ESTER announces its annual Research Design Course for PhD students in Economic and Social History on 19-21 October 2016 in Pisa, Italy. The Research Design Course of 2016 will be organized in close cooperation with Prof. Alessandro Nuvolari of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa and Dr. Ilaria Pavan of Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa.
The RDC consists of a 3 day workshop. Prior to the workshop students will be asked to prepare a paper (25 pages) according to a set of guidelines. Work during the workshop consists of discussions of student papers. Each paper will be examined in separate one-hour sessions. Each session will begin with comments prepared by one of the participating students, followed by comments by one of the instructors, after which a general discussion among all participants will take place.
More information can be found on the ESTER website (http://www.hum.leiden.edu/posthumus/ester/rdc-2016-pisa.html).
Dr. Jaco Zuijderduijn
Program director of ESTER and the N.W. Posthumus Institute