The history of the PhD Network

Hotel New York, in Rotterdam

When IMISCOE was landed in Rotterdam in 2013 and the official launch was presented at Hotel New York in Rotterdam, some PhDs asked themselves: why isn’t there a PhD network? This question resulted in a small workshop in the IMISCOE conference in Madrid in 2014. Many scholars attended and the initial urgency of creating a PhD Network was widely shared. It evolved into new proposals in Florence, and finally a launch of the PhD Network at the Geneva conference in 2015.

The PhDs who were involved in this process shared the experience that they worked on their own, but that they did not work isolated from each other. PhD scholars share professional, ethical and personal concerns about research, teaching, and future careers. Therefore, collaboration within the broad, diverse and lively PhD community in IMSICOE had a huge potential. From the start, the creation of a PhD Network was largely stimulated by senior members of the IMISCOE network while PhD scholars were actively engaged in the creation process. The seniors made space for the juniors to create and develop an organisation that they, as a PhD community, thought would be useful for future doctoral researchers in the field of migration.

The current activities of the PhD Network stems from that initial urge of a few PhDs at Hotel New York, in Rotterdam 2013. Hotel New York, which originally was the point of departure for thousands of migrants going from Europe to the United States, thus became the point of departure for the PhD Network - the community for PhDs in the field of migration.

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We're recruiting! Social Media manager

Deadline: 24 May 2020
The PhD Network is recruiting! We are looking for an enthusiast Social Media and Website manager. He or she will be in charge of keeping our social media pages up to date and to manage the PhD Network page on the website for the academic year 2020-2021....