The Department of Languages, Literature and Communication focusses on the fundamentals of language, on language in interpersonal communication and on language as a medium of cultural expression. With a staff of more than 200, it brings together expertise in the fields of linguistics, communication sciences, comparative literature, and European languages and cultures. It is responsible for 10 Bachelor and 17 Master programmes as well as for doctorate training in these areas. Research is conducted under the auspices of the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL OTS) and the interdepartmental Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON).


28 September 2018
In July 2018 a special issue of journal 'Memory Studies' has been published, edited by Prof Astrid Erll and Prof Ann Rigney.
17 September 2018
In August the book 'The Cambridge Companion to the Dutch Golden Age' has been published by Cambridge University Press.
10 September 2018
Kiene Brillenburg Wurth, Karí Driscoll and Jessica Pressman edited the volume 'Book Presence in a Digital Age'.


19 October 2018 11:00 - 17:00
On October19th Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies (UCMS) will organize a symposium on prognostic texts.
26 October 2018 12:45 - 13:45
On 26 October Marjolein van Egmond will defend her PhD thesis on Zipf's law in aphasic speech.
Man, die leest bij kaarslicht, Ernst Willem Jan Bagelaar, 1800. Bron:
1 November 2018 16:00 - 17:15
The next Utrecht Cultural History Seminar on the reception of the Republic of Letters after 1800 will take place on November 1, 2018.