Events

Winter School 2017 Narrative Change

29 NOVEMBER – 1 DECEMber 2017

Story Lab & Twente Graduate School, University of Twente

The Winter School Narrative Change is meant for PhD students, postdoc and experienced researchers who want to improve their competence in doing narrative analysis. Knowledge and experience with qualitative research are recommended (for required entry levels please contact Anneke Sools).

Learning goals
At the end of the course, the participant is able to
- Apply story line analysis to own data;
- Interpret stories of personal and sociocultural change;
- Critically reflect on reporting narrative research. 

Content
The focus of the Winter School is doing narrative analysis. The first day is dedicated to doing story line analysis. Anneke Sools will give an introduction of story line analysis for novice and more experienced narrative researchers. Former PhD students who joined our Summer Schools on narrative analysis present how they applied story line analyses to their own data. The second day, participants work together on a story line analysis of their own data. In the afternoon, two experienced researchers will give inspirational, interactional lectures on their narrative work on personal and social change: Julia Wittmayer and Rivka Tuval-Mashiach. The third day consists of group presentations of the story line analyses and feedback of the teachers. In an interactive workshop, Gerben Westerhof will discuss how results of narrative analyses are reported in the scientific domain. The participants have to prepare themselves by studying reader texts and doing home assignments. 

Venue
Hotel Drienerburght
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Phone +31(0)53 4331366 

Registration
Costs are 350 euro (including lunch and reader, excluding dinner and stay).
PhD students of the University of Twente are free of charge.
To register click here. Please register before 20 November! 

Contact
Secretariat Psychology, Health and Technology
Elize Schiweck & Marieke Smellink
Telephone: +31(0)53 4894486 / +31(0)53 4894470
Email: PGT@utwente.nl

Story Lab
Anneke Sools & Gerben Westerhof
Telephone: +31(0)53 4896314 / +31(0)53 4896074
Email: a.m.sools@utwente.nl / g.j.westerhof@utwente.nl

Lecturers
Rivka Tuval-Mashiach is associate professor at the Narrative, Trauma, and Resilience Lab of the Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Her research fields include coping with trauma and stress, identity challenges and identity re-construction in coping with trauma and illness, narratives of gender, and the development of narrative theory and qualitative methodologies.

Julia Wittmayer is senior researcher at the Drift research institute of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is interested in social innovation and social sustainability in urban areas and on local scale. Theoretically, she is interested in the roles, social relations and interactions of actors involved in transition (management) processes and initiatives

Gerben Westerhof is professor in Narrative Psychology at the University of Twente. His research focuses on how life stories contribute to identity development and mental health across the lifespan with a focus on later life.

Anneke Sools is assistant professor in Narrative Psychology at the University of Twente. Her research focuses on methodological innovations in story line analysis as well as on the role of building resilience by imagining future stories.

Programme

Wednesday 29 November 
10:00   Welcome with coffee
10:30   Story Lab @UTwente (Gerben Westerhof)
10:45   Introduction to Story Line Analysis (Anneke Sools)
12:30   Lunch
13:30   Pitches of participants
14:30   Workshop Story Line Analysis (Anneke Sools)
15:30   Coffee and Tea break
16:00   Examples of storyline analysis (PhD students Alejandro Moreno Celleri, Cherelle van Stenus and Juliette Cortes Arevalo)
17:30   Leisure Time
18:30   Dinner (costs not included)

Thursday 30 November 
09:00   Assignment: storyline analysis on own data, preparing presentations
12:30   Lunch
13:00   Narratives of social change (Julia Wittmayer)
14.30   Coffee and Tea Break
15:00   Narratives of personal change (Rivka Tuval-Mashiach)
16:30   Leisure Time
18:30   Dinner (costs not included)

Friday 1 December
09:00   Group Presentations with feedback from lecturers
10:30   Coffee and Tea Break
11:00   Group presentations with feedback from lecturers
12:30   Lunch
13:30   Workshop Reporting Narrative Research (Gerben Westerhof)
15:30   Evaluation
15:45   Coffee and Tea Break
16:00   Optional: consultation hour on individual research (Anneke Sools and Gerben Westerhof) 
17:00   End of day 3