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Communication, Culture, Philosophy, Religion and Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Culture Studies


Vici grant for Jenny Slatman

Slatman, Jenny

Professor of Medical Humanities Jenny Slatman is to receive an NWO grant worth € 1.5 million that will allow her to do further research on the meaning of the body in health care. Because the body is mainly perceived as a biological entity in health care, various embodied dimensions of health problems go off the radar. As a result, somatic problems are often given psychological explanations and mental problems are increasingly seen as brain deficiencies. Slatman wants to develop a broader view of embodiment.

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Recently published

Engaging Superdiversity Engaging Superdiversity: Recombining Spaces, Times and Language Practices

Edited by Karel Arnaut, Martha Sif Karrebæk, Massimiliano Spotti and Jan Blommaert

This book is the fruition of five years' work in exploring the idea of superdiversity. The editors argue that sociolinguistic superdiversity could be a source of inspiration to a wide range of post-structuralist, post-colonial and neo-Marxist interdisciplinary research into the potential and the limits of human cultural creativity and societal renewal under conditions of increasing and complexifying global connectivity. Through case studies of language practices in spaces understood as inherently translocal and multi-layered (classrooms and schools, youth spaces, mercantile spaces and nation-states), this book explores the relevance of superdiversity for the social and human sciences and positions it as a research perspective in sociolinguistics and beyond.

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Diggit

Diggit Magazine is a community-driven academic news and information platform connected to the bachelor 'Online Culture: Art, Media and Society' and the masters in Culture Studies of Tilburg University. It provides quality information in times of digitalization, globalization and superdiversity. Diggit Magazine is a learning instrument and a niche magazine at the same time.  Website   Press release


  • 20 Feb 2017Press release

    Vici grant for Jenny Slatman: Mind the Body in Health Care
    PRESS RELEASE 17 February 2017 - Professor of Medical Humanities Jenny Slatman is to receive an NWO grant worth € 1.5 million that will allow her to do further research on the meaning of the body in health care. Because the body is mainly perceived as a biological entity in health care, various embodied dimensions of health problems go off the radar. As a result, somatic problems are often given psychological explanations and mental problems are increasingly seen as brain deficiencies. Slatman wants to develop a broader view of embodiment. Read more

  • 20 Jan 2017Direct link

    How Trump used social media in his campaign
    In the following paper Asya Krusteva and Kiki Bathoorn (students Online Culture: Art, Media and Society) will explain how the political figure Donald Trump uses social media and its format for his benefit. Read more

  • 31 May 2016Event

    Conference Practices of Victimhood
    A conference on ‘practices of victimhood’ will take place at Tilburg University on 31 May – 1 June 2016. The topic ‘victimhood’ is current and urgent and has, besides legal and humanitarian aspects, also, ritual and cultural dimensions. On the first day (31 May) the focus will be on the ritual dimensions of victimhood. Read more