Structuring Art History: The Architecture of the PhD-thesis
Dates: March-April 2021, exact dates tbc
Venue: Utrecht University, tbc
Open to: OSK PhD Candidates; External PhD candidates (buitenpromovendi) may enroll after presenting a letter of recommendation from their promotor.
Teacher: Prof. dr Thijs Weststeijn, Utrecht University
Instruction language: English or Dutch, depending native language of participants
If you would like to enroll, register via our website and please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating your name, supervisor/s, (working) title of your dissertation and percentage of dissertation progress (e.g. 50% means half of the chapters written, 100% means thesis submitted). Register before February 15.
The seminar explores different ways of structuring a PhD thesis in art history or history of architecture. Participants examine and discuss published examples and also present the (provisory) structure of their own thesis for further discussion. The course is useful for PhD candidates in their second or third year and for those working on the definitive structure of their thesis.
First meeting: tbc: Discussion of existing research plans and of different structures and styles of arranging the material.
Second meeting: tbc: Analysis and comparison of recent and not-so-recent dissertations. Participants bring favorite books that may serve as models.
Third and final meeting: tbc: Application of the acquired knowledge to one’s own research and dissertation. Exploration of convincing other arrangements of previous research results.