Open Cities Monthly Research-in-Progress Seminars (in English)

We are excited to announce the launch of our Monthly Research Seminar, an engaging and collaborative space designed for Research Masters, PhD candidates, and all UU researchers and students from the departments of Media and Culture Studies, Anthropology, Geography, and beyond. If your research focuses on cities, urban culture, infrastructures, or the mediatization and datafication of everyday life across the globe, this seminar is for you! 

Our seminar is inclusive, welcoming scholars at all stages of their careers to participate. Each session will feature two scholars presenting their work-in-progress texts, receiving detailed feedback from expert discussants in a safe and supportive environment. This collaborative setting encourages the exchange of ideas and constructive criticism, vital for refining research. Texts may include thesis chapters, journal papers, book proposals, or grant proposals, allowing for a diverse range of academic contributions. We plan to circulate the texts amongst participants one week in advance. Presenters will be asked to give a 10-minute talk about their texts, discussants will give feedback based on their reading, then the floor will be opened for the rest of participants. No need to prepare flashy presentations, just bring your questions about research.  

To present at an upcoming seminar, please sign up via the form below (will be added shortly). Be sure to include the following information: 

  • Your paper title 
  • An abstract of your work 
  • The name of your preferred discussant (preferably a UU staff member) 
  • Specific points about the feedback you need (operationalization of concepts and theories, methodological design, ethics of engaging with specific issues, etc.)  

This is a unique opportunity to refine your research with constructive feedback from your peers and experienced scholars. We look forward to your participation and to fostering meaningful academic exchanges. 

Each seminar will take place on the first Thursday of the month between 15:00-18:00.

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