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2 March 2017
Seventeen students of Utrecht University return with success from the Model United Nations. No less than nine students received individual awards.
1 March 2017
Eight Humanities programmes have been ranked best in their field, according to Keuzegids Masters 2017.
A party in the Open Air. Allegory on Conjugal Love (1590-1595) by Isaac Oliver. Source: Wikimedia Commons
15 February 2017
The new international academic programme NEW FACES asks the question what we can learn from Shakespeare’s world about the current crisis in Europe.
3 February 2017
During Webinar Week there will be four webinars on Master's programmes in the Humanities at Utrecht University
Dr. Merel van Goch
24 November 2016
These fellowships facilitate education-related research at European Liberal Arts and Sciences institutions.
Prof. dr. José van Dijck. Fotografie: Milette Raats
28 October 2016
Professor Dr José van Dijck will be appointed Distinguished Professor of Utrecht University as of 1 January 2017.
Dorine van de Klashorst (Dare To Be Grey) en jurylid Barry Paf. Foto: Margarita Zharova
7 October 2016
The leader of the group of 21 students who created the Dare to be Grey campaign wins prize for the category Pioneers.
Uitreiking van de facultaire scriptiepijs door prof. dr. Eric Reuland aan Sofia Bimpikou. Foto: Moniek Lijster
6 September 2016
Naomi Alexander Naidoo (Applied Ethics) and Sofia Bimpikou (Linguistics) wrote the best academic and research master thesis respectively.
Beeldhouwwerk "Der moderne Buchdruck" op de Bebelplatz in Berlijn. Bron: Wikimedia Commons
5 September 2016
The project ‘Developing Teaching Competencies for Extensive Reading Programs’ has been awarded ERASMUS+ funding.
Michael Burke - Honours Dean Universiteit Utrecht
1 September 2016
Michael Burke is the successor of prof.dr. Rob van der Vaart.
26 July 2016
Bart Besamusca and Hugo Quené are appointed as of 1 August 2016, Thijs Weststeijn as of 1 October.
Bootvluchtelingen © iStockphoto.com/jcarillet
5 July 2016
In the series ‘Ethical annotations’, researchers and students of the Ethics Institute are listing all moral considerations linked to refugee admission
Het oudste handschrift van Jacob van Maerlants Rijmbijbel, Koninklijke Bibliotheek België
1 July 2016
Master's students will work together to create an online exhibition of one of the oldest and most abundantly illustrated Middle-Dutch manuscripts.
28 June 2016
Utrecht students have won first prize in the Facebook Global Digital Challenge with their campaign against extremism.
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24 June 2016
HistoryIT will provide Utrecht University’s Media and Culture Studies Expertise Centre with hands-on digital heritage projects.
21 June 2016
A delegation of students from Utrecht University will present their anti-radicalisation campaign #DareToBeGrey in Washington.
Prof. dr. Josine Blok
2 May 2016
As of 1 June Blok will be Head of the Department of History and Art History for the duration of one year.
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28 April 2016
In a panel debate on big data, Mirko Tobias Schäfer stressed the importance of humanities expertise in data analysis.
Prof. dr. Ted Sanders
24 March 2016
As of 1 September, Prof. Ted Sanders will be Vice-Dean of graduate education at the Faculty of Humanities.
Camera Interactiva
21 March 2016
The Camera Interactiva talent development programme awards an ‘Audience Favourite’ prize.
Tentoonstelling 'Uit liefde voor de stad'
18 March 2016
The exhibition in Dordrechts Museum shows the importance of municipal collections.
Keuzegids Masters 2016
3 March 2016
Six Humanities programmes have been ranked best in their field, according to Keuzegids Masters 2016.
26 February 2016
Utrecht University is the only Dutch participant in this international project in which students develop social media campaigns against extremism.
15 February 2016
EUscreen is organising a competition, asking users to pick their favourite video from an online collection of 60.000 items.
Prof. dr. Bert van den Brink
5 February 2016
As of 1 August 2016, Bert van den Brink succeeds Barbara Oomen as Dean of University College Roosevelt in Middelburg.
21 January 2016
Historian Ruben Schalk is on of the authors of 'Kansen in het Koninkrijk. Studiebeurzen 1815-2015'.
Universitaire vlag bij Academiegebouw
20 January 2016
Utrecht University is awarding four honorary doctorates, to: Robert J. Sampson, Sybil Seitzinger, Francine Houben and Jordi Savall.
Louis Peter Grijp tijdens een concert in Zwolle op 19 juni 2015. Foto Annemies Tamboer
15 January 2016
Prof. Louis Peter Grijp passed away on January 9 at the age of 61. He was Professor of ‘Dutch song culture: past and present’.
Prof. dr. Rosi Braidotti
1 December 2015
Summer school course 'The Posthuman Glossary' with Prof. Rosi Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova is now open for registrations.
Winnaar Didi van Trijp, geflankeerd door de aanwezige genomineerden Tamar van der Kuil en Nicole Linkels - foto: vriendenvandewitt.nl/Peter Hilz
30 November 2015
Van Trijp studied notions on the structure of the universe among two Amsterdam chambers of rhetoric in the early 17th century.
Opening academisch jaar EUR, Beatrice de Graaf - foto: Michelle Muus
1 September 2015
What role does the scientist play, and how can politics and institutional settings facilitate this role?
Genomineerden facultaire scriptieprijs voor de beste masterscriptie 2015.
21 July 2015
On 1 September the Faculty of Humanities awards the prizes for the best Master's thesis and best Research Master's thesis.
Prof. dr. Hans Hoeken
17 July 2015
As of 1 September 2015 Prof. Hans Hoeken is appointed Professor of Communication and Information Studies at Utrecht University.
Literair Vertalen
10 July 2015
The grants are awarded annually to the most talented students in literary translation.
The New Utopians: student interviews in University Library City Centre
10 July 2015
Their project invites a dialogue about utopic thinking, and challenges us to rethink our (academic) environment.
Sven Dupré
2 July 2015
This new chair focuses on the production and consumption of art and its embedding in the history of knowledge.
8 June 2015
Utrecht Data School offers a newly designed track on data analysis and visualisation, in cooperation with external partners.
29 May 2015
4 of 15 PhD candidates from a new, EU-funded Gender Studies network will deliver their PhD at Utrecht University.
Dr. Ria van der Lecq
24 April 2015
On 24 April 2015 Dr Ria van der Lecq (Liberal Arts and Sciences) has been decorated as Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau.
Caramay Schmelzer wins Eisenhower Thesis Prize 2014
17 April 2015
Caramay Schmelzer (American Studies) has won the Theodore Roosevelt American History Award (TRAHA) 2015.
26 March 2015
In the Keuzegids 2015, seven Master programmes of the Faculty of Humanities are ranked #1 of the Netherlands.
13 March 2015
The UCIS website highlights the four Master's programmes involved in UCIS, as well as researchers, the student council and community activities.
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17 January 2015
Prof. Joris van Eijnatten (Cultuurgeschiedenis) receives funding for traineeships in the administration and organisation of an open access journal.
Caramay Schmelzer wins Eisenhower Thesis Prize 2014
5 January 2015
Caramay Schmelzer’s thesis addressed the question why the US in 2001 rejected a verification protocol for the Biological Weapons Convention.
Literair Vertalen
20 October 2014
The European Commission has made € 277,482 available for the two-year project Petra-E.
Games and Play summerschool 2014, participants
2 September 2014
A report of the summer school, which took place from 17 to 29 August 2014 at Utrecht University.
Anne Roetman en Emma Jane Unsworth
21 March 2014
The Chronicles Projects is a platform where young, unknown translators present short stories or excerpts from young, unknown authors.
College, foto UU/Kees Rutten
7 March 2014
Maarten Prak, Professor of Economic and Social History, has been awarded the annual Outstanding Teacher Award 2013-2014 of Utrecht University.
Keuzegids Universiteiten 2014
18 February 2014
Five Masters of our Faculty of Humanities have been ranked best in their field in the Netherlands, according to the Keuzegids Masters 2014.
In Memoriam Jim Hurley
10 February 2014
On Friday 7 February the Faculty received the sad news that our colleague Jim Hurley has passed away at the age of 57.

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