Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
Research and education at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) has a unique focus on humans in the context of the globalizing digital society, on the development of artificial intelligence and interactive technologies, on their impact on communication, culture and society, and on moral and existential challenges that arise.
TSHD has a unique combination of disciplines: philosophy, cultural studies, communication and information sciences, cognitive sciences and AI, the University College, and the Tilburg Center of the Learning Sciences (TiCeLS). From this strong foundation, we join forces to work on the challenges that people, organizations, and society are faced with. TSHD focuses on the further development of digital sciences, with strong roots in the humanities and social sciences, and on the further development of the humanities and social sciences with digital sciences.
Read more about our vision, ambition, and goals in our Strategy 2022-2027: Shaping our Future Society Together.
Four NWO grants for cutting-edge research17th May 2023
From a study that focuses on people who choose to remain childless to renewing microfinance in developing countries. Four Tilburg University researchers will have the opportunity to realize their innovative research ideas after winning a grant from the Dutch Research Council’s SGW Open Competition M. We extend our warmest congratulations to Katrijn van Deun, Katya Ivanova, Tessa van Leeuwen and Burak Uras for their successful applications.
Professor Emely de Vet new Dean University College Tilburg11th May 2023
The Executive Board has appointed Emely de Vet as Professor and Dean of University College Tilburg (UCT) within the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences, as of Aug. 15. She succeeds Dean Alkeline van Lenning, who will retire this summer. De Vet will be in charge of the overall leadership and further development of UCT.
Neurologist Dr. Guus Schoonman appointed endowed Professor 'Digital communication in clinical practice'21st April 2023
Neurologist and researcher Guus Schoonman has been appointed endowed Professor at the chair 'Digital communication in clinical practice' at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences, effective May 1. This chair was established in collaboration with the Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital (ETZ)Tilburg. Schoonman will conduct research on the role and added value of digital tools in communication between the patient and the healthcare provider.
14:00 - 17:30
Beyond Knowledge - TSHD Educational Event 2023
This year’s TSHD Educational Afternoon will take place on Tuesday, June 13, from 14:00 − 17:30 in the Dante building.
Good education is not just about knowledge transfer. Therefore, this time we invited teachers to talk and learn about highlighting other sides of their teaching that they believe are important as well.
10:00 - 11:30
PhD Defense F.N. Izza MA
Reciting the Qur’an in the life cycle, calendrical, and occasional rituals (The Aisyiyah and Muslimat NU women: Their position of religious authority, agency, and role within the patriarchal organization)
09:00 - 18:00
3rd TSHD Digital Humanities Symposium: Changing minds online
When we go online, our minds are subject to a variety of mechanisms, influencing our browsing behaviours, emotions, and beliefs. Search engine optimization, misinformation, echo chambers, filter bubbles, recommendation systems, and other algorithmically generated choice architectures nudge us to follow specific epistemic paths.
10:00 - 11:30
PhD Defense P.A. Blomsma
Building Embodied Conversational Agents