Research programs HumanitiesWith its research Tilburg University wants to contribute to the understanding of contemporary society. The Tilburg School of Humanities contributes to this goal by focusing its research on current societal transformation processes such as globalization, pluriformation, and digitalization, and their consequences for language, culture, and religion.
Three thematic domains:
Research interests concern various aspects of linguistic and non-linguistic human communication and interaction. The research combines computational and experimental methods in a unique way. Website Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC)
Cultural complexity and dynamics in relation to language, culture, and
religion form the central research focus of this domain. The focus is on
the context of globalization and diversification on the one hand, and
localization and regional identity on the other. Website research program
Ground & Values
Current social and cultural transformation
processes call for analysis of the ethical consequences and
reformulation of scientific approaches and models. The philosophers take
the lead in this endeavor, with the relationship between rationality
and society as a focal point. Website research program
Two overarching areas of attention:
There is a clear coherence between the three domains, which calls for interdisciplinary cooperation. The overarching e-Humanities Platform transects the three domains – and the research programs that converge in them – and forms an incubator for innovative research.
Valorization project 'Religion and Values'
the project Understanding Society – Religion and Values the Tilburg
School of Humanities positions itself in the center of the current
societal debate on values, philosophy of life, and religion and
contributes to the understanding, and improvement, of society. Website