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English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes
The second major collection of papers from the Bridging the Unbridgeable project.
Democratization and political terrorism: The formation and destruction of the two-party system in the Red River Valley of Louisiana, 1865-1868
The project examines the political conflict in the Red River Valley of Louisiana between the majority-black Republican Party and the overwhelmingly white Democratic Party by studying the composition and actions of each party.
The Academic Language Centre provides a wide range of English courses. The courses differ with regard to level, content and frequency.
Old English Renewed
Tracing Transitional English in the Twelfth Century
Female Spies or 'she-Intelligencers': Towards a Gendered History of Seventeenth-Century Espionage
By analysing neglected (continental) spy centres and integrating these groups of female intelligencers into the traditional, male-orientated historical narratives, this project will proceed towards a gendered history of early modern espionage.
Crime and gender 1600-1900: a comparative perspective
This project contests the assumption of criminologists that gender differences in recorded crime are static over time and that women are in general less likely to commit a crime than men.
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New perspectives on English in Scotland
Exploring the language of the lower classes in the nineteenth century
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Language Courses English
The Academic Language Centre Leiden offers English language courses at different levels, intensive summer courses, tailor-made language training and various courses such as academic English, legal English, and financial English. More information can be found here >
English Language and Linguistics
English Language and Linguistics at Leiden University focuses on English language usage and linguistics around the world, including in countries where English is spoken as a second language or as part of a mixed language.
Spanish English contact in the Falkland Islands
On the 14th of June, Yliana Rodriquez successfully defended a doctoral thesis. The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics congratulates Yliana on this achievement!
English Language and Culture (BA)
From Great-Britain to the United States and from Australia to South Africa: people around the whole world speak and write English. In Leiden you will broaden your knowledge of the English language and the rich Literature and culture of the global English world on academic level.
- English Language and Culture
English Academic Skills
The English section at the Academic Language Centre offers numerous courses in Academic Skills. These courses are intended to train participants in the use of English writing and presenting skills in an academic context. The courses are aimed at BA students and MA students. In addition, we also offer…
Proficiency in English
For admission to the Graduate School you will be asked to demonstrate you proficiency in English by means of an IELTS or TOEFL test. The certificates must be recent (not older than two years).
- Writing Academic English
English as a Lingua Franca: Mutual Intelligibility of Chinese, Dutch and American speakers of English
The presents thesis investigates the extent to which Chinese, Dutch and American speakers of English are mutually intelligible. Intelligibility of vowels, simplex consonants and consonant clusters was tested in meaningless sound sequences, as well as in words in meaningless and meaningful short sent…
Clear English Pronunciation
Clear English Pronunciation provides students with the tools to effectively communicate in English without centring solely on native-speaker pronunciation models.
English language check
Publishing about your research is a key aspect of your career as a researcher; the majority of research publications are written in English. When applying for research funding, too, it is very important to ensure that your application is written in clear, accessible English. Maria Sherwood-Smith, Academic…
Migration History in World History. Multidisciplinary Approaches | Studies in Global Social History, Volume: 3
Migration is the talk of the town. On the whole, however, the current situation is seen as resulting from unique political upheavals. Such a-historical interpretations ignore the fact that migration is a fundamental phenomenon in human societies from the beginning and plays a crucial role in the cultural,…
- Practical English Pronunciation
Courses in Academic English
To help you improve your skills in communicating about your research in English, the Graduate School has an in-house Academic English Lecturer.
Spanish-English Codeswitching in the Caribbean and the US
This volume provides a sample of the most recent studies on Spanish-English codeswitching both in the Caribbean and among bilinguals in the United States.
Introducing: Julie Svalastog
Julie Svalastog is one of the four PhDs in Cátia Antunes’ ERC Research Project 'Fighting Monopolies'.
English Grammar through Dutch Eyes
A contrastive English grammar with the focus on the differences with Dutch.
English Literature and Culture (MA)
The one-year, English-taught master's programme in English Literature and Culture focuses on the interaction between literature and key political and social issues such as identity, migration, memory and the metropolis, but also between literature and the literary tradition, and literature and film.
- Introduction International Legal English (ILEC)
- English 5 Intensive Summer Course
- Language and Culture Education: English
Explorations in History and Globalization
Considering the ways in which the ‘global turn’ is changing the theory and practice of historical disciplines, Explorations in History and Globalization engages with the concept and methodology of globalization, challenging traditional divisions of space and time to offer a range of perspectives on…
- Program in English
- English 4 Intensive Summer Course
- Teaching English (MA)
Profile 3. Sources on Frisian medieval history
Due to the fact that the Frisian lands lacked major political centers in the Middle Ages and also because most of its monasteries suffered complete destruction in the second half of the 16th century, relatively few written documents concerning medieval Frisian history have survived. To analyze them…
Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History
This seminal volume covers the entire global history of urbanization since the rise of cities in Mesopotamia in the 6th millennium BC. Leiden historians Wim Blockmans, Leonard Blussé, Luuk de Ligt and Leo Lucassen contributed survey and thematic chapters.
The Dutch and English East India Companies: Diplomacy, Trade and Violence in Early Modern Asia
The Dutch and English East India Companies were formidable organizations that were gifted with expansive powers that allowed them to conduct diplomacy, wage war and seize territorial possessions. But they did not move into an empty arena in which they were free to deploy these powers without resista…
An Economic History of Portugal, 1143–2010
This book rovides an economic history of Portugal over the course of eight centuries, from 1143 through to 2010 and situates Portugal's economic growth within the context of European development. It also responds to fundamental questions about when, how and why the economy expanded, stagnated or co…
Video clips English Academic Skills
The Academic Language Centre has developed 19 video clips on Academic Skills. The videos are divided into three categories. Watch them below for a good start to your studies!
The Leiden University Old English ColloQuest
The Leiden University Old English ColloQuest is a digital, dynamic edition of an Old English text that adapts to each different learner to offer an appropriate level of challenge. The nature and number of glosses (translation aids) on the text adjust for each individual user based on the user’s answers…
Basic Qualification in English Language Skills
University lecturers who are in the process of obtaining the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) and who teach programmes in English will also need the Basic Qualification in English Language Skills certificate, which guarantees a basic standard of English.
History: Ancient History
Are you thinking about studying Ancient History? Learn more and watch the introduction video and the programme presentation.
Joseph Priestley, Grammarian: Late Modern English normativism and usage in a sociohistorical context
This dissertation the role of the English dissenting minister Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) as a grammarian is studied.
English language assessment for MA students
Are you planning to register for an English taught Master’s Degree Programme after your Bachelor’s programme? In order to assess what your current level of English is, you are invited to complete an Online Oxford Quick Placement Test.
Research Programme Colonial and Global History
The Colonial and Global History Research Programme of the Leiden University Institute for History combines a deep curiosity of transcultural processes such as imperialism, (de)colonization, and globalization with critical historical research on regional societies in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
British Celtic Influence on English Phonology
This dissertation assesses the influence of British Celtic on the phonological development of English during and shortly after the Anglo-Saxon settlement period, ca. AD 450-700.
Toward an Intercultural Natural History of Brazil
The Historia Naturalis Brasiliae Reconsidered
Are you fascinated by the past and do you like to challenge yourself? In the Dutch-taught Bachelor's programme History at Leiden University you will approach the past with a sharp and analytic view and you will learn to look at the past from a completely new perspective. study the history of the ancient…