Call for Applications ESTER Research Design Course: How to strengthen your dissertation project?

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Summer Program
October 29, 2018 to October 31, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Business History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Urban History / Studies

Call for Applications:

ESTER Research Design Course: How to strengthen your dissertation project?

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

29-31 October, at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy).

The RDC assists students 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 lead discussions. 

The RDC consists of a 3-day workshop. Prior to the workshop 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.

To apply, please submit an 800-word abstract of your dissertation project using the form on the ESTER website, where  you can also find additional information. 

The accommodation and most meals will be covered by the organisers, and there are subsidies available for those who might otherwise not be able to participate.


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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