PhD Introduction course
Introductory seminar for new PhD candidates at the Faculty of Humanities.
Registration deadline: 5 September
Max. number of participants: 30
This two-day introductory seminar for all new PhD candidates in the humanities will address the PhD programme and what being an employee at the University of Oslo formally entails. It will also teach a range of basic skills for junior academics.
The introduction course has three main components. Firstly, it informs about the rights and duties of Ph.D candidates as employees at the Faculty of Humanities. Second, it features presentations and discussions of each participant’s Ph.D project in a group setting. Third, the course contains sessions on a range of basic skills that are useful for handling future work in or outside of an academic setting.
Examples of sessions include discussions of the advisory relationship; the choice between monographs and article-based theses; workshops on academic conference presentations; writing article abstracts; handling editorial processes. The course also includes a panel on future careers, featuring Faculty of Humanities alumni.
The seminar is compulsory for PhD candidates at Faculty of Humanities and counts as 2 ECTS credits. This includes a compulsory preparation.
Course leader: Espen Ytreberg