From 25 March until 23 April, a selection of the 1000 photos entered into the 2014 IIAS Photo Contest will be on display at Leiden University’s Central University Building, Rapenburg 70 in Leiden. With this exhibition IIAS wishes to share with a wider public the many fascinating images we received, as well as give proper credit to more than just the winning photos. On 9 April 2015, the IIAS will be hosting a reception during which Dr John Kleinen will share his thoughts on selected photographs.
On Thursday 2 April 2015, Fokelien Kootstra will give a lecture on religion in ancient Arabia in the lecture series "WHAT's NEW?! Current Research on Islam and the Middle East." Time: 17.15-19.00 hours. Venue: Lipsius 228 (Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden). Followed by drinks at the Faculty Club!
Leiden Southeast Asia Seminar by Daniel Blocq, PhD candidate in the department of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
War and terrorism overshadow interest in the pre-Islamic heritage of the Arabic peninsula. The new Leiden Centre for the Study of Ancient Arabia aims to make the general public more aware of the ancient history of this region.
North Korean dissident Jang Jin-sun has been appointed guest lecturer on 'speaking truth to power' - in particular with regard to North Korea - at Leiden University. Over the coming half year he will give a number of lectures on the inner workings of the North Korean regime.
Japanologist and linguist Martine Robbeets is going to use her newly acquired ERC Consolidator Grant to study the origins and spread of Trans-Eurasian languages, which include Japanese and Turkish. With it, she’s tackling one of the most controversial subjects in language history.