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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 students 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 students. 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

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vrijdag 30 maart, 09 U - 17 U

DSH - Qualitative Research Seminars 2017-2018

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donderdag 19 april, 10 U - 17 U

DSh What does it mean to be a researcher in 21st century academia?

The course aims to raise awareness among researchers of their role within academic institutions, and the context in which they try to build a career. This course answers the structural need for thorough deontological, ethical and socio-political reflection about the role of...

The course aims to raise awareness among researchers of their role within academic institutions, ...

dinsdag 24 april, 09 U

DSH - Seminar about focus groups

This interactive seminar reviews the theory and practice of focus group methods, and demonstrates how researchers can use focus groups to understand the issues, needs and ideas of particular groups (community groups, audiences, stakeholders, residents, users, customers, etc.). Par...

This interactive seminar reviews the theory and practice of focus group methods, and demonstrate...

dinsdag 8 mei, 09 U

DSH -Critical Discourse Analysis

Critical Discourse Analysis...

Critical Discourse Analysis...

woensdag 9 mei, 17 U

DSH - Story telling evening

First and foremost, we are humans – academia comes later! So, come and join us for an evening of entertainment and (non-related-to-academia) stories!  

First and foremost, we are humans – academia comes later! So, come and join us for an evening o...

dinsdag 15 mei, 10 U - 13 U

DSh: Expert interviews in the Social Sciences

Although expert interviews are often used, there is little methodological work setting them apart from other interview techniques. This seminar discusses the proper way to conduct an expert interview.

Although expert interviews are often used, there is little methodological work setting them apart...

dinsdag 15 mei, 13 U

DSH - Ma class: Art and colonial archives - discussion around the film Lobi Kuna

Discussion with Matthias De Groof about his latest film Lobi Kuna (2017), followed by broader debate on the colonial archives and their appropriation in art practice, especially in relation to the new Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren. Participating PhD students contribute...

Discussion with Matthias De Groof about his latest film Lobi Kuna (2017), followed by broader deb...

dinsdag 15 mei, 14 U - 17 U

DSh: Publish and Flourish

This seminar focuses on how to select and prepare for a conference. Participants will learn how to write an abstract, a paper and a research proposal.

This seminar focuses on how to select and prepare for a conference. Participants will learn how t...

donderdag 17 mei, 00 U - 23 U

Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice

Second Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice by the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLWF) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

Second Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice by the Centre for Logic and Philoso...

donderdag 17 mei, 10 U

DSH - An introduction to writing qualitative research papers for publication in academic journals

his seminar is intended for doctoral students and other researchers who are on the verge of or recently started writing qualitative research papers for publication in academic journals. Hence, researchers who have published academic papers successfully might find (parts of) this...

his seminar is intended for doctoral students and other researchers who are on the verge of or re...

woensdag 23 mei, 09 U

VUB PhD CUP: *** Call for presentations ***

Desoxyribonucle-saywhatnow…? Stop the presses, this just came in: the Doctoral Schools of the VUB are organizing a very own home-brewed PhD-Cup! Naturally, we trust you’re an expert in your research domain and you can bamboozle everyone with field-specific lingo. That’s why we...

Desoxyribonucle-saywhatnow…? Stop the presses, this just came in: the Doctoral Schools of the V...

donderdag 24 mei, 10 U - 16 U

FLAMES 2017/2018 - Qualitative Research – Writing up your findings

This two-day seminar discusses the process of writing up your findings based on various qualitative research methods.

This two-day seminar discusses the process of writing up your findings based on various qualita...

maandag 28 mei, 09 U - 17 U

LabVIEW Core 1 & 2 (5 Days)

A course for LabVIEW is arranged onsite at the VUB campus. Starting on 28 May till 1 June, experts from Nationa Instruments will provide the LabVIEW Core 1 and 2 course.

A course for LabVIEW is arranged onsite at the VUB campus. Starting on 28 May till 1 June, exp...

maandag 28 mei, 09 U - 17 U

Arts and Philosophy PhD Day

On May 28th 2018, the faculty of Arts and Philosophy, with the support of the Doctoral School of the Human Sciences, will organize the second edition of its yearly PhD event. In order to stimulate a vivid exchange of ideas, both within and across disciplines, 2nd and 3rd year PhD...

On May 28th 2018, the faculty of Arts and Philosophy, with the support of the Doctoral School of ...

donderdag 31 mei, 13 U - 17 U

DSh: Introduction to R: an open-source statistical toolbox

Are you eager to use R for your statistical analyses, but don’t know where and how to start? Then this short workshop is ideal for you!

Are you eager to use R for your statistical analyses, but don’t know where and how to start? Th...

donderdag 7 juni, 08 U - 17 U

Theory at sea 2018

On 8-7 June 2018 theoretical and mathematical physicists working in Flanders meet in an informal joint workshop at Domein Westhoek in Oostduinkerke.

On 8-7 June 2018 theoretical and mathematical physicists working in Flanders meet in an informal ...

donderdag 7 juni, 09 U - 13 U

Practical Aspects of Structural Biology

      Practical Aspects of Structural Biology WHY ATTEND? This training will showcase tools, methods and technologies to interpret and determine protein structures. We will start this training with a comparison of the different technologies that are commonly used for structure d...

      Practical Aspects of Structural Biology WHY ATTEND? This training will showcase tools...

donderdag 7 juni, 10 U - 17 U

DSH - Introduction to corpus linguistics with R

This course will offer a basic introduction to corpus linguistics with R to anyone interested in working with linguistic copora and other large collections of text. We will start out with the fundamentals of R and RStudio, discussing the various types of data structures available,...

This course will offer a basic introduction to corpus linguistics with R to anyone interested in ...

maandag 11 juni, 10 U - 15 U

DSh: Methodological Challenges in Cross National Survey Research

Within the past decades a large number of cross-national surveys have become available, providing a great resource for cross-national comparisons. How can scholars draw the right conclusions from so many different sources?

Within the past decades a large number of cross-national surveys have become available, providing...

vrijdag 15 juni, 09 U - 17 U

Fostering Responsible Conduct of Research

What are the good and bad practices in research, and how can you preserve research integrity? This workshop invites you to look at your research skills and research environment more critically. 

What are the good and bad practices in research, and how can you preserve research integrity? Thi...

maandag 25 juni, 09 U - 17 U

Introduction to Stata

The course provides an introductory training in Stata. Stata is a powerful statistical package with smart data-management facilities, a wide array of up-to-date statistical techniques, and an excellent system for producing publication-quality graphs. Stata is easy to use and thus...

The course provides an introductory training in Stata. Stata is a powerful statistical package wi...

donderdag 28 juni, 09 U

DSH - Masterclass: Action research as an empowering method in urban research

In this master class, participants will explore the theoretical and practical basis of conducting action research with vulnerable populations in underprivileged urban areas. Master class lecturer Haifa Tlili she will share her experiences with doing action research, by presenting...

In this master class, participants will explore the theoretical and practical basis of conducting...

zondag 16 september, 16 U - 13 U

XIV Modave Summer School in Mathematical Physics

Summer school for PhD students in high energy theoretical physics

Summer school for PhD students in high energy theoretical physics

maandag 17 september, 18 U - 17 U

DSH - Critical Ethnographic Research Seminar:

DSh 2018 09 17-19 Critical Ethnographic Research Seminar: Critical Ethnography and Feminist Epistemology Activity typeContent Seminar / Workshop Doctoral SchoolDSh Research groupRHEA Name(s) of the VUB organizer(s)dr. Sophie Withaeckx (FILO/RHEA)prof. dr. Gily Coen (FILO/RHEA) Na...

DSh 2018 09 17-19 Critical Ethnographic Research Seminar: Critical Ethnography and Feminist Epis...