Faculty of Humanities

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.


Prof. dr. Bob de Graaff
24 February 2017
In this TEDTalk Bob de Graaff talks about the power of the government and the individual regarding intelligence.
Prof. dr. Joris van Eijnatten en dr. Jaap Verheul
24 February 2017
The historians acquired the grant for the programme 'CHEurope: Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe'.
Dr. Rolf Strootman
21 February 2017
Rolf Strootman will research the role of Iranian elites in the empire of Alexander the Great and his successors for a period of six months in Los Angeles.


28 February 2017 19:15 - 22:00
On 28 February the Postcolonial Studies Initiative will be screening 'Fuocoammare' as part of its seventh annual film series.
28 February 2017 20:00 - 21:30
Economic historian prof. Jan Luiten van Zanden explores whether we can find alternatives to the dogma of economic growth. Is sustainable growth an alternative?
2 March 2017 17:00 - 18:30
From porn, to movies and videoclips: do we develop sexual standards based on what we see in the media? With media scholar dr. Linda Duits.

Faculty of Humanities