The Phd programme in Historical, Geographical and Anthropological Studies is a post-graduate four-year course of study, research training and advanced research, held at the University of Padua and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. At the end of the Programme, each successful candidate is awarded the title of Doctor of Research, and receives a joint diploma awarded by the Rectors of both Universities.
The aim of this PhD Programme is to enhance the excellence of the historical, anthropological and geographical research of the Universities of Padua and Ca’ Foscari of Venice and to build a pole of attraction for the development and promotion of original and innovative research, enhancing inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches. In this perspective, the PhD Programme has a strong international vocationand encourages Phd students to spend time abroad to study and conduct research activities. In order to achieve this goal, the Programme developed its partnerships with other European Universities through co-tutorship agreements, PhD students’ exchanges, summer and winter schools and other opportunities of exchange with other Universities and research centres in Italy and abroad.
The Departments involved in the Convention are the Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and The Ancient World – DISSGEA of the University of Padova, the Department of Humanities (DSU) and the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies (DSLCC) of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Professors from other Italian and international Universities are members of the Programme’s Academic Board.
The Phd programme is developed in three curricula: Historical studies, Geographical studies and Historical-religious and anthropological studies