The Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) is one of the four research institutes of the Faculty of Humanities. The researchers from the departments of History and Art HistoryLanguages, Literature and Communication and Media and Culture Studies who belong to ICON are organised in the research groups Gender StudiesLiteratureMedia and PerformanceMedieval Culture and Musicology. 

Interdisciplinary and international research

The members of these research groups often work together to explore issues concerning different facets of the role played by art, culture, and media in present-day society. Through their interdisciplinary projects, they contribute towards the university’s focus area Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights and the strategic theme Institutions for Open Societies, among others.

ICON scholars are also members of national research schools and are active in numerous international partnerships and networks in their various disciplines. Collaboration with other partners within society is also a key priority for ICON. Several projects have already been launched in the context of the Creative Industry programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

medieval studies | comparative literature | musicology | theatre studies | film studies | television studies | game studies | gender studies

News

17 March 2017
Koen Leurs co-edited a special issue of renowned journal Information, Communication & Society that features research generated by the annual AoIR conferences.
3 March 2017
Karin van Es and Mirko Tobias Schäfer edited The Datafied Society. It offers a collection of scholarly investigations into computer-aided methods and practices.
3 March 2017
Jolanda Vanderwal Taylor will be both a visiting scholar and a visiting educator. She will contribute to designing the broad bachelor programmes TCS and LAS.
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Events

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30 March 2017 09:30 - 17:00
On 30 March there will be a seminar as part of the Horizon2020 research project 'Ethics of Coding: A Report on the Algorithmic Condition'.
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20 April 2017 13:00 - 17:00
On 20 April, students from the master programme Gender Studies organise the symposium 'Diversity and Inclusion: why it matters', together with the ARC-GS.
Ashok Mathur
25 April 2017 16:00 - 17:30
On 25 April Ashok Mathur will give a lecture entitled 'The Short, Happy Life of Harry Kumar: island hopping and gender swapping'.
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