The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies plays an active role in several university-wide, national, and international research and educational consortiums — in addition to housing the university's Ethics Institute.

The department is home to a broad range of subjects: from Philosophy to Christianity, Islam and other religious and secular traditions. The strong research focus, together with extensive engagement with other disciplines and with the wider society, is further reflected in the high quality of the educational programmes offered by the department.


12 November 2019
Last month, Brill published "Among Digitized Manuscripts. Philology, Codicology, Paleography in a Digital World" by Dr Cornelis van Lit.
1 November 2019
The fourth seminar on the New Silk Road research project took place on October 18th in Shanghai.
CfGC Global Middle East
15 October 2019
The Centre for Global Challenges brought together researchers and students from different disciplines in a one-day colloquium on the Middle East.


Keizer Nero begon de vervolging van christenen en velen volgden zijn voorbeeld. Christenen werden onder meer ter vermaak afgeslacht. Bron: Wikimedia/Eugene Thirion
15 November 2019 15:00 - 17:00
Presented by the Ancient History and Classical Civilization research group.
19 November 2019 15:30 - 17:00
On 19 November the colloquium wil revolve around Regulative Ideas and Non-Empirical Theory Assessments
Prof. dr. Mauro Bonazzi. Foto: Ed van Rijswijk
4 December 2019 16:15 - 18:15
On December 4th, Prof. Mauro Bonazzi gives his oration as professor in History of ancient and medieval philosophy.