Via refugee agency UAF, Leiden University has been taking in researchers at risk. The role of universities in this context is central to the conference on Scholars at Risk taking place on 9 and 10 April. ‘We have an obligation to help persecuted researchers.’
How did Fustat develop between 640 and 750 to become the capital of Egypt? At the time Egypt was a province of the Islamic empire - the caliphate - that had been started by the prophet Muhammad. Original sources used by Arabist Jelle Bruning give new insights into the city. PhD defence on 2 April.
A greater role for women, as researchers and as a factor in scientific research. This was the plea of academics and governors from Leiden, Delft, Norway, Sweden and the United States at the Gendered Innovations symposium held at Leiden University on 28 March.