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!


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.


In memoriam: Peter Gumbert

On August 18th, 2016, Dr. Peter Gumbert (born January 23, 1936) passed away. Until his retirement in 2001, Gumbert was full professor of Latin Paleography and Codicology at Leiden University, a position he held from 1979. He was a prominent student of medieval manuscripts, whose reputation had spread far beyond the Netherlands.


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!


Laura van Gelder ontvangt Jan Brouwer Scriptieprijs

Voor haar masterscriptie 'Performing Rootedness in a Landscape of War' ontving Laura van Gelder, alumna Comparative Literature and LIterary Theory, de Jan Brouwer Scriptieprijs. Deze prijs wordt jaarlijks uitgekeerd door de Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen.


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.


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.


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.


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.


How do you rate your programme? Participate in the National Student Survey!

The National Student Survey 2016 has started! The National Student Survey (Nationale Studenten Enquête; NSE) is the ultimate opportunity to share your opinion about your course programme. You have received an e-mail asking you to participate in the National Student Survey with a link that lets you start the Survey straight from your e-mail. And there are some prizes to win….


LEF Theater Group gives goosebumps: Bram Stoker's Dracula

From 17th –19th December, start your Christmas holiday early and enjoy a night out with the LEF Theatre Group . Although it won't be much of a Christmas spirit! In our newest production, 'Bram Stoker's Dracula', the funny, silly Dracula who has invaded popular culture with his plastic fangs, cackling laugh and black cape will make room for a more real, more mysterious Count. Gone are the days in which he was something to be laughed at: this play will frighten and repulse you!