Monday, October 21, 2019

The PhD Programme in Historical, Geographical, Anthropological Studies. Outline

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This Phd programme aims to enhance and coordinate the skills and areas of research developed in the three Universities of Padova, Ca’Foscari University of Venice and Verona.

It is among the first regional PhD programme in Historical, Geographical, Anthropological studies in Italy. Each candidate who is successful in the final examination will be awarded the title of Doctor of Research, and will receive a diploma awarded jointly by the Rectors of the three Universities.

The PhD Programme is structured in three curricula, as follows:

  • Historical Studies
  • Geographical Studies
  • Historical- Religious Studies and Antropology

The PhD Programme last three years.

Universities and Partner Departments

Dipartimento di Studi Storici, Geografici e dell’Antichità, University of Padova 

Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Ca’Foscari University of Venice 

Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati, Ca’Foscari University of Venice

Dipartimento Culture e Civiltà, University of Verona


Can have access to the PhD Programme candidates who win a PhD grant on the basis of a state public competition.

Most available positions are supported by scholarships from the three University partners. The basic available number of scholarships is 12.

Special additional grants for non-Italian students (awarded on the basis of qualifications only) are awarded by the CARIPARO Foundation. These grants include all University and Department fees, full board at the University accommodation and provide an additional personal scholarship of 15,343 € for year for a total of 3 years. Here is the call for applications.

Scholarships are awarded every year on the basis of qualifications only and an oral interview on Skype. The annual scholarship amounts to around 15,343 €. For periods of study abroad (up to 18 months in the three years) the scholarship value is increased by 50%. During the 2nd and  3rd year each candidate has a budget of 1.500 € to fund his own research. In addition, the course can contribute to additional accommodation and travel costs in Italy and abroad.

Until the XXVIII cycle the School of Historical Studies, geographical and anthropological was divided into these line of studies:

  • European Social History from the Middle Ages to contemporary times (Ca'Foscari University of Venice) (VE)
  • Historical and historical-religious Studies (University of Padova) (PD)
  • Human and physical geography (University of Padova) (PD)
  • History of European Society (University of Verona) (VR)
  • Economic History (University of Verona) - XXVII and XXVIII cycles (VR)