On Thursday 24 November Professor Barbara Borg (Exeter College) will deliver a lecture on divine associations in Roman funerary culture. She specifically focuses on temple tombs and portraits in divine costume.
17 – 19 Nov 2016 Leiden University | Pieterskerkhof 6| 2311 SR Leiden Gravensteen Keynote speakers: SUSAN STEPHENS (Stanford) & MIGUEL JOHN VERSLUYS (Leiden) & SUSANNE GOEDDE (Berlin) & GLENN W. MOST (Pisa, Chicago)
On Thursday 10 November 2016 Professor Philip Hardie from Cambridge University will deliver a lecture on the reception of Virgil in late-antique poetry.
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!
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!
Forum Antiquum 20 October: ‘Nulli tam laeti triumphi – Constantine’s cameo and its historical context’
On 20 October 2016 Professor Ruurd Halbertsma will speak about one of the newest acquisitions of the National Museum of Antiquities: the victory cameo of the emperor Constantine. The lecture will be given at the museum, followed by a short visit of the cameo.
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On Thursday 6 October Professor Jennifer Larson (Kent State University) will deliver a lecture on Greek ritual and religion. This lecture is organised on the special occasion of the 80th birthday of Emeritus Professor Henk Versnel (Leiden, Ancient History). All welcome!
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.
Forum Antiquum 22 September: ‘The Ancient Readerly Imagination: Enargeia Between Theory and Practice’
On Thursday 22 September dr Luuk Huitink, Spinoza guest researcher at the Leiden department of Classics, will speak about his ERC project ‘Visions on Vividness’ and the ways in which literary texts have the ability to appeal to the reader’s imagination.
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.
The indispensable research tool 'A bibliography of Ancient Greek Linguistics', created and maintained by Dr Michel Buijs, has now been made available through the Faculty of Humanities.
An overview of the events (opening lectures, graduation ceremony) in September 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.
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!
During the summer period, the Student Administration is open at adjusted times.
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).
Scholarships for Research MA students at the faculty of Humanities: The Uhlenbeck scholarship programme
With the start of the 2016-2017 academic year the Faculty of Humanities offers a new scholarship for students of various research MA programmes who wish to either study or conduct (field) research abroad.
The University Elections have begun again! From May 9 until 13 you may vote for students running for a position in both the University Council as well as the Faculty Council.
On 12 May Professor Jürgen Zangenberg will deliver a lecture on his own archaeological project in Israel and the Byzantine synagogue that was discovered there in 2008.