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.
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News research Humanities and Digital Sciences
New book on success, failure, and resilience in higher education27th November 2020
The existing culture of success has also impacted our educational landscape. How does this striving for excellence impact students? And how do we promote students’ resilience against performance pressure? A diverse range of authors from the academic world have shed light on this subject in a recently published book, Success and Failure in Higher Education: Building Resilience in Students, edited by Dr. Tessa Leesen and Professor Alkeline van Lenning.
16:00 - 17:00
PhD Defense O. Prochazka MA
Negotiating Ludic Normativity in Facebook meme pages
13:30 - 15:30
PhD Defense J.K. Asmoredjo MSc
Change through exchange
13:30 - 15:00
PhD Defense P.K. Szabo
Babel Debates: An ethnographic language policy analysis of EU multilingualism in the European Parliament
Innovative research: L2TOR
Dr. Neil CohnAssociate Professor
Dr. Franks FolkvordAssistant-professor
Prof.dr. Emiel KrahmerFull Professor
Prof.dr.ir. Boudewijn HaverkortFull Professor
Dr. Grzegorz Chrupaladr. Grzegorz Chrupala
Kristel Doreleijers and Hans-Georg EilenbergerPromovendus