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These pages provide information about recent developments at or relevant to the ILLC (last update: 20 November 2014). Please let us know if you have material that you would like to be added to the news pages, by using the online submission form. For minor updates to existing entries you can also email the news administrators directly. English submissions strongly preferred.

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  • (New) "History of Humanities" a new journal!

    The ILLC will be the editorial home of a new journal: “History of Humanities” which will be published by the University of Chicago Press. This journal takes as its subject the evolution of a wide variety of disciplines including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, logic, musicology, philology, and media studies, tracing these fields from their earliest developments, through their formalization into university disciplines, and to the modern day. By exploring these subjects across time and civilizations – from Europe to China -- and along with their epistemic implications, the journal takes a critical look at the concept of humanities itself.

    Editors and associate editors from the ILLC include Rens Bod, Fenrong Liu and Jaap Maat.

    For more information, see

  • Wereldwijde aandacht voor eerste resultaten Hooked on Music

    (dutch only)
    De belangstelling voor de eerste onderzoeksresultaten van het project 'Hooked on Music', waarin UvA-wetenschappers Henkjan Honing en Ashley Burgoyne samenwerken met het Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, wordt steeds groter en internationaler. Wereldwijd berichten de (sociale) media over Wannabe van de Spice Girls als meest catchy hitsingle.

    Voor meer informatie, zie

  • Excellent Accreditation Result for Master of Logic

    After having been visited by an international evaluation committee in June 2013, this summer we received the great news that the ILLC's interdisciplinary Master's programme, the Master of Logic, is now officially accredited by the NVAO as an excellent programme for the period of 2014-2020.

    For more information, see or contact Ulle Endriss (ulle.endriss at

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