PhD in Cultural Heritage Studies

Academic Year 2017-2018
Subject area Humanistic Studies
Cycle XXXIII
Coordinator Prof. Salvatore Cosentino
Language English, Italian
Duration 3 years
Positions and scholarships 5 positions, of which 4 with scholarship
Application deadline May 29, 2017 at 01:00 PM (Expired)
Final ranking list Final ranking list available on Studenti Online
Enrollment period From Jul 25, 2017 to Aug 04, 2017
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2017
Main Department
Department of Cultural Heritage - DBC
Mobility abroad
Yes (3 months)
Curricula and Research topics
  • Mediterranean and Eastern Civilizations
    - Archaeology
    - History
    - Literature 
    - Manuscripts
    - Documents
    - Inscriptions
    - Seals
    - Coins
    - Building and Architecture
    - Material culture
    - Ethnolinguistic traditions
  • Forms, objects and trasmission of cultural memory
    - Knowledge, transmission and reception of musical heritage
    - Knowledge, transmission and reception of religious imagery
    - Knowledge, transmission and reception of literary heritage
    - Knowledge, transmission and reception of artistic heritage
    - Cultural heritage, educational system and public history
    - Cultural heritage of human landscape
    - Technologies and methods for the preservation of audiovisual media
  • Methods and technologies for the restoration and preservation of cultural heritage
    - Physical Anthropology and Palaeobotany
    - Methodologies and technologies for the characterization of cultural Heritage
    - Restauration, preservation and maintainence of cultural heritage
    - Archaeometry
    - Acquisition and processing of 3 D data
    - Preservation of audiovisual sources
    - Computer science for humanities
Job opportunities and potential areas of employment
Employment opportunities are primarily constituted from university career or the 'high' segments of the Italian and international labour market in the field of cultural heritage (state or local agencies responsible for conservation and protection of cultural heritage, libraries and archives, galleries and museums, private companies specialized in exhibition design and management in the treatment of the new media). It should be stressed that the strong characterization acquired by the department in certain areas of study needing a specialist training (Byzantinology, codicology, Jewish studies, Iranian studies, library information science, musicology) provide PhD candidates specific skills in vital sectors of the Italian cultural heritage that are not easy to be acquired elsewhere.
Admission Board

Members
Stefano Benazzi Università di Bologna Dip. Beni Culturali Docente di II fascia Curriculum Metodi e tecnologie per il restauro e la conservazione dei beni culturali
Salvatore Cosentino Università di Bologna Dip. Beni Culturali Docente di I fascia Curriculum Civiltà mediterranee e orientali
Paola Degni Università di Bologna Dip. Beni Culturali Docente di I fascia Curriculum Forme, oggetti e trasmissione della memoria culturale
Anna Chiara Fariselli Università di Bologna Dip. Beni Culturali Docente di II fascia Curriculum Civiltà mediterranee e orientali
Substitutes
Pierfrancesco Callieri Università di Bologna Dip. Beni Culturali Docente di I fascia Curriculum Forme, oggetti e trasmissione della memoria culturale
Antonio Panaino Università di Bologna Dip. Beni Culturali Docente di I fascia Curriculum Civiltà mediterranee e orientali
Davide Pettener Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali Docente di I fascia Curriculum Metodi e tecnologie per il restauro e la conservazione dei beni culturali
Giorgio Vespignani Università di Bologna Dip. Beni Culturali Docente di II fascia Curriculum Civiltà mediterranee e orientali
Learning outcomes
The educational objectives aim at providing PhD students with a highly qualified theoretical, practical and methodological knowledge in their field of study, as well as at making them fully aware of the epistemological assumptions of their discipline. At the same time, they aim also to convey a scientific education qualified by an interdisciplinary character, namely the ability to find adequate ways of interaction, integration and complementarity with the other disciplines in order to improve their quality, impact and innovation in research.
Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates
PhD students perform, each for their own curriculum, activities to improve their specialistic preparedness. These activities concern language training (ancient and modern languages), as well as bibliographic and informative tools related to their field of study.
Expecially for students of curriculum 3 laboratory activity is scheduled. All students are involved in both passive (as listeners), and active form (as speakers) in taking part in ad hoc seminars organized for the PhD programme. A stay abroad - usually in the second year - is encouraged for all students enrolled in the programme, in order to facilitate their insertion into networks of international research.
Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes
The following training activities have been planned:
- Language training
- Computer Training
- Specialist disciplinary training
- Training in the management of research and its funding
- Training aims at exploiting and disseminating the results of research.
Internationalization features
In the first three years of the programme, about 1/4 of the total number of applications have been received from abroad (Iran, Saudi Arabia, China, Turkey, Romania). In the academic year 2013-2014, Mrs Kateryna Sochoran, a PhD student at the University of Kharkiv (Ukraine), spent a semester of her research under the supervision of Prof. Salvatore Cosentino in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2. In the academic year 2014-2015 a joint supervision agreement for a PhD dissertation has been signed with the Université Sorbonne - Paris IV for Mrs Lucia Orlandi PhD student (supervisor of Bologna: Salvatore Cosentino; supervisor of Paris IV: Béatrice Caseau). In the academic year 2015-2016 dr. Nicola Naccari (XXIX cycle) spent three months at Yerevan (Armenia), in the framework of the programme Erasmus Mundus, Action 2. Mrs Shao Kangchiunzi obtained a fellowship from the China Scholarship Council for attending the programme in Cultural Heritage Studies (XXXI cycle). In the XXXI cycle, the joint supervision of the dissertation by dr. Federico Naldi is going to by signed between the University of Bologna and the Universidad Complutense, Madrid (Italian supervisor: Luigi Tomassini; Spanish supervisor: Javier Moreno Luzón). Prof. Antonio Panaino has been appointed supervisor of the dissertation by Mrs. F. S. Gavage, who is doing her PhD at the l'Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE), Paris under the tutorship by prof. Philip Huyse.
Expected research results and products
The expected results from the PhD students are at least two articles during the three years of the programme and the preparation of their doctoral dissertation as well. About the results, at the end of their doctoral training they have received an adequate education to start a career at the university or in the professions needing an high level of training.
Doctoral programme Academic Board
Surname Name University/Institution Qualification
BALDINI ISABELLA Università di Bologna Professore associato
BENAZZI STEFANO Università di Bologna Professore associato
BIAGI DONATELLA Università di Bologna Professore associato
CALLIERI PIERFRANCESCO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
CANETTI LUIGI Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
CAVALLINI ELEONORA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
COSENTINO SALVATORE Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
DEGNI PAOLA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
FARISELLI ANNA CHIARA Università di Bologna Professore associato
GHELFI BARBARA Università di Bologna Professore associato
GUIDOBALDI NICOLETTA Università di Bologna Professore associato
IANNUCCI ALESSANDRO Università di Bologna Professore associato
NEVE MARIO ANGELO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
NOBILI CLAUDIA SEBASTIANA Università di Bologna Professore associato
PANAINO ANTONIO CLEMENTE   DOMENICO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
PIRAS ANDREA Università di Bologna Professore associato
RESTANI DONATELLA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
SAVIGNI RAFFAELE Università di Bologna Professore associato
TOMASSINI LUIGI Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
VESPIGNANI GIORGIO Università di Bologna Professore associato