PhD programme in Ecology of cultural and institutional systems

(accreditation pending, 36th cycle)

PhD: Ecology of cultural and institutional systems
Institution: Università del Piemonte Orientale
Coordinator: This PhD programme is coordinated by Professor Luigi Battezzato.
Length: 3 years

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Description and objectives of the PhD programme

The PhD programme aims to train scholars who tackle the interpretation of culture and institutions as ecosystems. This interdisciplinary approach aims to integrate linguistic, literary, historical, and legal skills for the study of cultural and institutional systems.

PhD title holders acquire skills and competences on:

  • the critical interpretation of linguistic, literary, legal, and historical sources and texts, seen as evolving interdependent systems.
  • the critical interpretation of institutional languages and practices.
  • the construction of interdisciplinary scientific languages for the study and practices of culture and institutions.

In literary and linguistic sciences, each PhD student, in accordance with the topic chosen for his/her/their dissertation, can integrate linguistic, philological, historical-literary, theoretical and comparative approaches with the perspectives of ecolinguistics and ecocriticism.

In the historical sciences, each PhD student, in accordance with the topic chosen for his/her/their dissertation, can integrate the study of cultures and institutions with the perspectives of the history of the environment and cultural heritage.

The legal and social sciences will offer interpretative perspectives for the development and verification of cultural and institutional sustainability models (sustainable and solidarity democracy), at national and international level.

Teaching staff

The teaching staff includes professors from the University of Eastern Piedmont, in particular from the Department of Law and Political, Economic, and Social Sciences (DIGSPES) in Alessandria, from the Department of Humanities (DISUM) in Vercelli and from that of Economics and Business Studies (DISEI) of Novara, as well as professors from other Italian universities (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan-Bicocca, Turin, Valle d'Aosta) and non-Italian institutions (Universidad del Litoral, Santa Fe (Argentina), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), Université de Savoie Mont Blanc (Chambéry, France), Uniwersytet Warszawski (Poland), Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla (Spain), Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Monmouth University (USA), Ohio State University (USA), Wake Forest University (USA), University of West Virginia (USA))

Cooperations and interdisciplinarity

The PhD programme operates in collaboration with the Department of Law and Political, Economic, and Social Sciences (DIGSPES) of Alessandria, the Department of Humanities (DISUM) of Vercelli and with that of Economics and Business Studies (DISEI) of Novara and the natural science departments of the University, in particular on environmental issues, health rights, and  bioethics. The collaboration network also includes other Italian universities (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan-Bicocca, Turin, Valle d'Aosta). The PhD programme pursues a strategy of interdisciplinarity, in cooperation with research centers of the University, in particular the Center on Law and Constitutional History (DISCO), the Centro Marinone, and with research centers and companies outside the University (D.O.C. s.c.s.), ANCI, Accademia della Crusca for the VoDIM  and ArchiDATA initiatives, Casalis research centre)

Internationalization

The PhD programme is pursuing a strong internationalization strategy. We encourage candidates to acquire a joint PhD degree in collaboration with non-Italian universities and we support research periods and internships abroad.
The PhD programme has collaborations with the Université de Toulon (France), Max-Planck. Institute for International and Comparative Public Law (Germany), National Law University New Delhi (India), Université de Savoie Mont Blanc (Chambéry, France), Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Several professors that are part of the PhD programme teach at non-Italian institutions, which also offer collaboration and can host PhD students ((Universidad del Litoral, Santa Fe (Argentina), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), Université de Savoie Mont Blanc (Chambéry, France), Uniwersytet Warszawski (Poland), Universidad Pablo de Olavide,  Sevilla (Spain), Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Monmouth University (USA), Ohio State University (USA), Wake Forest University (USA), University of West Virginia (USA)).

Curricula

The PhD programme offers three curricula:

For further information see Settore Ricerca/Dottorati e Assegni di ricerca di Ateneo: Mario Repole - mario.repole@uniupo.it - tel: +39 - 0161261522- fax: +39 - 0161211369

 

Full description of the PhD programme, including the complete list of the teaching staff and of the academic fields envisaged as part of the programme.