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.
02 Dec 2016NewsWillem 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).
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.
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.
Colombo, Matteo, Sprenger, Jan, & Nilsenova, Marie (2016). Explanatory Judgment, Probability, and Abductive Inference. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J.C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 432-437). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.