Humanities Engage is committed to supporting all doctoral humanities students as they pursue flexible pathways toward timely completion of degrees and all doctoral humanities departments as they think through new ways in which the dissertation can further the professional development of students. The dissertation is an important capstone for doctoral students, as it provides an opportunity to develop and display a wide variety of strategic competencies, including project management, research, and communication skills. These skills will be important to propelling students to success in a wide variety of career sectors.
- Innovative Dissertations: Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences, 1999–2021
- Next-Generation Dissertations: New Approaches to Humanities Scholarship (Syracuse University). Examples, planning, evaluation, resources, and more.
- Next-Generation Dissertations—New Projects for an Engaged Academy (Syracuse University and University of Iowa). Virtual roundtable with several humanities and social science scholars and the advisors who have supported them discuss these projects and why this kind of work matters.
- Cassuto, Leonard, “On the Value of Dissertation-Writing Groups,” Chronicle of Higher Education (December 2018)
- Cassuto, Leonard, “How to Write a Dissertation During a Pandemic,” Chronicle of Higher Education (November 2020)
- Modolo, Elisa, “8 Motivational Tips for Dissertation Writing,” Inside Higher Ed (September 2020)
- Hjortshoj, Keith, Writing from A to B: A Guide to Completing the Dissertation Phase of Doctoral Studies (links to pdf)