ViDSS International Workshops

  • With international lecturers
  • Initiated by students
  • Participation and organisation can be recognised as achievements relevant to the curriculum

ViDSS International Workshops are one- or two-day workshops with international lecturers. The workshops are initiated by students and provide methodological training and international networking opportunities for doctoral candidates in the social sciences at the University of Vienna. ViDSS International Workshops are a supplement to the course programme and may focus on the presentation of new methodological approaches, hands-on training or the discussion of doctoral candidates’ research projects.

The ViDSS supports students in organising ViDSS International Workshops by providing financial support to invite lecturers, by offering help in finding suitable seminar rooms at the University of Vienna and by providing advice during the organisation process. The ViDSS promotes the workshops on its website and in its newsletter.

Are you interested in organising a ViDSS International Workshop? Please send the following information in one single PDF file to the ViDSS administration team (email to eva.koessner@univie.ac.at):

  • Title of the workshop
  • Short abstract
  • Preliminary programme
  • Suggested date
  • Department/s where the workshop will be held
  • Names of the doctoral candidates who organise the workshop: ViDSS International Workshops should be jointly organised by two or three doctoral candidates.
  • Names of at least five doctoral candidates who would be interested in participating in the workshop
  • Budget plan including estimated travel and accommodation expenses and fees for lecturers
  • CV of the visiting scholar/s

The ViDSS recommends that doctoral candidates ask their supervisors or another senior Faculty member at the University of Vienna to support the initiative and to offer advice during the organisation process.

The ViDSS steering committee discusses applications during their regular meetings and decides on their funding. Doctoral candidates can apply for a maximum amount of € 2,000 per workshop for travel and accommodation costs and fees for lecturers.

ViDSS International workshops should ideally be open to all doctoral candidates in the social sciences at the University of Vienna and should, therefore, be held in English. We recommend that organisers limit the number of participants and announce the criteria for the selection of candidates well in advance of the workshop. To apply for funding, doctoral candidates must be members of the ViDSS.

Please note that applications have to be submtited in English.

The organisation of and participation in ViDSS International Workshops can be recognised as achievements relevant to the curriculum of the doctoral programme in Social Sciences (participation: 2 ECTS credits, organisation: 3 ECTS credits).

If you are looking for additional support in organising ViDSS International Workshops, you can also contact the Representation of PhD students in the Social Sciences.


Past ViDSS International Workshops:

 

“What can ethnography really do?”

13th ethnodoks* workshop for PhDs & International Workshop of the Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
4–6 June 2021

Visiting Scholars:

Tanja Ahlin
University of Amsterdam

Isabelle Clair
Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les enjeux sociaux, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

Mirco Göpfert
Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Kristine Krause
University of Amsterdam

Organisers: Marlene Persch, Catherine Polishchuk and Milo Strauss​

 

“Mobile experience sampling”

International Workshop of the Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences, Department of Communication
10–11 June 2021

Visiting Scholar:

Lukas P. Otto
Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam

Organiser: Manina Mestas