News and events

Find out more about the ILLP at our information evening!

Are you an international master’s student looking for a challenge? Do you want to know more about leadership and your personal leadership style? Visit our information evening on 1 November and find out whether the International Leiden Leadership Programme (ILLP) is something for you!


3 October holiday: university closed

October 3rd is a local holiday in Leiden: the ‘Leids Ontzet’. For this reason, the university buildings are closed and there will be no lectures. This is also in effect for International Studies in The Hague.


Kom 16 september naar de HSVL Bedrijvendag

Benieuwd waar je terecht kunt komen als aanstormend historicus? Goed nieuws: de HSVL heeft een gratis Bedrijvendag georganiseerd waarop je kennis kunt maken met allerlei arbeidssectoren waarin Geschiedenisalumni werkzaam zijn.


Humanities Master’s Buddy Programme: get yourself a buddy!

Are you about to move to Leiden to obtain your Master’s degree? We want to help. To facilitate your integration into the university and student life in Leiden, The Humanities Faculty has set up the Humanities Master’s Buddy Programme. Our aim with this programme is to welcome new students and create a social and academic network from day one.


Chinese government hands out award to Leonard Blussé

Professor emeritus Leonard Blussé, of the Institute for History, has won the ‘Special Book Award of China’. The Chinese government awards this prize to translators, writers and editors who have contributed to making China better known among non-Chinese.


Dr. P.A. Tiele Foundation thesis prize 2016

The Dr. P.A. Tiele Foundation awards the thesis prize to the best graduate thesis in the field of book history. It is the objective of the Dr. P.A. Tiele Foundation to promote the study of the book in the Netherlands. This is done by installing professorships, enabling and publishing research and organizing symposia, congresses and lectures, and since 2007, by awarding remarkable theses.


Become a buddy in the new Humanities Master's buddy programme

Every year, international students flock to Leiden to obtain their Master’s degree. To facilitate their integration into the university and student life in Leiden, the Humanities Faculty has set up the Humanities Master’s Buddy Programme. Our aim with this programme is to welcome new students and create a social and academic network from day one. Be a buddy - register now!


21 april Arbeidsmarktcafé opleiding Geschiedenis

Nog geen idee waar je later aan de slag wilt? Twijfel je over het doen van een stage, wil je weten over welke vaardigheden je beschikt als geschiedenisstudent? Of wil jij net als al die andere studenten gewoon eens oriënteren op de wereld na je studie(s)? Kom dan naar het Arbeidsmarkt Café en ontdek welke mogelijkheden er zijn voor jou.


Writing Tip #7: Structure of your paper

When writing an academic paper, it is always important to have a clear structure. This does not only help the reader to understand your arguments, it also helps you to create a more convincing paper.


35% response NSE survey: cookies for everybody!

This week we passed the 35% mark on the NSE survey response meter! This is a great response for our study programmes and our faculty. The Faculty Board would like to thank all students and is treating everyone on cookies this Thursday.


VIDEO: The Rhythm of Leiden

It’s February, and that means that many new students from all over the world will start at Humanities Leiden this month. A big welcome to all. Immerse yourself in the rhythms, sensations and experiences of the beautiful city of Leiden and Leiden University.