Research Humanities

Research at the Tilburg School of Humanities focuses on transformation processes taking place in contemporary society, related to communication and culture, and analyses the underlying moral and ethical questions.

News Humanities

  • 16 Oct 2017Press release

    Mind Labs develops virtual humans
    PRESS RELEASE Oct 16th 2017 - Together with 13 partners, Tilburg University will start a project totaling 7 million euros to develop virtual humans for training purposes in healthcare. The project called VIBE (Virtual Humans in the Brabant Economy) is the first project in Mind Labs, the initiative on interactive technologies and behavior set up in the Tilburg Spoorzone area.
    Read more

  • 29 Sep 2017News

    € 250,000 for research into Data Science solutions for retirement
    The board of scientific institute and knowledge network Netspar has awarded € 250,000 for a three-year research project from Tilburg University researchers Peter de Goeij and Eric Postma. The project is called Data Science Solutions to Enhance Pension Communication. The project is expected to start in January 2018. Read more

  • 28 Jul 2017News

    Tips for a stress-free and relaxed holiday, at home or elsewhere
    The Dutch are among the most travel-hungry people in Europe. In 2015, 12.7 million Dutch people went on holiday, i.e., 80% of the population. The rest remained at home because they couldn’t afford a holiday, had health problems, or simply hated the hassle of going away. Staying at home does not need to dampen the holiday feeling, though. Read more

  • 14 Jul 2017News

    Run for a PhD position in the Humanities
    Have you ever considered going for a PhD? Maybe you are not ready to let go of the subject of your thesis and you wish to dig deeper. Then here’s your chance! You can apply for funding for a PhD-position now. Read more

  • 08 Jun 2017News

    Alumna Brenda Adoyo starts Venus Cups project in Kenya
    Brenda Adoyo from Kenya has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Master’s in Strategic management. She graduated in March 2017. Two years ago, and still a student at the time at Tilburg University, Brenda started the Menstrual Cup project in Kenya. Read more

  • 18 May 2017Press release

    Climate researchers must provide better visual communication on climate change
    Climate researchers should give more consideration to ways in which they can make the message about climate change clear to the public at large. This is argued by Professor of Communication and Cognition Fons Maes in a publication in Nature. Although enormous amounts of visual and digital information on climate change is available, hardly any attention is given to reaching one large and vulnerable target group: people with low levels of literacy.
    Read more

  • 18 May 2017Press release

    Tilburg University best general university
    Of all general universities in the Netherlands, overall student satisfaction is highest at Tilburg University. This is shown by the figures of the National Student Survey (NSE) over the year 2016-2017. Read more

  • 27 Mar 2017Direct link

    Don't Just Subsidise Art, Start Taxing Junk Entertainment
    The peculiar thrill of art consists in the search for understanding. Unlike junk entertainment, our relationship with high art has the potential for upward development. Read more

  • 08 Mar 2017News

    Playboy's Postfeminism Problem
    Hugh Hefner has passed Playboy's reigns to his son, 25-year old Cooper Hefner, but a fresh set of eyes in the creative lead at Playboy does not, unfortunately, mean any sort of victory for women. Read more

  • 15 Jul 2016News

    Veni awards NWO for three promising researchers
    Three promising young reseachers of Tilburg University have been awarded a Veni grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grant consists of a maximum of 250,000 euro and will enable them to conduct innovative research for three years. Read more

  • 01 Jun 2016News

    Predicting geographical locations analyzing co-occurrences in text
    Can we predict the geographical location of a city only using the way they happen to be mentioned in language? Based on the simple principle that places that are located together are mentioned together, data scientist Max Louwerse of the Tilburg School of Humanities and colleagues have demonstrated that you can. Read more

  • 02 Mar 2016Press release

    Witteveen Memorial Fellowship 2016 awarded to Nayeli Urquiza
    The second Witteveen Memorial Fellowship on Law and Humanities has been awarded to Nayeli Urquiza. Urquiza holds a Master in International Relations from Webster University (Austria) and recently defended her PhD thesis on female drug mules and their experiences in the UK justice system at Kent Law School. Read more

  • 29 Feb 2016Direct link

    Review of A Public Anthropology of Policing by Paul Mutsaers
    Review of A Public Anthropology of Policing: Law Enforcement and Migrants in the Netherlands by Paul Mutsaers (Politieacademie/Tilburg University, 2015). Read more

  • 12 Oct 2015Press release

    Conversation-provoking HIV/AIDS campaigns may be counter-productive
    Press Release, 12 October 2015 -- Mass media campaigns aimed to make adolescents in South Africa talk about issues related to HIV/AIDS may be counter-productive. Read more

  • 07 Oct 2015Press release

    Fight the root causes of human exodus of Africa, trafficking and ICT experts urge EU
    PRESS RELEASE October 7th, 2015 - An Afripol police and African anti-trafficking office should be established which focuses on fighting criminal groups and human trafficking. Working closely with Europol, these could strengthen the African security situation, protect refugees and help combat the root cause of the current exodus to Europe.
    In addition, more research is needed into how ICT and telecommunications can facilitate human trafficking in planning routes, communication and (ransom) transactions. These are two recommendations for the EU-Africa Valletta Conference on migration 11-12 November in Malta, drawn up by Tilburg University (Netherlands) experts, Mirjam van Reisen, Conny Rijken and Gerard van Oortmerssen together with senior UN officials, human rights, trafficking and ICT experts. Read more

  • 30 Jun 2015Press release

    Research center TiCC receives third grant for robo-journalism research in six months
    Researchers Martijn Goudbeek and Emiel Krahmer from the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) were awarded an NWO Open Competition grant for their project on the influence of emotion on language production.

    Read more

  • 18 Feb 2015Press release

    Three million euros to boost the quality of automatic translation
    PRESS RELEASE 18 February 2015 - Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) and its partners have won a European grant worth three million euros to develop IT pattern recognition systems for the improvement of automatic translation. Read more