In a new series of 'Meet our PhD candidates', Julian Schaap of the Department of Arts and Culture Studies tells about his research into the so-called 'unmarked norm' of whiteness in the rock music scene. Julian: "Music is often experienced as entertainment, but we aim to show that music can also segregate people, even if in a kind of innocent, unintentional manner."
Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities (EGS3H)
The Graduate School is an Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) joint venture of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC), the Faculty of Philosophy and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS).
To provide aspiring PhD researchers an efficient application service, the Graduate School uses an online application system. Visit our admission page for a step-by-step guide.
Based on the results of the recently held 'doctoral education survey', the Graduate School is offering five courses for the coming months. In the summer, we will present a new programme for the academic year 2015 – 2016. Here is a short update.
During the International Film Festival Rotterdam on Tuesday 27 January 2015, Erasmus University Rotterdam launched the Center for Histories of the Future (CHIFT). This new center researches science fiction and focuses on current technological and societal changes to imagine the future. CHIFT is an initiative of media scholar dr. Etienne Augé of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication.
The open lecture & movie series 'Human Suffering in Media and Arts', organised by PhD students Emy Koopman and Johannes von Engelhardt, will kick of February 10, with the lecture "The War after the War: Communicating Justice in Post-Conflict Societies of the former Yugoslavia" by Nenad Golcevski, the Public Information Officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
The Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies provides PhD research courses that aim to cover all of the academic disciplines within the social sciences. Between 20 - 24 July and 27 - 31 July a total of 11 PhD courses will be available.
The ECE Summer School is targeted at Master and early PhD students from European universities with a social science background whom work on questions related to one of the three core welfare state challenges. There is no programme fee and there are renowned international scholars among the participants (e.g. Gosta Esping-Andersen).