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					Why attend the summer school on                                   Excellent environment
                                                                                                                                                                                   ANTWERP SUMMER UNIVERSITY
                                                                  Antwerp is the largest city in Flanders and is situated in the
longitudinal and life course research?
                                                                  northern part of Belgium. It is a historic town by the river
                                                                  Scheldt and a bustling trading, artistic and cultural centre                                       SUMMER SCHOOL ON LONGITUDINAL
A comprehensive learning package
In five days you will receive an intensive introduction to the
                                                                  with an international atmosphere. Antwerp is known for its                                               AND LIFE COURSE RESEARCH
                                                                  diamond trade and as a city of painters such as Rubens, Van
theory and methods of longitudinal and life course research                                                                                                                            For PhD students, (research) master
                                                                  Dyck, Jordaens and Breughel and for contemporary artists like
from the perspectives of demography, sociology and
                                                                  Panamarenko and Jan Fabre. Antwerp is also a leading fashion                                                         students and post-doctoral fellows.
epidemiology, including practical classes in data analysis.
                                                                  centre, and is home to a number of internationally acclaimed
In addition, you will receive constructive feedback on your
                                                                  designers like Dries Van Noten and Dirk Bikkembergs. Since
own small group research project.
                                                                  1993 Antwerp celebrates ‘The Summer of Antwerp’, a cultural
                                                                  festival with a programme of events that spans music, art,
Unique Faculty
                                                                  theatre and film at various places in the city. This year Antwerp                                  4th - 8th July 2011
Classes will be taught by a faculty of European scientists,
                                                                  is also on Lonely Planet’s prestigious list of the world’s ten
experienced in longitudinal and life course research, who
                                                                  most interesting cities!
                                                                                                                                                                     Antwerp, Belgium
are united by an interest in bridging the different traditions
of demography, sociology and epidemiology and building
                                                                  The summer school will take place at the Faculty of Political
the early career foundations of a European network in
                                                                  and Social Sciences located in the heart of Antwerp.
longitudinal and life course research.
                                                                  No doubt you will enjoy your stay!
Variety of teaching methods
The Summer School will offer a mix of lectures, seminars,
small group project work, supervised data analysis sessions,
student presentations and roundtable discussion to provide
a stimulating introduction to life course ideas and ways of
analysing longitudinal data, using examples from different
data sets and substantive outcomes (eg. family formation;         Supporting organisations
health & disease).                                                •	   Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies.
                                                                  •	   European Association for Population Studies.
High standards                                                    •	   UK Economic and Social Research Council International
The idea for the Summer School came from a European                    Centre for Life Course Studies in Society and Health.
Workshop on longitudinal and life course research, held at        •	   CELLO (Centrum voor Longitudinaal en Levensloop
the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research at the University            Onderzoek - Research Centre for Longitudinal and Life                                         Enhance your knowledge of
of Bielefeld, which aimed to bridge the social and biological          Course Studies), University of Antwerp.                                                       longitudinal and life course research.
sciences. The Summer School is supported by relevant                                                                                                                 Meet European experts and
learned societies and research units from across Europe,                                                                                                             experience a high quality learning
including those producing two specialist international peer-
reviewed journals.
                                                                                                                                                                     Benefit from an intensive student-

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                                                                                                                                                                     centred training format.
Fun, Fun, Fun …
On top of five intensive learning days, an outstanding                                                                                                               Enjoy an international environment
social & cultural programme will make this summer school                                                                                                             in Antwerp.
a worthwhile experience! Discovering Antwerp’s charm by
boat, or in one of the many restaurants or cafes, a trip to the
sea or a Belgian city in the weekend and much more!
the summer school on longitudinal and                            Programme                                                        aPPlication Procedure
life course research.
                                                                 Sunday 3rd July 2011. Arrival in Antwerp.                        Application Procedure
The Summer School on longitudinal and life course research                                                                        The Summer School is open to PhD students, research
is a new initiative supported by relevant learned societies      Monday 4th July                                                  master students and post-doctoral fellows from
and research units. It aims to bring closer the social and        •	 Welcome & introduction                                       demography, epidemiology and quantitative sociology who
biological sides of this research area and to build the early     •	 Potential of life course research                            are interested in life course research. A basic requirement is
career capacity of a European research network.                   •	 Demographic tradition of life course research                an undergraduate degree in a social or biological discipline
                                                                  •	 Research infrastructure for life course research in          and master training which included quantitative data
The Summer School is intended for PhD students, post-                demographic and sociological traditions, including an        analysis.
doctoral fellows and (research) master students who are              introduction to longitudinal research designs and data
interested in exploring the potential of longitudinal and life       used in computer lab sessions                                Language
course research or who want to develop further their existing     •	 Small group project work                                     The course will be taught in English, so participants must
skills.                                                                                                                           have a good command of English.
                                                                 Tuesday 5th July
                                                                   •	 Sociological tradition of life course research
The course includes lectures and discussions led by                                                                               Registration procedure
                                                                   •	 Epidemiological tradition of life course research
experienced researchers. Examples are drawn from a wide                                                                           Applications can be submitted by completing the online
                                                                   •	 Research infrastructure for life course research in
range of longitudinal data sets and illustrated with social                                                                       registration form at
                                                                      epidemiological tradition, including an introduction to
and biological life course outcomes. Computer lab sessions                                                                        from September 1st 2010 until March 1st 2011. Participants
                                                                      longitudinal research designs and data used in computer
develop practical skills and small group project work                                                                             will be selected based on a motivation letter, one academic
                                                                      lab sessions
develops scientific creativity, with final day presentations                                                                      reference, a short CV and a short abstract of present or
                                                                   •	 Small group project work
and roundtable discussion giving constructive feedback.                                                                           recent research. Applicants will be notified before end of
                                                                 Wednesday 6th July                                               March 2011 whether their application has been successful.
Invited scholars for Summer School 2011 include: Francesco        •	 Event history analysis
Billari; Aat Liefbroer; Harvey Goldstein, Karel Neels; Dimitri    •	 Computer lab session with worked examples and                Fees & costs
Mortelmans; Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin; Mel Bartley; Giuseppe             exercises                                                    The Summer School fee is €700 and includes accommoda-
Costa; Amanda Sacker; Morten Wahrendorf; Fiona Steele;            •	 Small group project work                                     tion, lunches, course materials and the social programme.
Frank van Lenthe; Matthias Richter; Olaf von dem Knesebeck;                                                                       Attendees will be responsible for their own transport to
                                                                 Thursday 7th July
Maria Melchior; Cyrille Delpierre; David Blane.                                                                                   and from Antwerp University. For more details, consult the
                                                                   •	 Multilevel models
                                                                                                                                  summer school website.
                                                                   •	 Computer lab session with worked examples and
Contact information
Prof. dr. Dimitri Mortelmans, PHD
                                                                   •	 Small group project work
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
De Meerminne, Sint Jacobstraat 2                                 Friday 8th July
B - 2000 Antwerpen - Belgium                                        •	 Getting started: developing your first research proposal                                         •	 Student presentations
Telephone : ++32 (0)3 275.55.35                                     •	 Roundtable question & answer session
Fax : ++32 (0)3 275.57.93                                           •	 Concluding remarks
                                                                 Visit our website for more information about the programme:

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