The Summer School programme will include:

  • Feedback sessions: you get detailed and constructive feedback on your PhD project.
  • Methodological workshops: you get to hone existing competencies and discover new approaches.
  • Talks and round tables: you get insights into current scholarly debates and tips on how to tackle life in academia.

In addition, the programme will include social activities and cultural excursions, as well as time to work, write, and explore on your own.

The feedback sessions will be structured in thematic strands (e.g., audience studies, digital culture, strategic communication etc.), meaning you will be grouped with other students working on topics similar to yours. Each strand will be led by a senior scholar, and include visits from topic-relevant leading researchers from around Europe.

The methodological workshops will focus on both general competencies (e.g., how to write a literature review) and topic-specific challenges (e.g., how to collect and analyse social media data). The topic-specific workshops will be structured as electives, meaning you get to choose between several options which are the most relevant for you. The elective workshops will be announced in May, 2023.

The Summer School runs over seven full working days. The preliminary schedule below should give you an idea of what that will look like.

Preliminary schedule