Historian Carol Gluck will deliver a lecture on 26 November on collective memories of World War II, particularly in Asian countries. Her lecture will be at the annual anniversary of the lecture by Rudolph Cleveringa in 1940, protesting against the dismissal of Jewish colleague-professors.
With his speech in protest against the sacking of his Jewish colleague, Rudolph Cleveringa, Dean of the Faculty of Law, became the foremost symbol for Leiden’s resistance against the Nazis. But there are also other brave professors who should not be forgotten: what are the stories of Ben Telders, Ton Barge and Lambertus van Holk?
Academics, university administrators and policymakers from throughout the world will meet on 21 November in Leiden to debate how social sciences and humanities can contribute to combating global problems. Jet Bussemaker, Minister for Education, Culture and Science, will also be present.