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PhD and prize winner: filmmaker Itandehui Jansen talks about her work

Itandehui Jansen graduated from the Netherlands Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam and is currently making films as part of her PhD project at Leiden University. And with great success. Her films have been shown at the IDFA and the Short Film Corner of Cannes, and have won a number of prizes. She was recently awarded the first prize at the Bluestocking Film Series festival in Portland for her film Alma y Esperanza .


Asian Library blog: follow the construction of the new centre of expertise on Asia

Leiden University will have a unique centre of expertise on Asia: the Asian Library. You can follow the developments relating to this centre on the Asian Library Blog. This blog will keep you up-to-date with the progress of this “major international knowledge hub”, which will not only house 37 kilometres of books but also serve as a state-of-the-art study facility and an international meeting place.


Caroline van Eck appointed as Slade Professor in Oxford

The Department of History of Art in Oxford has appointed Leiden University professor Caroline van Eck as Slade Professor of Fine Art for the second semester of academic year 2016-2017. As Slade Professor Van Eck will spend a semester in office at Oxford University and deliver eight public lectures and four seminars to students.