Stockholm University opens one of its doctoral school to CIVIS PhD candidates

Stockholm University is happy to welcome PhD students from all CIVIS partners and members to its new doctoral school.The general requirement for all courses is the status of PhD-student. As usual, a special application form is used to apply for a place in a course or theme. The supervisor (or equivalent) must support the doctoral student’s application with a motivation as to why the doctoral student should participate in the course or theme. The supervisor submits the application to the following address: doctoralschool@hum.su.se before 15 June 2021All courses presented below are planned to take place online. 

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Spring/Summer opportunities

Workshop: Ethical challenges in fieldwork, 3 June 2021

This workshop addresses ethical challenges that arise during fieldwork and are an essential part of the research process. We do not always spend enough time openly addressing ethical issues during the research process or sharing experiences from the field. By moving away from more abstract discussions and dealing with the topic in a concrete and practical way that draws upon personal experiences and insights, our invited guest Miroslav Valeš will encourage an open dialogue about research ethics.

Read more and register for the workshop by clicking here.

Workshop: Space and Place in the Humanities, 8-10 June 2021

The Doctoral School in the Humanities invites to an online event where PhD students in archaeology, art history, education, history, and human geography present their work on different aspects of spatial studies. The workshop is part of the final course on the theme “Space and Place in the Humanities” (2019–2021), organized by the Department of History, in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, the Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, and the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern, and Turkish Studies. Each day opens with a keynote lecture by invited scholars and teachers from the programme, followed by thematically arranged presentations.

The event is open to the public and will be arranged via Zoom.

Read more and register for the workshop by clicking here.

Linguistic Ethnography: Spring 2021

In the course, Linguistic Ethnography and its contributions to research on language and identity in educational and other social contexts is introduced, discussed and problematized.

Visual Sources: Spring 2021

The aim of this course is twofold. First, it gives the participants the opportunity to reflect over their own thesis with a wider visual theoretical perspective. Second, it offers a generally widened awareness regarding technical, theoretical and methodological perspectives in relation to images and other visual sources.

Academic Writing for International Publication: Spring 2021

The overarching aim of the course is to improve the participants’ academic writing skills in English in order to facilitate publication output in international peer-reviewed journals. Also included in the course is the preparation of monograph proposals.

Autumn 2021 opportunities

Digital Methods for the Humanities: Space, Image and Object

The course introduces fundamental skills and critical issues in computational analytics of space, images and objects. Students learn about key concepts and debates in the digital humanities and gain hands-on experience with tools and techniques including visual databases, computer-based visualization including Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and Photogrammetry, 3D modelling, and machine learning for visual data mining.

Human Footprints and Environment

The course explores and problematizes the role the human plays in the long term changes we are witnessing on our planet today. It also highlights the ways in which the humanities increasingly make use of the concept of the Anthropocene to question and challenge nature-culture dichotomies as well as the presumed exceptionalism of the human.

Philosophy of the Cultural Sciences

The aim of the course is to provide an opportunity for reflection on methodological and philosophical aspects of research in the humanities. Students are expected to present their projects in class, from a methodological perspective, and the course content will to some extent be tailored to the specific interests of the group.

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