A hallmark of the University of Chicago is the array of interdisciplinary workshops that bring together students and faculty across disciplines, divisions, and schools for a collaborative exchange of ideas around particular areas of interest. Departments, committees, and centers and institutes in the Social Sciences organize workshops. For more information on those offerings, visit the unit's website. The University's events calendar is also a resource.
Further, many workshops provide a forum for graduate students to present their research and writing, thus facilitating the dissertation process and creating opportunities for professionalization by encouraging students to engage rigorously with their own and their fellow students’ work through discussion, debate, evaluation, and critical feedback. For more information, visit the UChicagoGrad website.