ECA Summer School 2019

Prior to the ECA 2019 conference, the 2nd ECA Summer School will take place at Leiden University, from 20 to 22 June 2019.

The summer school is organized by the European network for Argumentation and Public PoLicY analysis (APPLY), ECA 2019 and the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Its program is entirely devoted to argumentation theory and will introduce PhD students to cutting-edge research in argumentation theory from different theoretical angles.

We have four lecturers coming from different backgrounds:

  • Catarina Dutilh Novaes – VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands (philosophy)
  • Dale Hample – University of Maryland, USA (rhetorical communication)
  • Henrike Jansen – Leiden University, the Netherlands (pragma-dialectics)
  • Steve Oswald – University of Fribourg, Switzerland (cognitive pragmatics)

Further information can be found on the summer school web site.



In the week of the ECA conference, there is in Groningen also the summer school “Teaching Critical Thinking: Why is it So Hard to Learn?, organized by Dr. L.J.F. Guérin, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences.