Do you want to earn extra ECTS and have the chance to dialogue with scholars and museum professionals? The OSK will sponsor new activities for RMa students and PhDs who want to get involved and organize events for our OSK Community.
Object Dialogues (1-2EC, depending on the project)
In the new OSK series Object Dialogues RMa students and PhDs present their research in tandem with professionals from the field. Are you doing object-based research for an internship or within the framework of your thesis? Or have you come across an object you would like to research, but have not yet found time to do so? Would you like the opportunity to discuss methods and outcomes with a curator or art-history professor? The OSK invites you to organize an Object Dialogues session for ECTS, to be held online for the OSK community and your peers.
In preparation you are expected to 1) have a specific object (or group of objects) in mind, either something you have already been working on, or something you would be interested in doing a short-term project on; 2) have a hypothesis about the object in question that you would like to discuss or a particular (methodological) problem that needs to be solved in your research; 3) approach and invite a museum curator or scholar (in the Netherlands or abroad) with whom you would like to “dialogue” about this particular object; 4) organize the session (pick a date, advertise for it, invite your peers, etc.).
During the session you would be expected to 1) introduce your object (or group of objects); 2) tell something about your research trajectory, your methods and aims, or problems you may have encountered, etc.; 3) present a series of questions designed to spark a dialogue with your professional partner; 4) lead the discussion with your professional partner and (eventually) your peers.
A short report on the outcome of the session rounds up the project.
Interested? Get in touch with Academic Director Rachel Esner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The other activity is Scholars in Dialogue, read more about this here.