Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities encompasses the disciplines of history, art, philosophy, music, literature, language, religion and media. Our education and research are primarily aimed at contributing to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. Read more about our profile.


28 July 2016
Birgit Meyer and Maruška Svašek edited the volume 'Creativity in Transition: Politics and Aesthetics of Cultural Production Across the Globe'.
26 July 2016
Bart Besamusca and Hugo Quené are appointed as of 1 August 2016, Thijs Weststeijn as of 1 October.
19 July 2016
In this new book, Fenneke Sysling describes the way Dutch racial scientists tried to make sense of the human diversity in the Indonesian archipelago.


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23 August 2016 - 26 August 2016
The third edition of the New Materialism training school will take place this summer at Charles University, Prague.
Eventalks at the Early Music Festival 2016
26 August 2016 18:30 - 4 September 2016 19:00
In a secular version of evensong, named Eventalk, inspiring speakers from Utrecht University offer an intellectual haiku with a musical interlude.
Adolf Eichmann at trial in Jerusalem and walking in yard of his cell in Ayalon Prison, Ramla (1961). Source: Wikimedia Commons/Israel National Photo Collection
31 August 2016 - 3 September 2016
How are perpetrators of mass violence and genocide represented in the media, public discourse and academic scholarship?

Faculty of Humanities