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.


12 December 2019
The UGlobe Consultancy is looking for master and bachelor students and life-long learners to work on a project on decolonizing the university.
Kathy High. Bron: Wikimedia/Monica Giselle
17 October 2019
Interdisciplinary artist Kathy High is the Centre for Humanities Festival Fellow at Impakt Festival 2019.
17 October 2019
At the end of November, Routledge publishes "Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights" by Prof. Rosemarie Buikema, Prof. Antoine Buyse and Prof. Antonius Robben.




19 May 2020 19:30 - 21:30
On May 19, Annelien de Dijn and Arend-Jan Boekestijn will talk about violence and politics throughout history.
15 September 2020 19:30 - 21:30
On September 15, Rens Bod will talk about the development of science through history.
27 October 2020 19:30 - 21:30
On October 27, Leonard Rutgers will give a lecture about the fascinating history of human migration.