IIAS Conference convened by Prof. Pralay Kanungo, ICCR Chair for the Study of Contemporary India at IIAS / Leiden University.
A 'Tangled Jungle of Disorderly Transactions'? Embedded Capital and the Resilience of the Monetary Outside in a North Indian Town
Organized by Tasan Cultural Foundation & SAS Korean Studies, LIAS, Leiden University
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.