Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

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

Department of Culture Studies

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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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Paul Mutsaers on Global Perspectives on Policing Cities

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

Slatman, Jenny

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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Diggit Magazine


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

  • 16 May 2018Event

    Conference Interpretation Today
    The conference brings together a broad range of humanities scholars and students to discuss the value of interpretation and hermeneutics in the face of big data, as well as anti-or post- hermeneutic tendencies. Read more

  • 07 Feb 2018News

    Carnival: A reversal of the roles
    Just a few more days and it is here again, the festival that makes all other festivities pale by comparison, the Mother of all Festivals: Carnival. One half of the Netherlands is horrified by the idea of dressing up, boozing and puking for three days straight; the other half saves up for it all year. For northerners, next week is a week like any other; southerners are getting ready for an orgy of feasting and celebration. Read more

  • 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