GI has awarded 3 grants to 5 Leiden researchers: Joanita Vroom (Archaeology), Damian Pargas (History), Jeff Fynn-Paul (History), Anne-Isabelle Richard (History), Alana O'Malley (History), and Lindsay Black (LIAS).
Wen-chin Ouyang, Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature (SOAS London) will give a lecture on "Reading Arabic Literature in a Global Context: Silk and Spice in Literary Writings." Gravensteen 11, 3-5pm. All are welcome.
Materiality plays an important role in shaping our understanding of the world around us. Global Earth Matters: Mining, Materiality and the Museum is a series of seminars that seek to re-center scholarly interest in the materiality of objects, opening onto broader questions of labor and making, skills and craftsmanship, on issues surrounding the (exploitative) economies from which these objects emerge. This second workshop will host keynote speakers Rosalind Morris (Columbia University) and Elizabeth Emma Ferry (Brandeis Unversity). RCMC, Steenstraat 1, Leiden. Registration is required. Open to all.