Become a buddy in the new Humanities Master's buddy programme

Every year, international students flock to Leiden to obtain their Master’s degree. To facilitate their integration into the university and student life in Leiden, the Humanities Faculty has set up the Humanities Master’s Buddy Programme. Our aim with this programme is to welcome new students and create a social and academic network from day one. Be a buddy - register now!

Writing Tip #7: Structure of your paper

When writing an academic paper, it is always important to have a clear structure. This does not only help the reader to understand your arguments, it also helps you to create a more convincing paper.

35% response NSE survey: cookies for everybody!

This week we passed the 35% mark on the NSE survey response meter! This is a great response for our study programmes and our faculty. The Faculty Board would like to thank all students and is treating everyone on cookies this Thursday.

VIDEO: The Rhythm of Leiden

It’s February, and that means that many new students from all over the world will start at Humanities Leiden this month. A big welcome to all. Immerse yourself in the rhythms, sensations and experiences of the beautiful city of Leiden and Leiden University.

Help save energy! Wear your sweater on February 5th

On February 5th  it’s Sweater Day. This means the University will lower the temperature in the  lecture halls in the Lipsius and Huizinga building for one day to help reduce CO2-emissions.  Don’t forget to bring a warm sweater to make sure you won’t be cold! In the week of February 8th, the University will announce the gains of this year’s Sweater Day.

Free online linguistics course: Miracles of Human Language

Language is a little bit like owning a mobile phone. We use it all the time, but we don’t really understand how it works. Do all humans have language? This and many other questions will be answered by professor Marc van Oostendorp in the MOOC Miracles of Human Language: an Introduction to Linguistics.

What will be the focus of the faculty? Attend the meeting

What will be the focus points of our faculty in a few years time? Speaking with both students and staff members, the Faculty Board of Humanities has developed a multi-annual plan. This Faculty Strategic Plan will be presented to all students and staff members on the October 14. Register for the meeting here.

Stagelopen in de Master

Oriënteren op de arbeidsmarkt doe je het beste tijdens een stage in je master. Door een stage doe je ervaring op, leg je belangrijke contacten en onderscheid je je.  Datum: 10 maart 2016

Asian Library blog: follow the construction of the new centre of expertise on Asia

Leiden University will have a unique centre of expertise on Asia: the Asian Library. You can follow the developments relating to this centre on the Asian Library Blog. This blog will keep you up-to-date with the progress of this “major international knowledge hub”, which will not only house 37 kilometres of books but also serve as a state-of-the-art study facility and an international meeting place.

Writing tip #5: don't try to write a perfect paper on your first try

Are you trying to write a perfect paper on your first attempt? That appears to be efficient, but in the end it usually is a waste of time. Writing and revision are separate processes; the first makes more use of the creative right brain hemisphere, while the latter appeals primarily to the critical left brain hemisphere.

Volkskrant-IISG Thesis award: Submit your thesis before September 10!

Does your MA-thesis have a national or international historical subject? Was it written and judged at a Dutch university between August 1st 2014 and September 10th 2015? Then you can apply for De Volkskrant-IISG Scriptieprijs for History. This year, De Volkskrant and the International Institute for Social History (IISG) are awarding this prize for the sixth time.