European Social History from the Middle Ages to Present Times
professor Mario Infelise (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The programme aims to train researchers equipped with 'skills of excellence' in the field of historical phenomena that characterised European society from the Middle Ages to the present time. Moreover, doctoral students will acquire the useful knowledge needed to teach historical disciplines both at university and secondary school levels. Furthermore, the methodological and critical education in social sciences (particularly sociology and anthropology) may also lead to other professional sectors (research offices, publishing industry, libraries, and museums). A knowledge of foreign languages, often studied while staying abroad, may also provide job opportunities in other professional sectors.
The educational activities included in the doctoral programme aim to provide a sound base with regard to general culture in the historical field as the preliminary framework and essential background for any specialist research projects. For this reason, the timeline chosen ranges from the Middle Ages to the present time. Moreover, experience acquired through the study of the different times and themes must be shared amongst all of the researchers.
A special focus on social perspectives remarks the interest in history of society in a broader sense (structures, behaviours, public opinion, political groups, culture, etc.). Research subjects embrace the study of European and Mediterranean countries, Italy included, highlighting the contribution of international research both from a theoretical and methodological standpoint.
An interdisciplinary education is provided through anthropology, geography, economics and demography, analysed within their historical context.
Department of Humanities, Malcanton Marcorà, Dorsoduro 3484/D, 30123 Venice (Italy)
Annalisa Cardin (email@example.com), tel +39 041 234 9809
Website: www.unive.it/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=84112 [IT]