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The Fryske Akademy: the research centre of Fryslân

The Fryske Akademy is an enterprising institute carrying out scientific research in the fields of the Frisian language, culture, history and society.

On this website, you may read up on the objectives of the Fryske Akademy and you may view part of our books and publications. Moreover, you may use the website to ask the experts of our Language Desk for language advice.

Do you have any questions? Please feel free to contact us.

Call for tender remodelling

A call for tender has been put out for the remodelling of the buildings of the Fryske Akademy. In mid-May the buildings at the Groeneweg will be demolished. 

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PhD Ceremony

Nienke Boomstra was awarded a PhD-degree for her thesis

Read all about it! at the Martinichurch in Franeker

on Monday March 3.

(photo: Nelly Groenveld-Hoogland)

Read the thesis

Heiligen en Heren

The sizeable appendix with all data on priests and patrons in Friesland before 1600 from the thesis Heiligen en Heren (Saints and Men) by Otto Roemeling is now available online (in Dutch).

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Mooie woorden

“The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.”

“Alle wittenskip is net mear as in ferfining fan it tinken fan al-den-dei.”
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


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