Fellowship programme

With the CfH fellowship programme we invite various guests from home and abroad: Academic Fellows, Writers-in-Residence, Festival Fellows and Embedded Researchers. Below a selection of our visiting fellows. (see all fellows in Dutch)

Academic Fellows

Every year, the CfH invites a number of either noteworthy or important academics or societal players from the Netherlands and abroad based on recommendations made by the research institutes of the Faculty of Humanities. Fellows are involved in a wide range of activities, including teaching, giving research seminars, organising expert meetings, giving master classes and giving public lectures for a broad audience. The CfH programme focuses on increasing the societal impact of humanities research as widely as possible. Academic Fellows are expected to enhance to this focus, for instance because their research is related to cultural activities or addresses contemporary social challenges. Below a view of our academic fellows in 2018.

Prof. Antonella Sorace
Prof. Antonella Sorace, source: https://vimeo.com/135453133

From April to June 2018, UiLOTS research institute welcomed Antonella Sorace, professor of Development Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. Sorace is a widely appreciated linguist, especially recognised for her work on the topic of bilingualism. She is committed to disseminating the findings of her research on bilingualism outside academia. She is the founding director of the information and consultancy centre Bilingualism Matters and was awarded a Beltane Fellowship for Public Engagement. More information about Antonella Sorace. Sorace gave guest lectures to Bachelor's students. A research seminar was held on her work and she also gave a public lecture.

Prof. Andrew Pettegree
Prof. Andrew Pettegree, source: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/staff/andrewpettegree.html

In March and April 2018, the ICON research institute welcomed Andrew Pettegree, professor of Modern History at the University Saint-Andrews, Scotland. Pettegree is a renowned expert on the history of the book in the Early Modern era, the Reformation and on the history of the development of news. Pettegree's activities in Utrecht will include conducting research for his new book entitled Trading Books in the Age of Rembrandt (appearing in 2018). More information about Andrew Pettgree. Pettegree has given a master class for Research Master's and PhD students, as well as an expert meeting and a public lecture.



Every year the CfH (in consultation with one of the faculty's language courses) appoints a young, prominent writer as Writer-in-Residence. The Writer-in-Residence gives a master class for students and participates in cultural activities in the city (such as festivals).

Festival Fellow

The CfH Festival Fellowship programme aims to connect the academic world and cultural life in the city of Utrecht. The CfH works closely with leading Utrecht festivals to organise a balanced programme around the fellows. Below one of our Festival Fellows 2017.

Prof. Peter Eckersall
Peter Eckersall
Prof. Peter Eckersall

Peter Eckersall (City University of New York) is a pioneering researcher in Japanese theatre and dramaturgy and contemporary performance. He is the Centre for the Humanities SPRING Festival Fellow 2019 and key note speaker at the Performing Robots Conference.

Prof. Dorita Hannah
Prof. Dorita Hannah
Prof. Dorita Hannah

Prof. Dorita Hannah was the Centre for the Humanities SPRING Festival Fellow 2017. Hannah is research professor of Interdisciplinary Architecture, Art & Design at the University of Tasmania and deputy professor of Stage & Space at Aalto University in Finland. She specialises in theatre architecture and the design of cultural venues and public spaces. She also creates dance-architecture events and performative installations. Read more about Hannah's visit as SPRING Festival Fellow

Embedded Researcher

A researcher from the faculty is exempted from teaching during one (or two) block(s) to develop research 'on location' at and in consultation with interesting social partners.

Information for members of staff

Once every calendar year there is a call for new Visiting Fellows. In 2018, the next call will go out to Visiting Fellows for 2019. More information about the application procedure and conditions will be published on the website and the intranet somewhere in the course of 2018.