Tuesday, 26 January 2010 12:53

Research Areas

- 36th cycle a.y. 2020/21 -

The Phd program is organized in three curricula:

1) Historical studies (ancient, medieval, modern history)

2) Geographic studies

3) Historical-religious studies (ancient, medieval, modern history) and Anthropological studies

Each curriculum has its own Teaching Board.

Curriculum 1: Historical Studies

Society and cultural representations:

  •  the study of identity and identity construction (national and international, professional, religious, racial, kinship, intergenerational identities);
  •  rules and law;
  •  public and private sociability;
  •  ritual and religious practices.

Politics and its functioning:

  •  civil and ecclesiastical institutions;
  •  the history of communication and of public opinion;
  •  military history;
  •  colonialism and post-colonialism.

Curriculum 2: Geographic Studies

Analysis of spatial and territorial processes:

  •  dynamics of the physical environment;
  •  the impact of man on physical environment, (climatic change, geomorphological processes, population);
  •  development and sustainability projects;
  •  landscape studies and representations;
  •  place production;
  •  historical, geographical and anthropological problems of globalisation: technology, politics, ethics.

Curriculum 3: Historical-Religious and Anthropological Studies

Social history and anthropology of the material and immaterial heritage:

  •  ethnographic museums,
  •  understanding the natural environment,
  •  history and anthropology of the landscape (natural and semi-natural);
  •  the history and anthropology of cities, of migration and of labour;
  •  history of spirituality;
  •  cultural and religious transformations.

Research Activities

During the first year PhD candidates begin their own research program to be developed in the following 3 years. The Teaching Board assigns to each PhD student a supervisor for his research program. Every six months the accomplished research of each candidate will be checked.

During the second and third year PhD students must spend a period abroad at universities or research institutions.

The research results are presented in the PhD dissertation at the end of the fourth year. The dissertation is discussed by the Teaching Board and (if assessed positively) is admitted to the evaluation of two external experts. If a positive evaluation is provided, the dissertation is discussed in the final exam in front of a Commission of Italian and foreign professors, specialists in the topics covered by the thesis.

 


 

- Previous Cycles -

The Phd programme is organized into three curricula:

 

1) Historical studies (ancient, medieval, modern history)

2) Geographical studies

3) Historical-religious studies (ancient, medieval, modern history) and anthropological studies

 

Each curriculum has its own Teaching Board.

Research Areas:

 

Historical Studies

Society and cultural representations:

The study of identity and identity construction (national and international, professional, religious, racial, kinship, intergenerational identities);

rules and law;

public and private sociability;

ritual and religious practices

Politics and its functioning:

civil and ecclesiastical institutions;

the history of communication and of public opinion;

military history;

colonialism and post-colonialism.

 

Geographical Studies

Analysis of spatial and territorial processes:

dynamics of the physical environment;

the impact of man on physical environment, (climatic change, geomorphological processes, population);

development and sustainability projects;

landscape studies and representations;

place production;

historical, geographical and anthropological problems of globalisation: technology, politics, ethics.

 

Historical-Religious and Anthropological Studies

Social history and anthropology of the material and immaterial heritage:

ethnographic museums,

understanding the natural environment,

history and anthropology of the landscape (natural and semi-natural);

the history and anthropology of cities, of migration and of labour;

history of spirituality;

cultural and religious transformations.