When? 27 January 2021
Where? VU University – Online
Organized by? Prof. dr Ginette Verstraete (VU), Prof. dr Tamara Witschge (HvA/RUG) and Bernadette Schrandt MA (HvA) and RMeS
Open to? 2nd-year RMA students who are a member of RMeS
This year we will organise a special RMa Day prior to our RMeS Winter School & Graduate Symposium. This will include the following programme components: 1) parallel sessions to present work to peers, 2) lectures by RMeS staff members, and 3) a workshop on Academic Careers Outside Academia.
The sessions during the RMA Day of the RMeS Winter School will be primarily intended for 2nd-year RMA students, so that they can present their thesis proposals and receive constructive feedback from peers. It’s also possible to present another research topic you’re currently working on. The RMa students that wish to take part will have to contribute the following:
- A brief thesis proposal or abstract of your research topic (1-2 A4) that will be collected prior to the event and circulated among fellow RMa Students and Winter School teachers.
- An 8-10-minute presentation on the day itself, which should include an introduction to the subject matter, the method/approach, expected outcomes, and the significance of the research for the field.
- A written response to a peer (participants will serve as respondents to each other’s presentations), of 3-5-minutes, that presents questions, notes, and constructive feedback.
The overall exercise is intended to provide RMa students with the opportunity to present work and respond to an Q&A like they would in a symposium or conference, and also to receive feedback on their research proposals.
Sign up for the Winter School
If you are interested in participating and earning credit (1 EC) please
- Register for the Winter School before December 11, 2020 at the very latest via our website. You will receive a confirmation email from the RMeS office.
- Please submit a brief thesis proposal (1-2 A4) for individual presentations before December 11, 2020. This proposal should include a short introduction to the subject matter, method/approach, expected outcomes, and the significance of the research for the field into this proposal (which you will expand on in the presentation). On the basis of your submissions, we assign reviewers and organize responses. We will distribute the proposals to all participants and assign the tasks of writing a response, including a set of questions (1-2 pages long). Each of you will have to write one peer review.
- Presentations: During the Winter School, each participant will give a presentation about their thesis proposal of 8-10 minutes. The peer assigned to be respondent will then provide a prepared peer review (as an oral summary during the session, and then in writing on the same day). All session members engage in general discussion and feedback.