Medieval Studies Doctoral Colloquium

Level: 
Doctoral
Course Status: 
Mandatory
CEU credits: 
2
ECTS credits: 
4
Academic year: 
2010/2011
Academic year: 
2011/2012
Semester: 
Fall
Start and end dates: 
14 Jan 2010 - 1 Apr 2010
Co-hosting Unit(s) [if applicable]: 
Department of Medieval Studies
Instructor(s): 
Alice Mathea Choyke
Instructor(s): 
Katalin Szende
Instructor(s): 
Volker Menze
Required Readings Link: 
Assessment : 
Regular attendance (a minimum of ten sessions out of twelve) and regular participation in discussions are the threshold conditions for 'passing' this mandatory course.

The Medieval Studies Doctoral Colloquium, a standing institution of the Department of Medieval Studies, is convened weekly during term time and provides a forum of academic exchange between all doctoral students enrolled in the Medieval Studies Doctoral Program and all faculty teaching in the program, in a cooperative, productive, and inspiring atmosphere.

In particular, it offers first-year doctoral students feedback from more advanced peers and academic teachers on the various tasks necessary to perform toward transfer of status (from probationary doctoral student to doctoral candidate). Particular emphasis is placed on discussing draft versions of the emerging dissertation prospectus and the draft topical surveys for the Comprehensive Examination.

Second-year doctoral students are specifically invited to share their recent experiences regarding the transfer of status with the probationary students (‘post-prospectus reports’).

All doctoral candidates enrolled with the program, regardless of their place of residence, will report on their work at least once per academic year, thus providing ample examples of doctoral dissertations in (various stages of) progress.