About the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication host the Departments of History, Arts and Culture Studies, and Media & Communication at Erasmus University. Accordingly, the Faculty conducts research in the fields of history, arts and culture, and media and communication.


The Faculty offers five Bachelor’s programmes, of which three are international:

Furthermore, the Faculty offers four Master’s programmes:


The research is thematically linked to the different chairs, and themes surpassing the boundaries of these chairs. A large part of the research is joined in several interdisciplinary centres. 

The ESHCC has 5 research centres:

Furthermore, our researchers participate in 6 national research schools

Students (statistics from 2014)

Amount of registrations

1254 students (827 bachelor, 53 premaster and 374 master/research master)

Nationalities new students

77% Dutch, 14% EER and 9% non-EER

International exchanges

111 incoming, 75 outgoing

Amount of degrees awarded to students

390 in 2013-2014 (198 bachelor and 192 master/research master)


174 employees:

  • 19 professors, of which 9 by special appointment
  • 77 associate professors and lecturers
  • 30 PhD students
  • 48 support staff members

Executive Board