News and events

Find out more about the ILLP at our information evening!

Are you an international master’s student looking for a challenge? Do you want to know more about leadership and your personal leadership style? Visit our information evening on 1 November and find out whether the International Leiden Leadership Programme (ILLP) is something for you!


Palaeography in Context. Aramaic scripts from the Ancient Near East

On Thursday 13 October 2016 the symposium 'Palaeography in Context' takes place at Leiden University. At this symposium the focus is on recently published Aramaic texts and innovative approaches towards Aramaic scripts from the Ancient Near East. Palaeographic traits of a variety of texts will be dealt with from a technical perspective and will be brought into dialogue with their sociohistorical settings. Students are most welcome to attend!


3 October holiday: university closed

October 3rd is a local holiday in Leiden: the ‘Leids Ontzet’. For this reason, the university buildings are closed and there will be no lectures. This is also in effect for International Studies in The Hague.


Humanities Master’s Buddy Programme: get yourself a buddy!

Are you about to move to Leiden to obtain your Master’s degree? We want to help. To facilitate your 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.


Dr. P.A. Tiele Foundation thesis prize 2016

The Dr. P.A. Tiele Foundation awards the thesis prize to the best graduate thesis in the field of book history. It is the objective of the Dr. P.A. Tiele Foundation to promote the study of the book in the Netherlands. This is done by installing professorships, enabling and publishing research and organizing symposia, congresses and lectures, and since 2007, by awarding remarkable theses.


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!


Numbers and Numeracy in Classical Greece

Leiden University, September 2nd-3rd, 2016. Confirmed speakers: Serafina Cuomo (Birkbeck, London), Josine Blok (Utrecht), Stephen Johnstone (University of Arizona), Lisa Kallet (Oxford), Athena Kirk (Cornell), Robin Osborne (Cambridge), Catherine Rubincam (Toronto) and Richard Seaford (Exeter).