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Leiden and Beijing in philosophical dialogue

Between January 11th and 14th the Institute for Philosophy of Leiden hosted the second edition of the Beijing-Leiden Conference in Philosophy, devoted...

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...

Inaugural Lecture Prof. dr. Henk Borgdorff

On February 10 at 4.15 PM Henk Borgdorff will give his inaugural lecture ‘Reasoning through Art’ at the Academiegebouw.

Kick-off MOOC Music & Society

On January 9 the ACPA kicked off their first MOOC Music & Society. And with 1700 (!) applicants we dare to say it is a success!

ACPA trainees for the Research Traineeship Programme

On Friday 16 December the Research Traineeship Programme of the Faculty of Humanities opened officially.

Last PhD doctorates of 2016

The last two months of 2016 were a very productive time for the ACPA. We had no less than 6 promotions!

Election as Honorary Member of the LSA

Prof. Dr. Willem Adelaar has been elected as Honorary member of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA)

Spirits as medicine for a dark past

Spirits play a important role in post-colonial and minority literature as a means of processing black pages from history, according to literary scient...

History MOOC 'The Rooseveltian Century' returns

Prof. Giles Scott-Smith has made the first History MOOC (Massive Online Open-Access Course) produced by Leiden University. The MOOC 'The Rooseveltian ...

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...

A nation of headstrong nationalists

For the Netherlands, like many other European countries, the nineteenth century was a period of strengthening national identity. Anne Petterson descr...

Arabic book design: slow progression

Since the end of the nineteenth century Arabic book designers have influenced the social and cultural situation in the Middle East with their work. Hu...

How Dutch Brazil was lost

The Amsterdam media played a major role in the rise and fall of Dutch Brazil, the colony held briefly by the Dutch West India Company in the 17th cen...

CfP 'Calendar Propaganda' of Human Rights? Historical Perspectives on the United Nations’ Global Observances

Conference to be held at Leiden University, The Hague Campus, 14-16 June, 2017. Keynote speakers: Professor Thomas G. Weiss (The Graduate Center, CUNY...

The ACPA launches MOOC Music & Society

Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) launches the open online course Music & Society on Coursera to advance worldwide acce...