You haven’t got anything to read? Then you probably did not yet know that Albion is organizing another book sale on the 6th of May! For very small prices (nothing is more expensive than €5,-, and many books are just €1!) you can now add some books to your reading list for the summer break! The event is open to all students, so feel free to bring your non-Albion friends!
> when: Monday, May 6th, 13:00-17:00
> where: Koffiekamer Zuid (where Van Eyckhof and Van Wijkplaats meet)
> please note: you can’t pay by card, so bring cash!
Knights, queens, castles and dragons – the fantasy world of Game of Thrones was clearly inspired by the Middle Ages. G. R. R. Martin, the producers of the TV show, as well as fans of the books and show, have all claimed that Westeros represents an authentic medieval world. In this lecture, we will explore how medieval the world of Game of Thrones really is. As we shall see, aside from incorporating actual medieval culture, G. R. R. Martin also responds to other adaptations of the Middle Ages, including the works of J. R. R. Tolkien and the so-called ‘Disneyland Middle Ages’. In doing so, he creates a neomedievalist world that quite clearly reflects modern-day concerns.
In the emotional build-up period towards the release date of the last season of Game of Thrones, Dr. M.H . Porck will give a lecture on all of this titled: “Not Today”: The World of Game of Thrones, the Middle Ages and Medievalism”.
> when: Thursday, April 11th, 17:00
> where: Lipsius 2.28
> drinks afterwards in Café de Keyzer!
The time has come again for the Humanities faculty party! The theme this year is Disney Disco, so get ready for a night full of nostalgic Disney music. Try not to lose your glass slipper, because we will be dancing as if Mufasa never died. And, of course, come dressed in your favourite princess gown or bring your flashiest lightsaber! (Please note: this party is 18+)
> when: Wednesday, April 17th. Doors open at 23:00 and close at 1:00
> where: Club Hifi, Vrouwensteeg 11
> get your tickets for €4,- at the Zwarte Balie in the Lipsius building from the 15th until the 17th of April between 11:00-15:00 or at the door for €5,-
On the 25th of April, Mr. Drs. Foster will take you on a cultural-linguistic excursion in a lecture about Australia! Find out more about the effects of the history and geography of Australia and come learn about the most striking linguistic features of Australian English, or Strine, as Australians like to call it. Finally, you will learn how to tell Australians from their Kiwi (New Zealand) cousins from the way they talk. Good on ya, mate!
> when: Thursday, April 25th, 19:00
> where: Lipsius 005
> drinks afterwards in North End!
On the 28th of May, StOP is organising a soccer match in which teams from all study associations can participate! Are you a fervid soccer player or would you just like to join a sportive day of fun? You can sign up with a team (of at least 7 members) or individually in which case you’ll join the Albion team!
> when: Tuesday, May 28th, 13:00-18:00
> where: on the fields of USC Leiden (Einsteinweg 6)
On May 2nd, Albion will once again be organizing the annual Career Day! This day will be filled with interesting talks about the Erasmus programme, doing a second degree and/ or Honours College. Come find out what it’s like to do a PhD and speed-date with our alumni! More information will follow soon, but for now: save the date!
> When: Thursday, May 2nd
This Thursday, the 28th of March, Albion and twelve other study associations are hosting the third annual Faculty Symposium inside the Lipsius building! This year’s theme is Humanities Matter!
and 21 speakers from different areas of expertise will shed some light on why the humanities are of the utmost importance to society. The day will start at 10:00 sharp in Lipsius 0.19 with an opening of our vice-dean prof.dr Mirjam de Baar, followed by a keynote lecture by Eveline van Rijswijk. At 20:45, our second keynote speaker prof.dr. Marlou Schrover will conclude the symposium. Albion will be represented by Dr. Krista Murchison, who will give a lecture called “Proto-Feminst Punk-Rock?: Smashing the Patriarchy in Medieval Song Lyrics”. Come and hear what she has to say on this intriguing subject at 16:15 in Lipsius 0.05! Click here to see the complete programme of the day!
> When: Thursday, March 28th
> Where: different locations in the Lipsius building
> How: you don’t have to sign up, you’re free to go to any of the lectures!
Board Aeonian is looking for its successors for the year 2019-2020! In addition to the information mail we sent out a few weeks ago, we’d like to announce that we are considering expanding the number of possible board positions with the position of an Assessor PR + Intern. This board member would be in charge of the social media networks and promotion and would steer the committees in the right direction by checking up on them and helping them where necessary. If we decide to follow through with this, it would mean that the next Chair and Secretary will have a less heavy workload, and of course, it means that there’s an extra position to consider! However, if you’re not sure yet which position you want, that’s fine too!
> How: apply by sending your CV and a short motivation letter in which you specify your desired board position to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 1st of April, after which we will invite you for a non-binding talk!
That’s right, on the 4th of April you are all invited to release your inner happy little clouds as we will spend the afternoon painting! Come follow a Bob Ross tutorial, paint a still life or just paint whatever you want and enjoy the wonderful act of creating. We will make sure that there’s paint and paper and all you have to do is make sure you’re not wearing your most fancy outfit. Let’s get creative, and mostly, let’s have fun!
> When: Thursday, April 4th, from 18:30
> Where: Lipsius 2.27