LEIDEN: Significant European-Islamic studies focus continues

Leiden University is continuing to support cutting edge scholarship on themes related to Europe-Islam connections, a theme the Europaeum has long promoted. On January 24th it will host the annual Lieftinck Lectures in Medieval Manuscripts by Dr. Charles Burnett, Professor of the History of Islamic Influences in Europe at the Warburg Institute in London, on Mid-Twelfth-Century Manuscripts of Translations from Arabic made in Northeast Spain. Audience members are asked to email e.kwakkel@hum.leidenuniv.nl in advance. Meanwhile Professor Léon Buskens , now Director of the Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies (NISIS) which has Leiden as a leading member, and a keen supporter of the Europaeum is arranging a Spring meeting of all partner PhD students researching in the field and offering a study school on Islam and Muslim Societies and its Social Values in Rabat, Morocco - interested graduates should contact nisis@hum.leidenuniv.nl