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Revolutie of zinsbegoocheling?
Wordt het nog wat met de Arabische lente?
‘Arab Springs provide momentum for women’
The Arab women are coming! That was Kim Ghattas’s message on 6 March in the 25th Annie Romein-Verschoor Lecture. It won’t be easy and it could take a long time, but they can do it. The Arab Springs have inspired them, and they’re not letting go of that.
- BA Spring Semester Arabic & Islamic Studies for students of Dutch and Flemish Universities
Reading Arabic: legibility studies for the Arabic script
What is the cost of visual complexity? This dissertation sets out to determine the effect of the complexity of word formation on the legibility of Arabic and the role that vocalization plays in reading.
In August 2006 a young American called Raed Jarrar discovered Arabic’s potency. Detained by four guards at New York’s Kennedy Airport for wearing a T-shirt with “We will not be silent” on it in Arabic, he was told that he may as well be entering a bank with a T-shirt announcing “I am a robber.”
The Excellence of the Arabs
Library of Arabic Literature: Critical Edition and Translation of Ibn Qutaybah’s Faḍl al-ʿArab.
Arabic & Islamic Studies
The Institute organises Arabic courses for universities, but also for companies, international organisations and individuals.
Five years after the Arab Spring: Is Tunisia the only success?
Five years after the Arab Spring it seems as if the only sign of success is in Tunisia. But is that really the case? The Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS) is organising a panel discussion on this topic on Friday 12 February.
We offer General Language Courses and custom-made language training.
Imagining the Arabs
Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam
Wit and Wisdom in Classical Arabic Literature
This book contains the first three Leiden-Aramco Lectures on Arabic Language and Culture delivered by Petra Sijpesteijn, James E. Montgomery and Geert Jan van Gelder.
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- BA Spring Middle East Studies programme
Blue bra graffiti: masterclass Bahia Shebab
Egyptian artist Bahia Shebab will give a masterclass in Leiden on 13 December. She is one of this year's laureates of the Prins Claus Award and has become known for her subversive graffiti. Judith Naeff, lecturer in Cultures of the Middle East, introduces Shebab and calls on students to register for…
- Arabic 3
- Arabic 8
- Advanced Arabic
- Arabic 8
LIAS aims to advance the globally conscious vision of area studies, both within and outside the academic community. Focusing on Asia and the Middle East, the institute is a meeting place of multiple fields of inquiry, theories and methods, historical periods, and areas.
Private Arabic Classes
The institute offers private Arabic tutoring to the general public, taught by the NVIC staff teachers. We offer classes in both Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, on all levels.
Arabic Language Courses
Throughout the year, the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo organises Arabic Language courses for the general public. Please note: due to the Corona pandemic, Arabic group courses have been suspended for the time being,
Issues of the Arab Spring
Lecture, LUCIS Lecture
Egyptian Arabic Evening Classes
If you are working or studying in Egypt, but find it hard to communicate in spoken Egyptian Arabic, then this course is perfect for you. In ten weeks’ time, you will be equipped with the communicative skills in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic needed to engage in basic social interactions. Scheduled in the…
Arabic and its Alternatives
Arabic and its Alternatives discusses the complicated relationships between language, religion and communal identities in the Middle East in the period following the First World War.
Kaiser Spring Lectures 2019
This is an annual series of public lectures at the location that forms the heart of astronomy in Leiden: the Old Observatory.
The Cosmopolitan Medieval Arabic World
Did you know that Arabic was for centuries the lingua franca in an area stretching from the south of Spain to the Chinese border? And that the Middle East under Muslim rule was the world’s beating heart of trade, but also of science and scholarship?
Arabic & Islamic Studies
Research projects which are assisted by the NVIC in the field of Arabic studies.
Arabic in context: celebrating 400 years of Arabic at Leiden university
The edited volume 'Arabic in context: celebrating 400 years of Arabic at Leiden University' edited by Ahmad Al-Jallad is out. The volume contains the contributions to the 2013 conference with the same title, held at Leiden University and was published as part of Brill's the Studies in Semitics Language…
TAFL Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language
From Tuesday 9 until Thursday 18 June 2020, NVIC organizes a new edition of the TAFL course. This intensive, interactive course is developed for (future) teachers of Arabic. It addresses both the practical aspects of teaching Arabic as a foreign language as well as the underlying linguistic and cognitive…
- Arabic 1+2 Intensive Summer Course
- Religion & Diplomacy
Arabic and Aramaic in Iraq: Language and Syriac Christian Commitment to the Arab Nationalist Project (1920-1950)
Tijmen Baarda defended his PhD thesis on 8 January 2020
How Arabic influenced Berber, and the typology of contact-induced change
This project investigates the influence that Arabic (esp. dialectal Arabic) has had on the Berber languages of Northern Africa.
The Arab Thieves: al-Maqrīzī’s al-Ḫabar ʿan al-bašar
Vol. V, Sections 1-2
The Modern Arabic Book: Design as Agent of Cultural Progress
Huda Abi-Fares defended her thesis on 10 January 2017.
The Long Arab Conquest of Central Asia: Urban Change in Merv, Paikent, Balkh and Samarkand (651-821)
This PhD research aims to trace the impact of the Arab conquest, both immediate and long-term, on the material and social organization of Central Asia from 651 to 821 through an “urban change” perspective in four cities: Merv, Paikent, Balkh and Samarkand.
Arabic and its alternatives: Religious minorities in the formative years of the modern Middle East (1920-1950)
This project aims to revisit the ways in which religious minorities in the Middle East participated in, contributed to, and opposed the Arab nationalism of the post-war years, when the British and French ruled the region via the Mandates. Research question: How did religious minorities in the Middle…
European Cultural Diplomacy and Arab Christians in Palestine, 1918–1948
This open access book investigates the transnationally connected history of Arab Christian communities in Palestine during the British Mandate (1918-1948) through the lens of the birth of cultural diplomacy.
Name- Giving Traditions: Evidence from Akkadian, Northwest Semitic, and Arabic
Hekmat Dirbas defended his thesis on 14 February 2017
Disclosing Arabic Papyri from the Leiden University Library
Leiden University is famous for its library’s large collection of Oriental manuscripts. Part of this collection is a group of 104 Arabic documents written on papyrus and paper (Or. 8264 and 12885). These documents date from the 7th through 10th century CE and cover a wide range of subjects (private…
A mosaic of scripts : Arabic script in Africa from a comparative perspective
Taught from primary school to the university level – where new courses on the globalization of the Arabic writing system have cropped up (Abdallah 2014) – the Arabic script, with all its orthographic peculiarities and multiple facets, continues to shape languages other than Arabic, their communities…
CrossRoads: European cultural diplomacy and Arab Christians in Palestine. A connected history (1920-1950)
This project aims to revisit the relationship between the European cultural agenda and the local identity formation process, and social and religious transformations of Arab Christian communities in Palestine, when the British ruled via the Mandate. What was the role of culture in European policies…
Special Issue: Missions, Powers and Arabization in Social Sciences and Missions
This is a Special Issue of the peer-reviewed journal 'Social Sciences and Missions', which provides a forum for exploration of the social and political influence of Christian missions worldwide.
- MA Fall Semester Arabic & Islamic Studies for students of Dutch and Flemish Universities
The Legend of Saint Aūr and the Monastery of Naqlūn: The Copto-Arabic Texts
Clara ten Hacken defended her thesis on 16 December 2015