The mission of the Department of History and Civilization is the study of European history from the Renaissance to the present day, recognizing that the issue of Europe's frontiers over time remains an open subject, just as the construction of the European idea, or ideas, remains contested. Another crucial dimension of Europe's history is represented by its relations with the world's other regions and cultures.

The Department's approach to the history of Europe is defined by intellectual openness.The Department strongly encourages comparative and transnational studies of cultural and economic trends, social, political and intellectual movements and traditions. One of the Department's main assets is the encounter between various historiographical and methodological approaches. The aim of the Department is to capture the range of contradictions, specificities, continuities and discontinuities that characterize Europe's past in a global perspective.

§ Leading European institution for postgraduate studies in history and civilization
§ European research focus, cosmopolitan ambiance, cultural and linguistic diversity
§ European History from the Renaissance to European Union: social and economic, cultural and intellectual, political history
§ Focus on comparative and transnational history
§ Four year funded PhD places
§ First-class library and data access
§ Extensive computing facilities
§ Career development
§ Language courses
§ Housing informations
§ Post-doc fellowships

The Department of History and Civilization at European University Institute invites applications for the fourth year doctoral programme in History and Civilization .

Studying for a PhD in history at the EUI means being actively engaged with the full range of historical research in Europe - its academic disputes, its cultural riches, and different kinds of civility and sociability. In the first year emphasis is placed not only on starting up the PhD project, but
also on research training, with seminars offering unique opportunities to study and debate methodological issues, to delve into the riches of European historiography, to acquire new research skills, to develop presentation style and academic writing, and to study foreign languages.

Work in the Department is organized to allow for regular research trips, funded by the Institute, for work in archives and libraries across Europe and beyond. First-class library and data access, extensive computing facilities, career development, language courses, post-doc fellowships exist
at the EUI.

Each year around 35 citizens of EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland, and a small number from elsewhere, are admitted to the PhD programme
Doctoral researchers receive a scholarship from their national government for a period of three years and the Institute provides funding for the fourth and final year. Grants and additional allowances are provided for periods of up to a term for exchange programmes in places such as Berkeley, Berlin, London, New York, Paris.

And towards research: clubs, societies, sports (football team), theatre group, cycling, yoga ......

Contact :
Prof. Giovanni Federico - Director of Graduate Studies