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.

Centre for the Humanities

The Centre for the Humanities connects pioneering research to the greater socio-political relevance of the humanities.

Portrait of René Descartes (1596-1650) - painting by Frans Hals
Descartes Centre

The Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities is a joint collaboration of all seven Faculties at Utrecht University.

Digital Humanities

The Utrecht Digital Humanities Lab focuses on the application of new media and information technologies in Humanities research.

Faculty of Humanities