Six three-year PhD fellowships in Global History of Empires

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May 24, 2021 to June 19, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, World History / Studies


The Program: Global History of Empires is a joint doctoral program between the University of Turin (Italy) and the Higher School of Economics (Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russian Federation). The program provides a training and research environment in the fields of early modern, modern, and contemporary history, with a strong focus on its global dimension. It offers an interdisciplinary degree to graduate students who plan to research global issues such as conflicts, migrations, human rights, governance, environment, energy, technology, development, assuming that empires, far from being a relic of the past, left their imprint on the contemporary world in a variety of ways that we often fail to appreciate. Its aim is to enrich the understanding of the historical origins of the complex mosaic of institutions, practices, mindsets, and organizations that make up the world we live in.


Ph.D. program’s webpage:


Funding amount: Annual stipend of € 17,5000.00; 50% increase of the scholarship for research abroad; up to 10% of the scholarship in research funds per year.


Starting date: November 2, 2021


Admission requirements: Candidates must possess an MA/MS degree by October 30, 2021, an excellent command of English, and possibly a second language other than their mother tongue. They must present a research project on a subject relevant to the Ph.D. program, a writing sample, and a CV following this format:


Online application system:


Deadline: June 18, 2021, 12:00 am (CET)


Please visit the UNITO website for full details on eligibility and how to apply:


Contact Info: 

Federica Morelli:

Aleksander Semyonov: 

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