In oktober en november 2015 zal LUCIS Journalist Fellow Sander van Hoorn vijf openbare lezingen geven. Sander van Hoorn is Midden-Oostencorrepondent voor de NOS en heeft als standplaats Beiroet. Tijd: Maandagen en vrijdagen, 15.00-17.00 uur. Locatie: Sterrewacht en KOG, Universiteit Leiden.
Lecture by Prof Michael Herzfeld, IIAS Visiting Professor of Critical Heritage Studies, Leiden University and Senior Advisor, Critical Heritage Studies Initiative (IIAS, Leiden), Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences Curator of European Ethnology in the Peabody Museum at Harvard University. The lecture is open to the public but it will be primarily for the Critical Heritage Studies MA students.
Seminar by Robin Ruizendaal, Ph.D. Director Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum Managing/Artistic Director Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company. The event takes place within the scope of the Spotlight Taiwan Project/Puppet Festival.
This year professor emeritus Old Chinese Literature Wilt Idema receives the Special Book Award of China. The Chinese government awards this prize to translators, writers and editors with great services to China.
Follow the setting up of the Asian Library, a new center of expertise at Leiden University.
Professor Peter Bisschop, lecturer in Sanskrit and Ancient Cultures of South Asia, has been awarded a grant by the NWO Free Competition to fund his research into the rapid growth of Saivism in the sixth and seventh centuries in South and Southeast Asia. The research project, entitled ‘From Universe of Visnu to Universe of Siva’, will begin in January 2016 and will continue for five years.