Four-year Ph.D. Fellowships in Global History & Governance

Scuola Normale Superiore and University of Naples Federico II
01.11.2018 - 31.10.2022
Daniela Caglioti

For the academic year 2018-2019 the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS,) jointly with the University of Naples Federico II hereby announces a call for 4 positions for Ph.D. courses in the field "Global History & Governance". It is an advanced research degree at the end of which each student must defend a dissertation based on independent and original academic research.

The course offers a multi-disciplinary training program based on history and law and open to contributions from other disciplines, such as economics, political science and political philosophy. The program focuses on the comparison, connections and processes of globalization that have characterized different areas of the planet since the first epoch of global imperialism and does so by focusing on the relational dimension of historical processes, legal regimes and the organization of power, on the interdependencies between economic, political, juridical, cultural and social factors and on the circulation, exchange and interconnection of ideas, people, institutions, legal cultures, political models, concepts, rights and goods on a global scale.
Members of the PhD board can offer training and preparation for research at the level of the best international centers in the following areas:
- History and historiography
- European empires of the modern and contemporary age
- States, wars and violence in the nineteenth and twentieth century
- History of slavery and forced labor
- The legal heritage of Europe and its integration
- Religions and the sacred in the modern and contemporary world
- Ideas, conceptions and practices of citizenship
- States, nations, languages, peoples, classes
- The globalization of law

Candidates for the PhD are normally expected to hold a master’s degree (or an equivalent qualification) in a subject relevant to the intended topic of study.

All successful candidates will receive scholarships and further funding for their study and research activities in accordance with the article 6 of this call; course enrolment and attendance are tax-exempt.

Detailled information on the requirements and the selection process can be found here:


Segreteria Studenti (Student Office)
Silvia Carresi, +39 050 509663
Mario Landucci, +39 050 509237,
Silvia Zappulla, +39 050 509685.

Four-year Ph.D. Fellowships in Global History & Governance, 01.11.2018 – 31.10.2022 Pisa, in: Connections. A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists, 30.06.2018, <>.
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