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

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NOSTER Spring (Video) Conference 2020

1 - 2 EC 23 Apr 2020

23-24 April 2020 – Online Video Conference

Due to the state regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 we will not be able to let the conference take place at Landgoed de Horst in Driebergen this year. In reduced form, there will be a video conference (via ZOOM) where junior members will present their research.

Thursday 23 April 2020

10:00 – 10:15: Welcome
10:15 – 11:15: Parallel presentations of advanced PhD research
11:30 – 12:30: Parallel presentations of advanced PhD research
12:30 – 13:30: Break
13:30 – 14:15: Parallel presentations of ReMA research
14:30 – 15:30: Parallel presentations of advanced PhD research
15:45 – 17:00: Keynote lecture on ‘Religion and Nature’ (speaker t.b.a.)

Friday 24 April 2020
9:30 Plenary welcome day two
9:45 – 10:45: Parallel presentations of advanced PhD research
11:00 – 11:45: Parallel presentations of recently started/intermediate PhD research
11:45 Plenary closing
11:00 – 13:00: Workshops

Presentations and preparations:
Presentations of advanced research include a preparatory reading of a chapter or article of the presentees dissertation. Next to the readings you are also asked to prepare one or two questions for the discussion for each presentation of advanced PhD research you will attend. This preparatory assignment form needs to be handed in before 22 April 2020 (by e-mail to The assignment, as well as all preparatory readings are available at the right column of this page. You need to be logged in to your personal account to be able to access the texts.

Because of the interactive nature of the workshops, they will be postponed to the NOSTER Kick-off on Friday 25 September 2020.

Credits and workload: The workload consists of reading the preparatory texts of the presentations of advanced PhD research that you will attend during the conference and sending in the assignment form with two questions for discussion for each of these presentations. You can find both, the readings and assignment in the righter column.
Attendance of the full conference is rewarded with 1 EC (incl. sending in preparatory discussion questions before 22 April 2020)
Attendance of the full conference and a presentation of ReMA/recently started/intermediate research is rewarded with 1.5 EC.
Attendance of the full conference and a presentation of advanced research is rewarded with 2 EC.
Costs: Participation is free for ReMA students and PhD candidates registered at NOSTER or any other research school represented in LOGOS. ReMA students and PhD candidates not registered at any LOGOS research school need to pay a fee of €125.
Participation and registration: We kindly request you to register for the conference through the registration form below before Wednesday 22 April 2020 (this only appears when you are logged in to your account). Due to the new design of the conference, we ask all who had already registered, to fill out the registration form again to inform us which presentations you want to attend. On Wednesday 22 April, registrants will receive an e-mail with a link with which they can join the digital conference.

Registration is only possible when logged in into your NOSTER account. The registration form will appear here when logged in to your personal NOSTER account.


  • 23 Apr 2020 10:00 17:00
    online video conference
  • 24 Apr 2020 9:30 12:00
    online video conference

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