253.676 Peer-review Colloquium
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 3.0h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to conduct historical textual research in the context of architecture and planning. students learn basics in various methodological approaches and receive constructive feedback in a group setting....

The colloquium is based on the principle: feedback from peers. The course offers a structured framework for a collegial exchange at eye level and well-founded feedback on scientific work in dissertations and publications. Participants and teachers alternately take on the role of presenters and respondents.

Attention: The course is only offered for doctoral students, interested researchers and advanced master students! The course cannot be attended as part of the Bachelor's program.

Subject of course

Research, insights, structuring, writing, revising, rewriting

Writing plays a special role in the scientific process. We write down initial findings, we summarize literature research, we describe the methodology, we formulate hypotheses and present results, interpretations and conclusions in writing.
The aim of the course is to create your own text and revise it several times. You can use be an existing text or create a new one. In the first step, we will read different text genres such as abstracts, project descriptions, dissertation exposés, chapters, journal articles, essays, reviews, etc. using the "close reading" technique. In the second step, we will analyse and interpret these texts. Special attention is paid to the inner structure, the narrative and the central thesis(es) of the writings. Finally, the technique of "close reading" will be applied in writing and revising one's own text.
Hyman G and Schulman M (2015) Thinking on the Page: A College Student's Guide to Effective Writing. First edition. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books.
Portwood-Stacer L (2021) The Book Proposal Book: A Guide for Scholarly Authors. Skills for scholars. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Schrag ZM (2021) The Princeton Guide to Historical Research. Skills for scholars. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Teaching methods

Methods for text analysis and structuring include close reading, mind maps, chapter structures and descriptions.


Mode of examination


Additional information

Place: Library at the Department of Housing and Design, main building, stair no. 3, 4th floor, please ring the bell.


friday afternoon 15.00

28.10.2022 3 PM to 6 PM

18.11.2022  3 PM to 6 PM

25.11.2022 3 PM to 6 PM
16.12.2022 3 PM to 6 PM

20.01.2023  3 PM to 6 PM




Examination modalities

Presentation and response, participating in discussions, create, revise and rewrite an own text

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2022 10:00 08.03.2023 12:00 08.03.2023 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture Not specified
066 443 Architecture Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

reading skills, an affinity for scholarly work