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PhD seminar Biblical Studies

2.5 EC 01 Jun 2017

Teaching staff: Prof. dr. L.J. Lietaert Peerbolte (VU) and prof. dr. K. Spronk (PThU)

Course description:
This ongoing seminar meets monthly and offers a forum to present and discuss the PhD research projects of the participants. One part of each session is devoted to the discussion of work-in-progress. In the second part there is room for both theoretical/methodological reflection (e.g. discussing key articles) and all practicalities of doing PhD research: mastering of sources, writing style, time management, etc. Last but certainly not least: the PhD seminar Biblical Studies is a place where PhD candidates can share their experiences and support each other, for example during the coffee break, or in the ‘third half’ (lunch afterwards).

Course objectives:
The course aims at supporting the participants during their PhD-work by introducing them to the current theoretical and methodological debate and by developing their dissertation skills through dialogue and workshops.

Final qualifications:

  • The participant is able to participate in collegial discussions of ongoing work, and to present and defend his or her own work in ways that meet academic standards.
  • The participant is able to assess and to discuss theoretical and methodical aspects of research in the field of Biblical Studies.

Required reading: Research papers of participants, selected readings concerning theory and methodology.
Testing methods: Active participation, delivery of prepared critical comments, presentations, responses and discussions. Participants in the seminar are expected to participate during two full academic years or to attend 20 sessions during a longer period of participation.
Participation and registration: Registration is required via the NOSTER website. When you are logged in to your personal account on the website a register button will appear on the right. A certificate of attendance can be given to the participants after finishing the course. In case you are an external PhD candidate your promotor has to send NOSTER an email (noster@uu.nl), giving his or her consent with your participation.
Costs: Participation is free for NOSTER members. For those who are not NOSTER members the fees are €125,-. For  more information about membership and costs per EC, see this page.
Credits: 2,5 EC a year
Number of sessions: Ten sessions per year of 2,5 hours each.
Place: Sessions are at VU University Amsterdam, with the exception of 30 September 2016 and 1 february 2017.
Course-specific Admission requirements: The seminars are open to PhD candidates and research master students in Biblical Studies (including Early Christianity). In some cases, research-oriented students from other master programmes may also be admitted.

 

Dates:

  • 30 Sep 2016 10:30 12:30
    t.b.a.
  • 26 Oct 2016 9:30 13:00
    VU University, Amsterdam (for more information see the NOSTER & NISIS Autumn School)
  • 03 Nov 2016 10:30 13:00
  • 08 Dec 2016 10:30 13:00
  • 12 Jan 2017 10:30 13:00
  • 01 Feb 2017 10:30 12:30
    t.b.a. (MidYear Meeting)
  • 09 Mar 2017 10:30 13:00
  • 06 Apr 2017 10:30 13:00
  • 04 May 2017 10:30 13:00
  • 01 Jun 2017 10:30 13:00

Address:

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan, Buitenveldert-West, Amsterdam, Nederland
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