The societal impact of the Humanities

The Centre for the Humanities (CfH) focuses on the societal impact of research and education within the Humanities. As a discussion platform, facilitator and catalyst, the CfH wants to relate innovative research activities to broader societal impact, and fulfil the role of intermediary between the faculty community and the city and region. With a diverse programme, the CfH focuses in the period 2017/2019 on the main topic Impact. In addition, the CfH also contributes to the strategic pillar of the Utrecht University: diversity.


Gerard Dou, Old woman reading (portrait of Rembrandt’s mother), c. 1631-32. Bron:
29 January 2018
From 18 March till 1 April 2018, historian Andrew Pettegree will be in Utrecht as a visiting fellow of the Centre for the Humanities.
Professor Annette Vowinckel
30 November 2017
Professor Vowinckel is an internationally recognised scholar specialised in the history of modern media and (visual) culture.
Prof. Dorita Hannah
12 May 2017
Dorita Hannah works across the spatial, visual and performing arts as a scholar and design practitioner