OZSW ReMa Winter School 2018/2019

The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) and Radboud University Nijmegen invite all Research Master students to a two-day winter school, which will take place on 22-23 February 2019 at Radboud University.

Organizing university

Radboud University


22-23 February 2019


Elinor Ostrom Building, Theater C
Heyendaalseweg 141
6525 AJ Nijmegen

Type of activity

2-day Winter School

Type of activity

For this activity PhD students and ReMa students can – after successful completion – earn a certificate. However, the OZSW is not accredited to reward students with credits/ECTS directly. The study load is mentioned on the certificate, which can usually be exchanged for ‘real’ credits (ECTS) at your home university. More information. The study load for this activity is as follows: 2.5 EC

Primary target group

Research Master Students

Application/registration deadline

January 20th, 2019

About the topic

The Winter School aims to provide students from the 6 ReMa programmes in the Netherlands (RUG, RU, EUR, UU, UvA, and VU) with representative samples of the philosophical research carried out at Dutch universities. It will moreover contribute to their professional development and give them an opportunity to meet one another.

Aim / objective

Fleur Jongepier (RU), James Pearson (UL), Lodi Nauta (RUG) and Joel Anderson (UU), who are active at different universities and in different phases of their careers, will give a lecture on a topic linked to their current research.

Every participant will also follow one of the two parallel workshops scheduled on Friday morning. Both focus on learning and practicing a skill, notably how to write a philosophical blogpost or column and how to write a research proposal. The workshops will be run by three former Research Master students of Radboud University, namely Fleur Jongepier (UD Ethics, RU), Carli Coenen (NWO PhD grant in the Humanities, Open University), and Lars Cornelissen (post-doc Social and Political Philosophy, RU).

Panel sessions
On Friday afternoon, two panel sessions will be held on career prospects within and beyond academia. A number of guests, among whom former Research Master students, will talk about their own experience in obtaining a PhD or a post-doc position or in finding a job outside academia.

On Saturday afternoon Christoph Lüthy, dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies at Radboud University, will enter into debate with Joel Anderson, coordinator of the Research Master programme at Utrecht University, and Lodi Nauta, dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen, about the role of philosophy and the humanities in academia and society.


Friday 22 February 2019

9:30: Breakfast

10:00: Welcome

10:15 – 11:00: Fleur Jongepier (RU), Ethics Meets Epistemology

11:00 – 12:30: Parallel workshops

  1. How to Write a Philosophical Blogpost or Column (Fleur Jongepier)
  2.  How to Write a Research Proposal (Carli Coenen and Lars Cornelissen)

12:30: Lunch

14:00 – 15:00: James Pearson (UL), On the Hunt for a Novel Interpretation of Nietzsche

15:15 – 16:00: Panel session: Career Prospects Within Academia

16:15 – 17:00: Panel session: Career Prospects Beyond Academia

18:00: Dinner

20:00: Film and reflection


Saturday 23 February 2019

10:00: Opening

10:15 – 11:15: Lodi Nauta (RUG), Thomas Hobbes and the Rhetoric of Common Language

11:30 – 12:30: Joel Anderson (UU), Autonomy Gaps

12:30: Lunch

13:45 – 14:45: Panel discussion with Joel Anderson (UU), Lodi Nauta (RUG) and Christoph Lüthy (RU)

15:00: Drinks


  • Fleur Jongepier (RU)
  • James Pearson (UL)
  • Lodi Nauta (RUG)
  • Joel Anderson (UU)
  • Christoph Lüthy (RU)

Certificate / credit points

Students can earn 2.5 EC by completing the readings accompanying the lectures and handing in the assignment for one of the two workshops. There is no requirement to participate in the Winter School for credits. However all participants are expected to read the assigned literature beforehand, and to actively participate in the workshop.


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 euro excluding accommodation. Please note that no-shows may be charged for the actual expenses incurred by the organizers.

There will be two lunches, a dinner and breakfast included in the winter school. We can arrange for vegetarian, vegan, gluten- lactose- or nut-free alternatives if asked in advance.

How to apply / register

Registration is possible through this form. The deadline for application is January 20th, 2019. Please indicate your preferred workshop on the registration form.


Prof. Carla Rita Palmerino (email: c.palmerino@ftr.ru.nl)
Coordinator, Research M.A. Programme in Philosophy, RU.

Contact info

Please contact Lemuël Hekman (l.m.hekman@gmail.com) for questions regarding the contents of the Winter School, and the OZSW office for practical inquiries (secretariaat@ozsw.nl).