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Adaptive responses to environmental changes in Lake Victoria cichlids
Promotor: Prof.dr. M.K. Richardson, Co-Promotor: F. Witte
Isis on the Nile
The fourth conference of Isis Studies was organised by Liège college and has now been published by Laurent Bricault and Miguel John Versluys.
Certain cichlid fish in Lake Victoria seem to have adapted super-fast to changing circumstances. Dr Frans Witte from the Integrative Zoology section has been awarded an NWO subsidy (approx. € 240,000) to carry out PhD research into the rapid changes apparent in this fish species.
Social Forces, States and Hydropolitics of the River Nile: Case Studies of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan
This research aims to investigate how different social forces interact with hydropolitics in the Eastern Nile Basin and what are the constraints of engagement.
Dissertation: Is it One Nile? The complexity and diversity of the world's longest river
Abeer Abazeed, PhD-student at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, will defend her thesis on Wednesday april 21st. Four questions about her PhD-research ‘Is it One Nile? Civic engagement and hydropolitics in the Eastern Nile Basin’.
Alumna Aileen Ye on the Blue Nile project
Aileen Ye graduated from the BA International Studies in 2019 and is a board member of the Leiden University Green Office (LUGO). She also works on Blue Nile, a documentary in which looks at the effects of climate change from the perspective of an Ethiopian coffee farm. In the LUGO newsletter she tells…
Is It One Nile?
Tell Ibrahim Awad
Update : August 2017 Dr Willem van Haarlem
Dynamics of persistence and change in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt
Isis on the Nile. Egyptian gods in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt
The plentiful river
Ichthyoarchaeological and biomolecular research to assess the trophic ecology of the Rhine-Meuse delta in the Holocene
Creating Nubia: How Colonialism, Tourism, and Archaeology Made a Region, a Past, and a People
The lecture will be hosted on THURSDAY, 12 JANUARY 2023 AT 18:00 UTC+02
Belgian Middle Egypt Prehistoric Project
This research project of the Catholic University of Leuven was created in 1976 by Professor Dr Pierre Vermeersch, who assumed its direction until 2003. The present director is Professor Dr Philip Van Peer.
First Copy “Beyond the Nile. Egypt and the Classical World” to be presented to Carel Stolker
Lecture, Book launch
Rock art research at Qurta
Dirk Huyge (Director) & Wouter Claes (Vice-Director)
- The Belgian Archaeological Mission to Elkab
A Grammar of Gaahmg, a Nilo-Saharan Language of Sudan
This thesis investigates the grammar of Gaahmg, a Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic language spoken in the Blue Nile Province of North Sudan. The comprehensive description provides an analysis of the phonology, morphology, and syntax. Ten texts of various genre are given to help illustrated the grammar…
- Week 4–5 (1–14 February)
New insights into evolutionary loss of digits
Merijn de Bakker and colleagues of the IBL-research group of Prof. Mike Richardson provide a unique view on digit evolution in crocodiles and birds in their recent study published in Nature.
“I looked upon the Nile”: In the Archives with Langston Hughes
LUCIS Masterclass | MENA Cultures & Global Aesthetics
The rise of a capital: on the development of al-Fusṭāṭ‘s relationship with its hinterland, 18/639-132/750
This thesis studies the relationship of the town al-Fusṭāṭ, located at the southern end of the Nile delta in Egypt, and its hinterland in the period between the town’s foundation in A.D. 641 and the arrival of the Abbasids in 750.
- Week 5: 3-9 February 2019
- Week 5: 4-10 February 2018
Activity, Diet and Social Practice
Day-to-day activities are important in the development of social identities, the establishment of social standing, and the communal understanding of societal rules. This perspective is broadly referred to as practice theory and relates to the power of an overarching social structure and the individual…
Corona waste kills animals throughout the entire world
Face masks and gloves designed to protect us are, in fact, dangerous for the animals around us. Scientists from Leiden warn that throughout the world, on land and in the water, animals are ingesting corona waste, or getting entangled in it. The two biologists are asking for everybody’s help to better…
- Week 7-8: 19-28 February 2017
- Week 4: 29 January – 4 February
- Week 4: 28 January – 3 February 2018
Urban ecology and avian acoustics: Function and evolution of birdsong in a changing world
Birds sing to be heard, but how do they cope with increasing noise levels? Which species persist in cities and why? And do they thrive or suffer in the urban soundscape?
- Week 5: 5-11 February 2017
Photo of fish in Covid glove on shortlist for prestigious nature prize
With his photo of a fish trapped in a rubber glove, external PhD candidate Auke-Florian Hiemstra has made it to the shortlist for the People’s Choice Award in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The photo shows the impact of Covid litter on wildlife.
2nd Workshop: Egyptian Riverine Harbours
On the 17th and 18th of September 2018, the workshop Egyptian Riverine Harbours took place for the second time. The workshop is organized by the French, Austrian and Netherlands-Flemish institutes in Cairo and the Leuven Egyptologists. Harco Willems held his lecture on the relation between the antique…
Leiden contributes to Getty Museum exhibition
Leiden researchers have made an important contribution to the successful ‘Beyond the Nile’ exhibition in the American J. Paul Getty Museum. They also contributed to the exhibition volume that will be presented to Rector Magnificus Carel stolker on 5 September.
Every semester, LUCIS invites a scholar to Leiden to provide a lecture series on a topic of their choice. With these lectures, we aim to present state-of-the-art research in Islamic studies to the Leiden academic community and beyond, and to offer students and junior researchers the opportunity to get…
The KU Leuven Dayr al-Barsha project
Update : March 2020 Director: Professor Dr Harco Willems (KU Leuven), co-director Dr Marleen De Meyer (KU Leuven & NVIC)
- Week 3: 22-29 January 2017
- Week 3: 21-27 January 2018
The Dakhleh Oasis Project
Update : March 2020 A.J. Mills
- Week 1: 8-15 January 2017
Past, Present and Future of Nubian Communities in Sudan
- Week 1: 6-12 January 2019
Exhibition shows luxury and power of Egyptian queens
The Queens of the Nile exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities finally affords the wives of the pharoahs the attention they deserve. Thanks to guest curator Olaf Kaper, students and PhD candidates gained valuable experience in museum curating.
Meet our intern
Sarah is the latest addition to our team...
NVIC and al-Azhar scholars workshop
On Sunday the 18th of March, a symposium kicked off with the participation of scholars of Islamic studies at al-Azhar University and their counterparts from Dutch universities.
Meet our new intern: Marjam Peters
Marjam Peters has just started her four-month internship at NVIC. She also works on developing a research on gender and sexuality in Cairo. Read more..
How the Arabs gained control of Egypt
How did Fustat develop between 640 and 750 to become the capital of Egypt? At the time Egypt was a province of the Islamic empire - the caliphate - that had been started by the prophet Muhammad. Original sources used by Arabist Jelle Bruning give new insights into the city. PhD defence on 2 April.
Africa 2020: reflecting on 60 years of independence
In 1960, 17 countries on the African continent became independent. Sixty years later, the Africanists from Leiden University are reflecting on what independence has meant for Africa.
Work-in-Progress seminar at the Center of Multimodal and Audio-Visual Methods (ReCNTR)
Team ReCNTR gives feedback on the Food Citizens? I-doc
Safety Survey: NVIC students feel very safe in Cairo
The safety of students is a priority and hence an ever recurring issue at the NVIC. NVIC not only attaches great importance to the safety of its students, but also that its students feel safe.
International Studies students receive their diplomas
No fewer than 194 students received their bachelor's diplomas in International Studies on Friday 26 August.