Food Packaging: uncovering the history

International Symposium, 1-2 Dec. 2017, Tokyo Convenors: Prof. Katarzyna J. Cwiertka (Leiden University) and Prof. Masanobu Ishikawa (Kobe University) This will be the very first symposium on the history of food packaging to bring together scholars and industry...

Launch of new journal: Worldwide Waste

We are proud and excited to announce the launch of our new journal, titled Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Worldwide Waste is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal presenting innovative research on waste from around the world. It...

Conference Report: Waste in Asia (ASIEN)

In the latest issue of the journal of the German Association for Asian studies (DGA, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Asienkunde), ASIEN, No. 141, Stephanie Assman wrote a conference report on the Waste in Asia conference, held in Leiden in June: Waste in Asia , Leiden, the...

Lecture: the Japanese culture of giving

On the closing day of the popular exhibition ‘Too Pretty to Throw Away’ – still on view until Sunday August 28 – Prof. Dr. Katarzyna J. Cwiertka will hold a public lecture at SieboldHuis Leiden, Rapenburg 19. The lecture will be given on August 28 between...