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Call for Applications: PhD Course 'Governance, Identity and War'

A course organised by the Research School on Peace and Conflict 

The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the course Governance, Identity and War to take place in Oslo on 31 August – 6 September 2017. 

The deadline for applications is 23 June 2017.

Through multiple disciplinary perspectives, this seminar explores three broad processes - governance, identity, and war – that shape much of contemporary peace and conflict studies.  How does governance work at the global level and, in particular, what role do institutions play?  Are international organizations (sometimes) a force for good, or (mostly) ineffectual 'talk shops'? We see an ever-growing amount of international human-rights lawmaking, yet horrific abuses of such rights continue. Why?

The 5-day course (no class during the weekend) is available to PhD students and others with graduate training from a relevant discipline.

The course is lectured by Jeffrey T. Checkel, Simons Chair, Simon Fraser University (Canada) and PRIO Global Fellow. The Research School on Peace and Conflict offers a limited number of accommodation stipends.

Please visit the research school course page for further information about the course syllabus and admission. 

Call for Applications: PhD Course 'Contemporary conditions of critique: power, value(s), economy'

The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the course Contemporary conditions of critique: power, value(s), economy to take place in Oslo on 20-22 September 2017

The deadline for applications is 9 June 2017

For futher information please see this

Introduction to Conceptual History

Summer School for Finnish and international PhD and advanced Master’s degree students from various academic fields.  

Dates: 8.-18.8.2017

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Get your message across – media training for AU researchers

How can you make sure your message gets across? Please see this page for further information.

Annual report 2016

Read more about the activities and organisation of the Graduate School, Arts in the Annual Report 2016

AU Dictionary - AU Translate

AU Communication has launched AU Dictionary, a new university terminology list. AU Dictionary can perform either Danish-English searches or English-Danish searches.

Translate from Danish to English by using AU Translate. AU Translate can be used to translate short texts.

PhD Career Counselling at Aarhus University

AU Career PhD offers career services incl. career counselling for PhD students at Aarhus University.

See this page for further information:

AU Career PhD mentor programme

AU Mentor PhD is an offer to PhD students from all four faculties at Aarhus University (Arts, Business and Social Sciences, Health and Science & Technology). The overall goal of the mentor programme is to bring you and the business community closer together in order to ease your prospective transition from university to a career outside of academia.

The mentors are primarily former PhDs from AU, who are now working outside academia.

From January 2016 the mentor programme will be running once a year with the following deadlines:  

Application deadline: August 15th


October 15th

For more information and registration, check out AU Career PhD's webpage on the mentor programme. 

Career Talks

Are you more interested in a shorter engagement, AU Career PhD also offers Career Talks, which allows you to have a one-time meeting with a PhD profile now working outside academia. For more information, click here

Perspektiver på kvalitet i ph.d.-forløb

Please find the Danish version on this page.

Doctoral supervision

Review of the handbook literature on doctoral supervision.

Søren S. E. Bengtsen, Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media, Aarhus University   

Introduction to doctoral supervision for new doctoral supervisors

Obligatory Course for new doctoral supervisors at Arts. See this page for course dates and deadlines.


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PhD Courses at Graduate School of Arts

Mon 08 May
00:00-00:00 | Campus Emdrup
The Psycho-Politics of Self-Exposure
8-10 May & 30 August - 1 September 2017 - The course analyzes empirical-practical cases of self-presentation and self-exposure in research. We will be presenting and reflecting on the implications (legitimacy, purposes, forms, effects, ethics) of self-presentation and self-exposure within various research practices, as well as (similarities and differences to) other practices such as arts, therapy, education, media and politics - and, not least, hybrids and cross-overs between these practices. We have well-known examples already in Frigga Haug’s collective memory work and Emily Martin’s work on Bipolar Expeditions. More locally, Mørck and Nissen have worked with professionals and users who develop new technologies of self-presentation. Proposed conceptual tools are from trans-disciplinary social theory and humanities.
Thu 17 Aug
00:00-00:00 | Campus Aarhus
Empiriværkstedet – kursus i kvalitativ metode E2017
17. august - 14. december 2017: Empiriværkstedet er et interdisciplinært forum for analyse og diskussion af kvalitative empiriske forskningsprojekter.

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