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

2.5 EC 28 May 2020


Teaching staff: dr. C.J.A. (Carl) Sterkens (RU) and Professor dr. H.P. (Henk) de Hoest (PThU).
Course description: This seminar meets every month and offers a forum for presentation and discussion of ongoing research by ReMA and PhD participants. In addition, it discusses literature related to more general topics which are relevant for empirical research in religion. These general topics include empirical research methodology, analysing techniques, philosophy of science, and scholarly concepts relevant to researchers in the empirical study of religion. They may also further relate to personal commitment and subjectivity/objectivity, publishing strategies and preparing for the PhD defence.
Course objectives: The course aims at developing research skills and critical arguments for choosing and using empirical research methods in the study of religion.
Final qualifications:

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

Teaching methods: 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 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).
Place: Utrecht.
Credits and workload: 2.5 EC (70 hours).


  • 27 Sep 2019 10:30 13:00
    Part of Kick Off event
  • 14 Nov 2019 09:30 12:00
  • 28 Jan 2020
  • 07 Feb 2020 10:30 12:30
    Venue: Radboud University. Nijmegen. Part of Mid Year Meeting
  • 10 Mar 2020 09:30 13:00
    At Utrecht University. Room: NV-102, Nieuwegracht 65
  • 24 Apr 2020 14:00 17:00
    Part of NOSTER spring conference @Landgoed de Horst Driebergen
  • 28 May 2020 09:30 16:00
    At Utrecht University. Room: NV-006, Nieuwegracht 65


Nieuwegracht 65, Utrecht, Nederland
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