WTMC PhD Writeshop 27 March 2020

Location: Social Impact Factory, Vredenburg 40, Utrecht

 

On Friday 27 March 2020, WTMC will organize the next Writeshop. The Writeshop is meant for WTMC members who are in the final phase of their PhD.

The Writeshop is 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 dissertations, and what to do with them once they are done.

We are very happy to announce that Agnes Meershoek will act as our senior discussant this time.

Agnes studied Health Care Sciences at Maastricht University and obtained her doctoral degree (PhD) in 1999 at the same University on a study on the functioning of disability arrangements in the Netherlands. Her research is focused on Participation, Citizenship and Professionalism in Health Care and Work. Her research interests include: health and participation; inclusive society; workplace health. The main focus of her projects is the tension between policy intentions and policy outcomes, in particular the implicit normativity of professional practices and the consequences of arrangements in terms of citizens’ and professionals’ responsibility, solidarity and social exclusion. She applies social constructivist policy theory and science and technology studies’ concepts to compare between regulations, practices and contexts. Agnes Meershoek is Program director of MSc in Global Health and is teaching in the elective track “Implementing innovations at a Global Scale” (STS in Global Health). She is member of the Board of WTMC.

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.

This Writeshop will be chaired by Bernike Pasveer (b.pasveer@maastrichtuniversity.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.

Depending on the number of participants, the day may last from 10 AM until 5 PM, to be followed by an informal dinner (paid for by WTMC). Dinner is usually finished by 7.30 PM.

Contributions must be sent to Elize Schiweck (e.schiweck@utwente.nlby 6 March 2020 latest, preferably as doc.files (not PDF). She will then distribute all of the chapters/articles and send them to participants prior to the meeting so that everyone has time to read all of the chapters.

To reserve your place, please complete this Google form no later than 30 January 2020.