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.
13 Sep 2016NewsCall for masterthesis Leo Polak Thesis Prize
Every year, the Foundation Leo Polak presents two prizes available for a master thesis on a topic in the field of personal meanings of life and/or humanization of society. Themes for 2016 are: 'Consumerism: the meaning of consuming' and 'Lack of Silence'. The deadline is October 1, 2016.
23 Aug 2016NewsRector Emile Aarts opens UCTilburg Conference on US Elections
On Monday August 22nd our rector Emile Arts opened the UCTilburg Conference with an enthusiastic welcome to the freshmen of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program. The conference about the upcoming US Elections titled 'The American Presidential Elections: A Peculiar Case of an Elephant and a Donkey' included inspiring speeches, a lively panel debate and was a success.
15 Jul 2016NewsVeni awards NWO for three promising researchers
Three promising young reseachers of Tilburg University have been awarded a Veni grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grant consists of a maximum of 250,000 euro and will enable them to conduct innovative research for three years.
27 Jun 2016NewsCall for Papers Tilburg Law Review: 'Translating Law'
Tilburg Law Review (TiLR) invites article submissions for its fall 2017 special issue on 'Translating Law'. We imagine this double issue primarily as a collection of articles in law and humanities, but we welcome submissions from other disciplines as well. This issue will also contain the Montesquieu Lecture that Boaventura de Sousa Santos will deliver at Tilburg University in the spring of 2017.
01 Jun 2016NewsPredicting geographical locations analyzing co-occurrences in text
Can we predict the geographical location of a city only using the way they happen to be mentioned in language? Based on the simple principle that places that are located together are mentioned together, data scientist Max Louwerse of the Tilburg School of Humanities and colleagues have demonstrated that you can.
Gelderloos, Lieke, & Chrupala, Grzegorz (2016). From phonemes to images: levels of representation in a recurrent neural model of visually-grounded language learning. Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics.: International Committee on Computational Linguistics.
Mui, Phoebe H.C., Goudbeek, Martijn, Swerts, Marc, & Hovasapian, Arpine (2016). Childrenâs nonverbal displays of winning and losing: Effects of social and cultural contexts on smiles. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior