Four Leiden researchers receive NWO grant
The NWO has awarded four Leiden researchers with an Internationalisation in the Humanities grant.
The programme facilitates projects in which a Dutch research team cooperates with at least two foreign teams. The programme intends to foster the formation of international networks in the humanities and to encourage funding proposals from the humanities to international agencies.
Four out of the eight researchers receiving the grant are part of Leiden's Humanities faculty:
- Yra van Dijk joins hands with European and Israeli partners to research the Digital Memory of the Holocaust.
- Nadine Akkerman and an international team are in the process of uncovering a collection of unopened 17th-century letters. Their project Signed, Sealed, & Undelivered 2.0: Revealing Hidden Letters uses digital methods to read and preserve the letters unscathed.
- Cisca Hoogendijk's Text in Context refreshes the study of a collection of Roman-era scrolls, found in the Egyptian village Soknopaiou Nesos (present-day Dime).
- Louis Sicking's project Maritime Conflict Management in Atlantic Europe, 1200-1600 seeks to answer the question how MCM helped shape international diplomacy in pre-modern Atlantic Europe.