On Wednesday, 11 October 2023, WTMC will organize the next Writeshop at Social Impact Factory, Utrecht. WTMC writeshops are meant for WTMC PhDs who have completed four training events. A training event is a summer school or an (online) workshop.”
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.
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 10:00 at the Social Impact Factory in Utrecht. It will end with an informal dinner, and it will end no later than 19:30.
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.
Please note that a limited number of participants can register, and that places are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration had been closed.
Contributions must be sent to Ilse Schipper-Jongman (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 25 September 2023 latest, as *.doc-files (no PDFs). She will then send them to all participants prior to the meeting so that everyone has time to read all of the chapters. You will also then receive a concise reader with practical information.