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'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

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.
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.
23 January 2018
This special issue introduces the notions of encapsulation and cosmopolitanism to understand digital migration studies
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Events

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20 February 2018 17:15 - 18:45
An introduction to the Data Justice Lab at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
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21 February 2018 09:00 - 22 February 2018 12:30
The workshop focuses on Asia and Europe and allows for a comparative approach with a focus on any aspects of the intersection of utopia, memory, and the urban.
Eva Hayward
22 February 2018 15:30 - 17:00
Eva Hayward is an assistant professor in Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
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