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Overview of the main research projects at the Leiden Papyrological Institute.
‘Rapture, Fear and Admiration. Architecture and the Sublime in Seventeenth-Century Paris’
In what ways and to what ends did Parisian buildings overwhelm the early modern public? This study is concerned with the experience of the sublime in architecture in seventeenth-century Paris.
Acknowledgements and contributors
Rembrandt & Leiden University: The Bigger Picture commemorates the 444th anniversary of Leiden University and the 2019 Rembrandt Year. Our special thanks go to Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Nuremberg), The Leiden Collection (New York), Museum De Lakenhal (Leiden), Mauritshuis (The Hague), Rijksmuseum/Musée…
You’ve probably heard of Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, but did you know that he enrolled as a student at Leiden University? To celebrate Rembrandt Year this year, the University is displaying some of his works on a huge scale.
The Amsterdam Town Hall in Words and Images. Constructing Wonders
The most famous monument of the Dutch Golden Age is undoubtedly the Amsterdam Town Hall by architect Jacob van Campen inaugurated in 1655.
Portrait of Marten Soolmans
Marten Soolmans (1613-1641) studied law in Leiden at the same time that Rembrandt lived in the city. Rembrandt painted Soolmans and his wife Oopjen in 1634, after all three had moved to Amsterdam. This remarkable portrait of the sumptuously dressed Soolmans can be seen at the Kamerlingh Onnes Building,…
A mortuary priest
Research per university
What follows is a survey of existing programs and current projects for each of the participating universities.
Modernising diplomacy in the Gulf Region
Diplomatic services across the world are trying to keep up with the times. In Abu Dhabi Jan Melissen, Senior Fellow International Relations and Diplomacy at ISGA and the Clingendael Institute, experienced how non-Western spaces can be among the more stimulating ones for practitioners of diplomacy to…
Elevated minds: The Sublime in the public arts in 17th-century Paris and Amsterdam
The aim of this project is to study the influence of Longinus’s treatise ‘On the sublime’ on practice and theory of architecture and theatre in seventeenth-century Paris and Amsterdam.
National award of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba 2013 for Dr. Roberto Valcárcel Rojas and international team
From indigenous space to colonial setting. Archaeological investigations at El Chorro de Maita in Cuba wins prestigious prize.
The meaning of art decorations
Geometrical patterns serving as decorations do more than just that; they always have a meaning, according to art historian Arthur Crucq. Doctoral defence 17 May.
Sensibility in the museum at the end of the Age of Reason: Lenoir’s Musée des monumens français
Did Rembrandt paint Leiden Professor van Schooten?
Leiden Professor of Maths Frans van Schooten Jnr. (1615-1660) and his wife Margrieta were painted by Rembrandt. This is the claim made by mathematician and art historian Johan Zwakenberg in his recently published article in the 2018 Leiden Yearbook. Leiden art historians are not completely convinced…
New Rembrandt Route takes in seven Leiden University buildings
Seven large reproductions of works by Rembrandt on seven Leiden University buildings reveal the relationship between the painter and the University. Rembrandt van Rijn enrolled in the University in 1620 and painted the portraits of various alumni of the University. In addition, the University Library…
- The Amsterdam Town Hall in Words & Images: Book Launch with Caroline van Eck (Cambridge), Bram Van Oostveldt (Ghent) and Stijn Bussels (Leiden)
The Material Reception of Antiquity
Blog Post | Diplomacy’s Response to the Coronavirus
The coronavirus outbreak has demonstrated the strengths and weaknesses of modern diplomacy. In this two-part series of blog posts, I will attempt to analyze how diplomats grappled with the coronavirus pandemic and how international diplomacy can best prepare to meet similar challenges in the future.…
Technical research on bronze images from Indonesia’
Lecture, Friends of the Kern Institute lecture
- Material Agency Forum
Formation of Islam: Topics
The FOI project has a number of topics it aims to investigate. These are: State, Economy, Culture and Papyri. You will find links to bibliographies on this page.