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Following a careful selection process, on 24 November the Leiden University Executive Board has appointed Dr E.J.L. (Egbert) Fortuin and Professor M.P.A. (Mirjam) de Baar as Vice Dean and portfolio holders for Education of the Faculty of Humanities. As a result responsibility for the large education portfolio will now be shared among two Faculty Board colleagues.
The Sharia, the Islamic legal system, pays greater attention to ethics than may have been thought. This was clear at the annual conference of the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS). Academics from throughout the world considered the question of how modern Islamic law handles stoning and the rights of homosexuals.
President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine will deliver the Europe Lecture on 27 November in the Academy Building at Leiden University. The title of his lecture is ‘Ukraine-the Netherlands: Stability in Europe through European values’.
Japanese was not always the language spoken in Japan. Researchers link the arrival of the language in Japan with the migration of farmers around 400 BC. Linguist Elisabeth de Boer has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant to carry out research on the further spread of the language in Japan.
The archive of a 17th-century postmaster has been discovered in the Museum for Communication in The Hague. Using new scanning techniques, the international research team Signed, Sealed & Undelivered , headed by literary scholar Nadine Akkerman from Leiden University and historian David van der Linden from the University of Groningen, has unlocked the archive’s secrets.
Today at noon we will observe a minute’s silence as a token of respect for the French nation, following the recent events in Paris. On behalf of the Faculty Board I would like to invite all colleagues and students to join us at this hour.
According to the Keuzegids (Study guide) Universities 2016, Leiden University is ranked third in the list of the best broad, classic universities to study at.
On Monday 16 November, flags will fly at half-mast at Leiden University and a minute's silence will be observed as a mark of respect for France following the recent atrocities in Paris.
The University Sport Centre (USC) at the Einsteinweg in Leiden will be open again for sports enthusiasts on Saturday 31 October. Students of the University will also be able to use the Sport Centre for their exams from Monday 2 November.
Fiction is more effective than autobiographical non-fiction when it comes to conveying the sensation of enforced solitary confinement. That is the conclusion of writer and lawyer Maarten Asscher in his study 'Het uur der waarheid. Over de gevangenschap als literaire ervaring' (The Moment of Truth: Imprisonment as a literary experience.) PhD defence 29 October.
The Faculty of Humanities has been ranked 17th Arts and humanities faculty in the Times Higher Education world ranking 2015-16. This makes it the top non-Anglo-Saxon institution on the list. The position is 7 places up in comparison with last year's list.
Have you already decided which master’s programme you want to do? Visit our Master’s Information Day on 6 November and find out what Leiden University has to offer you. Choose the programmes you want to visit and drop in at the Job Market Café where you can find out more about your prospects on the job market.
Dutch universities involved in lingusitics research and teaching have been asked through the VSNU to provide financial guarantees for the transition of linguistics research to open access. The universities, including Leiden, have agreed.
Language is a little bit like owning a mobile phone. We use it all the time, but we don’t really understand how it works. Do all humans have language? This and many other questions will be answered by professor Marc van Oostendorp in the MOOC Miracles of Human Language: an Introduction to Linguistics.
As of 1 September 2015, Michiel van Groesen is Professor of Maritime History at Leiden University. He succeeds Professor Henk den Heijer, who retired and gave his farewell lecture at 25 September. Van Groesen believes Maritime History in Leiden, with its rich tradition, is uniquely positioned to make a broad international impact.
Sara Brandellero, Assistant Professor in Brazilian Studies (LUCAS), is a founding member of the newly launched European Network of Brazilianists working in Cultural Analysis/Rede Europeia de Brasilianistas de Análise Cultural – REBRAC. Network launched at international conference at the University of London.
On Friday 2 October journalist Sander van Hoorn starts his lecture series ‘The Middle East doesn't exist’, which was organised by the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS). ‘If all goes well, people will understand the Middle East that bit less after my lectures.’
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended a meeting at Leiden University on 1 October to prepare for their state visit to China. China experts informed them about such topics as the image that Chinese people have of the Netherlands.
LUCL member prof. dr. Holger Gzella has been elected as member of the Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe).