Tilburg School of Humanities

Communication, Culture, Philosophy, Religion and Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Culture Studies


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NISIS Autumn School

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The Department of Culture Studies of the Tilburg School of Humanities organizes this year's 'Autumn School' of the Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies (NISIS). The Autumn School takes place from 16-19 October in Dante Building and Key Note lectures are open to the public.

The theme of this year’s Autumn School is Islam & Superdiversity.

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Ton Vallen Award 2017

The winner of the Ton Vallen Award 2017 is Gao Shuang:

"Interactional straining and the neoliberal self: Learning English in the biggest English corner in China"

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DCU member Paul Mutsaers in a live streamed public event on Global Perspectives on Policing Cities, at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS, Copenhagen), with Peter Albrecht, Helene Maria Kyed, Steffen Jensen, Mette-Louise Johansen, and Maya Mynster Christensen.


Vici grant for Jenny Slatman

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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.

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Recently published

Engaging Superdiversity Engaging Superdiversity: Recombining Spaces, Times and Language Practices

Edited by Karel Arnaut, Martha Sif Karrebæk, Massimiliano Spotti and Jan Blommaert

This book is the fruition of five years' work in exploring the idea of superdiversity. The editors argue that sociolinguistic superdiversity could be a source of inspiration to a wide range of post-structuralist, post-colonial and neo-Marxist interdisciplinary research into the potential and the limits of human cultural creativity and societal renewal under conditions of increasing and complexifying global connectivity. Through case studies of language practices in spaces understood as inherently translocal and multi-layered (classrooms and schools, youth spaces, mercantile spaces and nation-states), this book explores the relevance of superdiversity for the social and human sciences and positions it as a research perspective in sociolinguistics and beyond.

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New

Diggit

Diggit Magazine is a community-driven academic news and information platform connected to the bachelor 'Online Culture: Art, Media and Society' and the masters in Culture Studies of Tilburg University. It provides quality information in times of digitalization, globalization and superdiversity. Diggit Magazine is a learning instrument and a niche magazine at the same time.  Website   Press release


  • 03 Nov 2017News

    Similarities and Differences at One World Day
    “People are all the same. We all recognize one another's emotions, want our kids to grow up happy, and can imagine ourselves in someone else's shoes. But are we truly the same? Well then, how many Germans does it take to screw in a light bulb?” Read more

  • 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.
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  • 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. Read more