Doctoral Program "History of Society, institutions and thought from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age": six doctoral fellowships at the University of Trieste, Italy, conjointly with the University of Udine

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July 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Subject Fields: 
Geography, Economic History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Philosophy

Six three-years fellowships are available at the University of Trieste and Udine for the 2016 joint doctoral program in History (see below for details). Application deadline: 30 July 2015. Candidates are considered also if already in possession of a PhD, provided this has been earned in another University or, if in Italy, without having previously obtained a fellowship. According to the Italian selection rules for doctoral programs, candidates are evaluated comparatively in a public selection based on curricuum titles, publications and - most importantly - an individual research proposal. More details:

Program description:

The general educational aim of the “History of Societies, Institutions and Thought. From Medieval to Contemporary History” doctoral program is uniform for all curricula, even though different themes and perspectives are explored depending on the candidates' specific areas of interest.
The doctorate intends to train scholars able to investigate ample scientific problems of historical or philosophical nature; plan and carry out studies organically connected to the chosen area of research; identify and make competent use of necessary sources or critically analyze data, texts, themes, concepts and methods; identify and make use of an international bibliography; organize and present the material they have gathered and compose a scientific text. The program focuses on an interdisciplinary approach based on a global, diachronic and comparative perspective.
1 – History of Borders and Frontiers
2 – Society, Economy, Institutions
3 – Cultural, Commercial and Religious Exchange from a Transnational Perspective
4 – History of Thought and Philosophies

The training provided during the three-year program aims to:
- to produce scientific results worthy of presentation at conferences and/or publication in monographic form or in specialized journals;
- to build up argumentative and communicative experience by way of frequent seminars and workshops;
- to increase disposition for team work and interaction with other researchers

The doctoral training should provide to the PhD graduates the skills needed not only to pursue appropriate research activities in academia (historical and philosophical research and teaching in Italian and foreign universities), at school (Italian or foreign) or in public and private institutions, but also to hold positions of great responsibility in different professional fields:
- Culture and communication: publishing, cultural and scientific journalism, direction and management of museums, libraries, archives and research centers, ministries, public administration, associations and public and private institutions.
- Scientific-cultural planning: experts in European, cross-border, regional planning.
- Cultural and creative companies with high know-how (see European program "Creative Europe" 2014-2020)

Main cooperating international Universities and Research Institutions
1 University of Bamberg, Germany
2 University of Bordeaux, France
3 University of Berlin, Germany
4 Columbia University, New York – U.S.A.

Contact Info: 

Prof. Guido Abbattista
Professor of Modern History - Department of Humanities - University of Trieste - phone: +390405587501; email:

Prof. Elisabetta Vezzosi – Department of Humanities – University of Trieste –
phone N. +39040.558.7544; email

Prof. Andrea Zannini – Dpt. Scienze umane – University of Udine–
phone N. +390432.556664; email

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