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    Welcome at the Doctoral School of Human Sciences (DSh)

    Our doctoral school is characterised by its diversity together with its broad expertise. To keep in close touch with these resources, we have based our doctoral school on the principal of active interaction. The principle of interaction implies a dynamic model of organising the doctoral school, with input from diverse resources.

    As the doctoral school we offer multiple activities to assist in extending and improving your capabilities, in succeeding in gaining a PhD. We also strongly support PhD candidates in setting up activities of mutual interest. We offer some predetermined formats (content seminar, master classes, ...) as explained here.

    On the basis of cooperation we hope to keep closely in touch with the needs of our PhD candidates. With the monthly newsletter, together with the website we endeavour to keep you informed and importantly up to date.

    We wish you every success in your doctoral studies and trust you will appreciate our joint collaboration.

    Yours sincerely,

    Prof. Dr. Karen François

    DSh PhD Network

    The DSh PhD Network is an organization formed by and for the PhDs and post-docs of the doctoral schools of human sciences (DSh) of the VUB.

     

    Our mission is to:

    Promote the wellbeing of DSh PhDs and post-docs.

    Integrate DSh faculties via social events.

    Inform PhDs and post-docs about DSh training and workshops.

    Enhance your experience at the VUB and Brussels.

    If you are a PhD or post-doc in human sciences at the VUB, considering doing so or simply interested is who we are, just ask. We are here to help! We'll keep you posted about the events of our network, things to do in Brussels, life outside academia and the like.

    If you would like to join our organizing committee, email us!

    Proof of participation

    Participation in training courses organised by the DSH Doctoral School will NOT automatically appear in your online PhD portfolio, fill out this form and let it sign by the instructor as proof of participation.

    Afterwards you can add this manually to your portfolio to get the credits; more info here

    Upcoming events

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    Thursday 16 May, 09:30 - 17:00 U

    Qualitative Research Seminar Series 2019

    This seminar series, organised by the Doctoral Schools of 5 Flemish Universities, targets PhD students and young researchers in all disciplines at the beginning of their academic career. Registration for each seminar is organized by the doctoral school of the host institution and...

    This seminar series, organised by the Doctoral Schools of 5 Flemish Universities, targets PhD stu...

    Tuesday 30 July, 09:00 - 18:00 U

    DSh 2019 07 30-31 Epistemic Subjects Beyond Individuals

    It’s time to take a closer look at the “epistemic subject” as an explanatory concept and how it may fare in explaining entities beyond individuals.

    It’s time to take a closer look at the “epistemic subject” as an explanatory concept and ho...

    Monday 9 September, 08:30 - 17:00 U

    Flames Summer School (09/09/2019 > 20/09/2019)

    FLAMES (Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics) organizes a two-week Summer School aiming at providing practical methodological and statistical training to young researchers (particularly PhD students) from all disciplines.

    FLAMES (Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics) organizes a two-week Summer Sch...

    Monday 9 September, 09:00

    DSh Gender reseach seminar

    Ma class related to the field of Gender and/or Diversity Studies with in-depth and advanced training in contemporary Gender Studies and theory and methodology in related fields, such as Sexuality Studies, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, etc., next to general scholarly...

    Ma class related to the field of Gender and/or Diversity Studies with in-depth and advanced trai...

    Friday 13 September, 14:00

    DSh Thinking Through Methods by American sociologist John Levi Martin

    VUB will host award-winning American sociologist John Levi Martin (U of. Chicago). Apart from presenting and discussing his research, Prof. Martin has kindly agreed to host a Phd-workshop on the basis of his latest book "Thinking Through Methods"

    VUB will host award-winning American sociologist John Levi Martin (U of. Chicago). Apart from pre...

    Thursday 19 September, 12:00 - 18:00 U

    DSH - Energy in the Early Modern Home. The Material Culture of Heating, Lighting and Cooking

    The goal of this workshop is to get a better understanding of the causes and effects of energy transitions in early modern Europe seen from a household perspective. It welcomes papers tackling the relation between energy and material culture from a wide range of approaches:...

    The goal of this workshop is to get a better understanding of the causes and effects of energy tr...

    Monday 21 October, 13:00

    DSh - ‘Communicating, the path to a healthy and happy work-relationship with your PhD supervisor’

    This hands-on workshop aims to expand your communications skillset to get the most out of your relationship with your PhD promotor(s). This workshop will discuss tips and tricks on how to communicate better in general (e.g., active listening, perspective taking, personal conflict...

    This hands-on workshop aims to expand your communications skillset to get the most out of your re...

    Tuesday 29 October, 10:00

    DSH - Masterclasses: International and Intercultural Communication / Diaspora, migration and the media

    The two masterclasses are organized in collaboration between the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and Ghent University with support from ECREA sections International and Intercultural Communication (IIC) and Diaspora, migration and the media (DMM). The two masterclasses precede and will...

    The two masterclasses are organized in collaboration between the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and ...

    Friday 6 December, 09:00

    DSh Explanation and understanding within mathematics

    Explanation and understanding are important topics in the philosophy of science. This discipline has made importante developments to account for the role explanations play in scientific activities. A current trend is that philosophers emphasize the link between explanation and...

    Explanation and understanding are important topics in the philosophy of science. This discipline ...

    Friday 6 March, 09:00

    DSh Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum (HSYRF-2020)

    The Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN), as the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) as part of its Historical Sociolinguistics Research and Training Program, is proud to announce the third edition of the Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum (HSYRF).

    The Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN), as the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) as par...