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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!

    Upcoming events

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    Tuesday 2 October, 14:00

    DSh An introduction to Generalized Additive Modeling in R

    During his lecture, Dr. Wieling will provide a hands-on introduction to generalized additive modeling (GAMs).

    During his lecture, Dr. Wieling will provide a hands-on introduction to generalized additive ...

    Monday 15 October, 10:00

    DSH - 2018-2019_Qualitative Research Seminars: Research Design, incl. Research Integrity & Ethics (basic level)

    Qualitative research may be defined as a research process that uses inductive data analysis to learn about the meaning and experiences that participants hold about a problem or issue, by identifying patterns or themes....

    Qualitative research may be defined as a research process that uses inductive data analysis to le...

    Tuesday 16 October, 10:00 - 13:00 U

    DSH - Bibliographic software. Why and How?

    In this workshop we want to do three things: (1) Explain the benefits of bibliographic software to insert citations and generate reference-lists in word-processing software, but also to manage (annotated) pdfs. (2) Give an overview of the features of some of the more popular...

    In this workshop we want to do three things: (1) Explain the benefits of bibliographic software t...

    Tuesday 23 October, 10:00

    DSH - 2018-2019_Qualitative Research Seminars: Data Collection & Analysis: Doing Interviews and using Thematic Analysis (basic level)

    Qualitative research may be defined as a research process that uses inductive data analysis to learn about the meaning and experiences that participants hold about a problem or issue, by identifying patterns or themes....

    Qualitative research may be defined as a research process that uses inductive data analysis to le...

    Wednesday 7 November, 10:00

    DSH - 2018-2019_Qualitative Research Seminars: Data Collection & Analysis: Doing Interviews, and using Narrative Analysis (basic level)

    Qualitative research may be defined as a research process that uses inductive data analysis to learn about the meaning and experiences that participants hold about a problem or issue, by identifying patterns or themes....

    Qualitative research may be defined as a research process that uses inductive data analysis to le...

    Wednesday 14 November, 09:00 - 18:00 U

    DSH - Campusliteratuur: Literaire en intermediale constructies van de universitaire wereld

    Campusliteratuur: Literaire en intermediale constructies van de universitaire wereld...

    Campusliteratuur: Literaire en intermediale constructies van de universitaire wereld...

    Monday 26 November, 13:00 - 16:15 U

    DSH - Anthropology of Religion, Ethics and Commodification

     Anthropology of Religion, Ethics and Commodification...

     Anthropology of Religion, Ethics and Commodification...

    Thursday 6 December, 10:00 - 16:00 U

    Writing Abstracts in the Human and Social Sciences

    A one-day intensive training session on writing research abstracts - a key form of scholarly communication - in the humanities and social sciences.

    A one-day intensive training session on writing research abstracts - a key form of scholarly comm...

    Wednesday 12 December, 14:00 - 13:00 U

    DSH - Elfriede Jelinek: Alterity, Xenophobia, and Cultural Translation - Interdisciplinary workshop for young scientists

    Description of the activity: Workshop for young researchers with mentorship by a team of international experts

    Description of the activity: Workshop for young researchers with mentorship by a team of internat...

    Thursday 13 December, 12:30 - 18:00 U

    DSH - What’s (the) News? Values, Viruses and Vectors of Newsworthiness

    What’s (the) News? Values, Viruses and Vectors of Newsworthiness...

    What’s (the) News? Values, Viruses and Vectors of Newsworthiness...

    Friday 14 December, 10:00

    DSH - 2018-2019_Qualitative Research Seminars: Data Collection & Analysis: Doing Focus Groups, and analyzing the data (basic level)

    Qualitative research may be defined as a research process that uses inductive data analysis to learn about the meaning and experiences that participants hold about a problem or issue, by identifying patterns or themes....

    Qualitative research may be defined as a research process that uses inductive data analysis to le...

    Thursday 10 January, 10:00

    DSH - 2018-2019_Qualitative Research Seminars: Writing up your findings: the principles of getting your work published (basic level)

    Qualitative research may be defined as a research process that uses inductive data analysis to learn about the meaning and experiences that participants hold about a problem or issue, by identifying patterns or themes....

    Qualitative research may be defined as a research process that uses inductive data analysis to le...

    Tuesday 22 January, 10:00

    DSH - 2018-2019_Qualitative Research Seminars: Writing Seminar (basic level)

    Qualitative research may be defined as a research process that uses inductive data analysis to learn about the meaning and experiences that participants hold about a problem or issue, by identifying patterns or themes....

    Qualitative research may be defined as a research process that uses inductive data analysis to le...

    Wednesday 6 February, 09:00 - 18:00 U

    DSH - Masterclass discourse theory

    DESIRE, the centre for the study of Democracy, Signification and Resistance (www.researchcentredesire.eu) organises a one-day PhD masterclass on discourse theoretical approaches to politics, society, communication and media. The PhD masterclass will take place on 6 February 2019.

    DESIRE, the centre for the study of Democracy, Signification and Resistance (www.researchcentrede...