IMISCOE SC EduSocial –On-line Writing Retreat 21 November 2023, 10.30am-14.15pm (CET)

IMISCOE SC EduSocial –On-line Writing Retreat

21 November 2023, 10.30am-14.15pm (CET)


Writing together to beat the ‘PhD blues’!


Why a writing retreat?

Inspired by many uplifting writing retreat initiatives that have been taking place lately, like the SC GenSeM’s one, our standing committee is pleased to announce the EduSocial online writing retreat. The aim of our online writing retreat is to promote a dedicated slot to academic writing – thesis, articles, projects – in a supportive, creative, motivating, safe, and non-surveillance environment. This is an opportunity to focus on academic writing, and at the same time to share its challenges with other peers and be familiarized with good writing practice. Dedicating some time to writing only is not an easy task but with a little help from our friends and previous planning to ensure that the daily endeavors – shopping, housework, last minute appointments – might be possible (and worth it).  


Who can join the SC EduSocial online writing retreat?

The retreat is an open and free of cost initiative of the IMISCOE SC EduSocial for PhD students and early researcher careers. Scholars at any level are also welcome to attend.



Please, click here to start your registration, deadline: 19 November 2023. The link for the event will be sent the day before to registered participants.




The writing retreat is organized by the SC EduSocial and led by Thais França. Thais is an integrated researcher at CIES-Iscte, Portugal, and part of the EduSocial coordination. Following a decolonial approach, her main research focuses are gender and race inequalities in migration and mobility dynamics. She is a frequent participant in GenSem online writing retreats and has participated in several other face-to-face retreats.

If you have any questions, drop her a line: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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