On 6-8 November 2017, our researcher Robin Philips attended the ESTER Research Design Course 2017 at the Pedagogical University of Cracow (Cracow, Poland), and presented his research on the industrial development in the Netherlands and Belgium during the 19th and 20th century. A digital copy of his Powerpoint presentation can be found here.
The European graduate School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research (ESTER) was established in 1991 as a European platform for postgraduate teaching. It involves more than 60 universities throughout Europe and offers high-level research training for PhD students in an international context. At present the network is organized by the N.W. Posthumus Institute, which is a graduate school for economic and social history in the Netherlands and Flanders.
Since the late 1990s, ESTER has promoted the Research Design Course (RDC). In this year, the annual Research Design Course was organized by Bartosz Ogórek (Pedagogical University of Cracow) and Mikołaj Malinowski (Lund University/WEast network).