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Closing conference Faculty Research Traineeship

What did the pub culture in Leiden look like in the nineteenth century? Where do specific signs in sign language originate from? How did scholars collaborate in research projects before the era of digital communication?

These are a few of the ten research questions that were presented at the closing conference of the 2019 Faculty Research Trainee Program, held on the 6th of September. Concluding another inspiring and successful year of close collaboration with academic staff within a research project, the trainees pitched the results of their research.

Each research team presented their project by means of a poster, at which they were stand-by to explain their research in more detail and answer questions. In a short pitch presentation, the students spoke about their personal experiences during the program and reflected on the things they learned. The very varied mix of topics was a great demonstration of the diversity of the research that is presently carried out at Leiden’s faculty of Humanities.

The Faculty Research Trainee Program gives motivated students the opportunity to closely collaborate with research staff and gain experience with working in an academic environment.

A call for proposals for the 2020 program (for teaching staff) is now online.

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