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Reading Leiden: An Experiential School

10 - 15 July 2019

Reading Leiden is the first summer school being organised by HaB program between 11-15 July 2019 in Leiden. The reseachers from projects assoicated with HaB in West Africa and Asia along with a few partners will be the participants of the School.

The cover image of freeing an owl can be said to symbolically define the vision of HaB and its plan for the first summer school. Chayan identification of freeing the caged birds in the marketplace as 'pedagogies of liberation' is rather insightful. What did he mean by that? How do we accomplish this? What do we gain in taking the approach that HaB supports and our partners have been engaging with? In course of the School, we will collectively address these and more.

 

 

 

Reading Leiden: An Experiential School is the first in the three schools planned by the Humanities across Borders Program, International Institute of Asian Studies. Over the course of five-days of the school in July 2019, the participants will explore and understand Leiden by discovering its history, its development as a university town, its planned social housing, changing demographics and spoken languages, its textile past, art and hidden craft. These explorations will be made through three themes of Neighbourhood, Craft Practice, Words/Stories.

The aim of the school is to test the socially embedded pedagogies being developed and encouraged by the HaB program vis-à-vis its projects in parts of West Africa and Asia, like walkabouts, digital storytelling, object itineraries, photo- voice, a-day-in-the-life diaries and others.

The themes around which the activities are organized for the five days are:  

July 11: Town and Gown

July 12: Craft Practice

July 13: Storytelling

July 14: Preparation and Walk around Leiden

July 15: Built Environment

Expected Outcome

Leiden is the site of learning, exploring, researching and testing for the summer school. The participants will be collecting a variety of data about the city of Leiden such as snippets of interviews and street sounds, photographs, your own diary notes, etc. At the end of the day, each group will come together to assess the materials and information thus gathered. Materials will be uploaded on the HaB Accession Card that will help build the story of Leiden.

On July 16, 2019, the two Roundtable sessions Digital Storytelling Workshops 1 and 2: Humanities across Borders Archive in the Making, will be occasions to process this data into a meaningful story for presentation as the final outcome of the school.

These stories will be shared at a public roundtable on July 19, 2019 in Reading Leiden: Some Insights from the Humanities across Borders School.

 

Participants of the Reading Leiden School

  1. Fidelia Amatewee - Research Assistant, Humanities across Borders program, University of Ghana 
  2. Bruno Diomaye Faye - PhD scholar & Web master, Université Gaston Berger 
  3. Karim Diallo - Institut des Sciences Humaines (ISH), Mali 
  4. Grégoire Kaboré - Institut des Sciences des Sociétés / Institute for Social Studies (INSS-CNRST)
  5. Mesha Murali - Research Assistant, Humanities across Borders program, Centre for Community Knowledge (CCK), Ambedkar University, Delhi, India
  6. Arkupal Acharya - Research Assistant, Humanities across Borders program, Cotton University, Assam India 
  7. Yen Chun Chen - Research Assistant, Humanities across Borders program, Taipei National University of the Arts 
  8. Su Sandy Htay – MA Student, Yangon University
  9. Orraya Chawnan - Field Coordinator, Humanities across Borders program, Changmai University 
  10. Win Win Soe - Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Mandalay, Myanmar 
  11. Mi-Lan Woudstra – (PhD Candidate and Teacher, Institute of Education and Child Studies, Leiden University
  12. Calvin Huang Xin En – Master Student, Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University

 

Reading Leiden Schedule (10-15 July)

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

19:00- 

Arrived participants and conveners

Welcome Dinner 

Meeting point: Hotel Mayflower, Beestmarkt, Leiden

Venue: Very Italian Pizza Leiden (Turfmarkt 8, 2312 CE Leiden)

 

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Theme: TOWN AND GOWN

9:00-11:00

 

All participants

Meeting point: Hotel Mayflower, Beestmarkt, Leiden

 

Leiden city walkabout guided by Laura Plezier (Leiden University) and Willem Vogelsang (IIAS)

11:00-12:30

All participants

Hortus Botanicus (Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ Leiden)

13:00-14:00

All participants

Lunch

Venue: de Waag (Aalmarkt 21, 2311 EC Leiden)

14:15-15:00

All participants

Town and Gown Lecture and discussion on Leiden as the case

by Paul Rabé (IIAS)

Venue: LIPSIUS Zaal 148

15:00-16:00

All participants

  • Opening welcome by Philippe Peycam
  • Introduction to the HaB school  (objectives – outcomes – course outline – grouping according to the themes) by Aarti Kawlra
  • Participants’ self-introduction in 3 mins (PPT/oral)

Venue: LIPSIUS Zaal 148

16:00-16:30

All participants

Break

Venue: LIPSIUS Zaal 148

16:30-16:45

All participants

Hand out the school bag by Xiaolan Lin

Thematic groups formation (Built environment/Craft/Word) 

Venue: LIPSIUS Zaal 148

16:45-17:45

All participants

HaB accession card workshop guided by Cheryl Jacob and Thomas Voorter

17:45-18:15

All participants

Briefing for the next day by Maria Zwanenburg

Venue: LIPSIUS Zaal 148

From 19:00

Thematic group-wise

Preparation of daily accession card

Venue: Mayflower Hotel

 

Friday, 12 July 2019

Theme: CRAFT PRACTICE

9:00

Thematic group-wise

Thematic groups final preparation for the field visits of this day

10:00-12:00

All participants

History of textile craft and industry in Leiden

Museum “De Lakenhal” (Oude Singel 32, 2312 RA Leiden)

Dr. J. Zijlmans, textile curator

 

12:30-13:30

All participants

A view on the current and future status of crafts in The Netherlands

Guest lecture by Dr. M. Kuijpers, Leiden University

12:00-13:00

All participants

Lunch

Venue: Thais restaurant Sisaket (Stationsweg 23, 2312 AS Leiden)

14:00-15:30

Field visit group-wise (parallel sessions)

2 parallel visiting sites

  1. Group A: Visit “The Weavershouse”
  2. Group B: Visit to “Meet and Make”

 

16:00-18:00

All participants

Visit to brewery “Pronck” (Langegracht 70D, 2312 NV Leiden)

From 19:00

Thematic group-wise

Preparation of daily accession card

Venue: Mayflower Hotel

 

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Theme: STORYTELLING

9:30

All participants

Meeting point: Hotel Mayflower, Beestmarkt, Leiden

10:00-11:30

All participants

Sint Anna Aalmoeshuis tour (Middelstegracht 2, 2312 TA Leiden)

Guided by Louk Tilanus (caretaker)

11:30-15:00

Field visit group-wise (parallel sessions)

3 parallel visiting sites/vendors

  1. Mabroek (Nieuwe Beestenmarkt)
  2. Atlantic Fish Market (Levendaal 118)
  3. Flower shops 

15:00-16:30

Thematic group-wise

Preparation of daily accession card

Reflections of the last three days-Taking stock

Venue: LIPSIUS Zaal 148

16:30-17:00

 All participants

Briefing for the next day by Aarti Kawlra

Venue: LIPSIUS Zaal 148

 

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Theme: PREPARATION AND WALK AROUND LEIDEN

9:30-11:30

Thematic group-wise

Mentoring studio by Krupa Rajangam

Venue: LIPSIUS Zaal 148

11:30-12:00

Thematic group-wise

Debriefing for the next day by Liling Huang

Venue: LIPSIUS Zaal 148

12:00-13:30

All participants

Lunch

Venue: Pakhuis (Doelensteeg 8,2311 VL Leiden)

14:00-15:30

All participants

De Valk Windmill Museum (2e Binnenvestgracht 1, 2312 BZLeiden)

15:30-17:00

All participants

Leiden Rembrandt Days

Venue: Groot Historish Theater

From 19:00

Thematic group-wise

Preparation of daily accession card

Venue: Mayflower Hotel

 

Monday, 15 July 2019

Theme: BUILT ENVIRONMENT

9:00-12:00

Field visit group-wise

(parallel sessions)

2 parallel visiting sites

  1. Erfgoed Leiden (Susan Suer)
  2. Bio Science park guided by Michel Leenders (Leiden University)

12:30-14:00

All participants

Lunch

Venue: Koetshuis De Burcht (Burgsteeg 13, 2312 JR Leiden)

14:15-15:15

All participants

Leiden University and its expansion

by Michel Leenders (Leiden University)

Venue: LIPSIUS Zaal 148

15:15-16:15

All participants

Social housing neighborhood tour guided by Willem Vogelsang and action group 

16:30-18:00

All participants

Canal Tour and closing drinks

Venue: Blauwpoortsbrug 1, Leiden

From 19:00

Thematic group-wise

Preparation of daily accession card

Venue: Mayflower Hotel

 

 

ICAS-11 Schedule associated with Reading Leiden School (16-19 July)

Mandatory for all Reading Leiden School participants

Tuesday, 16 July 2019:

10:00 – 11:45

Roundtable: A Digital Storytelling Workshop 1: Humanities across Borders Archive in the Making

Venue: Kamerlingh Onnes A0.51

13:30 – 15:15

Roundtable:  A Digital Storytelling Workshop 2: Humanities across Borders Archive in the Making

Venue: Kamerlingh Onnes A0.51

Thursday, 18 July 2019

9:00-10:45

Thematic group-wise

Reading Leiden Roundtable presentation preparation,

Guided by co-conveners and resource persons

Venue: LIPSIUS Zaal 308

Friday, 19 July 2019

9:00 – 10:45

Thematic group-wise

Roundtable: Reading Leiden: Some Insights from the Humanities across Borders School/ Certificates for the HaB school participants

Venue: LIPSIUS 228

OPTIONAL ICAS 11 EVENTS

Optional ICAS-11 Schedule associated with the HaB programme

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

 

14:45 - 16:30

 

Roundtable: Place, Practice and Nature in Experiential Perspective 1: Indigo

Venue: Kamerlingh Onnes B0.31

 

17:00 – 18:45

Roundtable: Place, Practice and Nature in Experiential Perspective 2: Rice

Venue: Kamerlingh Onnes B0.31

Friday, 19 July 2019

 

14:45 – 16:30

Panel: Unlocking the Wor(l)d: Symbol, sound and sensation in post-disciplinary methodologies

Venue: Kamerlingh Onnes B0.41

 

 

14:45 – 16:30

Roundtable:  Curricular Choices Session 1: Africa-Asia Interferences (international Relations, Postcolonial Conditions, Nationalisms) and the Stakes Involve

Venue: LIPSIUS 228

 

 

17:00-18:45

Roundtable:  Curricular Choices Session 2: Africa-Asia Interferences (international Relations, Postcolonial Conditions, Nationalisms) and the Stakes Involve

Venue: LIPSIUS 228

 

Optional ICAS-11 Events organized by IIAS Alumni

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

 

14:45 - 16:30

 

Roundtable: Disentangling Futures? Academic Freedom and Research Conditions in South Asia and Europe 

Venue: Sijthoff

                                                                                                    Thursday, 18 July, 2019

 

11:15 – 13:00

Roundtable: Academic Freedoms in Asia: Challenges and Responsibilities of the Academic Community, Professional Associations, and Universities 

Venue: Sijthoff

 

Optional Workshop:  Theme: Landscape and the Japanese folding technique of shibori

Note: Separate advanced registration required. For more information visit https://www.trc-leiden.nl/trc/

Thursday, 18 July 2019

 

09:30 – 12:30

 

 

Two workshops by Mr Zi-luo ZUO and Mrs Mei-shu ZHENG, indigo dyers from Zhuo Ye Cottage, Taiwan, on indigo dyeing. The theme of the workshops is The landscape and the Japanese folding technique of shibori

Venue: Textile Research Centre (Hogewoerd 164, Leiden)

 

14:00 – 17:00

 

 

Venue

Leiden University
2311 EZ Leiden
Netherlands

Contact

For any queries, please email Cheryl at cheryljacob2002@gmail.com and Xiaolan at x.lin@iias.nl