Lars Behrisch wins German historic prize for study of statistics and politics


During the German Historikertag on 26 September, Dr Lars Behrisch (Political History) has received the Carl-Erdmann-Preis for the best Habilitationschrift for his book Die Berechnung...

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Peter Schrijver appointed Vice-Dean of Bachelor's programmes


As of 1 January 2015 Prof. Peter Schrijver (Celtic Languages and Culture) will be the new Vice-Dean of Bachelor's programmes at the Faculty of Humanities. He will be appointed for the duration...

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Dutch Song Database wins Data Prize 2014


The Dutch Data Prize for 2014 has been awarded to the Nederlandse Liederenbank (Dutch Song Database) in the category of Humanities & Social Sciences. Prof. Louis Grijp, Professor...

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New book: 'NGOs under Pressure in Partial Democracies'


Over the past decade, international human rights organisations and think tanks have expressed a growing concern that the space of civil society organisations around the world is under...

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Joes Segal appointed Executive Curator of the Wende Museum in Los Angeles


From September 2014 to July 2015, cultural historian Dr Joes Segal is Executive Curator of the Wende Museum in Los Angeles. The museum holds a large collection of textual, visual and material...

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Utrecht Data School receives NWO grant for analysis of open data projects


The Utrecht Data School has recently received a KIEM grant from the exact science programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The project proposed by Dr Mirko...

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Documentary 'The Value of the Humanities'


What purpose do the Humanities serve and why do they matter? What is the present of the Humanities and what kind of future are they going towards? In the inspirational and critical...

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