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 about Research Humanities

  • Willem Witteveen Memorial Fellowship 2017 awarded to Rakhshan Rizwan 02 Dec 2016News Willem Witteveen Memorial Fellowship 2017 awarded to Rakhshan Rizwan
    The Willem Witteveen Memorial Fellowship for 2017 has been awarded to Rakhshan Rizwan. Ms. Rizwan holds a BA in Literature and New Media (Jacobs University Bremen, Germany) and an MA in British, American and Postcolonial Studies (University of Münster, Germany).

  • Rector Emile Aarts opens UCTilburg Conference on US Elections 23 Aug 2016News Rector 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.

  • Veni awards NWO for three promising researchers 15 Jul 2016News Veni 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.

  • Call for Papers Tilburg Law Review: 'Translating Law' 27 Jun 2016News Call 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.

  • Predicting geographical locations analyzing co-occurrences in text 01 Jun 2016News Predicting 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.



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

Recent publications about Humanities