Leiden Lectures on Arabic Language and Culture
To celebrate Leiden's long and deep tradition in Arabic studies, LUCIS has organised the Leiden Lectures on Arabic Language and Culture since 2013.
- Geert Jan van Gelder: “Antidotes and Anecdotes: A Literary History of Medicine from 13th-Century Syria” (8 October 2015).
- James Montgomery: “On Hedgehogs, Foxes and Magpies, and Why the World Should Read Classical Arabic Poetry” (12 February 2015).
- Petra Sijpesteijn: “The Wisdom of the Arabs. Four Hundred Years of Cross-Cultural Engagement” (4 February 2013).
These three lectures have been compiled into one publication, entitled Wit and Wisdom in Classical Arabic Literature.