Research School

Preceding the Sig Writing 2018 conference in Antwerp, we organize a three-day research school on writing research for PhD candidates and other junior researchers.

Dates: Sunday 26 until Tuesday 28 August 2018
Location: Ghent University

The main theme is ‘Facets of Writing and Writing Research: Substantive and Methodological issues’. To tailor the Research School to the diversified needs and questions of the participants, we offer parallel sessions, characterized by interaction and discussion. Participants can select the topics of their interest, which ensures intensive training to small groups.

More particularly, the parallel sessions will be organized around the following themes:

  • Measuring writing  
  • Writing processes  
  • Writing and motivation  
  • Writing interventions  

For each of these themes, an expert will provide an overarching introduction, which will be followed by expert-led interactive thematic workshops. 

In addition to the workshops, we will provide participants with the unique opportunity to discuss their research projects with other researchers and to receive valuable feedback from experts of the field. To facilitate discussion, the participants are asked to prepare a poster with a visual presentation of their project.

Submission of abstracts

We encourage  all writing researchers who are interested in the different themes, to submit an abstract for the poster presentations. Junior writing researchers as well as senior writing researchers are very welcome to attend the Research School. The research projects may be in the initial stages, in progress or already completed. To facilitate discussion, the participants are asked to prepare a poster with a visual presentation of their research project. Submissions for the poster presentations should describe:

  • the aim
  • theoretical framework
  • methodology
  • (preliminary) results (if possible)

in 350 words or less.

Abstracts can be send to before December 15th, 2017. Notification of acceptance will take place around March 15th, 2018.

Contact (main organiser)