12 January: Tutorial – Methods & Techniques in Political History

13:00 – 17:00h
Supervisors: Dr. Joris Gijsenbergh (Kiesraad) and prof. Dirk Jan Wolffram (University of Groningen)

This tutorial is dedicated to research methods: the trajectory from historiographical debate through research questions to an effective research strategy. In this interactive tutorial, the central questions are: what is the use of historical methodology, what is your methodological approach, how does your topic legitimize your research methods, and what are the major methodological challenges of your research project? In the tutorial, PhD candidates reflect on the abovementioned questions, present their most urgent methodological bottleneck and try to find the best strategy to solve their problems together with other PhD candidates and senior researchers.