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.

News Humanities

  • 08 Mar 2017News

    Playboy's Postfeminism Problem
    Hugh Hefner has passed Playboy's reigns to his son, 25-year old Cooper Hefner, but a fresh set of eyes in the creative lead at Playboy does not, unfortunately, mean any sort of victory for women. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • 02 Mar 2016Press release

    Witteveen Memorial Fellowship 2016 awarded to Nayeli Urquiza
    The second Witteveen Memorial Fellowship on Law and Humanities has been awarded to Nayeli Urquiza. Urquiza holds a Master in International Relations from Webster University (Austria) and recently defended her PhD thesis on female drug mules and their experiences in the UK justice system at Kent Law School. Read more

  • 29 Feb 2016Direct link

    Review of A Public Anthropology of Policing by Paul Mutsaers
    Review of A Public Anthropology of Policing: Law Enforcement and Migrants in the Netherlands by Paul Mutsaers (Politieacademie/Tilburg University, 2015). Read more

  • 19 Oct 2015News

    Philosopher Ruud Welten appointed Thomas More Chair
    As of November 1, philosopher Ruud Welten of the Tilburg School of Humanities will become holder of the endowed chair of the Thomas More Foundation of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Read more

  • 12 Oct 2015Press release

    Conversation-provoking HIV/AIDS campaigns may be counter-productive
    Press Release, 12 October 2015 -- Mass media campaigns aimed to make adolescents in South Africa talk about issues related to HIV/AIDS may be counter-productive. Read more

  • 12 Oct 2015Direct link

    Eritrea faces day of reckoning as UN weighs choice between sanctions or aid
    Eritrea faces 'day of reckoning' as the UN security council weighs the choice between continuing sanctions or increasing aid to tackle migration problem, writes Professor of International Relations, Innovations and Care, Mirjam van Reisen in The Guardian, together with editor Martin Plaut. Read more

  • 07 Oct 2015Press release

    Fight the root causes of human exodus of Africa, trafficking and ICT experts urge EU
    PRESS RELEASE October 7th, 2015 - An Afripol police and African anti-trafficking office should be established which focuses on fighting criminal groups and human trafficking. Working closely with Europol, these could strengthen the African security situation, protect refugees and help combat the root cause of the current exodus to Europe.
    In addition, more research is needed into how ICT and telecommunications can facilitate human trafficking in planning routes, communication and (ransom) transactions. These are two recommendations for the EU-Africa Valletta Conference on migration 11-12 November in Malta, drawn up by Tilburg University (Netherlands) experts, Mirjam van Reisen, Conny Rijken and Gerard van Oortmerssen together with senior UN officials, human rights, trafficking and ICT experts. Read more

  • 03 Jul 2015Press release

    University College Tilburg established
    On July 3, Tilburg University announced that it is transforming its top-ranked Bachelor’s program in Liberal Arts and Sciences into a full-fledged University College. The first students will be welcomed to University College Tilburg on September 1, 2016. The internationally oriented University College Tilburg will feature a curriculum taught entirely in English. The college will reflect Tilburg University’s profile as a specialist university focused on people and society.

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  • 30 Jun 2015Press release

    Research center TiCC receives third grant for robo-journalism research in six months
    Researchers Martijn Goudbeek and Emiel Krahmer from the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) were awarded an NWO Open Competition grant for their project on the influence of emotion on language production.

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  • 04 Jun 2015Press release

    Less Bureaucracy Makes Police More Likely To Discriminate
    Press release Juni 4th 2015

    “Less bureaucracy and a greater emphasis upon the individual officer’s own personality and discretionary authority have made the Dutch police highly prone to discrimination against ethnic minorities and to arbitrary behavior.” So says researcher Paul Mutsaers of Tilburg University, who is calling for the “reassessment” of bureaucracy in policing, with clear authority and accountability structures and the strict separation of person and office. He recommends that police be required to complete a so-called “stop form” every time they make an arrest, to establish whether or not it was the result of ethnic profiling. “And every municipality should have a civilian review board’l, as a democratic counterweight monitoring police work.” Read more

  • 18 Feb 2015Press release

    Three million euros to boost the quality of automatic translation
    PRESS RELEASE 18 February 2015 - Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) and its partners have won a European grant worth three million euros to develop IT pattern recognition systems for the improvement of automatic translation. Read more

  • 29 Sep 2014Direct link

    Liberal Arts student wins UNHCR Award