To mark the opening of the academic year in Art History, Odile Nouvel will give the Van de Waal-lecture this year. In the lecture she will show how, in spite of a lack of sources, a coherent interpretation can be developed of the nature, meaning and agency of the Empire Style, the last European style before the advent of Modernism.
Seven prominent North Korean exiles shed new light on the dictatorial state in a conference hosted by Leiden University on 17 and 18 September. All of the speakers once held high-ranking positions in the regime and now reveal its inner workings.
From 1 September 2014, Glen Newey takes up the post of Professor of Practical Philosophy in Leiden University’s Institute for Philosophy.