The Symposium will be organised into parallel panel discussions based on disciplinary focus. Each panel will bring together 3 or 4 presentations linked together by thematic relevance. The panels will be chaired by a senior academic expert with extensive research and supervising experience at PhD level.
Students will be allocated to panels based on the topic of their research and will be invited to give presentations lasting approximately 10-15 minutes. The presentations will be followed by a discussion with the chair and a Q&A with the participants. Presenters will receive feedback from peers and academics whilst being exposed to new concepts, methods and content brought by the other participants.
The symposium will also feature two plenary sessions that will seek to address broader themes relating to Greece or Cyprus, or indeed questions of methodology and planning in the delivery of a PhD thesis. This will allow students the opportunity to gain new tools and fresh ideas which can be carried forward into their remaining years of study.
This year the plenary sessions will be delivered by Professor Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies & Professor of European Politics, and Professor Stathis Kalyvas, Gladstone Professor of Government, All Souls College, University of Oxford.
Updates to the day’s proceedings will be added to the website as the Programme develops and nearer to the actual event date. The detailed programme of the PhD Symposium will be announced in May 2023. The opportunity to register for the Plenary Sessions will also be made available in due course.