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"I simply couldn't use traditional methods for my fieldwork"

Karsten Lambers was interviewed by the Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, where he was a post-doctoral research fellow from 2008 to 2010. Read ab...

'Masterchefs from the Middle Ages'

Joanita Vroom, Associate Professor Archaeology, regularly tries out old recipes, together with a group of Archaeology students. 'You really need to lo...

Project for protection Syrian archaeology on Dutch radio

Olivier Nieuwenhuijse, project leader of the project Focus Raqqa, was hosted by the NOS Radio 1 news broadcast on February 16, 2017.

Archaeologist Tesse Stek studies Roman colonisation with fellowship

As Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS-KNAW) fellow, Tesse Stek will explore the intricate relationship between the history of ideas about ...

Archaeology student Erik Kroon wins university thesis award 2017

During the Dies Natalis for alumni, February 11 2017, the annual university thesis awards ceremony was held. The winner of 2017 is Erik Kroon, of the ...

Focus Raqqa: reconstruction of a Syrian museum collection

In the civil war in Syria, the country's cultural heritage is also under threat. There have been further acts of vandalism in Palmyra and many of the ...

Wijnhaven: where you can get to know the world

On 10 February Leiden University celebrated the official opening of Wijnhaven, the University's newest premises in The Hague. Everyone present emphasi...

'I cook, therefore I am'

For a new food-related exhibition in the Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, archaeologist Dr. Joanita Vroom has cooperated in creating the Taste Lab, where one ...

442nd Dies Natalis focuses on Asia

On the 442nd anniversary of the foundation of Leiden University, and at the start of the Leiden Asia Year, lawyer Jan Michiel Otto, an expert in the f...

Sugoi! Start of Leiden Asia Year

Throughout the coming year, all attention in Leiden will be on Asia. This special year, featuring numerous Asian events, conferences, exhibitions and...

Solving water problems with archaeology

Archaeologist Araceli Rojas has been invited to participate in the award-winning festival Let’s Talk about Water. This festival combines academic semi...

United States travel restrictions

The US travel restrictions are deeply regrettable. Support will be offered to students and staff who are affected.

Working with a disability

What will the future be like? This is something that every student wonders about as graduation approaches. What will I do? How can I find a good job? ...

First lectures in Wijnhaven

On Monday 30 January, some 550 students from the International Studies programme in The Hague were the first to enter the largest lecture hall in the ...

Archaeologist Hayley Mickleburgh hosted by radioshow Kennis van Nu

On Wednesday January 25, Hayley Mickleburgh was hosted by the radio show de Kennis van Nu (NPO radio 1). Here she told about her work on a body farm i...