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Events in 2024

Information evening Graduate School: 25 January 2024

25 January 2024

Are you thinking of writing your PhD dissertation and are interested in our Graduate School ?On Thursday evening, January 25th, 2024 (19.30-20.30)  we hold an online information evening. We invite you to join...

University of Humanistic Studies celebrates its 35th Dies Natalis

29 January 2024

The University of Humanistic Studies will celebrate its 35th Dies Natalis on 29 January 2024, with the awarding of two honorary doctorates. Professor Kristján Kristjánsson and economist and journalist Sheila Sitalsing...

In conversation about colonial history with honorary doctor Sheila Sitalsing

30 January 2024

In recent years, the study of the Dutch colonial past has gained tremendous momentum, not least because it has also been the subject of much public debate. When is this interaction between science and society productive...

Symposium 'What to do if you don't know what to do'

30 January 2024

The symposium 'What to do if you don’t know what to do. On dilemmas of educators, chaplains and public officials' will take place at University of Humanistic Studies on Tuesday 30 January 2024 from 9.30 am to...

PhD Defence Jante Schmidt

31 January 2024

Jante Schmidt defends her PhD thesis The Dignity Circle. Towards a non-ideal approach of social dignity in the context of marginalisation and care.Promotores: Evelien Tonkens en Margo TrappenburgSummary‘Human...

Trial lecture Bachelor of Humanistic Studies (13 February, 2024)

13 February 2024

Have you already visited an open day and are you considering applying for the bachelor of Humanistic Studies? To find out if the study really suits you, you can participate in a trial college (in Dutch). Register...

Public Lecture Hartmut Rosa

15 February 2024

Hartmut Rosa is honorary doctor of our university and one of the most prominent intellectuals of today. Carrying on in the tradition of phenomenology and critical theory, he analyses processes of humanisation and...

Masters Open Day (March 2, 2024)

2 March 2024

Are you curious about one of our masters? You are welcome to learn more about the:Master Humanistic StudiesMaster Care Ethics and Policy Master Citizenship, Professionalism and Civil SocietyPlease note: these...

Open Day Bachelor of Humanistic Studies (March 16)

16 March 2024

Would you like to learn more about the bachelor of Humanistic Studies? Then visit the Open Day on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at our beautiful location in downtown Utrecht. We will give you general information about the...

Inaugural lecture by Menno Hurenkamp

12 April 2024

On Friday 12 April at 15.30, Prof Menno Hurenkamp will hold his inaugural address at De Leeuwenbergh, Utrecht.Upon accepting the chair 'Democracy', Menno Hurenkamp will deliver his inaugural address entitled...

Morning with MAR (Meaningful Artistic Research)

12 April 2024

You're welcome at Friday 12 April's Morning with MAR (Meaningful Artistic Research) on 'starting'. We will start with a communal breakfast. We will listen, tell, make and reflect on what it means to...

Symposium commemorating honorary doctor Frans de Waal

17 May 2024

The recently deceased primatologist Frans de Waal caused a tilt in the dominant image of the relationship between humans and animals. He achieved this not only with pioneering scientific research, but also through his...

Conference ‘A world of difference’: sheltered institutions and the good life for people with intellectual disabilities

22 May 2024

Who will join us to discuss the place that people with intellectual disabilities can occupy in our contemporary society?Register now (in Dutch)What is a good life for people with intellectual disabilities? For most...

My Humanism #1

23 May 2024

The first edition of Mijn Humanisme ('My Humanism'). In a canteen transformed into a café, a speaker will tell how humanism inspires that person in daily life and in important life choices. The speaker will...

Alumni Day - Room for meaning

25 May 2024

Former UvH students are welcome to attend the UvH Alumni Day on Saturday afternoon, 25 May. This year an extra festive edition, because UvH exists 35 years. All the more reason to look back on this rich history...

Utrecht Canal Pride

1 June 2024

Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (HKU) and the University of Humanistic Studies (UvH) will sail in one boat at this year's annual Utrecht Canal Pride on 1 June.

Workshop Educational Encounters with Latour's Philosophy of the Earth

3 June 2024

This full day workshop entitled Educational Encounters with Latour's Philosophy of the Earth is organised by S-Composition in cooperation with the University of Humanistic Studies.The French...

Final conference Woke and Resistance Project

7 June 2024

Why is my curriculum so white?    National closing conference project Woke and Resistance, with Prof. Gloria Wekker Increasingly, 'wokeness' plays a controversial role in scientific and...

Defence PhD thesis Jolanda van Dijke

10 June 2024

Jolanda van Dijke defends her PhD thesis Receptive Empathy- The role of empathy in good care from a care ethics and a humanist chaplaincy perspective.SummaryThis thesis explores empathy’s potential contribution to...

Workshop on public writing with Sheila Sitalsing

17 June 2024

Honorary doctor Sheila Sitalsing will give a workshop on writing for the public to PhD students at the University of Humanistic Studies. This workshop will focus on how to contribute to the public debate as a...

Defense Thesis Martin van Rooijen

8 July 2024

Martin van Rooijen succesfully defended his PhD thesis “That We Get More Trust, We Just Want So Much More” Professional Attitudes and Children’s Practices Enhancing Risky Play: Towards a Model of Influencing...

PhD defense Carla Kolner on prevention in public health care

11 July 2024

Tuesday 11 July, Carla Kolner defends the thesis entitled Preventie - Op het snijvlak van de publieke gezondheidszorg en het sociaal domein ('Prevention - At the intersection of public health and the social...

Summer School The politics of disablement (UvH Academie)

21 August 2024 to 23 August 2024

The Politics of Disablement Summer School brings together scholars from various fields in the humanities and social sciences interested in thinking about the intersection of disability studies and politics. The event...

Introduction days 2024-2025

26 August 2024 to 29 August 2024

In the week of Monday 26 to Thursday 29 August  the introduction days for undergraduate and graduate students take place.Monday 26 August - Introduction PremasterMonday 26 August - Introduction Master Care Ethics...

Opening of Academic Year

2 September 2024

On Monday 2 September, we will open the academic year 2024-2025. The opening is extra festive this year because of the anniversary year: the University of Humanistic Studies has its 35th anniversary. Further...

Betweter Festival 2024: we participate again

27 September 2024

On September 27, 2024, the eighth edition of the Betweter Festival will take place back at TivoliVredenburg, a dazzling mix of talks, interviews, art installations, film, music and live scientific research. Together...

Seminar: The care crisis in Western welfare states

30 September 2024

Join us for a conversation on how Western welfare states respond to the care crisis.Demand for care is increasing rapidly. Ageing populations, neoliberal governance, shrinking resources and the shortage of trained care...

My Humanism #2: Mardjan Seighali

3 October 2024

After the successful first edition of the My Humanism conversation series in May, the second meeting will follow on Thursday evening, Oct. 3, with guest Mardjan Seighali, president of the Humanist Alliance.In a...

Graduation ceremony Master Humanistic Studies

4 October 2024

On Friday, Oct. 4, Master  of Humanistic Studies students will receive their diplomas. The festive ceremony will be held at De Leeuwenbergh, Utrecht. Afterwards, a reception will take place at the University for...

Graduation ceremony Bachelor Humanistic Studies

11 October 2024

On Friday, Oct. 11, Bachelor of Humanistic Studies students will receive their diplomas. The festive ceremony will be held at De Leeuwenbergh, Utrecht. Afterwards, a reception will take place at the University for...

Masters Open Evening 16 October 2024

16 October 2024

Are you curious about one of our masters?  On this evening, you can talk to our lecturers and students, put your questions to the study advisor and attend a trial lecture.  Read more and register on...

Oration Prof Thomas Kampen

17 October 2024

Further information will follow.

Graduation ceremony Master in Care Ethics and Policy

18 October 2024

On Friday, Oct. 18, students of the Master of Care Ethics and Policy will receive their diplomas. The festive ceremony will be held in the Marnixzaal of De Utrechtse Muziekschool, Domplein 4, Utrecht.Family and friends...

Graduation ceremony Master Citizenship, Professionalism and Civil Society

25 October 2024

On Friday, Oct. 25, students of the Master Citizenship, Professionalism and Civil Society will receive their diplomas. The festive ceremony will be held in the Marnixzaal of De Utrechtse Muziekschool, Domplein 4,...

Bachelor Open Day 16 November 2024

16 November 2024

Would you like to find out more about the Bachelor of Humanistics? Then visit the Open Day at our beautiful location in the centre of Utrecht. We will give you general information about the study, you will attend a...