Fall 2023 Events

Friday, September 8 – Doctoral Student Social Mixer

Please join us for a potluck and a chance to meet the DRSP team and your fellow doctoral students. All are welcome to bring a dish. We look forward to seeing you there! Click here to register.

When: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Central Time

Location: Main Library Front Lawn (facing the former Undergraduate Library)

Tuesday, September 19 – Research Strategies for Conducting Literature Reviews

In this session, students will learn about general and subject-specific indexing and abstracting resources, search techniques, and interacting with collections held at the University of Illinois and beyond. This session is open to all doctoral students. Click here to register.

When: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Central Time

Location: Main Library Building, Room 106

Thursday, September 28 – Writing a Literature Review Workshop

Learn how to do it from the pros: the Writers Workshop will lead this session on composing a literature review. This session will focus on intensive literature reviews for PhD dissertations. 

When: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Central Time

Click here to register; Zoom link will be sent to participants in advance of the event.

Tuesday, October 3 – Introduction to Archival Research

In the humanities and social sciences, knowledge of archives and archival research is critical to advanced scholarship. We designed this session to focus on the fundamentals of using archives and conducting archival research. Participants will learn about sources for locating archival collections, practices, protocols, and the various terminologies associated with archival research.

Guest Instructor: William Maher (University Archivist Emeritus, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

When: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Central Time

Click here to register; Zoom link will be sent to participants in advance of the event.

Thursday, October 12 – Using Historical Writing in Disciplinary Research

Part of the Writing in the Disciplines series

Panelists: Amanda Ciafone (Associate Professor – Department of Media and Cinema Studies; Director of Graduate Studies, Institute of Communications Research); Clara Bosak-Schroeder (Associate Professor – Department of Classics); Gillen D’Arcy Wood (Professor – Environmental Humanities and English; Associate Director, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment)

When: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Central Time

Click here to register; Zoom link will be sent to participants in advance of the event.

Wednesday, October 18 – Writing in Area Studies

Part of the Writing in the Disciplines Series

Panelists: D. Fairchild Ruggles (Professor – Department of Landscape Architecture; Director, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory); Mary Paula Arends-Kuenning (Associate Professor – Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics; Acting Associate Dean of International Programs); Tabitha M. Cochran (PhD Student – Department of History)

When: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Central Time

Click here to register; Zoom link will be sent to participants in advance of the event.

Wednesday, October 25 – Writing in Engineering

Part of the Writing in the Disciplines Series

Panelists: Tugce Baser (Assistant Professor – Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering); Megan Konar (Associate Professor – Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering); Antonia Statt (Assistant Professor – Materials Science & Engineering)

When: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Central Time

Click here to register; Zoom link will be sent to participants in advance of the event.

Friday, December 1 – Introduction to Field Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Panelists: Mara Wade (Professor – Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures; President, Renaissance Society of America); Andrew Schwenk (PhD Student – Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures)

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Central Time

Click here to register; Zoom link will be sent to participants in advance of the event.