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The dynamics of light verbs in the history of West Germanic languages
The main question of this research project concerns the extent to which light verbs in West Germanic languages participate in processes of language change.
Western Arabia in the Leiden Collections
Traces of a Colourful Past
The Heirs Of Vijayanagara: Court Politics in Early Modern South India
This comparative study investigates court politics in four kingdoms that succeeded the south Indian Vijayanagara empire during the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries: Ikkeri, Tanjavur, Madurai, and Ramnad. Building on a unique combination of unexplored Indian texts and Dutch archival records, this research…
Greenport West-Holland: in transition to becoming a ‘Circular Metropolis’
Greenport West-Holland (GPWH) is one of the world’s most innovative regions in the field of greenhouse horticulture. Here, horticulture entrepreneurs, local and regional authorities, educational and research institutions work together through the triple helix organization that also bears the name of…
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 century. This is the conclusion reached by Professor of Maritime History Michiel van Groesen in his book ‘Amsterdam’s Atlantic’.
Histories of Migration Control: The Ottoman Empire, Turkey and the ‘West.’
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Party Transactions and Corporate Groups: When Eastern Europe Meets the West
On 1 April 2020, Ivan Romashchenko defended his thesis 'Related Party Transactions and Corporate Groups: When Eastern Europe Meets the West'. The doctoral research was supervised by Prof. S.M. Bartman en Prof. A. Radwan (Kaunas, Lithuania).
Exploring the impact of FPOs on organic cultivation in Sikkim (Northeast India)
Charisma K. Lepcha (PI, Sikkim University), Pradyut Guha (co-PI, Sikkim University), Rajib Sutradhar (co-PI, Christ University Bangalore) and Erik de Maaker (Leiden University) have been awarded a two-year grant of USD 18.000 to conduct research on the impact of ‘green farming’ on the sensitive mountain…
Otjes & Louwerse, ‘Parliamentary questions as strategic party tools‘ (West European Politics)
How many written parliamentary questions does each party put to each minister? Political scientists Simon Otjes (University of Groningen) and Tom Louwerse (Leiden University) studied the practice in Dutch parliament and found that parties use parliamentary questions strategically as part of their ‘permanent…
Language archive of insular South East Asia and West New Guinea (Laiseang)
The Laiseang archiving project ensures the preservation of unique records of languages in the region which have been gathered by more than two dozen linguists at, and in collaboration with Dutch universities over the last 40 years.
Russian Information Warfare: Assault on Democracies in the Cyber Wild West
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Leiden and the Dutch Royal Family
Leiden University and the Dutch Royal Family maintain ties that go back to 1575, when William of Orange founded the University. Many members of the Royal Family have studied in Leiden and several have received an honorary doctorate.
Communal Dining in the Roman West: Private Munificence Towards Cities and Associations in the First Three Centuries AD
'Communal Dining in in the Roman West' explores why the practice of privately sponsored communal dining gained popularity in certain parts of the Western Roman Empire for almost 300 years.
‘Fire-free’ survival strategies for the early occupants of north-west Europe
In Europe, archaeological traces of fire become more frequent between 300,000 and 400,000 years ago; but could the earliest occupants have survived without fire for at least half a million years before this? How could the early occupants of Europe have kept warm and processed meat without fire?
The dawn of Dutch: language change in the Low Countries between 500 and 1200 AD
The main goal of this project is to answer the question: how did Dutch acquire its own, distinctive linguistic characteristics?
multiple use forests? A study in the buffer zone of Panna Tiger Reserve, India.
Which factors (human-dimension and carnivore related) shape human tolerance of large carnivore and large carnivore survival in multiple use forests?
Leiden University Mission to the Theban Necropolis, TT45 Project, Luxor West Bank
Mission Director: Dr. Carina van den Hoven
Institution for Sustainable Community-Based Development in the Sunda Region of West Java, Indonesia
This study attempts to understand how indigenous community institutions pose an important role in sustainable community-based development, including the integration between local culture and development.
Journal of History 131.3: Dutch empire
The Dutch empire fulfilled the goals, interests and necessities of the central state, of the local elites and of the common man. This thematic issue of Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis goes beyond traditional views of the Empire as a ‘trading enterprise’, and argues that the Dutch empire, like all other…
Stylistics of Dutch
The purpose of this programme is to join knowledge and insights from linguistics, literary analysis, and rhetoric, for the purpose of developing a set of methods for the stylistic investigation of any type of text in Dutch.
The Palestinian music-making experience in the West Bank, 1920s to 1959: Nationalism, colonialism, and identity
Before 1936, musical practices in Palestine relied heavily on colloquial poetry, especially in rural communities, which constituted most of the population. In this dissertation, Issa Boulos has examined historical records that revealed many differences and similarities between Palestinian communities…
Translating China: Dutch Sinologist Henri Borel
This study will investigate the role of Henri Jean Francois Borel (1869-1933) as an ‘interpreter of China'.
Mapping Identity in Dutch Colonial Sri Lanka (1658-1796)
At the heart of this study is a thorough inquiry of categorisations of social identity used in the VOC’s record-keeping bureaucracy. How were service, occupational and caste groups classified and shaped by the VOC?
Style in Dutch literary prose
Terms used by literary critics in characterizing the style of novels are often impressionistic (‘baroque’, ‘austere’, ‘vivid’, ‘cerebral’ etc.). Foundations for such evaluations are usually not provided. A scientific way of studying and explaining style is lacking in present day Dutch Studies. Suzanne…
Rethinking the Dutch East India Company?
Plural Health Information and Communication System in the Sunda Region of West Java, Indonesia
This study has been carried out in the community of Sukamiskin, a kelurahan (‘village’) in Bandung, the Capital of West Java Province, located in the Sunda Region of Indonesia.
The Dutch Overseas Empire, 1600–1800
How did the Dutch Empire compare with other imperial enterprises? And how was it experienced by the indigenous peoples who became part of this colonial power?
Legal Implications of Airport Privatization in India
On Thursday 24 November 2016 Moses George will defend his PhD dissertation ‘Legal Implications of Airport Privatization in India’. The defence will commence at 11.15 hrs, in the Academy Building of Leiden University. The Supervisors are Professor Pablo Mendes De Leon and Professor Brian F. Havel (DePaul…
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Nicolas Blarel, ’Modi’s historic visit to Israel’
Political scientist Nicolas Blarel (Leiden University) analyses the background and implications of India’s prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel.
The Netherlands is informal, friendly and welcoming. Everyone can feel at home here, regardless of religion, ethnic background or sexual orientation. The Dutch speak many languages and the countryside and cities are easy and safe to travel through, by any means of transport. No matter where you come…
Lobbying citizens had a lot of influence in the Golden Age
Thanks to fanatical lobbying various groups of citizens and traders had a lot of influence on the initial success of the Dutch colony in Brazil. This is the conclusion of Leiden PhD candidate Joris van den Tol, who defended his thesis on 20 March.
Nichiran kankei-shi o yomitoku [Revisiting the History of Dutch-Japanese Relations]
Nichiran kankei-shi o yomitoku [Revisiting the History of Dutch-Japanese Relations] is a new, two-volume Japanese publication with a chapter written by Wulan Remmelink. Both volumes offer a new look on the historical relations between Japan and The Netherlands during the Edo period by examining various…
The impact of the slave trade on the Dutch economy
To what extent did the Netherlands grow rich from the Transatlantic slave trade? In his dissertation 'Walcherse Ketens', Gerhard de Kok looks at Vlissingen and Middelburg, the most important slave trade cities in the Netherlands during the second half of the 18th century. It turns out that, although…
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of purpose and progress: church-society engagement alongside the (Company-) state
Spirited narratives of purpose and progress: church-society engagement alongside the (Company-) state