In 1982, the University of Chicago pioneered a new dimension in graduate education—interdisciplinary workshops that bring together students and faculty in the Divinity School, Humanities Division, and the Social Sciences Division for ongoing and collaborative exchange of ideas around particular areas of interest. By providing graduate students with a forum for presenting their research and writing, the workshops, which have been widely replicated at other universities, have become an important part of the UChicago graduate education experience. Workshops facilitate the dissertation-writing process and create opportunities for professionalization as they encourage students to engage rigorously with their own and their fellow students’ work through discussion, debate, evaluation, and critical feedback. Read the full Council Overview here.
This section contains workshop descriptions, contact information, and blogs. Most workshops maintain individual blogs that contain a wealth of information: statement of purpose, calendar of events, and related links. If you are interested in participating in a workshop please contact the workshop coordinator for more information.
The aim of this section is to supply all workshop coordinators with quick access to much of the information and materials needed in to run their workshops.
Administrative Director for the Council
Judd Hall 443/444
5835 South Kimbark Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 702-8540
Applying for a Workshop?
The application period for the 2013-14 Academic year is now open.
We recommend that you review the paperwork and examples from previous years to help you prepare your workshop application. Please follow the link or see the Application tab.
Chair Deborah Nelson
Dean of Humanities Martha T. Roth
Dean of Social Sciences Mario L. Small
Dean of the Divinity School Margaret Mitchell
Departmental Visitor Series
In 2012, to complement the CAS Workshop Program, CAS created a new Departmental Visitor Series Program that will provide graduate students with a chance to engage in discussion and debate with faculty and established scholars in their fields.