Ancient Heritage Studies

Inter-University PhD programme, in parternship with:

Doctorate coordinator

Prof. Luigi Sperti, Ca' Foscari University,
 sperti@unive.it

Department

Department of Humanities

Contacts

For information on educational activities:

Gabriele Bolognini, Annalisa Cardin
 dottorato.studiumanistici@unive.it

Location:
Malcanton Marcorà - Dorsoduro 3484/D, Calle Contarini
30123 Venice


Educational aims

The PhD programme takes a united perspective of the antique world and is directed at utilizing specific methodologies and techniques in order to scrutinize the multiple themes and disciplines relevant to historical and interpretive difficulties proposed by monuments and texts.

The programme has three main subject areas:

  1. Philology and literature: communication of texts and textual criticism, intertextuality, translation, literary history, text exegesis, publishing of texts in the Medieval and papyrus traditions;
  2. History: historical and philological historical research – Near Eastern, Egean and Greek-Roman;
  3. Archaeology: archaeological research – prehistoric, protohistoric, the Near Eastern, Egean, classical, Medieval, and post-Medieval

Research themes

  • Ancient world literature and philology (Greek language and literature; Latin language and literature; classical philology; papyrology; Greek and Latin palaeography;early Christian literature; Medieval Latin literature);
  • Archaeology (prehistoric and protohistoric archaeology; ancient Near Eastern history of art and archaeology;Egyptology; classical archaeology;Etruscology and Italic archaeology; ancient topography;Medieval and Christian archaeology);
  • Ancient history (Greek history and epigraphy; Roman history and Latin epigraphy; ancient Near Eastern history; Assyriology, numismatics; history of ancient historiography).

Interdisciplinary topics:

  • Linguistics;
  • History of ancient philosophy;
  • History of Medieval philosophy;
  • Classical tradition;
  • History of ancient Mediterranean religions;
  • Digital humanities

  • Literature and Philology of the classic world (Greek language and literature, Latin language and literature; Classical philology; Papyrology; Latin and Greek paleography; Antique Christian literature; Medieval Latin literature);
  • Archaeology (prehistoric and protohistoric archaeology; Archaeology and art history of the antique Near East; Egyptology; Classical archaeology; Etruscology and Italic archaeology; Antique topography; Medieval and Christian archaeology);
  • Ancient history (Greek history and epigraphy; Roman history and Latin epigraphy; History of the ancient Near East; Assyriology; Numismatics; History of antique historiography).

Professional profiles

Given the broad and in-depth preparation, the PhD graduate will be able to integrate themselves not only into the world of academia, but also into that of public and private bodies and institutions (e.g., public – secondary education, library and museums, conservation and preservation of archeological patrimony etc.; private – publishing houses, companies involved in prospection, digs, restoration, and museum outfitting etc.).

How to apply and call for applications

Admission to Doctoral Programmes is gained through a highly selective application process, subject to international attention. Yearly the call for applications is published during the spring.

Campus

Venice (Administrative Office), Trieste and Udine