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Europeana Research Grant for Krista Murchison

Krista Murchison has been awarded with a grant to create a digital database containing linguistic data for manuscripts from medieval England that contain French literature. In an interview you can read more about this project:

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Nadine Akkerman to publish book on Women and Espionage in 17th-Century Britain

Nadine Akkerman has written the first study of early modern women spies, Invisible
Agents: Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain
. The book is scheduled
to be published in July, but is already available to preorder at £20 for a hardback, a very student-friendly price! Read more (and (pre)order a copy) here:Read On »

Sara polak interviewed about russia probe

On 6 February Sara Polak was interviewed by about the investigation into the possible Russian influence on American politics, which she likens to "a court intrigue". Read the entire interview (in Dutch) here:

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Nadine Akkerman elected member of the Young Academy

On 13 November the Young Academy, platform for prominent
young researchers within the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
(KNAW), announced that Nadine Akkerman has been elected as a member. Read more
and watch a short video on Nadine Akkerman's research here:Read On »

Dick Smakman publishes book on Urban Sociolinguistics

On 12 September the book Urban Sociolinguistics: The City as a Linguistic Process and Experience, edited by Dick Smakman, has been published: a sociolinguistic study of twelve urban settings around the world. Building on William Labov's famous New York Study, the authors demonstrate how language use in these areas is changing based on belief systems, behavioural norms, day-to-day rituals and linguistic practices." Read more (and buy a copy) here:Read On »

Sara Polak receives
NWO Kiem grant

Sara Polak received a NWO Kiem grant for the project “The
Voices of Cultural Memory: Oral/Aural Storytelling in the
Museum.” This project will study the possible uses of the voice in cultural memory.
More details about the project can be found in this news article:

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Philology students transcribe two lyrics

Third-year students of Middle English Philology transcribed two thirteenth-century religious lyrics from Trinity College Cambridge, MS B.14.39. Read more about this project on Krista Murchison's website:

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Thijs Porck nominated for the LUS Teaching prize on 16 June 2017

Thijs Porck has been nominated for the LUS Teaching prize.
The winner will become a member of the Leiden Teachers’ Academy and will
receive 25,000 euros for innovation in their teaching over a period of five years.
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