More information on HS-DP courses
More information on HS-DP courses.
Data Management and Protection for Human Sciences (October – November 2023)
Wondering how to comply with data protection requirements? Not sure how to organize and store your data securely? In doubt whether any additional measures are needed to protect vulnerable participants in your research?
Data management and protection specialists from the University of Oulu are offering a practical hands-on course to prepare for research projects involving human data and to meet the necessary legal and ethical requirements.
The course will focus on the practical application of data protection principles and security measures, with some limited theoretical parts.
Participants will have the opportunity to prepare the necessary documents for their research project to be ethically and legally compliant and to get personalized guidance. E.g., Data management plan will be created by each participant to address key issues in their research project.
The course will be most useful for those who are planning their research, but all doctoral researchers are welcome to attend. No previous knowledge is required. The course is suitable for those working with various human data (such as audio-visual data, registry data, interview, and questionnaire materials) and participants (children, adults, vulnerable individuals).
Mode of delivery: Face to face. Participants should bring their own laptops.
Target group: Doctoral researchers in any field of human sciences. Maximum number of participants is 20.
Language of instruction: English
Credits: 1 ECTS
Registration: through Peppi course code DP00AN06.
Schedule and place:
Data management + Data storage and sharing
Basics of data protection + Data protection in special cases: sensitive data and vulnerable individuals.
Preparing necessary documentation: risk assessment, data privacy notice, DPIA.
Data archiving, re-use and destruction, open science
Place: Meeting room Lo104 (31.10), Lo107 (7.11, 14.11, 21.11), Linnanmaa Campus
The course is organised by the research data management and protection specialist from the Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Oulu Business School, and Faculty of Technology. If you have any questions or need more information, please email Egle Gedrimiene (email@example.com).
16.-18.8.2023, University of Oulu, room Lo124, contact teaching only
Course code DP00AM77
This course focuses on multidisciplinary aspects of human body and embodiment research. The body can be understood here as a living or dead one or an abstract or concrete body. How does a body function, and what a body can tell us about the individual and their life? How are language and embodiment studied in interactions and individuals’ perceptions of their own body or representations of embodiments? The course brings together doctoral researchers from different fields e.g., humanities, education, and medicine, and encourages discussions, sharing knowledge and creating new networks between different fields.
Course includes lectures (see below) and doctoral researchers’ presentations on their research projects relevant to the topic and discussions. In addition, doctoral researchers will write a short summary of their project in advance, emphasizing the body/embodiment aspect in their research. The deadline for the two-page summary is 4.8.2023.
Hayley Mickleburgh (University of Amsterdam): Handling the Dead Body: how combined insights from the sciences and the humanities help us to reconstruct and reflect upon past experiences of death and mortuary ritual
Niina Lilja (University of Tampere): Bodies at work: Instructing manual actions at construction sites
Maarit Siromaa (University of Oulu): Ethnomethodological conversation analysis in studying human activity and social interaction in workplace settings
Taina Kinnunen (University of Oulu): Touch and affect from cultural perspective
Virve Keränen (University of Oulu): Embodiment in education
Mika Venhola (University of Oulu): Intersex - sex, gender and ethics
Registration in Peppi (University of Oulu members) is open, please register 15.6.23 at the latest. If you don’t have access to Peppi, please send email: heli.maijanen@oulu or firstname.lastname@example.org More detailed information on the course will be send out to the participants after the registration is closed.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask!
Multidisciplinary Doctoral Student Course 6-9 November 2023
Layers of time, place and landscape: Multidisciplinary perspectives
We warmly invite doctoral students from Humanities, Business and Economics, Education and Human Geography as well as Engineering to participate in a doctoral student course on time, place and landscape. During the course we discuss the latest methodological solutions for studying the interrelations between time, place and landscape and hear keynote lectures on topics of e.g., linguistic landscapes, sensory geographies, virtual places, and Indigenous landscapes. We learn how to study the ways people experience both virtual and real landscapes and places. The topics are discussed in the classroom, during urban trekking and at two excursions in Oulu region.
The course will be organized at the University of Oulu, Tellus Backstage, between 6-9 November 2023. Contact teaching only. 5 ECTS. Course code DP00AM92-3002: Layers of time, place and landscape
Maximum number of participants: 15
The course includes lectures (see below) and doctoral researchers’ presentations on their research projects relevant to the topic as well as discussions. In addition, doctoral researchers will write a short summary of their project in advance, emphasizing the topics of the course, and read the assigned articles. The deadline for the 3-page summary is 2 October 2023.
The speakers are:
Marxiano Melotti is professor of Contemporary History at the University of Niccolò Cusano, Rome. His research interests include e.g. the use of the past in contemporary society, heritage tourism, edutainment, archaeology and virtual reality.
Mags Adams is a Senior Research Coordinator at the institute Citizenship, Society and Change, at the University of Central Lancashire. Her particular focus has been sensory geography, and she has recently published several works on food, cycling and other topics related to mobility and food distribution.
Leena Kolehmainen is the Professor of German language at the University of Turku. She has focused on the impacts of industry on language. Her broader research interests include linguistic landscapes and language as heritage.
Paula Alavesa, a postdoctoral researcher from the Center for Ubiquitous Computing, in the
Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering in the University of Oulu. She has done extensive research on hybrid spaces, gaming and virtual environments.
Kirstine Eiby Møller works at the department of Cultural and Social history in the University of Greenland. She has focused especially on decolonization, identity issues and practices and different cultural encounters and has expertise on Indigenous perceptions of place and landscape.
Registration in Peppi (University of Oulu members) is open, please register 29 September 2023 at the latest. If you don’t have access to Peppi, please send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. More detailed information on the course will be sent to the participants after the registration is closed.
Python for processing and analysis of behavioral data
This course is principally targeted to doctoral researchers (= PhD students) in Business and Economics, Education, Humanities, and Human Geography.
Target audience & Relevance
Any researcher (ranging from master student to full professor) who deals with behavioral data obtained in various conditions from multiple participants knows the problem. Reading in and combining the data may be laborious. This should be done automatically with a computer. Let your computer work for you!
After taking this course, the participant of the course is able to carry out automatic data processing and analysis with a computer using the Python programming language.
The course focuses on
Recommended prior knowledge
Dr. Ignace Hooge has a background in Physics and he received his PhD in 1996. He is an Associate Professor in Experimental Psychology at Utrecht University, Netherlands. He is particularly experienced in programming and eye tracking research. Ignace was awarded the teacher of the university award in 2015. For his publications see: https://scholar.google.nl/citations?user=uSRpKW4AAAAJ
The course code in Peppi is HL00AL01-3001, and registration in Peppi will be open till 31.1.2023.
The first 15 registered for the course in Peppi will be accepted to the course. Moodle folder for the participants will open 19.1.2023 so that there is plenty of time to make some preparations needed for the course.
Python course for beginners (February 2022)
Visiting researcher, Associate Professor (Experimental Psychology) Ignace Hooge from the Utrecht University, is offering a Python course directed at students and researchers who want to learn to program but do not necessarily feel confident about their skills. Python is a programming language that enables one to work quickly and efficiently – and is not too difficult for a beginner to learn! (See more e.g., https://www.python.org/).
The course will be mostly hands-on, with some limited theoretical parts. Doctoral students and staff with limited programming skills or without any programming experience are welcome to attend the course. No prior knowledge of programming is needed. The course is suitable for both those who are interested in and planning to learn programming and those who perhaps have specific questions they need help with.
Mode of delivery: An average session will consist of a short lecture and hands-on working. Participants should bring their own laptops.
Target group: Doctoral students and staff in any field of human sciences. Maximum number of participants is 15.
Language of instruction: English
Credits: 2 ECTS
Registration: Registration – see Peppi and course code HL00AF42.
Schedule and place
Thursday 3rd of February between 12 pm – 4 pm
Thursday 10rd of February between 12 pm – 4 pm
Thursday 17th of February between 12 pm – 4 pm
Thursday 24th of February between 12 pm – 4 pm
Place: Meeting room HUM330 – HUM331, Linnanmaa Campus
The course is organised by the Research Unit of Logopedics by Prof. Kerttu Huttunen, Dr. Katja Dindar and MSc, MA Aija Kotila. If you have questions or need more information, please email Aija Kotila (email@example.com).
Dr. Ignace Hooge has a background in Physics and he received his PhD in 1996. He is an Associate Professor in Experimental Psychology at Utrecht University, Netherlands. He is particularly experienced in programming and eye tracking research. Ignace was awarded the teacher of the university award in 2015. For publications see: https://scholar.google.nl/citations?user=uSRpKW4AAAAJ
Kieli ja sosiaalinen toiminta: keskustelunanalyysin menetelmäkurssi, 1–5 op
(Koodi ilmoitetaan mahdollisimman pian!)
Opintojakso koostuu kolmesta moduulista, joita opiskelija voi suorittaa haluamansa määrän:
Opintojakso sopii mm. ihmistieteiden tohtoriohjelman väitöskirjatutkijoille ja opinnäytetyötään tekeville perustutkinto-opiskelijoille, jotka ovat kiinnostuneita keskustelunanalyysistä tutkimusmenetelmänä ja vuorovaikutusaineistojen tarkastelusta.
Kontaktiopetusta on 16.3.–11.5.2022 keskiviikkoisin klo 12–16. Kontaktiopetus pyritään järjestämään hybridiopetuksena, johon voi osallistua joko kampuksella tai videoyhteydellä.
Ilmoittautuminen 15.3.2022 mennessä osoitteessa
FT Pauliina Siitonen ja dos. Anna Vatanen sekä mahdollisesti 1–3 muuta vierailevaa luennoitsijaa
Opintojakson kolme eri moduulia suoritettuaan opiskelija
keskustelunanalyysin perusteet, keskustelunanalyyttinen litterointi, perehtyminen valittuun ilmiöön tai teemaan
Suorittaakseen opintojakson kolme eri moduulia hyväksytysti opiskelijan tulee osallistua luento-opetukseen sekä pari- ja ryhmätyöskentelyyn ja tehdä erilaisia itsenäisiä tehtäviä, kuten tutustua tutkimuskirjallisuuteen (perusteet, syventävä), litteroida aineistoa (litterointi) ja valmistella lyhyt suullinen tai kirjallinen esitys valitsemastaan aiheesta (syventävä).
Opintojakson kolmeen eri moduuliin sisältyy itsenäistä työskentelyä, työskentelyä Moodlessa sekä kontaktiopetusta seuraavasti: perusteet 5 x 2 t, litterointi 3 x 2 t ja syventävä 7 x 2 t. Lisäksi opiskelijalla on mahdollisuus 2 x 1 t henkilökohtaiseen konsultaatioon opettajan kanssa.
16.3. klo 12–14
23.3. klo 12–14
30.3. klo 12–14
6.4. klo 12–14
13.4. klo 12–14
6.4. klo 14–16
13.4. klo 14–16
20.4. klo 14–16
20.4. klo 12–14
27.4. klo 12–16
4.5. klo 12–16
11.5. klo 12–16
UniOGS, Human Sciences, University of Oulu
Course Transcription of multimodal video data (3 ECTS)
August 22–23, 2022, online in Zoom
Registration via this link: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/2C207BC80ED3F1EC
Registration closes when the course is full or by August 5 at the latest. Further information about the course (e.g., a list of recommended readings and the link to Zoom) will be sent during week 32 to those registered on the course.
Associate Professor Jacob Davidsen, Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark
Dr Eric Laurier, Reader in Geography & Interaction, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Professor Paul McIlvenny, Department of Culture and Learning, Aalborg University, Denmark.
Upon completion of the course, the course participants will be able to
Practice with video-editing and transcription software, transcription of multimodal data, and discussion of theoretical and methodological perspectives on transcription and transcripts.
Day 1 – August 22
10.00-12.00 Preparing audiovisual data
13.00-15.00 Basics of transcription
15.30-18.00 Visualising video data
Day 2 – August 23
10.00-12.00 Using transcription software
13.00-15.00 Theoretical and methodological issues
15.00-15.30 Discussion and closing
Assessment methods and criteria
Completion of the course requires attendance in the workshop and active participation in learning activities. The assessment criteria are based on the learning outcomes of the course. Evaluation scale: pass/fail.
Form of instruction
Variable learning activities and teaching methods are used. Getting acquainted with the course materials 20 h; online workshop 16 h; self-study 45 h.
Doctoral researchers from any discipline in the field of Human Sciences.
The course involves online work and two full-day workshops during 01/08–30/09/2022 (workshops on 16/08 and 25/08/2022 on campus). Between the workshop days, teams organise their activities independently.
For a course description and sign-up information in Peppi, see https://opas.peppi.oulu.fi/fi/opintojakso/683777J/8080?period=2021-2022
Registration (before 3 December):
HS-DP PhD Course 2021
Making Environmental Futures: Ideas, Policies, Practices
Course code: 683777J
Course dates: 8-10 December (9am-4pm)
Course credits: 5 ECTS
Course venue: On campus, University of Oulu (Tellus Galaxy/Frost Club)
Registration deadline: Friday 3 December 2021
Dr Eeva Berglund (University of Oulu and Aalto University), Dr Juha Hiedanpää (LUKE), Prof Janne Hukkinen (University of Helsinki), Dr Simo Sarkki (University of Oulu), Didier Bouguignon and Vincent Reillon (European Parliamentary Research Service)
Course convener: Dr Roger Norum, firstname.lastname@example.org; Dr Simo Sarkki, email@example.com
Max amount of students: 15 (first come, first serve basis)
Environmental policy is essential for coping with, and ultimately solving, many of the challenges currently faced by the planet. However, the process of environmental policymaking itself is faced with challenges, including divergent values, lack of trust between actors, historically derived trajectories, political inaction, and sometimes a simple lack of awareness by much of the general public of how it actually works. This makes it difficult for researchers working on topics related to the environment, ecology and biodiversity to know how to approach the juggernaut of environmental policymaking.
The primary aim of this short intensive doctoral course is to enable doctoral researchers and early-career scholars to learn effective skills for communicating science to policy-relevant audiences. The course will examine environmental problems from a policy perspective, looking at what researchers and scientists can do to better engage with and speak to policy. The focus will be on both local and global environmental issues with an emphasis on EU-level and Finnish policy. The course covers: the history of environmental policymaking, how the science-policy-society system works, and policy relevance of a range of environmental issues relevant to contemporary society. The course will help students understand what constitutes effective environmental policy, and how academic research, engagement, advocacy and activism can be used to help protect the environment. It will include writing sessions where students get to work on their own ideas for environmental policies.
Doctoral researchers and advanced Master’s students (as well as interested postdoctoral scholars) from any background, interest, discipline and faculty are welcome to the course. Successful completion of the course is equivalent to 5 ECTS.
James Meadowcroft & Daniel J. Fiorino (eds): Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy. MIT Press (2017); Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century, Vig and Kraft, CQ Press (2010).
HS-DP PhD Course 2021:
Researching Uses and Abuses of History and Exemplarity of Past:
Ideology of warfare and historical narratives of mighty individuals
Target group Doctoral students: especially Human Sciences Doctoral Programme
Course dates: 25 - 26 November (12:15-18:00)
Lectures and an essay (pass/fail)
Course credits: 2 ECTS
Course venue: On campus, University of Oulu (L1 Pohjanmaa sali)
Registration: In WebOodi
Course code: 683777J
Registration deadline: 25 November 2021
Lecturer: Dr. Jaakkojuhani Peltonen (Faculty of Social Sciences, History, Philosophy and Literature, Tampere University). Dr. Peltonen is an exceptional and international expert on Alexander the Great and his impact. In 2018, Peltonen joined the Classical Studies Department in King's College, London where he worked on a two-year contract as a Visiting Fellow. During his stay in London he focused to prepare his next two monographs about Masculine ideals and Alexander the Great: An exemplary man in the Roman and Medieval World and Justification of War in Roman Antiquity. Peltonen was an editor of the volume and co-wrote the introduction and the epilogue Lupa tappaa? — Sodankäynnin ja sotien oikeuttamisen pitkä historia (2019). Recently, Gaudeamus published his book Aleksanteri Suuri: sankari ja myytti (2021).
Course convener: University Lecturer Henry Oinas-Kukkonen;
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: +358 294 483319
In modern research, the question of using or abusing history is a delicate one. To put it simply, we, as scholars, tend to categorize a ‘right’ (based on facts, true in moral sense) and ‘wrong’ (popular, untrue and morally harmful) way to use history. However, this categorization itself is not written in stone and it is challenging to define when we are using properly history instead of abusing it. In addition, we must remember that in most periods of history there did not exist such concept as abuse of history. In this course we explore particularly the way past has been used to legitimate conflicts and warfare. In addition, we focus on the way certain famous individuals of the past like Alexander the Great have been set up as paragons and icons to represent ideals or set of values. Figures like Alexander have been posthumously mystified, glorified, or vilified and used as a tool in presenting subjective views and as a vehicle for political propaganda.
In this course we will learn how past has been used in different periods of history and how wars have been justified by using historical narratives. In addition, we will learn how famous individuals of the past have used for constructing identities as well as motivate conflicts. We will be reading and analyzing various source materials including both textual and visual data as rhetorical actions. We will learn to approach past and historical narratives from the perspective of use and abuse of history. We will learn methods and approach that can be applied in all periods of history. The course helps to recognize the continuity in the reasoning of wars and justification of war as well as how past has been used to justify war and aggression. It helps us to critically estimate the possible elements in our culture that maintain warfare. It also gives us information on the complexity of exemplarity of past.
Blåfield, Antti (ed.), The use and abuse of history. Kustannusosakeyhtiö Siltala 2016; MacMillan, Margaret, The Uses and Abuses of History. Modern Library. 2008; Peltonen, Jaakkojuhani, Alexander the Great in the Roman Empire, 150 BC to AD 600, Routledge 2019.