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 TSHD Graduate School offers an attractive environment, conducive to intensive contacts between junior and senior researchers, to prepare our next generation of researchers to become skilled and responsible academics.
Research areas & themes
The core of the TSHD research is centered around the fields of culture, communication, cognition/AI and philosophy, in line with the respective Departments. Although most researchers are established in one department, we encourage our staff to collaborate beyond the boundaries of the departments. Multiple TSHD researchers cooperate on topical themes such as robotics, virtual reality, digitization, online culture and communication, and health communication. This way, our researchers are enabled to tackle contemporary challenges in synergetic, interdisciplinary efforts.
We aim to inspire our researchers in transgressing the borders of their disciplines with several initiatives. In the regular TSHD lunch colloquia two colleagues from different departments address a single topic from their perspective. The annual Research Traineeships (RTS) program is set up to stimulate interdisciplinary research. In this program, members from two different departments can apply for funding to hire two research assistants (advanced students) for joint research projects that focus on a common theme.
Explore the profiles of our researchers and their research in:
News research Humanities and Digital Sciences
13:30 - 15:00
PhD Defense S.Kidane
Trauma, Collective Trauma and Refugee Trajectories in the Digital Era
09:30 - 13:00
Dante Symposium November 17
This year, Italy and Europa celebrate Dante's work and TSHD won't let this occasion pass by unnoticed. Housed in a building that owns the name of the 'Sommo poeta', the School of Humanities and Digital Sciences will be hosting a half-day Symposium on Dante, his multifaceted work and its present-day implications.
09:30 - 18:00
Annual Cognition, Behavior & Evolution Network (CBEN) Meeting
Interdisciplinary meeting of primarily Dutch scientists and scholars who study human and animal behavior from an evolutionary and cognitive perspective.
Innovative research: L2TOR
Alexandra Sierra RativaPhD student
Sander VerhaeghAssistant Professor
Prof.dr. Mirjam van ReisenHoogleraar
Prof.dr. Emiel KrahmerFull Professor
Dr. Marjolein de BoerPost-doc onderzoeker
Joske Piepers, Ties van Gemert, Rosalyn BorstPromovendus