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Writing Seminar: telling your story


Admission requirements

Only students who are admitted to the master’s programme Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology can take part in this course.


This course aims to establish the analytical connection between, on the one hand, the fieldwork experiences and the data collected during fieldwork, and, on the other hand, the theories and epistemologies discussed in the first part of the MA programme. The focus will be on the level of analysis, the units of analysis, and the process of constructing a written academic argument.


Fridays 12 April – 24 May, 11-13 h


Mode of instruction

5 ECTS = 140 study hours (sbu):

  • 6 weekly workshops of 2 hours = 18 sbu.

  • 5 weekly assignments (ca. 9.000 words) = 122 sbu

Students are devided into the same 3 groups as for the course Doing Ethnography.
(The group of dr. Maeckelbergh will have another lecturer: dr. Erik Bähre.)

Assesment method

The seminar is graded “pass” (voldoende) if all 5 assignments are rated as “pass” and if student has been present and has actively participated in workshops and final seminar.


Blackboard will be used to make information and assignments available. Blackboard module for this course wil be availavle for registration from 25 Augu.

Reading list

There is no separate reading list for this course. Students use the literature they need for writing of their MA Thesis as well as their fieldwork notes.


Students are required to register for this course on Blackboard but do not need to register on uSis.


Dr. Jan Jansen

Contact information

  • Dr. Jan Jansen (room 3A36, tel. 071-527 3996, e-mail )

  • Dr. Erik de Maaker (room 3A33, tel. 071-527 6612, e-mail )

  • Dr. Erik Bähre (room 3A27, tel. 071-527 3997, e-mail )

  • Secretariat of the Institute CA-DS (room 3A19, tel. 071-527 3451, e-mail )