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28 July 2017
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to 7 researchers from the faculty of Humanities.
A detail of the Nile mosaic of Palestrina, showing Ptolemaic Egypt. Source: Wikimedia Commons
17 July 2017
The Birdcage of the Muses is the first book-length historical study of the golden age of Ptolemaic cultural and scientific patronage.
13 July 2017
The project Mediawise by making media has been accepted within the route Resilient and Meaningful Societies of the Dutch National Research Agenda.


Workshop Sociel Sciences and the internet
24 August 2017 09:00 - 19:00
Interdisciplinary workshop for scholars and scientists interested in the study of human behaviour, social interaction and governance in online contexts
Prof. Erkki Huhtamo with his L. J. Marcy dissolving magic lantern pair (Philadelphia, c. 1870). Photo: David Leonard
29 August 2017 09:00 - 1 September 2017 16:00
The conference will present and discuss the outcomes of the Million Pictures project.
29 August 2017 14:30 - 15:45
On 29 August Mária Vasiľová will defend her PhD thesis in which she analyses reflexivization in seven languages focusing on the role of the morpheme -self.