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.
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
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
Online talk series by Julija Vaitonyte and Judita Rudokaite on Artificial Intelligence: 'It is a human issue'23rd September 2022
A little more than a year ago, PhD-students of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences Julija Vaitonyte and Judita Rudokaite started an online talk series featuring many discussions in the field of Artificial Intelligence: AI Forward Forum. For this talk series they invite researchers, practitioners and artists from different disciplines and from all over the globe for crosstalk. And they have been able to invite many interesting guests. The coming edition is on the 29th of September.
13:30 - 15:00
PhD Defense C.G. van der Lee MA
Next Steps in Data-to-Text Generation: Towards Better Data, Models, and Evaluation
13:30 - 15:00
PhD Defense A.J. Nanne MSc
Social Drivers of Visual Brand-Related User Generated Content: Creation, Content, and Consequences
13:30 - 15:00
PhD Defense A. Sforna
Diffracting the digital border
Innovative research: L2TOR
Sander VerhaeghAssistant Professor