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Aafje de Roest wint Vliegenthart Scriptieprijs
14 April 2018
Afstudeeronderzoek naar Nederlandse hiphop wint Vliegenthart Scriptieprijs 2017.
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13 April 2018
The Special Collection 'Forced migration and digital connectivity in(to) Europe', published in Social Media + Society is edited by Koen Leurs and Kevin Smets.
Jon McKenzie
13 April 2018
Jon McKenzie is Centre for the Humanities SPRING Festival Fellow 2018. He will participate in several public activities.
10 April 2018
Co-edited by Sarah Moran, this special issue considers activities of Catholic and Protestant women in Europe and the Americas in the 16th to 18th centuries.
G20 protest don't be stupid
6 April 2018
ERC Advanced Grant for Ann Rigney, professor of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University.
27 March 2018
Sandra Ponzanesi, leader of ERC project CONNECTINGEUROPE, organised the conference during her visiting professorship at Columbia University.
Babylon Berlin
23 March 2018
Stereotypes of Weimar Germany keep us from learning the right lessons: anti-democratic forces do not always come in reactionary guises, writes Jochen Hung.
23 March 2018
In 'Het socialisme van nu' Ido de Haan and Anne-Marie Mreijen compiled important texts and correspondences of politician Marinus van der Goes van Naters.
19 March 2018
The Dynamics of Youth programme committee has representatives from all seven faculties. Representing the Faculty of Humanities is linguist Frank Wijnen.
16 March 2018
Koen Leurs and Alison Harvey have co-edited a special issue with a selection of works presented at the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) conference.
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5 March 2018
The exhibition ‘Between Aleppo and Mosul’ will highlight the cultural destruction in Syria and Iraq.
28 February 2018
Political developments in Italy are a precursor for the rest of Europe, conclude Pepijn Corduwener and Arthur Weststeijn in their book 'Proeftuin Italië'.
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20 February 2018
Beatrice de Graaf and Mirko Noordegraaf were involved in two reports on the approach of the municipality of Amsterdam to radicalization and counterterrorism.
13 February 2018
From March onwards, Mauro Bonazzi is appointed professor in ancient and medieval philosophy. His research focuses on Plato and the history of ancient Platonism.
Dr. Els Rose
13 February 2018
Els Rose has been appointed Professor Late and Medieval Latin at the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication starting from 15 February 2018.
13 February 2018
This book shows that 70 years of EU have taught us the difficulty of European solidarity and political unanimity. Co-edited by Liesbeth van de Grift.
Mata Hari (1910) - Bron: Wikimedia Commons
12 February 2018
To understand the many aspects of Mata Hari’s life, the filmmakers spoke with a variety of experts including Dr Marijke Huisman (Cultural History).
Dr. Stefan Binder
9 February 2018
The award committee selected Stefan Binder’s dissertation, titled 'Total Atheism: Making mental revolutions in South India' as the most original and innovative.
Dr. Aoju Chen
2 February 2018
Aoju Chen was appointed professor in Language Development in Relation to Socialisation and Identity in the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication
Gerard Dou, Old woman reading (portrait of Rembrandt’s mother), c. 1631-32. Bron: Rijksmuseum.nl
29 January 2018
From 18 March till 1 April 2018, historian Andrew Pettegree will be in Utrecht as a visiting fellow of the Centre for the Humanities.
Dr. Iris van der Tuin
29 January 2018
Dr Iris van der Tuin has been appointed professor at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.
Politiepatrouille en pantserwagen in het centrum van Brussel
25 January 2018
Emergency measures frequently have unexpected or undesirable side-effects for society and the democratic rule of law.
Prof. dr. Bas van Bavel. Foto: Ed van Rijswijk
22 January 2018
The gap between the poor and the rich is growing, according to Oxfam Novib. What is causing inequality? And how do we turn the tide?
Prof. dr. Eggo Müller. Bron: YouTube (still)
15 December 2017
Eggo Mueller has been awarded a grant by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Committee to research the online circulation of audiovisual heritage.
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15 December 2017
The European Commission has recently funded a large new research project in which Utrecht University’s Ethics Institute participates.
Nicolae Ceauşescu and Kim Il Sung during the party and state visit to the DPR Korea (1971). Source: Wikimedia Commons/Romanian Communism Online Photo Collection under the digital ID 33292X4X9
14 December 2017
The journal is committed to promoting the scholarly study of perpetrators of mass killings, political violence, and genocide.
8 December 2017
This work explores the relationship between law and drama in Europe between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries. Co-edited by Katell Lavéant.
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7 December 2017
According to the PhD research by Anne van Leeuwen, timing and rhythm are important factors in conducting successful conversations.
Kinderarbeid in de kledingindustrie (1909) ). Bron: Wikimedia Commons/Lewis Hine
29 November 2017
Van Nederveen Meerkerk will study the role of household labour and consumption in the relocation of textile production across the world.
Prof. dr. Bas van Bavel. Foto: Ed van Rijswijk
27 November 2017
The laws of nature are what drive wealth inequality within a society, unless society takes action to counteract their effect, such as by adopting taxation laws.
Dr. Willemijn Ruberg
27 November 2017
The Consolidator Grant will allow Willemijn Ruberg to set up her own team of researchers and study the history of forensic medicine and psychiatry.
24 November 2017
Contemporary Choreography captures the essence of choreography in the 21st century, encouraging rigorous thinking and research. Co-edited by Liesbeth Wildschut.
24 November 2017
The essays in this book illuminate the current state of Rembrandt studies and suggest avenues for future inquiry. With a contribution by Thijs Weststeijn.
Zebravink zit op een takje.
14 November 2017
Johan Bolhuis: "There are some very interesting similarities between the way songbirds learn to sing and the way children learn to talk."
10 November 2017
This book examines how rural Europe emerged as a key site of local, national and international governance. Co-edited by Liesbeth van de Grift.
30 October 2017
Professor Dr Gloria Wekker, Professor Dr Philomena Essed and Dr Leo Balai together win the Black Achievement 2017 in the category Science.
30 October 2017
Joas Wagemakers won this year’s British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize for the best book published in Middle Eastern Studies in 2016.
27 October 2017
Co-edited by Jeroen Salman, this book demonstrates how materiality, sociality and spatiality contribute to a better understanding of early modern book history.
Spelevarende randstedelingen in Giethoorn
27 October 2017
Economic growth is still not expressed in an equal rise of comprehensive wellbeing for Dutch households.
20 October 2017
By making your own media, you will learn to better understand the process. Koen Leurs and Sanne Sprenger on "Media-Making Media" project for migrant youths.
20 October 2017
This book, co-edited by Dan Hassler-Forest, is one of the first critical studies of Star Wars, with essays from a wide range of interdisciplinary scholars.
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11 October 2017
An interdisciplinary group of scholars got together to address emerging issues related to big data in a joint-effort
21 September 2017
Store chain HEMA has announced to discontinue sex indications in children's clothing: no more “boys” or “girls” departments, but simply “kids”.
Prof. dr. Ann Rigney
15 September 2017
On 15 September, professor Ann Rigney received an honorary doctorate from Aarhus University, Denmark.
8 September 2017
Arnoud Visser, Nina Geerdink and Anna-Luna Post were awarded a KNAW grant to organise a colloquium on reputation in early modern Europe.
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1 September 2017
Ryad and Lange received a grant to organise a KNAW colloquium to advance research in Arabo-Muslim Digital Humanities and Cultural Analytics.
29 August 2017
Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk has been appointed as special professor Comparative History of Households, Gender and Work at Radboud University Nijmegen.
Prof. dr. Ellen Gerrits
25 August 2017
Ellen Gerrits receives the grant for her research project 'Tracking speech and language development of Dutch children migrating to Australia'.
Prof. dr. Kiene Brillenburg Wurth
22 August 2017
As of 1 august, Kiene Brillenburg Wurth has been appointed Head of Humanities at Utrecht University College (UCU) for the coming four years.
15 August 2017
This book argues that the ability to adapt, innovate and learn from the past is crucial for the success of intelligence organizations. Co-edited by Eleni Braat.

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