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
Tilburg University pleased with National Growth Fund: € 276 milion for AI research21st April 2021
The National Growth Fund invests € 276 milion in research in the field of Artificial Intelligence in the coming year. For Tilburg University this offers extra opportunities tot get funding for our AI-research. Several proposals are being prepared. The new possibilities mainly focus on ethical, legal and social issues surrounding artificial intelligence, within so-called "ELSA Labs".
10:00 - 11:30
PhD Defense Y. Han
Chinese Tones: Can You Listen With Your Eyes?
16:00 - 17:30
PhD Defense Y. Norouzzadeh Ravari MSc
Player Behavior Modeling In Video Games
09:45 - 17:30
Online Symposium 'The Human in Digital Humanities'
On June 23 and 24, 2021, the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences organizes an online symposium on ‘The Human in Digital Humanities’. (Inter)national scholars from a broad range of Humanities disciplines will engage in a cross-disciplinary dialogue on the role of the human in the advancing digitization of our world.
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