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A musical celebration of the 440th dies natalis

On the occasion of the 440th DIES NATALIS, celebrated on Monday 9 February, Leiden University proudly awarded an Honorary Doctorate to William Christie, renowned harpsichordist, conductor, musicologist and teacher, and the foremost pioneer in the renewed appreciation of Baroque music in France, notably from the 17th and 18th centuries.


CULTURE 3.0: PROSUMING THE ART ACADEMY - the Lectorate Art Theory & Practice Seminar

Since the beginning of the 21st century digitization seems to stimulate ‘home made creativity’. The tools and possibilities for production are easily available to almost everybody. However, the gate keepers of the digital world are the real owners of these creative products, as they control distribution and access. During this seminar, four lectures will take place dealing with the impact of digital culture on ‘making’ and will investigate its significance for art education.