PhD Workshop

ESA PhD Workshop in Prague, 23rd and 24th August 2015


ESA will offer a Pre-conference PhD Workshop in Prague

Focus: The theme of the Workshop follows that of the conference:Differences, Inequalities and the Sociological Imagination.

The Workshop will focus on the preparation of an article for publication. It will also address career development and provide peer mentoring and opportunities for creating networks with other European doctoral students.

The ESA PhD Workshops are known for their relaxed and active atmosphere and intensive discussions. Some feedback from students on the 2014 ESA PhD Summer School held at the University of York UK:

“It was marvellous. I am assured that I am going the right way. Had the possibility to hear a critique (in a positive manner) from people who really wish to help”.

“Very good event – useful topics, great organisation”.

“Great, very nice and interesting people. Overall I was delighted with the quality of the papers”.

“I can't think of any other opportunity I've had to engage with fellow researches with quite as much intensity (sociology for breakfast!), and it was nice to be able to forget for a short while about all the institutional and political issues surrounding academic work at the moment and just focus on the intellectual side”.

Number of places: we will select 20 PhD students for the course.

Funding will be provided for 3 nights’ accommodation (22nd, 23rd, 24th August) and meals in Prague. Up to Euro 300 will be available to each student towards their travel costs

Eligibility: Students registered for a PhD in sociology or allied discipline in a European University. Students must be an ESA member or become an ESA member before the Workshop.

Selection: Participants will be selected following a peer-review process and on the basis of scientific excellence of their proposed paper, but a fair balance between different regions of Europe and areas of sociology will also be considered.

Guidelines for applications: Complete the application form and a short CV (no more than 2 pages) and send them by email to Ellen Annandale by February 9th 2015. Make sure that your application and CV are in Word (not pdf) format.

If you are selected: you will be required to submit a full paper (about 7,000 words) by 1st July to the workshop organizers. This is essential in order to make sure that participants get the most of this workshop; papers will be circulated in advance and allocated to peerdiscussants. We kindly ask you to apply only if you accept these terms of conditions and are prepared to follow the guidelines and deadlines.

Workshop teachers: Ellen Annandale and Ricca Edmondson (co-organisers), Maria Carmela Agodi, Robert Fine and Tally Katz-Gerro

For more information, please visit the PhD Workshop section on the conference website:
Contact Prof Ellen Annandale