On Tuesday 30th of June a Doctoral Colloquium will take place at Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, in the heart of Amsterdam, in the historic Theatrum Anatomicum, for only a selected group of PhD students. The day starts at 11.30, and will end with drinks and dinner at Waag. The costs for the colloquium are € 50 (including beverages and lunch/dinner), if you are registered for the conference. If not, the costs are € 125.

The deadline for the submission for the doctoral colloquium is January 5th 2020, 23.59 (CET).

Selection is part of the procedure. Write a 2-page description of your research project and in which stage it is. And add a 1-page (maximum) motivation letter why you think you 'fit' in this doctoral colloquium. Please send this to (also if you need more information):

  • Armağan Karahanoğlu, assistant professor University of Twente (a.karahanoglu@utwente.nl); 
  • Somaya Ben Allouch, assistant professor Digital Life Centre HvA (s.ben.allouch@hva.nl).

In order to ensure high quality feedback and lively discussions among the attendees, we will convene a panel of globally renowned experts with a strong background in PhD supervision. The panel composition will be announced in due time.

The doctoral colloquium is a unique opportunity for PhD students to present their key concepts and ideas to a premier scientific audience and to receive high-quality feedback from excellent external reviewers, a global scientific audience, and some of the best of their peers. The doctoral colloquium offers PhD students the valuable opportunity to engage in in-depth discussion on their work and gain exposure to a variety of perspectives that can help to strengthen and shape their work as they progress towards their degrees. Lively discussions, insights and novel ideas, and new opportunities for cooperation between research groups are also likely outcomes from participation.

PhD students/candidates are invited to present, discuss and defend their work-in-progress or preliminary results in the field of D4H. PhD students and candidates at all stages in the process invited to submit a thesis position paper, but preference is given to students who are still 1-2 years away from completing their PhDs. Preference will be given to applicants who are at a stage where a substantial portion of the research has been completed but are still far enough away from completion that feedback received can still influence the remaining research. Participants will be expected to give short, informal presentations of their work during the colloquium, to be followed by a discussion.

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