The Research Colloquium is a "lint module" that runs the full academic year and that you are required to complete both in your first year and in your second year of study. Its aim is to provide students with insight into and hands-on experience with current philosophical research, scholarship, and debates. It is itself made up of multiple elements:
Year-long colloquia are offered simultaneously in each of the three areas of the department's philosophy research programs: Practical Philosophy (PF), Theoretical Philosophy (TF), and History of Philosophy (GF). You select the most suitable Research Seminar in which to enroll in each of the two years of the programme. As courses, the Research Colloquia comprise participation in the colloquium meetings of graduate students, postdocs and academic staff in the respective research areas. The content is centered on the current research projects carried out by the staff.
Of course, you are also welcome to attend colloquia outside of your area of specialization. We try to keep the calendar updated with the various seminar meetings. All PF talks can be found on the PF site. The TF talks are announced by Niels van Miltenburg over the studphil mailing list. If you want to receive announcements from GF, ask Tom Giesbers to add you to the GF list.
Utrecht Philosophy Lectures
In addition, participation in the annual Utrecht Philosophy Lectures and UPL seminars brings research master students into contact with current work being done by leading international scholars.
Students are also encouraged to attend the Humanities Lectures, which provide students with a broader perspective regarding ongoing research in different subfields of the humanities, and create a network of young scholars beyond their area of specialization. Also, free pizza. The schedule for the Humanities Lectures 2016-2017 can be found here.
You can find the dates of the seminars, UPLS and Humanities Lectures in the calendar.
Course Catalogue link for Research Colloquium Year 1 (2016-2017): FRRMV16005
Since the Research Colloquium Year 2 is first offered in 2017-2018, its OSIRIS course link is not available yet.