The third OSL Research Day will take place on October 12, 2018 at the University Library in Groningen. We invite scholars from all Dutch universities to explore affinities in their research interests and possibilities for future collaboration around a number of research topics (mentioned below).
The Research Day hopes to stimulate more collaboration between literary scholars and existing research groups in the Netherlands. Although literature is the main scope of the OSL Research School, we explicitly encourage multidisciplinary research.
The Research Day will start with the presentation of the 2018 OSL Award, followed by a PhD Forum and a session on Research Funding. After a short break, Prof. dr Esther Peeren (UvA) will lecture on Reading Rural Imaginations (project awarded with an ERC Consolidator Grant). Peeren’s innovative research is closely related to various topics that will be discussed in parallel sessions during the afternoon (cf. E. Peeren. The Spectral Metaphor: Living Ghosts and the Agency of Invisibility, 2014; E. Peeren, H. Stuit, & A. van Weyenberg (Eds.), Peripheral Visions in the Globalizing Present: Spaces, Mobilities, Aesthetics, Leiden: Brill, 2016; E. Peeren, R. Celikates, J. de Kloet, & T. Poell (Eds.), Global Cultures of Contestation: Mobility, Sustainability, Aesthetics & Connectivity, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
In the afternoon, the participants will discuss their own research projects and interests in sessions organised by existent and emerging research groups. Sessions are planned on the topics of literature and law, poetics of knowledge, literature and technology, transgressing boundaries et al. These sessions take 1.5 hour each, and are open to all researchers. These sessions can take different shapes and forms, dependent upon the ideas of the organizers and participants. Please find a preliminary list of call for contributions of the sessions and a schedule of the Research Day as a whole below.
The organization of the sessions is flexible and is up to the convenors of each session. The sessions can be envisaged as a matchmaking event, a presentation of brief research pitches/papers or discussion in which ongoing or future research projects are presented. We would explicitly like to invite participants to think about future collaborations with other OSL members. The OSL Board will make € 1000,- of seed money available for the most promising initiative, including for instance:
- planning of symposia
- book publications
- joint funding applications
- organization of OSL budgeted academic events such as the Ravenstein Seminar in January 2020 (in this case, the seed money will be added as an extra to the budget already made available by OSL).
Applications (short description of the collaborative project and estimation of expenses, approx. 500 words) should be sent to the OSL office by 16 November 2018 (OSLemail@example.com). The OSL Board will notify the recipients by Dec 10.
Participants can register for the Research Day by sending an email to OSLfirstname.lastname@example.org before June 30. Please indicate in your email in which sessions you would like to participate. The event will take place in the RUG University Library, Broerstraat 4, Groningen.
We look forward to meeting you all in Groningen on Oct 12!
Pablo Valdivia, Ruby de Vos, Alberto Godioli, Florian Lippert, Sander Brouwer and the OSL Board
Calls for contributions
- Session 1: Literature and Law
- Session 2: ‘ Tourism and Travel Culture’ – This session is planned as a roundtable discussion preceded by several presentations on companionship in travel writing. For more information please contact the convenor.
- Session 3: Poetics of Knowledge
- Session 4: Transgressing borders
- Session 5: ‘Arts and the Public Sphere’: For inquiries regarding the format of the session, please contact the convenors (contact: email@example.com)
- Session 6: Memory resistance in times of crisis
|10:00-10:15||Coffee Reception-Welcome by Dr Stephan Besser & Prof. dr Pablo Valdivia||TBA|
|10:15-10:30||OSL Award||Jantina Tammeszaal|
|10:30-11:30||PhD Forum (Convenors: Ruby de Vos & Dr Vera Alexander)||Jantina Tammeszaal|
|11:30-12:00||Life Beyond ERC & NWO: Research Funding (Presentation: Gema Ocaña RUG Senior Advisor in European Affairs / Funding)||Jantina Tammeszaal|
|13:00-14:00||Reading Rural Imaginations |
Lecture by Prof. dr Esther Peeren (Chair: Dr. Sander Brouwer)
|14:00-15:30||Parallel Session 1: Research Group Literature & Law (Convenors: Prof. dr Sebastian Sobecki, Dr Alberto Godioli, Dr Florian Lippert)|
Parallel Session 2: Tourism and Travel Cultures (Convenor: Dr Sjoerd-Jeroen Moenandar)
Parallel Session 3: Research Group Poetics of Knowledge (Convenors: Dr Marieke Winkler, Dr Stephan Besser)
|16:00-17:30||Parallel Session 4: Research Group Transgressing Borders: Mediating & Negotiating Cultures (Convenor: Dr Petra Broomans, Prof. dr Mathijs Sanders, Dr Jeanette den Toonder)|
Parallel Session 5: Arts and the Public Sphere (Convenors: Prof. dr Laura Bieger, Dr. Thijs Lijster, Prof. dr Margriet van der Waal, Jesse van Amelsvoort)
Parallel Session 6: Memory and Resistance in Times of Crisis (Convenors: Dr Ksenia Robbe, Prof. dr Maria Boletsi, Dr. Kasia Mika).
|18:00-19:00||Book presentation Prof. dr Richard Lansdown, Literature and Truth: Imaginative Writing as a Medium for Ideas (Brill, December 2017)|
Chair: Prof. dr Pablo Valdivia