Thursday, 30 August 2007

First course

Today, I received the course syllabus and schedule for the first course, called "The City in its context". It's a ten week course and we'll have a seminar every second week. Theme for the first seminar is "The city as a research object". Books I'm chasing now are Handbook of Urban Studies by Ronan Paddison (ed.) and The City Reader, by Richard LeGates and Frederic Stout (ed.s). We'll have a slow start, as we only read 100 pages for the first seminar. By the looks of the schedule though, the second seminar requires us to read 1200 pages. I'd better start right away!

Tuesday, 21 August 2007


The idea is not to write a diary-like blog, but rather to present excerpts from articles and papers that I write during my Human Geographical PhD-project at the University of Örebro, Sweden. Why do Dutch migrants come to Sweden? What purpose do Swedish communities have when actively recruiting Dutch entrepreneurs? How well integrated are Dutch immigrants in the Swedish local societies? It's questions like these that I will try to answer in the coming 5 years (2007-2012). Welcome and keep on checking this site!