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Annual retreat

The Graduate School organizes one annual retreat for all PhD students where they can present draft chapters/articles for peer-review and in order to get advice from specialists in the field. The retreats are also open for supervisors. Specially invited guests will also be invited.

2024 Retreat

The 2024 annual retreat will take place in Sigtuna at the Sigtuna Foundation on 6-8 November. More information to follow.


2023 Retreat

The 2023 annual retreat was held on 20-22 September in Ystad. Arrival during the afternoon or evening on 20th September and departure after 16 on 22nd September. The retreat was open to PhD students enrolled in Swedish universities. It was also possible for recent PhD graduates to apply depending on whether there was a place. The graduate school paid for travel costs and the retreat (accommodation and meals).

This first retreat was a way to map and create a new community of scholars in the field of East and South-East Asian Studies. The retreat enabled PhD students to present/discuss work in progress with senior scholars and guests (depending on PhD students' research focus, around themes or specific issues such as methods etc and in smaller groups). The retreat also had sessions on publication advice with editors and senior scholars, as well as on career advice beyond the PhD. 

See here for images from the retreat




The Sigtuna Foundation in Sigtuna, built 1917. Photo by Arild Vången
The Sigtuna Foundation. Photo via Wikimedia Commons, Arild Vågen, CC BY-SA 3.0


If you have any questions, please contact:

Marina Svensson

E-mail: marina [dot] svensson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se (marina[dot]svensson[at]ace[dot]lu[dot]se)