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Dr. Els Rose
13 February 2018
Els Rose has been appointed Professor Late and Medieval Latin at the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication starting from 15 February 2018.
13 February 2018
This book shows that 70 years of EU have taught us the difficulty of European solidarity and political unanimity. Co-edited by Liesbeth van de Grift.
Mata Hari (1910) - Bron: Wikimedia Commons
12 February 2018
To understand the many aspects of Mata Hari’s life, the filmmakers spoke with a variety of experts including Dr Marijke Huisman (Cultural History).


Leiden ©
23 February 2018 19:00 - 21:30
This evening, the Center for the Humanities and the Utrecht Religion Forum raise the question which role religion plays in contemporary Dutch identity.
Book ‘De Weduwen van Rawagede’ will release later this year. Pre-order:
26 February 2018 15:15 - 17:00
In this seminar Nicole Immler will discuss the photo exhibition 'The Widows' and address more general assumptions in the Memory and Transitional Justice field.
27 February 2018 20:00 - 21:30
Op dinsdag 27 februari bekijken we de sleepwet vanuit verschillende perspectieven: vanuit de wetenschap en vanuit de burgerrechtenbeweging.