Do not forget to register for the examinations and papers of May / June via uSis. Registration is obligatory.
The Keuzegids Masters 2013 shows that Leiden university is doing just as well as the previous year. Four masters of Humanities are rated best in their kind. And the masters English and French are among them
Due to the holidays in May, the Secretary's Office will be closed on Friday 3rd and 10th of May.
Due to Easter, Queen's Day, Liberation Day, Ascension Day and Whitsunday, the Humanities Faculty buildings will have limited opening hours.
Would you like to be a leader? Do you want to be the best you can be and develop yourself personally? Then it's time to join the Personal Leaderhip Experience! On 28 February, there will be a free introduction workshop in which you can find out what the course can do for you and if it's something you would like.
Lecturer in English Tony Foster likes to create surprises in his lectures. This could range from dissecting Obama’s election debate to doing a striptease to make sure his lecture on the semi-colon is never forgotten. Foster is one of the nominees for the LSr Education Prize, the prize for best lecturer.
Leiden University student Cynthia Lange from Wisconsin felt ‘like Gulliver in Lilliput’ when she arrived in Leiden. Now she feels very comfortable here and appreciates the small distances, both geographically and between people. ‘The topic for my MA thesis, for instance, is the result of an informal chat with a professor.’
Linguists Alwin Kloekhorst and Alexander Lubotsky from Leiden University made a great discovery this summer. They deciphered a few dozen inscriptions on pot shards found in Daskyleion (North-West Turkey) as Phrygian and Lydian, and thus proved the presence of the Phrygians and Lydians in that area.
A study carried out by the Faculty of Humanities has shown that 71% of the graduates find a job within two months. The respondents all completed such programmes as English, World Religions, History or Japanese Studies between 2008 and 2012. Career adviser Loes Nordlohne: ‘More than three-quarters of the graduates who participated in our market study found a job at academic level.’
The Leiden Summer School in Language and Linguistics is visited every year by many scholars worldwide. Four of the 120 participants of the 7th Summer School in 2012, share their view of Leiden.
Professor Johan Rooryck will be examining cognition and core knowledge systems and how possession is expressed in different languages. Rooryck and fellow researchers have been awarded two NWO grants totalling 2.75 million euro to carry out two research programmes: 'Knowledge and Culture' and 'Lend me your ears'.
Comparison between babies and song-birds when they are learning a non-existent language—a study of this kind has never been tried before. But this is what Claartje Levelt, Carel ten Cate (Leiden University) and Jelle Zuidema (University of Amsterdam) are attempting.