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400003 FK Research Colloquium (2021W)

Colloquium for Doctoral Candidates

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 15 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 08.10. 13:15 - 16:30 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Friday 29.10. 13:30 - 16:45 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Friday 12.11. 13:15 - 16:30 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Friday 26.11. 13:15 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Friday 10.12. 13:30 - 16:45 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Friday 21.01. 13:15 - 16:30 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7


Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar addresses PhD students in anthropology aiming at writing their thesis on basis of ethnographic research. One of the most often experienced problems for PhD students is to develop a theoretically grounded argument out of the specific ethnographic data. Therefore, the course aims at creating a forum for discussion that open ways to synchronize theory and practice. Phd-students are expected to share and discuss their research plans/preliminary findings/draft chapters work within the group in a safe atmosphere. The aim of constructive feedback is to allow for an embedding and further development within disciplinary theoretical discourses. Openness to constructive criticism, but also to engagement with ideas of peers are crucial aspects required for successful participation.

Assessment and permitted materials

All criteria for evaluation must be fulfilled. Requirements for the course completion:
1) Regular attendance (10 points)
2) Active participation (max. 30 points)
3) Development and presentation of own project (max 30 points)
4) Commenting (orally and in writing) on other participants’ research projects (max 30 points)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

• 100 points – 91 (excellent)
• 81-90 – 2 (good)
• 71-80 – 3 (satisfactory)
• 61-70 – 4 (sufficient)

In order to positively complete the course, partcipants need to obtain a minumum of 61 points.

Examination topics

Oral participation based on joint obligatory readings, draft outline of research, written comments to reading material (details see above)

Reading list

Participants and teacher provide reading material, which will be distributed via moodle.

Association in the course directory

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