Making it count: a field guide for exploring (post-)PhD life with a doctorate in the Humanities


Career Management

Target Group

  • PhDs of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy only
  • Level: All PhD candidates


What does it mean to be a researcher in the Humanities? This is a crucial question not just for your (professional) future, but for society at large. After all, most of you will eventually pursue a life outside of academia. Answering this question is all the more important since the Humanities seem to lack the kind of self-explanatory value that is associated with laboratory research, computer science, engineering or mathematical analysis. Similarly, most degrees obtained at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy do not lead to straightforward career choices.  So, what can you do to make it count?

Topic and objectives

The aim of this workshop is to discuss the unique strengths of Humanities PhDs and find ways to make those qualities work for them in a non-academic setting.


This workshop is conceived as an informal and collaborative space to critically engage with career management and research valorization.

Time schedule and venue

Date Time Venue Trainer
13/06/2023 09:00 - 16:30 To be announced Jo Bogaerts, Doctoral Schools - PhD Career Hub

Registration and fee

  • Follow this link to sign up for the registration or waiting list. 
  • Free of charge for Doctoral School members.
  • The no show policy applies.

Number of participants




Evaluation method

  • Active participation.
  • After successful participation, the Doctoral Schools will add this course to your curriculum in Oasis. Please note that this takes up to one to two months after completion of the course.