Humanities Research Hub: Workshop Series for Graduate Students in the Humanities

This fall, the Libraries will be holding a series of workshops specifically designed for advanced graduate students in the Humanities. These workshops will bring together experts from across the Libraries and WU campus to provide students with strategies and tools for success. Participants will hear stories from recent graduates and explore library services related to their work and specific needs.

The series will consist of three workshops, held on the second Thursday of each month in Olin Library, Level A, from 4-5:30pm. Registration is encouraged!

Workshop 1: What I Wish I’d Known: Dissertation/Theses Best Practices and Pitfalls
Thursday, September 13, 2018, 4-5:30pm

Participants will hear from a dissertation advisor and recent WU graduates on how to be successful in writing the thesis or dissertation.


  • Joe Loewenstein, Professor, Department of English, Director of the Humanities Digital Workshop and the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities; Washington University in St. Louis
  • Lauren McCoy, Assistant Professor, English; Lindenwood University (PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014)
  • Michael Powell, Interdisciplinary Artist and Designer; Director, Marketing + Design for Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design (MFA, Washington University in St. Louis, 2013)

Sign up for workshop 1

Workshop 2: Library Treasure Chest: Discover Collections and Services
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 4-5:30pm

Using a speed-dating format, participants will get a brief introduction of lesser-known library services and resources. Each participant will also have the chance to meet one-on-one with an expert based on their individual needs For more information, see the Humanities Research Hub webpage.

Sign up for workshop 2

workshop 3: Choose Your Own Adventure
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 4-5:30pm

We want to hear from you! Graduate students are invited to vote on the topic for the third workshop. Voting will take place during the first workshop and online through the Humanities Research Hub webpage.

Sign up for workshop 3

Friday, December 7, 2018, 4-5:30pm

To celebrate the end of the semester and the end of the workshop series, the Libraries will host a reception for participants and speakers of the workshops. Workshop participants will receive an invitation for the reception.

Learn more about the series, individual workshops, and resources for graduate students at the Humanities Research Hub webpage. For questions contact, Brian Vetruba

About the author

Brian Vetruba is Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, and European Studies Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis