16 – 17 April 2018, Driebergen-Rijsenburg
Course description: The NOSTER PhD Spring Conference is the climax of the NOSTER academic year. For two days all NOSTER junior members are invited to meet up, present their research, discuss urgent matters in the field and follow workshops.
During the first day of the conference all junior members are invited to present their research. Recently started junior members can present the outline of their research project, while more advanced candidates present a chapter of their thesis and will receive feedback from senior scholars in the field. During the second day of the conference urgent matters from the field will be discussed and there will be workshops on more practical tools for your research. During the conference, there will be plenty of time to get to know your peers informally.
Research presentations: Every junior researcher is invited to present his/her research project during the Spring Conference. There are three types of research presentations;
Workshops: The workshops for this year’s conference:
Monday 16 April 2018
9:30 – 10:30 Arrival, check-in, coffee and tea
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and introduction of the programme
10:15 – 11:15 Presentations of advanced research with senior researcher response
11:30 – 12:00 Presentations of recently started research
12:15 – 12:45 Presentations of recently started research
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Presentations of advanced research with senior researcher response
15:15 – 15:45 Presentations of recently started research
16:00 – 17:00 Presentations of advanced research with senior researcher response
17:00 – 18:15 Drinks
18:15 – 20:00 Diner
20:00 – 23:00 Evening programme
Tuesday 17 April 2018
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:30 Plenary Lecture by Prof.dr. Stephan van Erp (KU Leuven): “Migration, Religion and the Identity of Europe: Contributions and Challenges for Theologians and Scholars of Religion”
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee and tea break
11:00 – 13:00 Parallel workshops.
13:00 – 13:15 Plenary closing and farewell
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch
Location: Landgoed de Horst, De Horst 1, 3971 KR Driebergen-Rijsenburg
Level: The NOSTER spring PhD conference is open to (non-affiliated) PhD candidates and Research Master students in the field of Theology and Religious studies. In some cases, research-oriented students from other master programs may be admitted. For further information, please contact the office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Language: The common language of the Spring PhD Conference will be English. However, some of the presentations and workshops will be in Dutch.
Credits: attendance at the conference, both days: 1 EC / attendance at the conference (both days) including a presentation of recently started or intermediate research: 1,5 EC / attendance at the conference (both days) including a presentation of advanced research: 2 EC
Costs: For NOSTER junior (PhD) members and ReMA students registered at NOSTER or any other research school in the Humanities participation is free of charge.
For participants who are not a member of NOSTER, the fees are:
Participation Spring PhD-Conference: € 50,-
Lunch: €15,- per day | Dinner: €30,- | Overnight stay (incl. breakfast): €75,-
Cancelation costs (apply for regular NOSTER-members as well)
After your registration for the Spring PhD-Conference we make a reservation at Landgoed de Horst. If you are unable to attend, please inform us as soon as possible so we can cancel the reservation. Cancellation until 1 April 2018 is free. Cancellation until 11 April 2018: 50 % of the total amount of 185 euro. Cancellation after 11 April 2018: 100% of the amount of 185 euro.
Registration: Registration is required via the NOSTER website before 1 April 2018. A certificate of attendance can be given to the students after the Spring Conference.