Faculty Research Themes

When entering a publication in LUCRIS, you will be asked to enter a research area as well. In the following sections you will find a list of available research areas for each institute of the Faculty of Humanities.

Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)

  • Classics and Classical Civilization
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • Modern and Contemporary Studies

Institute for History

  • Collective identities and transnational networks in medieval and early modern Europe, 1000-1800
  • Political Culture and national Identity
  • Managing migration and global interdependence
  • The Unification of the Mediterranean World
  • European Expansion and Globalization

Academy of Creative and Performing Arts

  • Onderzoek Academie der Kunsten

Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS)

  • Asian Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Religious Studies

Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL)

  • Language Description and Language Use
  • Language and History
  • Formal Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics


  • Rationality
  • Normativity and its sources: Agency, Interaction, and Conflict in a Globalizing World
  • Philosophy of knowledge: The Universal, the Global and the Local

Last Modified: 12-11-2014