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.


Evgeny Morozov. Bron: Wikimedia/Rosa Luxemburg-Stiftung
11 October 2018
On October 26 he will give a keynote lecture titled 'Big Tech Beyond the Algorithm'.
17 September 2018
Future Food Hub Seed Money call 2018 for Visiting Professor is now open.
15 June 2018
In the Movies & Science series we approach authenticity from three angles: art, nature and food. Organised by Studium Generale and Centre for the Humanities.




28 November 2018 16:30 - 18:00
Centre for the Humenities Visiting Fellow Rosanne Kennedy will be giving a public lecture.
Prof. dr. Duco Hellema
29 November 2018 16:00 - 17:45
The discussion ‘Back to the Seventies’ will be organized on the occasion of Prof. Duco Hellema’s new book The Global 1970s: Radicalism, Reform, and Crisis.
10 December 2018 19:00 - 21:15
This film traces the origins of the most popular Chinese dish in the US. Why do we value food more if it’s ‘authentic’? With media scholar Prof Jeroen de Kloet.