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  • Launch of the European Network of Brazilianists – REBRAC - News and events - Humanities - Geesteswetenschappen - Universiteit Leiden
    at Senate House University of London Organised with the generous support of the Institute of Latin American Studies of the University of London ILAS the event counted around 50 delegates and opened with a keynote address by Professor David Treece of King s College London The conference provided an important forum to take stock of the field of Brazilian cultural analysis and also served as the launch of and first output of the new European network REBRAC Why a new network Stephanie Dennison L Sara Brandellero C and Tori Holmes R opening the Remapping Brazilian Cultural Studies international conference Senate House University of London REBRAC Rede Europeia de Brasilianistas de Análise Cultural European Network of Brazilianists working in Cultural Analysis has been launched to provide an urgently needed networking space for both established and postgraduate early career scholars working in Brazilian cultural analysis in Europe It aims to provide scholars with a forum to exchange ideas and raise their profiles online and in person in an atmosphere of conviviality and mutual support Working in collaboration with other associations in Portuguese Brazilian studies such as the International Association of Lusitanists AIL REBRAC will serve to share information on developments in Brazilian cultural affairs on academic activities in Europe Brazil and elsewhere linked to cultural analysis and to forge and develop potential links and collaborations between Brazilianists based in Europe Despite its size half of South America its increasing importance both in terms of its International Relations profile and investment in the culture industries the attention it is drawing from the organization of mega events Rio 20 Summit World Cup Olympics the breadth and volume of its cultural production and the range of research being carried out by Europe based scholars within Europe Brazil is still too frequently omitted from broader discussions

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  • The Middle East doesn't exist - News and events - Humanities - Geesteswetenschappen - Universiteit Leiden
    I myself learn something new every day mensen na mijn lezingen net iets minder van het Midden Oosten Ik krijg zelf ook nog dagelijks nieuwe inzichten What is the relationship between news reports about the Middle East and academic research into the region Petra Sijpesteijn History books only tell the story of the victors SvH The speed is very different of course something happens and I report about it in the news that same evening and try to make a first attempt to interpret it The great disadvantage here is that I m more likely to make mistakes because I lack facts or opinions And you lack distance I m never free of the Middle East If I ve spent a week reporting from Syria afterwards I m back in the supermarket in Beirut where Syria is the main topic of conversation too PS Scholarship is slower which is why you establish different links between events History books only tell the story of the victors You don t focus on lesser facts and the losers whereas this is the kind of story that Journalism does tell The aim of this lecture series is to give the public a view of the Middle East that comes from someone on the ground someone who actually lives in the region SvH I m going to explain the difference between the Shia and the Sunnis from this on the ground angle namely from the perspective of the caretaker of the apartment complex where I live Petra what do you as an academic think of the daily news reports on the Middle East PS As a historian my attention is always on the source of news What s the point of showing a mobile phone film on television if you don t know who has

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  • King and Queen consult China experts in Leiden - News and events - Humanities - Geesteswetenschappen - Universiteit Leiden
    number of these differences As an example Chinese people in the Netherlands rarely turn to government authorities for assistance they are more likely to help one another For them working black without paying tax is much more common if it makes the difference between working and not working Koos Kuiper talking with the King Building bridges between cultures Entrepreneur Lasé Hu founder of a Chinese business club in the Netherlands speaking directly to Queen Máxima emphasised that second generation Chinese people in the Netherlands are important bridge builders between the two cultures In the Netherlands they are the ambassadors for China and vice versa in China People with a bicultural identity can strengthen society Queen Máxima can attest to this The Queen nodded in agreement King Willem Alexander receiving a gift from lawyer Vincent Chang owner of ChinaNext Strategy and researcher of Chinese Netherlands diplomatic relations Less Eurocentric atttitude Hans Crum Vice Principal of a school the Gemeentelijk Gymnasium in Hilversum explained why his school is the first to offer Chinese as an examination subject It is important that the curriculum should become globalised we have to stop thinking only in Eurocentric terms The exchange programme between Chinese and Hilversum pupils has led to new insights Chinese pupils who are generally only children said they have learned a lot from Dutch family democracy in which parents are continually negotiating with their children Pea soup for breakfast Hotel entrepreneur Gabriëlla Esselbrugge explained how she helped make Giethoorn a popular destination for Chinese tourists by taking the wishes of Chinese visitors more into account she has put the town on the map One of her examples brought a smile to the faces of the Royal couple Chinese people are apparently mad about pea soup for breakfast Researchers and correspondents After the various

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  • Prof. dr. Holger Gzella elected as member of the Academia Europaea - News and events - Humanities - Geesteswetenschappen - Universiteit Leiden
    includes leading experts from the physical sciences and technology biological sciences and medicine mathematics the letters and humanities social and cognitive sciences economics and the law The Academy was seen to be a complement to the European Science Foundation in its role as a coordinator of the European interests of national research funding agencies and organizations The objectives were kept deliberately broad covering the humanities social and natural sciences so as to ensure interdisciplinary discourse and activities Initial modalities were to include annual meetings of members multidisciplinary meetings an interdisciplinary journal a newsletter providing independent advice improving mobility of scholars within Europe and improving public understanding of science On 6 September 2015 at a meeting held in Darmstadt the Council of the Academia Europaea approved Class lists of 248 scholars to be invited to accept membership at the Academia Europaea Professor Holger Gzella was elected for the section Classics Oriental Studies Other LUCL members who were also elected as members in past years are professor Booij and professor Lubotsky Professor Gzella s research area is that of Hebrew and Aramaic languages related idioms and their rich literatures and how this applies ways of thinking informed by historical and comparative linguistics

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  • Programmes - Students - Humanities - Geesteswetenschappen - Universiteit Leiden
    Humanities Read more Master s programmes in Humanities The faculty of Humanities offers a wealth of master s programmes Please find a list of all the available subjects below Read more Timetables of Faculty of Humanities Timetables for lectures and exams of the Bachelor and Master programmes Read more Academic Calendar 2015 2016 Academic Calendar 2015 2016 Faculty of Humanities Read more Humanities Direct Links e Prospectus Timetables Academic calendar

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  • Career Service - Jobs - Work - Work placement - Internships - Humanities - Geesteswetenschappen - Universiteit Leiden
    find a job in the Netherlands What does the international job market look like What sort of companies and organizations are interested in or interesting for non Dutch professionals This workshop is aimed at those students who are looking to launch their career in The Netherlands but do not speak Dutch Date 27 February 2016 Read more Workshop Competences in Humanities Before you start to approach the labour market it

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  • News and events - Students - Humanities - Geesteswetenschappen - Universiteit Leiden
    best book tip of all time During 2016 every month a Humanities student will tell you about his or her favourite book and why you should read it Read more 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 Read more Writing tip 6 How to convince your reader When writing an academic paper you need to convince your reader of the outcome of your research This can be achieved by fulfilling certain academic criteria such as adding a literature review and a proper use of sources But the argumentation in your paper is of essential importance as well Read more The Leiden Experience Why Humanities Matter Our students come from all over the world and have many different interests but they share one ambition change the world and show whyhumanitiesmatter Read more Faculty buildings closed between Christmas New Year Between Christmas and New Year the buildings of the Humanities Faculty will be temporarily closed The faculty closes on Thursday December 24th at 22 00 and opens on Saturday January 2nd 2016 Read more Read the Faculty Strategic Plan 2016 2021 In these past months the Faculty Board has discussed the faculty strategy for the next five years with support staff academic staff and students The result the Faculty Strategic Plan 2016 2021 is available online for both staff and students Read more Visit the information evening of Humanities Lab on 2 December Are you curious inquisitive and interested in the world around you Do you want to dig deeper or expand your horizons Do you want to take full advantage of the possibilities that Leiden University has to offer Then the Humanities Lab the honours programme of the faculty of humanities is perfect for you Read more Leiden University MA International Relations Career Event 2015 What are your career options after the Leiden University Master s programme in International Relations How do you prepare for the job market during your study The MA International Relations Career Event successfully organised by students of the International Studies Student Association answered all these questions Check out the resulting video Read more Attention first year students please fill out our survey In order to gain more insight into how our students came to choose their particular study programme we are conducting a survey Therefore we are asking all of our first year Bachelor s students What was important to you when you chose your Bachelor s programme Read more Flags at half mast and a minute s silence for Paris Today at noon we will observe a minute s silence as a token of respect for the

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  • Take off: first NIMAR study semester Rabat - News and events - Humanities - Geesteswetenschappen - Universiteit Leiden
    All bachelor university students currently the second year of their study and all third year Arabic students from Hogeschool Zuyd in Maastricht This year NIMAR welcomes students from the University of Groningen Maastricht University and Leiden University In addition to standard lectures the students will get to know Moroccan society by following classes and weekly excursion in Rabat and its surroundings What is NIMAR NIMAR is the national expertise centre for Moroccan Studies Starting 2016 NIMAR is a part of the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University NIMAR organises lectures facilitates research and actively adds to the knowledge of Moroccan languages cultures and society in The Netherlands Minor Culture and Society in Morocco In addition to the Rabat semester NIMAR will also introduce a new minor Culture and Society in Morocco The programme a study of Morocco from a social sciences and humanities perspective will start in September 2016 and is designed for all students interested in gaining in depth understanding of Moroccan society and acquiring skills in doing ethnographic research in a Middle Eastern Society The minor is given in Rabat Interested in the new minor Keep an eye on the NIMAR website New information will be released in

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