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Faculty of Archaeology kicks off celebratory lustrum year

25 years ago the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University was founded. In the academic year of 2022-2023 several lustrum activities will be organised to celebrate this happy occasion. The year was kicked off with a vibrant party on September 8, inviting staff, students, and alumni.

A party to remember

David Fontijn gave us a rundown of the Faculty's past, food trucks served out snacks, and cover band Gold Vicious provided live music. And our Dean showed once and for all that we DO NOT DO DINOSAURS.

The party on September 8th was just the beginning. More events will be announced soon, like a panel discussion on the future of archaeology, a Faculty Open Day, and an event specifically designed for archaeologists working in the field in the Netherlands.

Even after 25 years people still ask us whether we found any dinosaurs. Dean Jan Kolen is having none of it.
For alumni who had never been at the Van Steenis building before, this made it clear enough where Archaeology was hiding out.
A whopping 400 people attended the Lustrum Party: staff, students, and alumni!
Standing in the queue for the food trucks, while huddling in the party tents again the rain, is just another chance for socialising.
The evening was concluded by great live music by the cover band Gold Vicious.
It was a great start to this celebratory lustrum year!

Event Committee

The party was organised by a dedicated Event Committee, consisting of Martina Revello Lami, Zoƫ van Litsenburg, Imen el Idrissi, Arthur van Geel, Mischa Hautvast, and the Faculty's Communications department.

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