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Research schools

The wide range of research in the humanities at the University of Amsterdam is organised in five research schools, which together form the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research (AIHR). Each school covers an important research area within the Faculty of Humanities. In addition, the faculty also participates in an interfaculty research institute with the Faculty of Science: the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC).

Each school/institute has its own research programme. Research schools are also the home base for PhD students, who interact with each other and with senior members in the research groups that make up the research school. The research groups do not only carry out their own research programme, they also organize lectures, workshops, and conferences.

Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC)

The ACLC is an inclusive research environment in which linguists with different theoretical convictions collaborate in combining multiple sources of evidence.

Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA)

ASCA is a research community devoted to the comparative and interdisciplinary study of culture (in all its forms and expressions) from a broad humanities perspective.

Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM)

AHM is a research institute and doctoral school committed to the analysis of the remnants and narratives of the past in the present and the remaking of pasts into heritage, memory and material culture.

Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (ASH)

ASH represents and fostering the study of the human past from Antiquity to the present day, and its research, which concerns both themes (such as religion, the city, theater) and periods (such the Middle Ages or the ...

Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES)

ARTES combines humanities and social science-based approaches to the study of Europe and other world regions. Its research concerns political, intellectual and institutional cultures in their national and ...

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)

The ILLC focuses on processes related to the encoding, transmission and comprehension of information. The ILLC is an AIHR research school, but it is also an independent, interfaculty research institute belonging to ...