WTMC PhD Writeshop 25 March 2022 at Social Impact Factory, Urecht

Date: March 25, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Social Impact Factory
Vredenburg 40
3511 BD Utrecht

On Friday 25 March, WTMC will organize the next Writeshop at Social Impact Factory, Utrecht. WTMC Writeshops are meant for WTMC PhDs who are in the second, third or fourth year of their PhD trajectories.

WTMC Writeshops are a splendid occasion to receive comprehensive comments on your own work, but also to read work of your fellow PhD candidates. By carefully reading the work of others in order to give feedback you can learn a lot about writing. At the Writeshop we also discuss more general issues around finishing journal articles, book chapters and dissertations, and what to do with them once they are done.

We are very happy to announce that Stephan Schleim will act as our senior discussant in this Writeshop. In case more than four PhDs register, we will find a second discussant.

Stephan Schleim is Associate Professor of Theoretical Psychology at the University of Groningen and author of different books on philosophy, psychology, and the neurosciences. He carried out several research projects on the theory and ethics of neuroscience. Focus of his research are the conditions under which scientific knowledge is created and communicated to the public.

The idea of the Writeshop is as follows. Each participant sends in a draft chapter or article that will be part of the PhD manuscript. Authors are also invited to provide a short (i.e. 2-300 word) contextualization of the draft. During the meeting, two discussants provide comments – a fellow participant and our senior discussant. The author then has an opportunity to respond to these comments before the discussion is opened to everyone. Each paper is discussed for a total of 55 minutes.

Depending on the number of participants, the Writeshop will start at 11:00 at the Social Impact Factory in Utrecht. It will end with an informal dinner, and it will end no later than 19:30.

This Writeshop will be chaired by Andreas Weber (a.weber@utwente.nl) and/or Anne Beaulieu (j.a.beaulieu@rug.nl), the PhD programme coordinators of WTMC.

The word limit for contributions is 10,000 words. The manuscript must be academic work-in-progress (i.e. not already published). Do not worry if your text is not perfect yet: this is precisely why you would want to discuss it in this forum. The draft should be well enough developed so your readers can understand the argument and the material, in order to get more specific and helpful feedback. Make sure your paper includes a short introduction which explains how the piece fits into your PhD, which journal you plan to send it to, or any other relevant details to help the reader understand the text.

Registration for this Writeshop has been closed. 

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