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 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

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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.
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.
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Events

23 May 2018 15:00 - 16:30
Jon McKenzie is Dean’s Fellow for Media and Design and Visiting Professor of English at Cornell University.
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25 May 2018 09:00 - 17:00
On Friday 25 May the Dutch-Scandinavian Research Network Symposium on 'Religious Diversity, Gender and Belonging' will take place in Utrecht.
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25 May 2018 14:00 - 16:00
Jon McKenzie is keynote speaker at the SPRING City Symposium on Technoperformance
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