The Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) is one of the four research institutes of the Faculty of Humanities. The researchers from the departments of Languages, Literature and Communication and Media and Culture Studies who belong to ICON are organised in the six research groups.

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's Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights and Game Research, and to the strategic themes Institutions for Open Societies and Dynamics of Youth.

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.

medieval studies | comparative literature | musicology | theatre studies | film studies | television studies | game studies | gender studies | media and data

News

Gender
8 January 2019
This special issue focuses on the impacts of gender registration and the possibilities for abandoning such practices. Deadline for submission: 4 February 2019.
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20 December 2018
Koen Leurs, Sanne Sprenger, Ena Omerović and Hemmo Bruinenberg developed a program called “Media literacy through making media”.
The Quest for an Appropriate Past in Literature, Art and Architecture (Intersections)
20 December 2018
On 16 October 2018 Brill published 'The Quest for an Appropriate Past in Literature, Art and Architecture', edited by Karl Enenkel and Koen Ottenheym.
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Events

Dr. Zara Dinnen
24 January 2019 15:00 - 17:00
On Thursday 24 January 2019, Dr Zara Dinnen will present a paper on ‘Userness’.
26 February 2019 20:00 - 21:30
Gender inequality is still a worldwide problem. Why is it so important to fix it? With legal scholar Dr Sarah Carmichael.
Silvestro Ganassi: La Fontegara. Bron: Wikimedia
1 March 2019 16:15 - 17:15
On 1 March Dina de Oliveira Titan will defend her PhD thesis 'The origins of instrumental diminution in Renaissance Venice: Ganassi's Fontegara'.
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