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April 2021

Tue 20 April 2021

RMO Lezing | Oog op het einde: de Aeneis van Vergilius

Het slot van Vergilius’ Aeneis is een van de meest bediscussieerde passages uit de Latijnse literatuur. Classici Lidewij van Gils en Jörn Soerink hebben ieder hun eigen perspectief op deze bijzonder controversiële passage. | read more

Tue 20 April 2021

Conference | Mini 'Brown Bag' Research Session

In an effort to nurture research on the collection of the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (NMVW), the museum and the Research Center for Material Culture welcome fellows, research associates and university student interns to connect across spaces. | read more

Wed 21 April 2021

KITLV Webinar | Marriage and Matrifocality in a Caribbean context

For women, in particular, the long idealised institution of marriage is being met with increasing skepticism, critique, and disavowal. Prof. Carla Freeman,(Emory University) discusses marriage and mother-centred households in the Caribbean. | read more

Wed 21 April 2021

IIAS Webinar | Enslaved people from Asia in Mexican merchant networks

Using civil records, Norah Gharala (University of Houston) discusses how people from Asia and Indian Ocean Africa held prominent positions in the merchant networks and households of Mexico City, even though they were enslaved. | read more

Wed 21 April 2021

Lecture | Language policy and practices in the Global North and South

Prof. Udaya Narayana Singh (Amity University) talks about various language policy initiatives in India and their effects, as well as what one could learn from this difficult language management exercise. | read more

Thu 22 April 2021

Lecture | Israel's Foreign Policy in Nagorno Karabakh

Leiden University lecturer Dr. Ben Aharon discusses Israel's foreign policy doctrine in light of its geopolitical interests in the South Caucasus and its involvement in the armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh in 2020. | read more

Thu 22 April 2021

ASCL Seminar | Migration in a Soap Operatic Key: Malagasy world expansion

Prof. Jennifer Cole (University of Chicago) analyses the migration trajectory of coastal Madagascar women to France. How do these women find French husbands and what threats are coming from within these women’s social networks? | read more

Thu 22 April 2021

Symposium | Dutch Symposium of the Ancient Near East 2021

Students of Nabu Na’id, a subgroup of the study association for Archaeology L.A.S. Terra (Leiden University) organise DUSANE 2021. This symposium brings together people from Archaeology, Egyptology, Assyriology and Islamic Studies. | read more

Thu 22 April 2021

IIAS Webinar | Kochi's changing shores

In this IIAS webinar, Dr Carmel Christy K J (International Fellow of the Urban Studies Foundation) discusses narratives of development, religion and urbanity in Koichi, India. | read more

Fri 23 April 2021

Volkenkunde College | Oceanië - De band met de zee

Aansluitend bij de tentoonstelling 'Een zee van eilanden - Topstukken uit Oceanië', die jammer genoeg afgelopen is zonder dat er nog bezoekers konden komen, organiseert Museum Volkenkunde een college over historische topstukken en kunst. | read more

Sun 25 April 2021

RMO Topstukkenlezing | Het zwaard van Ommerschans

Luc Amkreutz, conservator collectie Nederland prehistorie van het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, vertelt over het zwaard van Ommerschans, een van de iconen van de Nederlandse archeologie. | read more

Wed 28 April 2021

Lecture | Ethnic Voters in Diverse Democracies

The Leiden Interdisciplinary Migration Seminars organises a talk by Dr. Elif Naz Kayran Meier titled 'Inclusive Electoral Institutions and Political Efficacy of Ethnic Voters in Diverse Democracies'. | read more

Wed 28 April 2021

Lecture | Exploring language and identity in Scotland

For the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Stuart S. Dunmore (University of Sussex/Edinburgh) gives a lecture titled 'Sociolinguistic ethnography in the COVID-19 era: Exploring language and identity in Scotland, 'New Scotland' and New England'. | read more

Wed 28 April 2021

Alumni lezing | Vissen in het verleden: Vroegmoderne ichtyologie

In deze alumni-lezing van het Leids Historisch Dispuut Merlijn spreekt Prof .dr. em. Paul Smith voer zijn onderzoek naar de opkomst van de vissenkunde in het midden van de 16e eeuw en de cultuurhistorische context waarin deze ichtyologie zich ontwikkelde. | read more

Thu 29 April 2021

Lecture | Engaging with the Antique

As part of the 'Interiors for Display' lecture series, Helen Jacobs (The Wallace Collection) looks at the development of neoclassical taste in French interiors and fashionable decorative art. | read more

Thu 29 April 2021

KITLV & IIAS Book Talk | Island in a cosmopolitan sea

This Leiden Centre for Indian Ocean Studies webinar discusses Iain Walker's book 'Islands in a Cosmopolitan Sea: A History of the Comoros' with Anne Bang (University of Bergen) and Kai Kresse (Free University Berlin). | read more

Thu 29 April 2021

KITLV Book Discussion | Towards a federal Indonesia

Tjalling Bouma discusses his book on the formation of the Republic of the United States of Indonesia and Indonesian independence with Farabi Fakih (Universitas Gadjah Mada), Katja Paijens (KITLV) and Prof. Henk Schulte Nordholt (Leiden University/KITLV) | read more

Thu 29 April 2021

Boekensalon | Het volkomen geleerdenleven van Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje

Wim van den Doel, hoogleraar Algemene Geschiedenis aan Universiteit Leiden is te gast in de online boekensalon van de Universitaire Bibliotheken Leiden. Hoofdconservator Garrelt Verhoeven interviewt hem over zijn nieuwe boek over islamoloog Hurgronje. | read more

Fri 30 April 2021

Lecture | Hindus and Muslims in Delhi Slums

In this Leiden Political Science Workshop, Professor of International Affairs and chair of the Harvard Academy of International and Area Studies Melani Cammett (Harvard University) discusses Hindus and Muslims in Delhi Slums. | read more

Fri 30 April 2021

Debat | Filosofie met Bas Haring

Laat je inspireren door 'volksfilosoof' en hoogleraar 'publiek begrip van wetenschap' aan Universiteit Leiden Bas Haring. Deze avond kan je Bas live zien, horen, met hem mee filosoferen en op een nieuwe manier nadenken. | read more

May 2021

Sat 1 May 2021

LDE Seminar and photo exhibition Focus Raqqa

This event is organised by the LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development in honor of Dr. Olivier Nieuwenhuijse and will be held at the National Museum of Antiquities. | read more

Thu 6 May 2021

Online Discussion | Discussing the Decoding China Dictionary

The LeidenAsiaCentre organises an interactive discussion on the 'Decoding China Dictionary' published by Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Humanitarian Law. Leiden experts discuss Chinese interpretations of political terms used in international relations. | read more

Thu 6 May 2021

Symposium | HSVL-Symposium Homo-emancipatie

Homo-emancipatie heeft overal ter wereld een zeer diverse geschiedenis en is nog steeds een actueel onderwerp. Op dit HSVL-symposium delen vier sprekers hun kennis, onderzoek en ervaring over deze geschiedenis. | read more

Sat 8 May 2021

RIAS Conference | Amerikanistendag 2021

The Amerikanistendag is a student conference and serves as a forum for students and recent graduates to present their research within the field of American Studies. The conference also includes an award ceremony for the best MA thesis in American Studies. | read more

Sun 9 May 2021

RMO Lezing | Daniel Soliman over de tempel van Taffeh

Daniel Soliman, conservator collectie Egypte van het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden vertelt over de lange geschiedenis van de tempel van Taffeh, de tempel die in de grote entreehal van het museum staat. | read more

Wed 12 May 2021

Lecture | Sindhi Language of the Sindhi Hindus

The Sindhi Hindu community in different parts of the world suffer from a loss in transmission of the heritage language to the younger generations. Prof. Maya Khemlani David discusses the work of language activists in online programmes. | read more

Thu 13 May 2021

Lecture | Textile Furnishings in the British Country House

The use of colour, texture and design of textiles is fundamental to the appearance and purpose of fashionable spaces. Annabel Westman (The Attingham Trust) shows the range of textile furnishings from the 18th century furnished room. | read more

Fri 14 May 2021

Lecture | Can the Subaltern Document?

This talk describes documentary projects involving speaker communities of the Tanzanian Rift Valley Area, which could be described as marginalised. How can community-led language documentation be of greater value to the speaker communities themselves? | read more

Sun 16 May 2021

RMO Lezing | Jasper de Bruin over een bijzonder Nehalennia-altaar

Jasper de Bruin, conservator collectie Nederland in de Romeinste tijd bij het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, vertelt over een Nehalennia-altaar. Daarop zijn niet één, maar drie afbeeldingen van de godin gemaakt. Foutje van de steenhouwer? | read more

Mon 17 May 2021

Lecture | The making of a slave in postcolonial Britain

In this research seminar, Associate Professor Insa Koch (London School of Economics and Political Science) discusses ‘Modern’ slavery, drugs trafficking, and the cultural politics of victimhood in postcolonial Britain. | read more

Tue 18 May 2021

Lecture | On the Formation of a National Collection for the Netherlands

As part of the Topical Issues in Museums guest lectures, Leiden University Professor Dr. Kitty Zijlmans discusses the formation of a National Collection for the Netherlands. | read more

Wed 19 May 2021

Lecture | Voices and metaphors from North India

Is unity in diversity really possible? India has faced the challenge of dealing with language diversity. Cynthia Groff's discusses her research on fluidity in linguistic categories and the implementation of top-down language policies in North India. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 21 May 2021

Opening Thu 20 May 2021

Conference | LGBTQI+ Workplace Inclusion 2021 Conference

This online conference organised by Leiden University Professor LGBT Workplace Inclusion Jojanneke van der Toorn and VVI Research Assistant Waruguru Gaitho brings together knowledge on LGBTQI+ workplace inclusion. | read more

Tue 25 May 2021

ASCL Book presentation | Femme du Mali-Sud

Speakers Lida Zuidberg, Simone Kortbeek, Koos Kingma and Ans Koning discuss women's economic and social position in Southern Mali's cotton area and the Malian cotton company (CMDT). | read more

Wed 26 May 2021

KITLV & IIAS Book Talk | Reimagining Indian Ocean Worlds

This Leiden Centre for Indian Ocean Studies webinar discusses 'Reimagining Indian Ocean Worlds' by authors Smriti Srinivas, Bettina Ng'weno and Neelima Jeychandran. | read more

Wed 26 May 2021

Lecture | The South African constitutional court and language in education

In this Leiden University Centre for Linguistics lecture, Rosemary Salomone (St. John's University) address the rise of English as a global lingua franca and the consequences for language rights and education (in South Africa). | read more

Thu 27 May 2021

ASCL Seminar | The Army of Politics in Zimbabwe

Dr. Miles Tendi (University of Oxford) focuses on the life of Solomon Mujuru, a controversial African liberation fighter in the 1970s and, until his assassination in 2011, an important figure in Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU PF party in Zimbabwe. | read more

Thu 27 May 2021

Lecture | The role of legal education and Dutch public memory

Leiden Interdisciplinary Migration Seminars (LIMS) talk by Alison Fischer (Van Vollenhoven Institute/KITLV) on the role of legal education in constructing Dutch public memory. | read more

Thu 27 May 2021

Symposium | Undisciplining Photography Symposium

This symposium organised by Nederlands Fotomuseum and Wereldmuseum Rotterdam incites photographers and researchers to discuss the potential of photography in contemporary visuality. What can we do with photography across disciplines? | read more

June 2021

Wed 2 June 2021

Lecture | Language policy in Chile: minority and hegemonic languages

Valeria Sumonte (Universidad Católica del Maule) discusses strategies to value and maintain languages in Chile. While the government is mostly interested in bilingualism, other entities focus on the inclusion of immigrant and indigenous languages. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 4 June 2021

Opening Wed 2 June 2021

Conference | DH Benelux 2021: The Humanities in a Digital World

DH Benelux is an initiative that aims to further the collaboration between Digital Humanitites activities in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 4 June 2021

Opening Thu 3 June 2021

Conference | Trade and Merchants across the pre-modern Middle East

Focusing on the Islamic Middle East, this two-day workshop examines global trade in the first millennium and the middle ages, highlighting social, cultural and economic ties created through material exchanges. | read more

Mon 7 June 2021

Conference | World Conference of African Linguistics 10

Leiden University hosts the World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL), the only international and pan-theoretical conference in the field of African Linguistics of its kind, placing strong emphasis on the participation of African scholars. | read more

Ongoing until Fri 11 June 2021

Opening Mon 7 June 2021

Conference | International Conference on English Historical Linguistics

The 21st International Conference on English Historical Linguistics takes place online with workshops and keynotes by Claudia Claridge (Universität Ausburg), Bettelou Los (University of Edinburgh) and more. | read more

Wed 9 June 2021

Lecture | What does it take to raise bilingual children?

In this Leiden University Centre for Linguistics lecture, Annick De Houwer focuses on a selection of profiles of parents with a migration background and explores what these profiles might mean for children's dual language learning support. | read more

Sat 12 June 2021

Festival | HANDS! Festival on African Sign Languages and Deaf Studies

HANDS! Festival showcases the beauty of sign languages in Africa and the Netherlands. The festival features perfomances of sign language literature, pop up talks and performances of deaf artists in the Netherlands. | read more

Wed 16 June 2021

Lecture | Language policy in times of social and political transformation

In this Leiden University Centre for Linguistics lecture, Dr. Elizabeth Barakos (Universität Hamburg) discusses language policy in times of social and political transformation, using the case of bilingual Wales in the UK. | read more

Thu 17 June 2021

ASCL Seminar | Retrieving lost paths in Congo rainforest from 400 CE

Prof. Koen Bostoen (Ghent University) discusses discontinuities in the population history of Central-African Bantu speech communities, that urge scholars to rethink how to extract the past from the present. | read more

Ongoing until Sat 19 June 2021

Opening Thu 17 June 2021

Conference | Valuing Labor in Greco-Roman Antiquity

This Penn-Leiden conference on ancient values addresses the practices and discourses of work, skill and craft in antiquity. It focuses not just on the economic "value" of labour, but also on the cultural, aesthetic "value". | read more

Ongoing until Thu 24 June 2021

Opening Mon 21 June 2021

Congres | Archaeological Heritage Management: a people-centred approach

The Leiden University Faculty of Archaeology and ICOMOS organise the ICAHM Annual Meeting which explores archaeological heritage management from a people-centred approach. | read more

Ongoing until Sat 26 June 2021

Opening Thu 24 June 2021

IIAS Conference | Borderland Futures: Technologies, Zones, Co-existences

The 7th Asian Borderland Research Network (ABRN) conference focuses on technologies, zones and co-existences and looks back on ruptures and unparalleled connectivity across diverse communities and geographies in Asian borderlands. | read more

Tue 29 June 2021

KITLV & IIAS Book Talk | European slavery in the Indian Ocean

This Leiden Centre for Indian Ocean Studies webinar discusses 'Being a Slave: Histories and Legacies of European Slavery in the Indian Ocean' by Nira Wickramasinghe and Alicia Schrikker (Leiden University) | read more

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