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Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

Organisation

Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH) has two separate PhD groups for our doctoral candidates:

  • A PhD group for Archaeology & Conservation, led by Professor Lotte Hedeager
  • A PhD group for History, led by Professor Erling Sandmo

In addition to this all doctoral candidates at IAKH must be part of a "faggruppe" (research group). The research groups at the Department are a specialized offering for the academic staff and PhD candidates at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History:

  • Archaeology
  • Conservation
  • Premodern history
  • Modern history
  • Contemporary history

Read more about the research groups at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

Educational Component

The nominal length of study of the PhD programme is 3 years. The educational component corresponds to 30 credits.

Compulsory
General initial courses, Faculty of Humanities 5 credits                 
International conference with paper/lecture/abstract 4 - 8 credits
Research dissemination course, feature articles, lectures, other 2 - 4 credits
IAKHs thesis seminar 4 credits
Midway assessment 0                               
Elective research training courses 8 - 12 credits
Elective
Courses in general skills/generic courses 0                   
Required credits for a completed educational component 30 credits           

More information about the educational component at IAKH

General initial courses, Faculty of Humanities: Introductory seminar (2 credits), theory of knowledge (2 credits) and ethics (1 credit).

International conference: Credit for participation in international conferences requires presentation of papers/lectures/abstracts (posters, papers, lectures). Participation alone does not qualify candidates for credit. A conference is deemed international if it is held in english. 

International conferences and seminars (1–4 days) within subject areas and fields. Normally 1 credit for writing and 1 credit for presentation, usually a maximum of 2 credits.

The number of credits depends on:

Whether you will present a paper (+), and whether the paper is an original paper written for this course (+) or is a project presentation/previously presented paper (-)

Whether there is an opponent and close follow-up of your paper within a workshop framework (+) or a more open, international conference with sessions (-)

The number of days that a conference/seminar lasts is a weak indicator of the number of credits.

Research dissemenation: includes dissemination courses, articles, chronicles, lectures, exhibitions, etc.

Doctoral candidates associated with the doctoral programme at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History can also achieve credits by writing articles for Norgeshistorie.no.

3 approved articles for Norgeshistorie.no will grant you 1 credit.

If you are interested in writing articles for Norgeshistorie.no, please contact the editior first, Ellen Cathrine Lund: e.c.lund@iakh.uio.no

The articles are primarily written in Norwegian.

IAKHs thesis seminar

The department’s thesis seminars are arranged by the aforementioned PhD groups led by Professor Lotte Hedeager (Archaeology/Conservation) and Professor Erling Sandmo (History).

For doctoral candidates hired/start of studies from 1.1.2018:

Participation is mandatory during the first 2 years of the study period. In order to quality for credits, candidates are required to present their own text at least 3 times, and oppose/comment on someone else’s text at least 3 times. The thesis seminar gives a total of 6 credits over two years, equivalent of 150 - 180 hours of work.

All doctoral candidates are encouraged to participate in the thesis seminar for the duration of their study period. The PhD leader register attendance for each semester. 

For doctoral candidates hired/start of studies for the period 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2017:

Participation is mandatory during the first 2 years of the study period. In order to quality for credits, candidates are required to present their own text at least 2 times, and oppose/comment on someone else’s text at least 2 times. The thesis seminar gives a total of 6 credits over two years.

All doctoral candidates are encouraged to participate in the thesis seminar for the duration of their study period. The PhD leader register attendance for each semester. 

For doctoral candidates hired/start of studies before 1.1.2015: Completed thesis seminar gives a total of 4 credits over two years.

Elective research training courses: Elective research courses can be taken at national and/or international research institutions, other institutions, one-off events or, following prior approval, specialized Master's courses in other subjects.

Doctoral candidates in Archaeology are part of the international research school Dialogues with The Past.

Approval

The Head of Research is responsible for approving credits, when necessary in collaboration with the relevant PhD leader. Where needed the activity should be pre-approved by the Head of Research. The basis for approval is a completed form and course certificate, certificate of participation or a conference programme. The candidate is responsible for collecting documentation and for submitting the form and documentation to the Head of Research for approval in a timely manner.

Where the number of credits has not been determined, for example through an established research institution or plan at the University of Oslo, the allocation of credits will be based on the ECTS. Thirty credits correspond to six months’ work, i.e. 750–900 hours. One credit corresponds to 25 to 30 hours of work. IAKH does not operate with 0,5 credits.

StudentWeb: IAKH aims to register as much as possible of the educational components in Studentweb. In order to do this the doctoral candidates must inform the PhD-Coordinator when they have complete courses and/or other activities that are a part of the educational component. This includes external research training course, dissemenation and international conference with paper/lecture/abstract.

Midway Assessment (see separate page)

    Programme Council

    IAKH has it's own Programme Council for the PhD programme. The Programme Council aims to improve the coordination of the PhD programme at the Department. In addition it is a forum where the doctoral candidates can raise issues and be involved in processes concering the PhD programme.

    Programme Council Representatives:

    Per Ditlef Fredriksen - Head of Research

    Lotte Hedeager - Head of the PhD Group for Archaeology & Conservation

    Erling Sandmo - Head of the PhD Group for History

    Kaja Hannedatter Sontum - Representative for the doctoral candidates in Archaeology & Conservation

    Henrik Olav Matheisen - Representative for the doctoral candidates in History

    Julianne Rustad - Coordinator for Dialogues With the Past

    Ragnar Holst Larsen - PhD-Coordinator & secretary

     

    Substitutes for the doctoral representatives: Irmelin Axelsen, Susann Holmberg og Ole-Albert Rønning.

     

    Minutes (in Norwegian):

    28.03.2017

    23.10.2017

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    Published June 17, 2015 4:02 PM - Last modified Jan. 15, 2018 10:52 AM