Research School for Economic and Social History

Posthumus Writing Retreat

Working on your project from home may meet difficulties, such as lack of working space or household obligations, etc. Therefore, the Posthumus Institute wishes to support its PhD-candidates by organising a Writing Retreat. During this week-long retreat, you will get the opportunity to work on your dissertation in a quiet place, away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

In short, every day from 09:00 until 17:00 you can work on your dissertation. At 17:00, you will reflect on your work in small groups of three to four people, on what went well and what not. Moreover, you will also make a writing plan for the next day. Lastly, you will get the opportunity to discuss your writings with a fellow from the N.W. Posthumus Institute.

Dates and location

Exact dates, location and further details will annually be announced in due time.

Practical issues

The N.W. Posthumus Institute will cover part of the costs of this Writing Retreat. Exact details will follow in due time.

How to apply

Please note that the application procedure for 2022 has already been closed.

If you are a Posthumus PhD student and would like to join this Writing Retreat, please fill out the application form and provide a short motivation (max. 300 words). The number of available places is limited, so admission will be based on a selection based on your motivation letter. The application start will be annually announced via the News page on this website and the Posthumus Newsletter.

If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail.