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PhD programmes

This entry includes PhD programmes in humanities and social sciences that may be of interest for those looking for a PhD position in archaeology. Generally, positions on these programmes are advertised once (or twice) a year and require a research project proposal. As a consequence, closing dates are not as tight as PhD positions on specified topics. In addition to PhD programmes, open calls for application to PhD positions in humanities and social sciences that require a research project proposal are also listed here.

Closing date not specified (ordered by post date)

[posted 18 July 2017]
NUI Galway
Hardiman PhD Scholarships
Closing date: expression of interest call (posted 18 July 2017)

[posted 3 June 2017]
University of Gibraltar
PhD Researcher
a number of themes for 2017/ 2018 have been identified and will be given priority in the selection process; including “Neanderthals; Culture, Ecology and Extinction”
Closing date: not specified (posted 30 May 2017; ad expires 29 June 2017?)

[posted 23 January 2017]
Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Centre for Biblical and Early Christian Studies
‘Modes of Knowing’ research project
scholarships for Australian or International PhD students &
Closing date: not specified (review of applications begins immediately)


Closing date (in descending order)

NEXT [re-posted 2 February 2017]
The American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR)
Closing date: 1 February 2018? (annual)

NEXT [re-posted 1 February 2017]
ARTES: Iberian & Latin American Visual Culture Group
1) Artes Coll & Cortés Travel Scholarships
working on any aspect of Spanish, Portuguese or Latin American visual culture before 1800
2) ARTES Coll & Cortés PhD Scholarships for students at a UK University
on any aspect of Spanish, Portuguese or Latin American visual culture before 1800
3) ARTES Coll & Cortés Scholarships for PhD or post-doc students in Spain, Portugal or Latin America
working on any aspect of Spanish, Portuguese or Latin American visual culture before 1800
Closing date: 31 January 2018 (annual)

NEXT [re-posted 8 November 2016]
School for Advanced Research (SAR)
Resident Scholar Fellowships
from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy
Closing date: November 2017? (annual = first Monday in November)

NEXT [re-posted 27 October 2016]
Ecole française d’Athènes
Les candidats doivent être inscrits en Doctorat et poursuivre des recherches nécessitant un séjour en Grèce et se rapportant à l’un des domaines suivants : préhistoire et protohistoire égéenne ; monde hellénique antique, monde hellénique et éventuellement balkanique, médiéval, moderne et contemporain.
Closing date: 26 October 2017? (annual)

NEW [posted 9 August 2017]
Universität Bern
Historisches Institut
Anschubfinanzierungen Doktorat und Postdoc für 2018
Closing date: 2 October 2017

NEW [posted 14 August 2017]
Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich
project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL)
Visiting fellowships 2018
The project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL) is dedicated to the edition and
study of the Arabic and Latin versions of Ptolemy’s astronomical and astrological texts and related material. These include works by Ptolemy or attributed to him,
commentaries thereupon and other works that are of immediate relevance to
understanding Ptolemy’s heritage in the Middle Ages and the early modern period up to 1700 A.D.
primary: &
Closing date: 1 October 2017

NEXT [re-posted 2 July 2017]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik (München)
Doktorandenstipendien / Doctoral Scholarships [granted by Elise und Annemarie Jacobi-Stiftung & Gerda Henkel Foundation]
for international PhD students &
Closing date: 1 October 2017 (next closing dates: 1 January 2018, 1 April 2018, 1 July 2018)

[posted 3 June 2017]
Aarhus University
PhD scholarships (4+4) and PhD fellowships (5+3)
Closing date: 1 October 2017

[posted 29 July 2017]
Universität zu Lübeck
Zentrum für Kulturwissenschaftliche Forschung Lübeck (ZKFL)
15 Promotionsmöglichkeiten
including Kunst-, Kultur-, Wirtschafts- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte der Stadt Lübeck von der Hansezeit bis zur Zeitgeschichte
Closing date: 30 September 2017

[posted 3 August 2017]
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
33° Ciclo (A.A. 2017/2018)
PhD Program in History, Archaeology and Art History
Closing date: 21 September 2017

[posted 8 August 2017]
Università degli studi di Napoli, L’Orientale
1) Research on ancient civilizations in the Mediterranean, to sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia. The research will focus on philological, historical and archaeological studies.
Closing date: 12 September 2017

[posted 20 July 2017]
Università degli Studi di Salerno
PHD Courses – XXXIII Cycle
12. Research and studies on the antiquity, the middle ages and the humanism, Salerno (RAMUS)
13. Methods and methodologies in the archaeological and art historical research
Closing date: 8 September 2017

NEW [posted 12 August 2017]
Università degli Studi della Basilicata
PhD programs for the XXXIII cycle – academic year 2017-2018
2) PhD program in “Cities and Landscapes: Architecture, Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, History and Resources”
Closing date: 5 September 2017

[posted 5 August 2017]
Dottorato di ricerca XXXIII ciclo
2. Philology and Literature of Antiquity (Scientific Fields: L-FIL-LET/02, L-FIL-LET/04 e L-FIL-LET/05)
3. History and Archaeology of Antiquity (Scientific Fields: L-ANT/03, L-ANT/07, L-ANT/08, M-STO/07 e SPS/02)
4. History from Middle Ages to Present Time (Scientific Fields: M-STO/02, M-STO/09 e SECS-P/12)
Closing date: 5 September 2017

[posted 22 July 2017]
Università degli Studi ROMA TRE
Closing date: 29 August 2017

[posted 27 July 2017]
Università degli Studi di Messina
11. Historical, Archaeological and Philological Sciences
Closing date: 25 August 2017

[posted 19 July 2017]
Loughborough University
School of the Arts, English and Drama
Fully Funded PhD Studentship
including cultural legacy of the classical world
Closing date: 18 August 2017

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