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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3 May 2017
This special issue deals with how new media technologies have the potential to re-orient us and radically intervene in our understandings of place.
25 April 2017
The Utrecht Data School developed the Data Ethics Decision Aid (DEDA) to trace ethical issues in data projects.
Bron: radio.garden
13 April 2017
The online platform Radio Garden is nominated for two Webby Awards. Voting is open until April 20.
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Events

Prof. Thomas F.X. Noble. Source: YouTube (still)
1 June 2017 15:15 - 17:00
On 1 June Thomas F.X. Noble will give a lecture entitled 'Virtual Materiality'. The lecture will be followed by a response from Janneke Raaijmakers.
2 June 2017 09:30 - 18:00
This year the National Research Day is called ‘Border and Bridges: Cultural Translation and Travelling Theories’.
Excerpt from the Martyrology of Oengus. Source: Wikimedia Commons/National Library of Ireland, MS G10 p. 24
7 June 2017 17:45 - 19:00
Nike Stam analysed the functions of bilingualism in texts by medieval Irish scribes. She will defend her PhD thesis on this subject on 7 June.
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