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
Keuzegids Universiteiten 2021: Five Tilburg University Bachelor’s programs rank # 126th November 2020
The Keuzegids Universiteiten 2021 shows that students have ranked five Tilburg University Bachelor’s programs as the best in their field. In the annual Keuzegids Universiteiten, all academic Bachelor’s programs are compared, largely based on student satisfaction measured through the National Student Survey (NSE). In the overall ranking of Dutch universities, Tilburg University achieves a tied 5th position.
16:00 - 17:00
PhD Defense J.P.W. Brouwers
De hoofddoek in de krant; Een inhoudsanalytisch onderzoek naar de berichtgeving over de islamitische hoofddoek in vijf Nederlandse dagbladen (2000-2014)
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
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