Dies Natalis 2013
The celebration of the Dies Natalis will take place on Friday, February 8, at 14:30 hrs in the Pieterskerk, Pieterskerkhof 1A in Leiden, and will mark the transfer of the rectorship and the chairmanship of the Executive Board of Leiden University of Professor Paul F. van der Heijden to Professor Carel Stolker.
The programme will commence at 14:30 hrs precisely. You are requested to be seated before 14:20 hrs.
There will be a live video broadcast of the ceremony, and a simultaneous translation will be provided in English.
The dies lecture will be delivered by Professor Paul F. van der Heijden, Rector Magnificus and President of Leiden University and is entitled: Working for the University.
Subsequently, Honory Doctorates will be conferred on:
- Rien Verhoef, literary translator and prize winner of the Martinus Nijhoff Prize(1982) and De Fonds voor de Letteren Translation Prize (2008). The Honorary Supervisor is Colin Ewen, Professor of English Linquistics at Leiden University Centre of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities. The Dean of the Faculty is Professor Wim van den Doel.
- Professor Patricia Crone, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Islamic History at the School of Historical Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and Professor Michael Cook, Class of 1943 univerisity professor Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. The Honorory Supervisor is Petra Sijpesteijn, Professor of Arabic Language and Culture at Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, Faculty of Humanities. The Dean of the Faculty is Professor Wim van den Doel.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Marche
Anhang zu Kantate BWV 207
‘Vereinigte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten’ (1726)
Johann Philipp Käfer (1672-1728) Lamento
uit: Partitura zur musicalischen Bataille (1710)
Antonio Caldara (c. 1670-1736) Aria ‘In lagrime...’
uit: Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo (kort voor 1700)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Aria ‘Großer Gönner’
uit: Kantate BWV 210 - ’O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit’ (1729
The Chairman of the Leiden Student Council, Christel de Lange, will present the LSR Teaching Prize.
During the reception following the official ceremony there will be the opportunity to personally take leave of Professor Van der Heijden as Rector Magnificus and President of Leiden University and to welcome Professor Stolker, as well as to congratulate the Honorary Doctors, the Honorary Supervisors the Dean of the faculty of the Honorary Doctor and the prize winner of the LSr Teaching Prize. The reception will start at approximately 16:30 hrs.
- Honorary Doctorates at Leiden for Arabists Patricia Crone & Michael Cook and for translator Rien Verhoef
- Honorary Doctorate for translator Rien Verhoef
- Honorary Doctorate at Leiden University for Arabists cum historians Crone and Cook
Interviews with the nominees for the LSr Education Prize
Victor Gijsbers (Philosophy) ‘Opposition is a good sign’
Hendrik Jan Hoogeboom (Informatics) ‘My students learn that there is no such thing as a single truth’
Maarten Kunst (Criminology) ‘I'm not afraid of making mistakes in front of a full classroom!’
Tony Foster (English) A 27th year student as lecturer
Martin Baasten (Hebrew) ‘After the lecture, the world should be wider than before’
There are two ways of interpreting the title of the Yearbook about Leiden University in 2012, ‘Our world’: as the world of the university and the wider world around us. The Yearbook shows how the wider world in all its breadth, depth and abundance is reflected in the world of Leiden University.
‘Our world’: 2012 Yearbook