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Training for Impact

Thursday 5 November 2020
Leidse Volkshuis
Apothekersdijk 33

Make impact with your research!

Share your knowledge, make impact and reach a bigger audience. Learn about techniques that will enable you to transfer your knowledge and research results from an academic format to different, more universal kinds of media.

We offer workshops that are closely related to the modern age of digitalisation. Each participant can join two intensive and interactive workshops, choosing from workshops on blogging, video logging, podcast making, photography and film making.

We give you the chance to really deepen your knowledge of these ‘tools’ in 2,5 hour long interactive sessions led by experts in the field. A preparatory assignment from the host, ensures that you can put your new skills to practice right away during the workshops, leaving you with new ways to present your research outcomes. 


09:00 Walk-in
09:30 Opening with professor Remco Breuker & professor Mirjam de Bruijn (both from Leiden University)
10:00 Workshop round I (choose 3 of the Workshops below)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Workshop round II (choose 3 of the Workshops below)
16:00 End


Podcasts are an increasingly popular way to bring ideas to a broader public. They are the perfect platform to gain and share knowledge. In this workshop, Annette van Soest will help you get started with your own (academic) podcast. You will learn how you can use podcasting to share your research findings in an accessible way. At the end of the workshop you will know how to script, record and publish your podcast, and how to engage your audience.

Annette van Soest is a journalist, radio and podcast presenter. Together with Remco Breuker, professor of Korean Studies at Leiden University, she hosts K-Pod. This podcast about North and South Korea was nominated for a Dutch Podcast Award in 2019.


How do you tell a real story through photography? Photography can be a powerful way to visualise a story. However, photography is a language on its own with its own vocabulary and grammar,  its own possibilities and limitations. In this workshop, Rachel and Laurens will focus on the basics of storytelling and what kind of photos it takes to tell that story. They will also cover briefly how to produce photofilms (this a video mainly using still photography and sound). In photofilms storytelling techniques and photography may come together in a compelling way.

Rachel Corner is an independent documentary photographer and also works as a freelance (commissioning) picture editor for e.g. De Groene Amsterdammer, Artsen Zonder Grenzen and The Ministry of Social Affairs.
Laurens Nijzink studied Human Geography, did a few of years anthropological research in West Africa (Benin and Burkina Faso) and drifted into journalism. He worked for Radio Netherlands Worldwide and is currently freelance journalist and part-time working for ZAM magazine.

Today, no day passes without seeing some sort of video. We see well thought out stories that are portrayed in an almost cinematic way in video logs. These Video logs can also be used to create impact and to tell a broad audience about your research. How do you create a videolog (vlog)? Hidde de Meij will teach you how to write your own script and film your videolog. After his workshop, you’ll know how to think like a filmmaker.

Hidde de Meij is a producer at Inhousefilming.com. He knows how to make videos from A to Z and has broad experience working for large corporates. He helps them incorporate video for both internal and external communication. 
At Inhousefilming.com, we believe video is an essential part of any modern communication strategy.

During this workshop you will learn how you can make a short film about your research topic, using you phone, apps and simple equipment. The more material you have on your phone, the better the film will be.

Sjoerd Epe Sijsma is born in Africa and grew up between different cultures. At the age of eight, he swapped the Grassfield of Cameroon for the Dutch polders, where he studied water management and film. Around the world Sjoerd worked as a water engineer, using film as an extension tool. With his own company Eyeses in 2000 he started producing engaged films and images. Eyeses is part of Visual Anthropology projects on how new technology impacts African societies in duress.

For Whom?

(Research) Master students and PhD candidates in the Humanities, the Social Sciences, Archaeology and International Law. 


LeidenGlobal, Voice4Thought and Taalmuseum Leiden.

This day is made possible in collaboration with Leiden University, Leiden Kennisstad and BplusC.

Register before 28 October 2020

The costs for this event are 15 euros, drinks and food are included.

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