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

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15 March 2019
The 'GEMMA Master' has been included among the ten 'Erasmus+' projects that have contributed the most to women empowerment and gender equity.
Prof. mr. Linda Senden. Foto: Ed van Rijswijk
8 March 2019
Linda Senden spoke in several newspapers about the controversial target law and the gender quota.
Malvolio and the Countess (Twelfth Night, or What You Will by Shakespeare) by Caniel Maclise (1806-1870). Bron: Wikimedia
8 March 2019
The new international academic programme NEW FACES asks the question what we can learn from Shakespeare’s world about the current crisis in Europe.
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Events

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26 March 2019 12:00 - 13:30
On 26 March the first lunch conversation, ‘Speaking gender and diversity across the disciplines: how not to get lost in translation', will take place.
Interieur van een 16e-eeuwse boekhandel, Alfred Van Neste, ca. 1890 - ca. 1925. Bron: Rijksmuseum
26 March 2019 17:30 - 19:00
Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen will present their new book 'The Bookshop of the World'.
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28 March 2019 16:15 - 18:00
On 28 March 2019 the next edition of the Utrecht Colloquia in the Musicologies 2018-19 will take place.
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