Doctoral Workshops: Basic Information
The CRIS support to doctoral students will pursue four main objectives:
- reinforce the on-going training of doctoral students,
- support personal and academic development during the thesis period,
- coordinate the “comités de suivi”,
- strengthen the capacity of doctoral students to participate to international academic life.
The two pillars of this strategy are the weekly CRIS scientific seminars (every Friday 11:30-13:00) and the doctoral workshops (on Fridays 14:00-16:00), coordinated by Martin Aranguren. In particular, the doctoral workshop proposes a series of training sessions for all CRIS doctoral (and visiting) students. During the year we organise around ten/twelve meetings, including the following activities:
- Improve your draft/Improve your presentation skills: We call upon doctoral students to present a paper draft and a researcher to be discussant of the work. The writing workshops are the cornerstone of the CRIS Doctoral workshops.
- Sessions organised by doctoral students: Doctoral students are called up to the organisation of activities we deem vital for their training and professional/intellectual development. Potential examples (but of course other forms of activity can be envisaged) are: atelier to apply for an ATER, invitation of a researcher to discuss about her/his work and employed methodology.
- General Sessions: During these sessions researchers propose specific training on certain research-related issues, e.g. epistemology, the problem of causation, data visualization. We also proposed workshops on professional development, e.g. how to target reviews, how to look for and get a job, barriers to thesis completion, and gender issues in academia. In the past we also proposed a two-day intensive workshop on academic writing (in English) lead by Haley McAvay.
Sessions (duration 2h)
Scheduled sessions in 2023/2024: 13 October, 17 November, 15 December,
- 13 October 2023
- 17 November 2023
- 15 December 2023
- 9 February 2024
- 15 March 2024
- 28 April 2024