The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) and the University of Groningen invite all research master students to a two-day winter school that will take place from 10 to 11 February 2017 at the University of Groningen.
Van Swinderen Huys (Glazen Zaal)
Type of activity
Primary target group
Registration is open until February 6th 2017.
Aim / objective
The Winter School aims to provide students from the 5 ReMa programmes (Groningen, Utrecht, Nijmegen, UvA and Rotterdam) with an overview of broad range of active philosophical research being done in the Netherlands, to contribute to their professional development, and to give them an opportunity to meet one another.
In the three research-oriented sessions, several speakers will give a presentation on a philosophical topic related to their research. Students will then have an opportunity for questions.
After each session, there will then be a panel discussion (about 45 minutes) in which speakers talk about their own experiences as philosophy researchers, discussion how their research developed, as well as what the best advice is they ever got.
There will also be sessions devoted to several aspects of professional development, including how to write a successful research proposal and how to get published in a philosophy journal, as well as a discussion of possibilities for contributing to philosophy in the public sphere.
14:30 Registration, coffee
15:00 – Welcome
15:05 – 15:45 Leah Henderson (RUG) – “Global vs. Local Approaches to the Scientific Realism Debate”
15:45 – 16:30 Robin Celikates (UvA) – “Transnational Disobedience? Normative Perspectives on Borders and Migration”
16:30 – 17:15 Wiep van Bunge (EUR) – “Report from the Trenches: The Purpose of Philosophy in the Dutch Enlightenment”
17:15 – 18:15 Panel session
10:00 – 10:45 Doina-Cristina Rusu (RUG) – “Action at a Distance and the Power of Imagination in Renaissance Natural Philosophy”.
10:45 – 11:30 Jan Bransen (RU) – “Don’t Be Fooled: Common Sense and Behavioural Science”
11:30 – 12:15 Katrin Schulz (UvA) – TBA
13:30 Panel on PhD positions in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom
15:00 – 15:45 Marta Sznajder (RUG) – “Inductive logic on conceptual spaces”
15:45 – 16:30 Katrien Schaubroeck (Antwerpen) – TBA
16:30 – 17:15 F.A Muller (EUR / UU) – “The Paradox of the Arche-fossil: Silver Bullet for Idealism?”
17:15 Panel session
Certificate / credit points
There is no requirement to participate in the Winter School for credit. Students can earn 2.5 EC by completing a set of related readings and completing a written report. More information about this available soon.
Only ReMa student members of the OZSW can participate in this winter school, and the OZSW covers most of the costs for the event. There is a nominal fee of 30 euro per student, including accommodation, and 10 eur excluding accommodation. Please note that no-shows may be charged for the actual expenses incurred by the organizers.
Location / accommodation details
Limited budget is available to financially support OZSW PhD students living far away from Groningen. If you want to benefit from it, please send a motivated request at email@example.com before February 1st.
How to apply / register
Daan Evers (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the OZSW office (email@example.com)