Séminaire doctoral

Doctoral Workshops: Basic Information

The OSC support to doctoral students will pursue four main objectives:

  1. reinforce the on-going training of doctoral students,
  2. support personal and academic development during the thesis period, 
  3. coordinate the “comités de suivi”,
  4. strengthen the capacity of doctoral students to participate to international academic life.

The two pillars of this strategy are the weekly OSC scientific seminars (every Friday 11:30-13:00) and the doctoral workshops (on Fridays 14:00-16:00). In particular, the doctoral workshop proposes a series of training sessions for all OSC doctoral (and visiting) students. During the year we organise around ten/twelve meetings, including the following activities:

  1. 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 OSC Doctoral workshops.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)

  • 28 January 2022
    Paper presentation
  • 04 February 2022
    Some practical tips
  • 18 February 2022
    How to find a job?
  • 04 March 2022
    Paper presentation
  • 18 March 2022
    Approaching and completing doctoral thesis
  • 1st April 2022
    Informal discussion
  • 29 April 2022
    Paper presentation


- Max Weber, Objectivité de la connaissance dans les sciences politiques et sociales, 1904.
- Arthur L. Stinchcombe, Constructing Social Theories, 1968.
- Deborah G. Mayo, Error and the Growth of Experimental knowledge, 1996.
- Karl Popper, The logic of scientific discovery, 1959.

Article mis à jour le 11-04-2022
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