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Research Seminar Biblical and Historical Studies

2.5 EC 09 Oct 2020


Teaching staff: Professor dr. K. (Klaas) Spronk (PThU) and Professor dr. M.G.K. (Mirjam) van Veen (VU).
Course description: This ongoing seminar meets every month and offers a forum to present and discuss the ReMA or PhD research projects of the participants. One part of each session is devoted to discussion of work-in-progress. The second part offers space for both theoretical/methodological reflection (e.g. discussing key articles) and all practicalities of carrying out ReMA or PhD research: mastering of sources, writing style, time management, etc. Last but certainly not least, the Research Seminar is a forum where ReMA students and PhD candidates can share their experiences and support each other, for example during the coffee break, or in the ‘third half’ (the lunch afterwards).
Course objectives: The course aims at supporting the participants during their research by introducing them to the current theoretical and methodological debate and by developing their dissertation skills through dialogue and workshops.
Learning goals: The participant is able to

  • take part in collegial discussions of ongoing work and to present and defend his or her own work in ways that meet academic standards;
  • assess and discuss the theoretical and methodical aspects of research in the field of Biblical Studies.

Teaching methods: Reading assignments, short lectures, presentations, responses and discussions.
Assessment methods: Participants should actively participate, should be present for at least 75% of the time and should reflect on what they have learned by filling in NOSTER PRA Form Seminars 2020-2021. Note that the first section of the form needs to be submitted prior to or shortly after the first session.
Admission: This seminar is open for PhD candidates and for second-year ReMA students.
Participation and registration: If you wish to participate in this seminar, you will need to register before 18 September 2020. 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).
Place: Amsterdam
(As long as governmental and institutional measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 do not prohibit in-person meetings such as NOSTER seminar sessions, NOSTER recommends seminar supervisors to plan at least some of their sessions on site, as this contributes significantly to the objective of building an academic community. However, it is up to seminar supervisors and participants to decide to meet plan some or all sessions online.)
Credits and workload: 2.5 EC (70 hours).


  • 09 Oct 2020 11:00 13:00
    First session


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