As of 1 August 2006, dr. Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade was appointed professor of Socio-historical Linguistics of English at Leiden University.
As of 1 November 2006, dr. Peter Liebregts was appointed professor of Modern English Literature in a Global Perspective, at Leiden University.
On Thursday 9 November 2006, drs. Rias van den Doel successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis entitled How friendly are the natives? An evaluation of native-speaker judgements of foreign-accented British and American English, at Utrecht University.
Prof. Helen Wilcox resigned her chair at Groningen last summer, and accepted an appointment as Professor at Bangor in Wales. .
On Monday 31 March, Prof. Benjamin Ravid of Brandeis University is delivering a lecture (in English) on Shylock and the Jewish Merchants of Venice. Venue: The Joods Historisch Museum in Amsterdam. Details
Last updated: 1 March 2008