phd course

Photographer: Unknown, The Danish Emigration Archives, Aalborg

PHD course at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences

Migration in a historical and contemporary perspective

Tuesday 19 May 2015
Utzon Center, Aalborg

If you only wish to participate in the PhD course, please register here

The object of the course is to present and discuss research design, methodology and preliminary results in connection with Ph.D.-projects in migration. The course gives an overall discussion of problems in the studies of migration in various forms: immigration, emigration, circular migration and return migration to uncover similarities and differences in integration or exclusion in the new countries/host countries. The aim is to give inspiration to the Ph.D.-project and pinpoint pitfalls, problems and ethical questions. The course is designed for new Ph.D.-students, who are beginning a new project as well as more senior Ph.D.-students who wants to reflect on their results in comparisons with results from migration seen from another aspect.

The PhD-course ranges mainly on two levels:

  • presentation of main themes (lectures with discussion)
  • discussions of Ph.D. projects, where the Ph.D.-students gives a presentation of their project based on their paper for the course. Each presentation is followed by opposition from another Ph.D.-student and comments to the design and methodology in the projects by senior researchers present. There is earmarked three quarter of an hour for each Ph.D.-project in the course.

Guest professor for this Ph.D.-course will be Leo Lucassen and Richard Jenkins. The organiser of the Ph.D.-course, Professor Ruth Emerek and Associate Professor Trine Lund Thomsen will also be present during the course.

The discussions of the Ph.D.-student's project will be based on a paper in English of 5-10 pages, which the Ph.D.-student has to deliver not later than two weeks before the course (i. e. not later than the May 5, 2015).

 

Registration for the course no later than April 1, 2015 to (by registration link). The course gives 2 ETCS. The maximum number of participants at the Ph.D.-course will be 12, and price for the course is DKK 350/EUR 50.

 

Programme

Tuesday the 19 of November

09:00-10:00 Arrival and registration
10:00-10:15 Welcome
10:15-12:15 Lectures:
10:15-11:15 Leo Lucassen: Salman Rushdie and the turn in Dutch migration rethorics
11:15-12:15 Richard Jenkins: The ethics of doing migration research
12:15-12:45 Lunch
12:45-15:00 Presentation of 3 projects (in two groups)


The PhD students give a short presentation of their background and projects. Short discussions of the projects by the other Ph.D.-students and by Richard Jenkins, Leo Lucassen, Trine Lund Thomsen and Ruth Emerek

15:00-15:15 Coffee/tea break
15:15-17:30 Presentation of 3 projects (in two groups)

The PhD students give a short presentation of their background and projects. Short discussions of the projects by the other Ph.D.-students and by Richard Jenkins, Leo Lucassen, Trine Lund Thomsen and Ruth Emerek




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