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The colloquium sessions, during which every doctoral researcher has to present her/his work once a semester, thus form the core of the programme. Candidates will be required to present texts of a maximum of 20 pages to be distributed a week in advance in order to give other participants enough time to read them thoroughly. This allows the colloquium itself to be dedicated to discussion. Each colloquium will be chaired by a participating researcher of the IGDK (either one of the assigned supervisors or another doctoral researcher). The tandempartners will then be asked to comment on the presented texts by delivering a short commentary. Minutes will be taken of all colloquia, so that candidates can focus fully on the discussion and pick up important suggestions and ideas. Moreover the minutes will facilitate the supervision process by providing consistent documentation of progress. Supervisors and tandem partners from the respective partner institution will be present for every colloquium, so that the cooperation between the two institutions can be deepened and cultivated. Every member of the IGDK has to attend 20 academic events per semester (excluding the final semester of writing up).

Coordination Erfurt

Dr. Elisabeth Begemann


Coordination Graz

Dr. Anna-Katharina Rieger

Phone:+43 316 380 - +43 (0)316 380 - 2391

Doctoral positions are open for the study year 2023/24. Deadline extended (end of April. For further information on the call see here.

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