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10 February: wear something warm!

The University is taking part in the National Warm Sweater Day on 10 February and the heating will be turned down in many buildings. Make sure you wea...

From scarcity to abundance: big data in archaeology

New digital methods and a data explosion are radically changing archaeological research. Karsten Lambers, Associate Professor of Archaeological Comput...

New visiting staff member: Beatriz Paneda Murcia

Beatriz Pañeda Murcia, from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, will be present at our Faculty as a guest PhD researcher over the coming months.

Almost twenty new MOOCs have started

Nineteen new Leiden University MOOCs have started this January. Anyone can take part in these online courses varying from combatting terrorism to kid...

Vacancies: 2 PhD positions in Digital Archaeology

The Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University is a partner in the new university-wide Data Science research programme that advocates the use of data s...

Araceli Rojas presents her book to Mexican communities

On November 25, Dr Araceli Rojas presented her book El tiempo y la sabiduría: un calendario sagrado entre los ayöök de Oaxaca. The event took place in...

Scholarship for archaeologist Catarina Guzzo Falci

In the beginning of December 2016 PhD candidate Catarina Guzzo Falci was awarded a scholarship for a collections study by Musée du quai Branly. The Mu...

Researchers find paw of Dutch bear

Researchers from Leiden and Groningen have found a fossilised paw of one of the last Dutch brown bears. They made their discovery in the water supply ...

Rush hour in the Academy Building: record number of PhD defences

A record number of 417 PhD candidates defended their theses in 2016. How many of these were cum laude? What were their propositions? The advantage of ...

Bastiaan Steffens takes up PhD position at Leicester University

January 1st 2017, Bastiaan Steffens will be taking up the Graduate Teaching Assistance PhD position at the Archaeology and Ancient History department ...

Former research assistant Hannah Plug appointed at Liverpool University

Until September 2016, Hannah Plug was Research Assistant for the Consolidating Empire Research Project under the direction of Dr. Bleda Düring. Now, ...

'No, I don't find my work creepy'

Archaeologist Hayley Mickleburgh has already appeared in the Dutch papers a few times already due to her unusual work: the study of decomposing bodies...

'No, I don't find my work creepy'

Archaeologist Hayley Mickleburgh has already appeared in the Dutch papers a few times already due to her unusual work: the study of decomposing bodies...

Read the online magazine on diversity and inclusiveness

How can we make sure that everyone feels welcome at our university? Read the highlights from the conference on The Making of an Inclusive Leiden Unive...

Archaeologist Quentin Bourgeois and astronomer Frans Snik nominated for The Young Academy

Every year The Young Academy (a sub-group of KNAW) nominates ten talented researchers to join their ranks. This year two of the nominees are from Leid...