Social Sciences
Our latest project
Using satellites images to unravel the impact of Syrian conflict on urban areas
Middle East Sky, a research project from the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Luxembourg uses satellite images to uncover the impact of armed conflict on urban areas in Syria.
Humanities
Using grammatical reflection to get a grasp on syntactic orthographic markers
Although the Latin script focusses on phonological representation, many orthographic forms
in French and German refer to syntactic, grammatical structures. These syntactic markers are not represented in phonology. Therefore, learners must acquire knowledge about these silent syntactic structures in order to spell correctly.
GRASP, a research project of the Institute for Research on Multilingualism from the University of Luxembourg investigates how explicit teaching of grammatical reflection enhances the spelling skills of grade 4 pupils in relation to orthographic syntactic markers that are not orally expressed.
Virtual Faculty
How confinement measures and their communication impact elders
Since the start of the health crisis, people over the age of 60 have been omnipresent in the media, portrayed as a "risk group". Even though older people might have a higher risk when affected by Covid-19, considering them as one homogeneous group would be a mistake. The CRISIS research project, supported by the FNR (Luxembourg National Research Fund) and carried out in collaboration with RBS-Center fir Altersfroen, looks at the impact of aging stereotypes on psychological well-being and health-related outcomes in older Luxembourgers.

What is
Humanities.lu?

Through humanities and social sciences, we learn about our cultural heritage, about the foundations of society and the ongoing construction of history. We become aware of the constitutive force of language, of diverging cultures and identities, and how social structures develop into mental structures. But the ‘soft’ sciences are not focussing on the past only. In various ways, they are also engaged with the future, they extend the scope of the thinkable and inform ongoing cultural processes. Their role is to reveal alternatives in dealing with current issues and future challenges.

At the University of Luxembourg, The Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences addresses these complex challenges with an interdisciplinary approach. The purpose of this website is to show the major outcomes of this work by presenting the Faculty’s six main areas of research: Education & Social Work, Migration, Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Geography & Spatial Planning. In all of these areas, researchers tackle the challenges the Luxembourgish society is facing today: How can we belong? How shall we live? How can we shape our future? They all contribute to the common goal of an inclusive, open and resourceful society. They show that #HumanitiesMatter.

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latest live

To help us understand the Europe of today and discuss the Europe of the future, the C²DH, with the European Commission Representation in Luxembourg and their partners, is pleased to invite you to the conference “Shaping the Europe of the future” with guest speaker Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.

Our latest videos

check the latest videos from the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Migration
Conferences & Workshops
Border Realities in the Greater Region in Pandemic Times
Migration
Conferences & Workshops
Border Complexities Workshop
Humanities
Talk! Humanities.
Episode 4 - Jürgen Handke
Humanities
Talk! Humanities.
Episode 3 - Sybille Krämer
Humanities
MuLiPEC: multilingual pedagogies in early childhood
Storytelling and rhyming
Humanities
MuLiPEC: multilingual pedagogies in early childhood
Recording stories on iTEO
Humanities
MuLiPEC: multilingual pedagogies in early childhood
Peer-teaching
Humanities
MuLiPEC: multilingual pedagogies in early childhood
Listening to the parents’ recordings on iTEO
Humanities
MuLiPEC: multilingual pedagogies in early childhood
Collaborative book reading