Second Round Large Grants AMT Phase 2

AMT2 (2015-2018) commits itself to achieve by 2018 demonstrable results in enhancing the visibility of Asian research both within and outside the academic world, strengthened cooperation between Leiden faculties and institutes in terms of research, impact and teaching. AMT2 funding will be allocated competitively to two teams of 2-3 Asia Senior researchers in Leiden, who will be given a budget of up to €150.000 to develop a field of Asia research and teaching in the course of 2 years. The selection procedure will take place in two phases. The deadline for submitting a summary version is 1 September 2016. Proposals, selected by the AMT committee in September 2016, will have to be finally submitted by 15 November 2016. Projects duration, in principle: 1 January 2017-31 December 2018. This call is open only to Leiden University academic staff members.

25 May: Book presentation: Intellectual Networks in Timurid Iran

The author Dr. İlker Evrim Binbaş (Royal Holloway, University of London) will present his new book that focuses on the works and intellectual network of the Timurid historian Sharaf al Dīn 'Alī Yazdī (d.1454). The book outlines a holistic view of intellectual life in fifteenth century Iran. It is published by Cambridge University Press.