Universität Wien

430004 SE Seminar for Doctoral Candidates (2021S)

Dissertantenseminar zur Vorbereitung auf die Präsentation (FÖP)

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: German, English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Das Seminar findet online statt.

(Raumkapapzität SR 1 im SS 21: 9 Personen)

Tuesday 02.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 09.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 16.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 23.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 13.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 20.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 27.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 04.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 11.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 18.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 01.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 08.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 15.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 22.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 29.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

n this seminar we will guide you both in the development of the concept of your dissertation and in the preparation of the presentation of this concept in the context of the FöP. Accordingly, the seminar is open to all those doctoral students who are embarking on the first stage of their PhD-project in the run-up to the FöP. Details on how the seminar will be organized concretely will be provided via Moodle shortly before the beginning of the semester.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presentation of the Exposé of the doctoral thesis, two peer-reviews and smaller assignments.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements
• Mandatory attendance. Students may miss class twice in a term (without valid excuse).
• It is mandatory to upload the written assignments (concepts and peer-reviews).
• Detailed feedback on at least two other concepts is mandatory.

Assessment criteria:
• Presentation of concept: 15 credits
• Written feedbacks: 30 credits
• Written concept (due July 5, 2021): 40 credits (the announced submission date is binding)
• Participation in discussion and other tasks: 15 credits. Other participation will be counted positively into the final assessment.

60 credits and the submission of the concept are needed to pass the course.

1 (sehr gut) 100-90 credits
2 (gut) 89-81 credits
3 (befriedigend) 80-71 credits
4 (genügend) 70-60 credits
5 (nicht genügend) 59-0 credits

Note: If you submit later than the deadline of July 5, you will have to work on a complementary assignment. This includes writing a (brief) concept for a PhD project behind a PhD thesis which we would assign to you, similar to the in-course assignments that you have worked on during the course. (In case you wish to work on another PhD thesis, please consult with the course teachers.) Length: 5-6 pages. From our side there is no deadline for this late submission plus additional assignment; however, we need to have registered the grades by the end of September, so please make sure that your paper and assignment can be graded before that (consult with teachers regarding a reasonable submission date).

Examination topics

Materials used during the course (including two doctoral dissertations and concept drafts by course mates)

Reading list

The above-mentioned two doctoral dissertations:
Jil Winandy (2020): Ideological Preferences and Historiographical Biases’ – Johann Ignaz Felbiger, the ‘Normal Method’ and Histories of Education
Catherina Schreiber (2014): Curricula and the making of the citizens. Trajectories from 19th and 20th century Luxembourg

Association in the course directory


Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:26