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Debate | Film & Panel discussion

Premiere 'Humans of Humanities' - film about the Leiden Faculty of Humanities

Monday 9 March 2020
Trianon Cinema
Breestraat 31

Premiere & panel discussion about the humanities

The humanities consist of various academic fields. But what is the common ground of all these different academics and students? And why does their work matter so much in today’s world? On March 9th 'Humans of Humanities', the new film about the Leiden University Faculty of Humanities, will premiere in Trianon Cinema Leiden. The film will be followed by a panel discussion about the visibility of the humanities in society. Are we visible enough?

This discussion will be facilitated bij Victor Gijsbers and panel members are -with a proviso- Olga van Marion, Ahab Bdaiwi, Madina Faiz, Flip de Heer (member of the faculty advisory board) and Ariadne Schmidt


14.45 - Doors open
15.00 - Opening
15.20 - Start screening 'Humans of Humanities'
15.45 - Panel discussion on the visibility of the humanities
16.30 - Drinks

The premiere is open to all students and staff members of the Leiden University Faculty of Humanities.

Reserve your spot here

In the short documentary Humans of Humanities (15 minutes), six students, alumni, academics and lecturers of the Leiden Faculty of Humanities explain what drives them in their work, what inspires them and why the critical, nuanced voice of the Humanities scholar is indispensable in society.

Trailer 'Humans of Humanities'

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Panel discussion & drinks

During the panel discussion we'll discuss: 'How visible is the work of humanities scholars in society? Are we visible enough or is there room for improvement?' 

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