Extended deadline Cfp ESTER Research Design Course in Lyon, 28-30 October

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Call for Papers
October 28, 2019 to October 30, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Business History / Studies, Demographic History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Slavery, Social History / Studies

Call for Applications: ESTER Research Design Course (28-30 October, Lyon) for PhD Students in Social and Economic History

The European graduate School for Training in Economic and social historical Research (ESTER) is a European platform for postgraduate teaching. ESTER announces its annual Research Design Course (RDC) for economic and social historians on


28-30 October 2019, in Lyon (France)


The Research Design Course (RDC) is a format promoted by ESTER since the late 1990s. The RDC assists PhD students in social and economic history in setting up a high-quality and well-designed plan for their dissertation under the guidance of a team of leading senior researchers whose task it is to provide comments and feedback.

The RDC consists of a 3-day workshop. Prior to the workshop, PhD students will prepare a paper (of around 25 pages) according to a set of guidelines. During the workshop, each paper will be examined in separate 70-minute sessions. Each session will begin with comments prepared by one of the participating PhD students, followed by comments by one of the senior commentators, after which a general discussion among all participants will take place.

PhD students should apply online at https://www.ru.nl/posthumus/forms/application-form-research-design-course/ and submit an 800-word abstract of the content of their dissertation project. A first selection of students will take place on the basis of the abstract. After this stage, students who are accepted will be asked to follow a set of guidelines in order to write their research paper.

The deadline for applications has been extended until 30 June. More information can be found here at https://www.ru.nl/posthumus/ester-international-programme/research-design-course-2019-lyon-france/.


Contact Info: 

Dr. Bram Hoonhout | Education Programme Director | N.W. Posthumus Institute/ESTER
Faculty of Arts | Radboud University | Erasmusplein 1, room 9.03b | 6525 HT Nijmegen

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