The Faculty of Humanities encompasses the disciplines of history, art, philosophy, music, literature, language, religion and media. Our education and research are primarily aimed at contributing to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. Read more about our profile.


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9 January 2018
Our Massive Open Online Course 'Understanding child development – from Synapse to Society' starts again on 5 February. Enroll now!
8 January 2018
The project contributes to the development of research in the field of creative industries and Big Data.
19 December 2017
"Ancient Models in the Early Modern Republican Imagination" approaches the early modern republican political imagination from a fresh perspective.


23 January 2018 16:15 - 18:00
Prof. Kate Rudy (University of St Andrews) will give a lecture entitled ‘Rubrics, Images and Indulgences in Late Medieval Netherlandish Manuscripts’.
24 January 2018 12:45 - 13:45
Phoebe Kisubi Mbasalaki researched the lived experiences of black township women in same-sex relationships in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
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25 January 2018 15:30 - 17:00
A round table conversation on gender and race in academia with Zethu Matebeni, Gloria Wekker, Kopano Ratele, Rolando Vazques and Phoebe Mbasalaki.