Research Humanities and Digital Sciences

Research at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences focuses on transformation processes taking place in contemporary society, related to communication and culture, and analyses the underlying moral and ethical questions.

The etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2017

The theme of the 2017 conference is 'Innovative methods in communication research'. This year’s conference is organized by Tilburg University under the flag of NefCa (the Netherlands Flanders Communication Association).

It brings together communication scholars from Flanders, the Netherlands and beyond with the objective to exchange research findings and discuss emerging topics. Please note that registration for the conference is mandatory.

Theme 2017

The theme of the 2017 conference is 'Innovative methods in communication research'. Communication scholars increasingly embed innovative research methods in their research practices. These innovative methods encompass both new quantitative approaches, such as the use of neuroscientific methods for revealing the neuro-psychological basis of media effects or computational methods for collecting and analyzing big data, as well as new qualitative approaches, such as the use of (digital) ethnography to unravel digital cultural practices. This year’s conference theme is devoted to the novel insights that these innovative methods generate into the interplay between individuals and the media, and how they thus ultimately advance our understanding of society.

Starting from the strengths and knowledge basis of the interdisciplinary field of communication sciences, we aim to exchange and discuss the conceptual ideas and methodological opportunities and challenges that the use of innovative methods brings forth.

Keynote speaker is Prof. Rene Weber

Following on from this topic, the keynote speaker at this year’s event is Prof. Rene Weber (UC Santa Barbara) talking about Media Neuroscience.

Please visit for the conference program and more information about the mandatory registration.

Location: Tilburg University, Dante Building

When: 26 January 2017 10:30

End date: 27 January 2017 13:00