Nederlandse Onderzoekschool voor Theologie en Religiewetenschap
Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion

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Research Seminar Empirical Research in Religion

0,25 EC 18 Jun 2019

2018 – 2019

Teaching staff: dr. C.J.A. (Carl) Sterkens (RU).
Course description: This ongoing seminar meets monthly to offer a forum for discussion of ReMA or PhD research done by participants. Added to that are thematic contributions on issues like references and bibliography, personal commitment and academic distance, publishing strategies, choosing and defending empirical methods, and preparing for the public defence.
Course objectives: The course aims at supporting the participants during their PhD work and developing their skills through interaction with peers and methodological assignments.
Final qualifications:

  • The student is able to participate in collegial discussions of ongoing work and to present and defend his or her own work.
  • The student is able to assess and discuss methodological and theological aspects of empirical research in religion.

Assessment methods: Presence and participation.
Teaching methods: Seminar: presentations and discussion with participants.
Participation and registration: Once you have created a personal account on this website and have logged-in, you can register for this Research Seminar by clicking the green “Register for this item” button on the right. If you have participated in this Research Seminar in the previous academic year, please register again for the new academic year.
Costs: Participation is free for ReMA students and PhD candidates registered at NOSTER or at any other research school in the Humanities. For others, the fees are €125. For more information about membership and costs, click here (for ReMA students) or here (for PhD candidates).
Credits: 0.25 EC per meeting.
Place: Utrecht.
Credits and workload: 2.5 EC. There are 10 sessions per year. Preparation for and participation in each session takes c. 7 hours altogether. You will receive 0.25 EC for active participation in each session.
Course-specific admission requirements: The course is open to PhD candidates and ReMA students in empirically oriented fields in theology and religious studies.


  • 18 Jun 2019 9:30 12:00
    Utrecht, exact location t.b.a.
  • 13 May 2019 9:30 12:00
    Utrecht, exact location t.b.a.
  • 16 Apr 2019 14:00 16:30
    directly after the NOSTER Spring Conference, Driebergen
  • 11 Mar 2019 9:30 12:00
    Utrecht, exact location t.b.a.
  • 17 Dec 2018 9:30 12:00
    Utrecht, Nieuwegracht 65, room 65-006
  • 05 Nov 2018 9:30 12:00
    Utrecht, Nieuwegracht 65, room 65-006
  • 08 Oct 2018 9:30 12:00
    Utrecht, Nieuwegracht 65, room 65-005
  • 21 Sep 2018 10:00 13:00
    Nijmegen, as part of the NOSTER Opening of the Academic Year. More information t.b.a.


Nieuwegracht 65, Utrecht, Nederland
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