Friday, June 20, 2008

Fall 2008 Activities

A number of courses and workshops are part of the Research as a Second Language initiative here at the Doctoral School. Here are two that just went online:

  • The increasingly popular (I certainly think they're great!) semi-weekly writing workhops will start on August 27 (registration deadline is August 4). A good way to work on your literary discipline.
  • The Sense and References course and workshops will run again this year. They're a great way to get started on your library research and start thinking about your discipline's literature. [Update: this course is now being held under the auspices of CBS's professional development initiative. We'll have more information soon. It has been moved to October 21 for the time being.]

We're also planning a seminar series about the Craft of Resarch (a nod to Wayne Booth et al.). They will be held on the first Thursday of every month from 14-16, at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (room to be announced). Here's the plan:

September 4
Getting in the Door: the ethics and ethos of field work
Maja Horst, Director of the Doctoral School

October 2
‘You can walk the walk, but can you talk the talk?’: writing for publication
Thomas Basbøll, Resident Writing Consultant

November 6
Impractical Questions and Practical Problems: how to read documents
Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen, Research Director (politics group)

December 4
‘How do you know what they think until you see what they say?’: getting what you need from an interview
Robert Austin, Professor

Most of these activities are open, space permitting, to all interested PhD students, inside or outside the Copenhagen Business School. Moreovover, if you are enrolled at another doctoral school but would like to receive regular language support from me, we are experimenting with various ways of retaining my services. Drop me a line or give me a call if you're interested in hearing more.

I also offer a variety of seminars and workshops for departments and doctoral programmes who want to improve their writing environments. I'll go pretty much anywhere in Europe and my fees are pretty reasonable. (I'll consider Africa, Asia, and the Americas as well, but we'll have to work out the specifics on a case-by-case basis.)

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