Research Humanities

Research at the Tilburg School of Humanities focuses on transformation processes taking place in contemporary society, related to communication and culture, and analyses the underlying moral and ethical questions.

Humanities research


News research Humanities

  • Run for a PhD position in the Humanities 14 Jul 2017News Run for a PhD position in the Humanities
    Have you ever considered going for a PhD? Maybe you are not ready to let go of the subject of your thesis and you wish to dig deeper. Then here’s your chance! You can apply for funding for a PhD-position now.

  • Celebrating 8 ERC grants at Tilburg University 13 Jul 2017News Celebrating 8 ERC grants at Tilburg University
    To honour the 8 ERC (European Research Council) winners at Tilburg University the Rector Magnificus invited them and their vice-deans of Research for a celebratory lunch. The winners had the opportunity to express their views and experiences on winning the grant and the effort that this takes. The Rector was very interested to hear in what the University can do (more) to support applicants during the process of acquiring an individual grant such as the ERC.

  • Interview Commemoration Srebrenica 11 Jul 2017News Interview Commemoration Srebrenica
    Martin Hoondert (TSH / DCU) has been interviewed about his research regarding practices of memorialization in Srebrenica. Listen to www.grootnieuwsradio.nl.

  • Alumna Brenda Adoyo starts Venus Cups project in Kenya 08 Jun 2017News Alumna Brenda Adoyo starts Venus Cups project in Kenya
    Brenda Adoyo from Kenya has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Master’s in Strategic management. She graduated in March 2017. Two years ago, and still a student at the time at Tilburg University, Brenda started the Menstrual Cup project in Kenya.

  • Climate researchers must provide better visual communication on climate change 18 May 2017Press release Climate researchers must provide better visual communication on climate change
    Climate researchers should give more consideration to ways in which they can make the message about climate change clear to the public at large. This is argued by Professor of Communication and Cognition Fons Maes in a publication in Nature. Although enormous amounts of visual and digital information on climate change is available, hardly any attention is given to reaching one large and vulnerable target group: people with low levels of literacy.



Research institutes

  • Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication
    Theme: Artificial intelligence, cognitive modelling, human-computer interaction, serious gaming
  • Center for Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy of Science
    Theme: Logic and the philosophy of science


Innovative Research

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