Date/Time: to, 09:00 to 16:00
Location: Online

Learn the fundamentals of good academic writing in English and practice applying them to your own humanities projects.

Dates and Registration
The workshop is offered several times:

  1. 08.02.2024 | 09:00 - 16:00
    09.02.2024 | 09:00 - 16:00
    22.02.2024 | 09:00 - 16:00   Register here 
  2. 23.05.2024 | 09:00 - 16:00
    24.05.2024 | 09:00 - 16:00
    14.06.2024 | 09:00 - 16:00   Register here

You can register for the event one month before the event starts from 9am. With your registration you agree to our terms and conditions.


Dr. Melinda Johnston

Target Group
Doctoral researchers and Postdocs writing their theses or those preparing articles for publication.

Number of Participants

Course Description
In this course participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of academic writing in the humanities in English. Combining theory and practical exercises, participants will learn a variety of skills. These include formulating a strong thesis statement; making a persuasive claim for significance; locating research within a field; understanding the role of introductions and conclusions; mastering the basics of good structure and flow, as well as using outlines and signpost words.

This workshop is especially intended for those in the humanities and, to a lesser extent, the social sciences. It is most useful for PhD students in their second year or later. Participants will have the opportunity to give and receive detailed feedback on their own real-world work on the third day.

1,5 Credit Points can be obtained by attending this course. Please contact your faculty for the recognition of performance for the doctoral degree.


  • Dr. Melinda Johnston
    Over 10 years' experience authoring and editing academic texts in the humanities | PhD in the History of Art from UCL | Previously Lecturer in Art History at the University of Canterbury and Research Librarian at the National Library of New Zealand | For more information: