Research Tilburg School of Humanties and Digital Sciences

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.

Marjolijn Antheunis

Vice-Dean for Research TSHD Marjolijn Antheunis

"My ideal university is a place where, in addition to inspiring teaching and impact, there is room and  quiet to do good research, as a kind of testing ground where you can develop research out of curiosity and also just try things." Read more

Graduate School

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:

Tilburg University Research Portal

Innovative research: L2TOR


  •  Alexandra Sierra Rativa

    Alexandra Sierra Rativa

    PhD student

    Laval Virtual Europe 2021 award

  • Kristel Doreleijers

    Kristel Doreleijers

    PhD Candidate


  • Sander Verhaegh member Young Academy

    Sander Verhaegh

    Assistant Professor