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

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Research Seminar Historical Research in Theology and Religious Studies

0,25 EC 21 Sep 2018


Teaching staff: Prof.dr. H. van den Belt (RUG) en prof.dr. J.C. Kennedy (UU)

Course description:
This ongoing seminar offers a forum for discussion of research in the field of historical studies in theology and religion.  The monthly sessions  focus on:

  • The reading and discussion of recent key publications in the field of historical research in theology and religious studies (church history, history of religion, history of theology, history of spirituality, etc.);
  • The presentation and discussion of the participants’ research;
  • Discussing and practicing various skills needed for academic research (such as writing research proposals, formulating the research question, defending the PhD thesis, publishing the results of the research, etc.).

Course objectives:
The course aims at supporting the participants during their PhD-work and developing their skills.

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 aspects of historical research in theology and religious studies.

Teaching methods: seminar; presentations and discussion with participants.
Testing methods: presence and participation.

Registration and participation: Registration is required via the NOSTER website. When logged in to your personal account on the NOSTER website a register button will appear on the right. A certificate of attendance can be given to the students after finishing the course. In case you are an external PhD candidate your promotor has to send NOSTER an email (, giving his or her consent with your participation.
Costs: Participation is free for NOSTER members. For those who are no member of NOSTER the fee for this seminar is €125,-. For more information about membership and costs per EC, see this page.
Credits: 0,25 EC / meeting
Place: Utrecht (UU)
Number of sessions: Ten sessions per year of three hours each. Members of the seminar are expected to participate two full years and to attend at least 16 sessions.
Course-specific admission requirements: The course is open to PhD candidates and research master students in historically oriented fields in theology and religious studies. In some cases, research-oriented students from other master programmes may be admitted. For further information, please contact the NOSTER office.


  • 21 Sep 2018 10:00 13:00
    Nijmegen, as part of the NOSTER Opening of the Academic Year. More information t.b.a.


Universiteit Utrecht, Domplein, Utrecht, Nederland
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