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Culture and Religion

Culture and religion

Secularization, increasing globalization & diversification and technological advances are influencing personal and social identities. Our scientists analyze and interpret the consequences of these developments for language, culture and religion.


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  • Tips for a stress-free and relaxed holiday, at home or elsewhere 28 Jul 2017News Tips for a stress-free and relaxed holiday, at home or elsewhere
    The Dutch are among the most travel-hungry people in Europe. In 2015, 12.7 million Dutch people went on holiday, i.e., 80% of the population. The rest remained at home because they couldn’t afford a holiday, had health problems, or simply hated the hassle of going away. Staying at home does not need to dampen the holiday feeling, though.

  • Climate researchers must provide better visual communication on climate change 18 May 2017Press release Climate researchers must provide better visual communication on climate change
    Climate researchers should give more consideration to ways in which they can make the message about climate change clear to the public at large. This is argued by Professor of Communication and Cognition Fons Maes in a publication in Nature. Although enormous amounts of visual and digital information on climate change is available, hardly any attention is given to reaching one large and vulnerable target group: people with low levels of literacy.

  • Don't Just Subsidise Art, Start Taxing Junk Entertainment 27 Mar 2017Direct link Don't Just Subsidise Art, Start Taxing Junk Entertainment
    The peculiar thrill of art consists in the search for understanding. Unlike junk entertainment, our relationship with high art has the potential for upward development.

  • Vici grant for Jenny Slatman: Mind the Body in Health Care 20 Feb 2017Press release Vici grant for Jenny Slatman: Mind the Body in Health Care
    PRESS RELEASE 17 February 2017 - Professor of Medical Humanities Jenny Slatman is to receive an NWO grant worth € 1.5 million that will allow her to do further research on the meaning of the body in health care. Because the body is mainly perceived as a biological entity in health care, various embodied dimensions of health problems go off the radar. As a result, somatic problems are often given psychological explanations and mental problems are increasingly seen as brain deficiencies. Slatman wants to develop a broader view of embodiment.

  • How Trump used social media in his campaign 20 Jan 2017Direct link How Trump used social media in his campaign
    In the following paper Asya Krusteva and Kiki Bathoorn (students Online Culture: Art, Media and Society) will explain how the political figure Donald Trump uses social media and its format for his benefit.



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Drees, W.B.
Name prof. dr. W.B. Drees
Tilburg School of Humanities
Faculty board
Position Dean
Room D 306
Phone +31 13 466 8405
E-mail w.b.drees@tilburguniversity.edu
Koning, D.D.C. de
Name D.D.C. (Deborah) de Koning MA
Tilburg School of Humanities
Department of Culture Studies
Position PhD-student
Room D 202
Phone +31 13 466 4457
E-mail d.d.c.dekoning@tilburguniversity.edu
Beck, H.L.
Name prof. dr. H.L. Beck
Tilburg School of Humanities
Department of Culture Studies
Position Full Professor
Room D 222
Phone +31 13 466 2583
E-mail h.l.beck@tilburguniversity.edu
Augenstein, D.H.
Name dr. D.H. Augenstein
Tilburg Law School
Department European and International Public Law
Position Associate Professor
Room M 508
Phone +31 13 466 8283
E-mail d.h.augenstein@tilburguniversity.edu

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