25 February 2020

Opening Tue 18 February 2020

Studium Generale Hoorcolleges | Franz Liszt

In twee avonden (18 en 25 feb) zal Leo Samama het bijzondere leven en de niet minder bijzondere werken van de Hongaarse componist en pianist Franz Liszt (1811-1886) behandelen. Hij illustreert deze colleges met tal van muzikale voorbeelden. | read more

Wed 19 February 2020

Debate | China's Social Credit System

The LeidenAsiaCentre organises a public event at De Balie in Amsterdam, during which experts Liu Jun, Rogier Creemers and Adam Knight discuss China's Social Credit System, moderated by LeidenAsiaCentre director Florian Schneider. | read more

Wed 19 February 2020

Lecture | Eurasian extinction: the question of the native in Macau literature

Rosa Vieira de Almeida considers multiethnic Macau and the narrative of Eurasian extinction in pre-postcolonial Macau literature. | read more

Wed 19 February 2020

Workshop | In contact met collecties: Egypte en het Westen

De Universitaire Bibliotheken Leiden organiseert een workshop rond historische stukken over Egypte uit de Midden-Oostencollecties. Conservator Arnoud Vrolijk laat zien hoe het Egyptische volk door de geschiedenis heen leefde, gedichten schreef en meer. | read more

Wed 19 February 2020

RMO lezing | De Romeinen in de Provence

Het zuiden van Frankrijk staat vol gebouwen uit de oudheid, die deels goed bewaard zijn gebeleven. Drs. Diana de Wild maakt met deze lezing een reis door de Provence, Frankrijk langs beroemde en minder beroemde ruïnes uit de oudheid. | read more

Wed 19 February 2020

Masterclass | “I looked upon the Nile”

In this LUCIS masterclass, Ira Dworkin will discuss the 1922 poem 'Danse Africaine' by Langston Hughes. Using a range of archival sources and autobiographic material, different research methods will be explored. | read more

Thu 20 February 2020

Lecture | The Yogācāra Dialectics of Gender: Re-reading the Canon

The Society for Women in Philosophy lecture by Jingjing Li, entitled "The Yogācāra Dialectics of Gender: Re-reading the Canon and Why it matters", will explore re-readings of Yoga philosophy and the dialectics of gender. | read more

Thu 20 February 2020

Lecture | Welfare state and immigration in France, 1880-1945

In this Leiden Interdisciplinary Migration Seminar Alexandre Afonso will speak about 19th and 20th century France. He will discuss the relation between the country's welfare state development and immigration control. | read more

Thu 20 February 2020

Lecture | The Multiple Lives of Indian Nationalism

At independence, India was a very diverse country. In this lecture, Chitralekha Zutshi discusses how the government build a united nation and how these nation-building strategies have recently changed. She focusses particularly on the Kashmir region. | read more

Thu 20 February 2020

Lecture | Paris talks

Four young French Fellows at the Department Art History present their research regarding the Dutch seventeenth century. One of them is Sarah Moine, who investigates the production of stained-glass in Leiden before and after the Spanish siege (1575). | read more

Thu 20 February 2020

Lecture | Islamic Influence on Familial Notions in Late Medieval Zoroastrianism

Zoroastrianism was the state religion of three Persian dynasties. In this LUCIS lecture, Kiyan Foroutan investigates the Islamic influence on late medieval Zoroastrian notions of the family through the close reading of 15th century letters. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 21 February 2020

Opening Thu 20 February 2020

LeidenASA Workshop | The Nile: Inclusion and Exclusion

This proposed workshop aims to unpack the layers of the Nile governance on national and transnational levels through emphasizing on water and land acquisition in the Nile bordering countries. | read more

Fri 21 February 2020

Lecture | The slave killed twice: a legal riddle

Oxford Professor Wolfgang Ernst discusses the European historical reception of a famous legal riddle: When one person mortally wounds a slave, whilst a second person finishes the job and kills him off, who is liable? | read more

Fri 21 February 2020

Volkenkunde opening tentoonstelling | Een Zee van Eilanden

Met zijn vele honderden eilanden in de Grote of Stille Oceaan beslaat Oceanië meer dan een derde van het aardoppervlak. Museum Volkenkunde opent een tentoonstelling met topstukken uit Oceanië uit de eigen collectie en een reeks internationale musea. | read more

Fri 21 February 2020

Lecture | Unearthly Powers: inserting religion into comparative global history

To identify patterns in world and history, Alan Strathern (University of Oxford) will discuss the distinction between two modes of religiosity, 'immanentism' and 'transcedentalism' and their definitions of the 'divine' and 'righteous'. | read more

Sat 22 February 2020

RMO boekpresentatie | Hoe het christendom de wereld veranderde

Waarom zijn in het Westen zoveel denkbeelden nog altijd christelijk? Britse bestsellerauteur Tom Holland presenteert zijn nieuwe boek 'Heerschappij', waarin hij onderzoekt hoe het christendom de wereld heeft veranderd. | read more

Sun 23 February 2020

RMO Museumwandeling | Studio RMO: Restauratie

Restaurator Alejandra Mamonde neemt je mee naar de tekenatelier Studio RMO en vertelt over het restaureren van de 19e eeuwse gipsen kopieën van beroemde beelden uit de oudheid. | read more

Sun 23 February 2020

Lezing | Katten in de Japanse kunst

In Japan dragen katten in kunstwerken vaak meerdere boodschappen met zich mee. In deze lezing zet Maureen de Vries (gastconservator bij het Sieboldhuis) de kunsthistorische ontwikkeling van deze katten uiteen aan de hand van verschillende kunstvormen. | read more

Mon 24 February 2020

IIAS Lecture | Going Beyond Mindfulness: Mahāmudrā meditation

During this IIAS Buddhist Studies Lecture, four steps of Mahāmudrā meditation will be discussed by Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mathes (University of Vienna). | read more

Wed 26 February 2020

Lecture | The British World and the Rise of Japan, 1894-1914

A Contemporary History and International Relations Research Seminar by Cees Heere (RIAS). He will talk about the ascendance of Japan around 1900 and its consequences for the British empire. | read more

Wed 26 February 2020

Studium Generale Lecture | India

As a former ambassador of the Netherlands to India, Fons Stoelinga knows the country like no other. In this lecture he outlines the most important socio-economic, cultural and political changes that take place in this booming country. | read more

Thu 27 February 2020

Lecture | Name and identity in medieval Nubia

This LUCIS lecture sheds a new light on the Nubian kingdom of Makuria (N-Africa). Grzegorz Ochala discusses identities that hide behind Makurian names: Who were the persons who bore them? What was their origin? | read more

Thu 27 February 2020

Lecture | Internationalisation of the Labour Question

In this History and International Studies Research Seminar Stefano Belluci will speak about the labour question. He will show how worries about the conditions of workers have spread across the world. | read more

Fri 28 February 2020

KITLV Symposium | Talking out loud

Today, postcolonial and decolonial thoughts play an important role in academic debates. In this symposium, researchers from various disciplines explore these thoughts in a Caribbean research context, rejecting dominant theories and methodologies. | read more

Fri 28 February 2020

Oratie | Mensen maken de stad

Ariadne Schmidt is onlangs benoemd tot bijzonder hoogleraar. Haar leeropdracht is geschiedenis van de stadscultuur, in het bijzonder van Leiden. Haar Inaugurele reden zal gaan over Gender en diversiteit in de geschiedenis van de Leidse stadscultuur. | read more

Ongoing until Mon 2 March 2020

Opening Fri 28 February 2020

Workshop | Pottery: From Drawing to Digital 3D Model

In this workshop (made possible by ARCHON) you will learn how to digitize pottery drawings using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. You will also practice reconstructing vessels using Blender. | read more

March 2020

Mon 2 March 2020

Research Seminar | The Digitizing Family

In this seminar Geoff Hobbis explores the social and cultural transformations and the hopes and uncertainties with which smartphones are associated in rural Melanasia (Oceania). He will especially discuss their materiality and functional attributes. | read more

Tue 3 March 2020

Studium Generale Lezing | De muur van de oude vrouw

Lezing (i.s.m. LUCIS) over het Bijbelse verhaal van Mozes. In deze lezing laat professor Sijpesteijn zien hoe dit verhaal een nieuwe betekenis en toepassing kreeg in Islamitisch middeleeuws Egypte. | read more

Tue 3 March 2020

Book launch | The Politics of Heritage in Indonesia

Marieke Bloembergen and Martijn Eickhoff present their new book in which Asian objects are followed as they move from their site of origin to other locations. They show how the meaning of these objects transformed as they moved away. | read more

Wed 4 March 2020

Lezing | From Peripheral Whiteness to White Supremacy

The rise of populism and migration have brought questions of “whiteness” into the public language of Eastern Europe. In this lecture James Mark will show how Eastern Europeans have thought about white privilege and fragility from 1945 till now. | read more

Wed 4 March 2020

Lecture | Unopened Manuscripts: Making the Unreadable Readable

In this lecture, Lotte Fikkers discusses the tension between accessing porous manuscripts and preserving their materiality. She presents preliminary results of the attempts to digitize court of law records by X-ray techniques and computational unfolding. | read more

Thu 5 March 2020

RMO boekpresentatie | Het Isisgeheim

Leidse antropoloog en schrijver Jeroen Windmeijer en cultuurhistoricus Jacob Slavenburg schreven 'Het Isisgeheim' over een gouden beeldje en een eeuwenoud mysterie, vol verwijzingen naar het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. | read more

Thu 5 March 2020

Lecture | Safer Field Research in the Middle East and North Africa

Field research can be risky. Researchers working in conflict areas might get caught up in the fighting. This lecture by Kevin Köhler introduces his forthcoming handbook, in which he tries to empower researchers to conduct safer field research. | read more

Thu 5 March 2020

ASCL Seminar | Political Vigilante Groups and Democracy in Ghana

Vigilantism is when people “take the law into their own hands” in order to protect or advance their interests. In this lecture, Justice Richard Kwabena Owusu Kyei argues that these groups are not necessarily antithetical to democratic governance in Ghana. | read more

Thu 5 March 2020

IIAS Lecture | Introduction to a 17th century Indo-Persian text

Giuseppe Cappello gives an analysis of the Gulzār-i ḥāl by Banwālīdās, which outlines ways Hindu monistic ideas and Islamic mysticism could interact in late-17th century Mughal intellectual settings. | read more

Ongoing until Sat 7 March 2020

Opening Fri 6 March 2020

Publieksdag | Neerlandistiekdagen in Leiden

Academici, docenten, studenten en geïnteresseerden komen samen in Leiden om de status en het belang van de hedendaagse neerlandistiek te demonstreren en te bespreken. Neerlandistiek in al haar facetten wordt aan een breder publiek getoond. | read more

Mon 9 March 2020

Filmpremière | Humans of Humanities

Wat is het belang van Geesteswetenschappen (Humanities) voor de wereld? In Trianon wordt een documentaire van de faculteit getoond waarin studenten, docenten & alumni vertellen over hun persoonlijke drijfveren en het belang van de Geesteswetenschappen. | read more

Tue 10 March 2020

Studium Generale Lezing | Salamon, still going strong

Lezing (i.s.m. LUCIS) van Dr. Dorrit van Dalen over verschillende toepassingen van het verhaal van Salomon in West-Afrika. In 1900 werd het verhaal ingezet in de strijd tegen Christelijke invloed en honderd jaar later tegen Islamitisch fundamentalisme. | read more

Tue 10 March 2020

KITLV Seminar | How peace prevails

The organizational cohesion of insurgent groups may explain the success or failure of peace processes. In this lecture Yuhki Tajima tests this theory, comparing the Free Aceh Movement in Indonesia with the Moro movements of the Southern Philippines. | read more

Tue 10 March 2020

RMO lezing: De necropolis van Sakkara

Sakkara is een oud-Egyptische begraafplaats in de woestijn onder Caïro. In deze lezing vertelt Lara Weiss over deze necropolis (dodenstad) en geeft ze een kijkje achter de schermen van de gelijknamige tentoonstelling van het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. | read more

Wed 11 March 2020

Studium Generale Lecture | Digital Nationalism and the Hong Kong protests

Nationalism is today transformed, enhanced and accelerated through digital networks. Florian Schneider illustrates this by focussing on a crucial topic in contemporary Chinese politics: sovereignty of the Chinese nation and state. | read more

Thu 12 March 2020

LeidenASA Seminar| Peer-Coaching for PhD candidates

A PhD research trajectory is long, sometimes lonely, and often strewn with daily issues to be addressed. The basic idea of peer supervision is that people can learn from each other, laying out their problems, receiving feedback and suggestions. | read more

Thu 12 March 2020

RMO Boekpresentatie | Klassieke liefde

Over liefde bij de oude Grieken en Romeinen bestaan hardnekkige vooroordelen. Anton van Hooff verkent de vele aspecten van seksualiteit in de klassieke oudheid in 'Klassieke liefde. Eros en seks naar Ovidius'. | read more

Ongoing until Sat 14 March 2020

Opening Fri 13 March 2020

KITLV Symposium | Prospects for president Jokowi’s second term

KITLV is hosting (and co-organizing) a symposium which anticipates the second term of the Indonesian president Jokowi. It will focus on Papua, discussing the themes of citizenship and nationhood. | read more

Mon 16 March 2020

Book discussion | Armenians Beyond Diaspora: Making Lebanon their Own

In this lecture Tsolin Nalbantians book on the history of the Armenians in Cold War Lebanon will be discussed. It is a story of power, renewal and presence after the Armenian Genocide, rather than one of loss and absence. | read more

Tue 17 March 2020

Lecture | EU lessons from the Arab uprisings and the Ukraine crisis

Dr. Nikki Ikani assesses the way in which the EU foreign policy system has anticipated various strategic surprises over the past years, such as the Arab uprisings and the Ukraine crisis. Has the EU learnt its lessons for the future? | read more

Tue 17 March 2020

Studium Generale Lezing | Van helden en koningen

In deze lezing (i.s.m. LUCIS) spreekt prof. Gabrielle van den Berg over de impact van het 'Shahnama', een boek waarin de geschiedenis van Iran (tot 652) verteld wordt door dichter Ferdowsi. Wat kunnen wij opsteken van een duizend jaar oud Iraans epos? | read more

Wed 18 March 2020

Lecture | Disability and development in the Global South

This seminar explores different perspectives on disability in the Global South and the relevance of anthropological-historical work for disability and development policies. | read more

Wed 18 March 2020

Symposium | The Japanese Footprint of Siebold in the Netherlands

This symposium is dedicated to Siebold's work and heritage. He has been of particular importance for the Hortus botanicus Leiden, Leiden University and Naturalis Biodiversity Center. | read more

Wed 18 March 2020

Lecture | Brexit, 'Global Britain' en internationaal recht

In de Young Academy Leiden-serie van Studium Generale spreken jonge onderzoekers over actuele inzichten uit hun vakgebied. Joris Larik gaat in op de vele onbeantwoorde vragen over de plaats van het VK en de EU op het wereldtoneel. | read more

Wed 18 March 2020

Lecture | De slavenhandel en de (Zeeuwse) economie

Wie waren de slavenhandelaren? En hoe zat het met de ‘gewone’ Vlissinger en Middelburger? En de ‘gewone’ Nederlander? Gerard de Kok beantwoord vragen over de Nederlandse deelname aan de trans-Atlantische slavenhandel. | read more

Ongoing until Sat 21 March 2020

Opening Wed 18 March 2020

Conference | European Social Science History

This conference aims to bring together scholars who explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences. It is characterized by a lively, small group exchange, rather than in formal plenary sessions. | read more

Thu 19 March 2020

Publieksmiddag | De intolerante Republiek

Publieksmiddag over de tentoonstelling ‘De intolerante Republiek’ in de Leidse Universiteitsbibliotheek met lezingen van 20-30 minuten door de Leidse historici Judith Pollmann, Michiel van Groesen en Alicia Schrikker. | read more

Thu 19 March 2020

ASCL Seminar | Print Culture, Publics and Popular Genres in Colonial Lagos

In this ASCL seminar on doing fieldwork in the archive, Karin Barber (University of Birmingham) asks why particular new textual form came into being in Lagos' print culture of the 1920s. Why at that particular moment in Lagos history? | read more

Fri 20 March 2020

Conference | Women and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe

This conference offers a unique opportunity to explore the different ways in which early modern European women were consumers and producers of alchemical knowledge. It is organised by Sajed Chowdhury. | read more

Sun 22 March 2020

Lezing | Het begin van de Koranische manuscripttraditie in de 7e eeuw

In de afgelopen tien jaar is het gemakkelijker geworden om toegang te krijgen tot zeer vroege manuscripten van de Koran. Marijn van Putten reconstrueert aan de hand van bewijs uit manuscripten de geschiedenis van de geschreven Koran. | read more

Tue 24 March 2020

Studium Generale Lezing | Het epos van Çanakkale

Het epos van Çanakkale (oude Turkse stad) vertelt het verhaal van een van de weinige Osmaanse overwinningen tijdens WOI. In deze lezing (i.s.m. LUCIS) laat Petra de Bruijn zien hoe dit epos voortleeft in Turkije aan de hand van nationale televisieseries. | read more

Wed 25 March 2020

Lezing | Soldaat in Indonesië: Haagse connecties

Gert Oostindie schreef een boek over de verwachtingen, ervaringen en herinneringen van Nederlandse Soldaten aan de oorlog in Nederlands Indië (1945 – 1949). In deze lezing vertelt hij hierover, met een focus op de Haagse connecties van deze soldaten. | read more