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

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7 July 2017
The central question within JOIN is how we prevent exclusion and strengthen meaningful participation of all young people in society.
30 June 2017
To celebrate its fifth anniversary, VIEW brings its readers a fully redesigned website and the release of its latest issue.
30 June 2017
During the final meeting, 21 Humanities students withing the Humanities Honours programme presented their theses and subsequently received their certificates.
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Events

Prof. Erkki Huhtamo with his L. J. Marcy dissolving magic lantern pair (Philadelphia, c. 1870). Photo: David Leonard
29 August 2017 09:00 - 1 September 2017 16:00
The conference will present and discuss the outcomes of the Million Pictures project.
Prof. Erkki Huhtamo with his L. J. Marcy dissolving magic lantern pair (Philadelphia, c. 1870). Photo: David Leonard
29 August 2017 18:30 - 19:30
Erkki Huhtamo will discuss the magic lantern from the point of view of the screen and the rich cultural imagination that surrounded magic lantern projections.
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30 August 2017 17:00 - 20:00
The conference fair is part of the international conference A Million Pictures: History, Archiving, and Creative Re-use of Educational Magic Lantern Slides
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