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Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate TEEME – Text and Event in Early Modern Europe

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus 6 semesters October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

TEEME is an international doctoral programme in early modern studies funded by the European Union. It is structured around a unique collaboration between university-based researchers in the Humanities and the cultural and creative sector in four EU countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic). [+]

Part time Doctorate Programs in European Studies in Prague in Czech Republic. TEEME is an international doctoral programme in early modern studies funded by the European Union. It is structured around a unique collaboration between university-based researchers in the Humanities and the cultural and creative sector in four EU countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic). The partnership will foster intercultural dialogue and disseminate the best research in history, literature and culture to the wider community. On these pages you will find our research profile, a description of the programme and its objectives, details of the consortium universities and the programme's associated partners, as well as information on the application process. TEEME OBJECTIVES TEEME aims to integrate the study of the past with impact on the present. Our principal intellectual concern is the early modern period, understood as lasting from c. 1400 to c. 1700, the foundational age of the current world order with its political divisions and economic dependencies, in which modern European identities were formed in the context of nation-building, imperial ambition and colonial expansion. Students on the programme will bring this period into meaningful relations with current issues and concerns by focusing on the enduring traces that early modern texts and events left, and still leave, on today’s globalized world. History, literature and culture will thus be taught and studied as central to the shaping of the future. The programme’s main objective is to prepare a new generation of research leaders, cultural managers and policy-makers for the demands of a 21st century in which historical forgetfulness and cultural amnesia threaten the integration of an increasingly interconnected world. These challenges will be addressed through an emphasis on forms of cultural and historical understanding – processes that are themselves both conditions of the actual student experience and potential topics of research. By investigating the past from a fully historicized understanding of the present, and by working in international teams, students will acquire the skills and background knowledge necessary to intervene in current debates about global uncertainties and the new world-wide risks faced by culture and society. The need to make the past inform the present in new and substantially different ways is painfully evident in everyday public discourse. For instance, present debates about the ‘clash of cultures’ and the tensions between the local and the global dangerously ignore the experience of our early modern forbears who first ventured out beyond Europe to encounter other cultures, peoples, and religions. Close historical attention reveals that these early encounter stories cannot easily be reduced, as they often are in public perception, to any facile and clear-cut binaries such as the opposition between ‘colonizer’ and ‘colonized’, between Christians and ‘heathens’ (often actually Muslims, Hindus or Jews), or between mobile Europeans and static indigenous people. Instead, such historical encounters were frequently moments of exchange, interaction, and even mutual respect, in which both sides learned and benefited from each other. TEEME’s ambition is to rectify such historical distortions. Through this central focus on the interface between past and present, the programme will both promote greater historical awareness of shared European origins, foster exchange among diverse European and non-European cultures, and offer a unique learning experience to both EU and international students. It will help control negative developments, such as violent nationalism or the radical distrust of foreign cultures, religions and peoples, that often emerge during economic crises and are exacerbated by the lack of nuanced historical understanding. At the same time the programme will enrich and improve current perceptions of European identities and their role in history, as well as engender the transformation of national cultural institutions through the input of knowledge and expertise from different cultures. PHD PROGRAMME The TEEME consortium is committed to a structured, ‘needs-based’ approach to its doctoral programme, recognizing the necessity for formal, high-level generic and subject-specific training accompanied by personal development plans to enable doctoral candidates to pursue effective, independent and original research. Training and coursework are fully integrated in the organization of the programme which is built on the wide experience within the consortium of doctoral supervision, co-tutelle arrangements, and international postgraduate communities. Two of the consortium partners (Kent and FU Berlin) have Graduate Schools which provide a supportive and stimulating interdisciplinary environment for early career researchers. The Kent Graduate School offers a transferable skills development programme and further funding and study opportunities through links with research councils and other national and international organizations. All TEEME students will benefit from this in semester 1. The Dahlem Research School in Berlin provides a unique context for postgraduate students and a systematic training programme in disciplinary, transdisciplinary and transferable skills, as well as further career development measures. Porto and CU Prague have a longstanding tradition in producing top-class Humanities graduates and an excellent track record in research supervision. The dedicated interdisciplinary research centres listed in the research profile organize regular seminars, workshops and conferences throughout the academic year, often with the participation of international speakers. Opportunities exist at all sites to engage in research contexts not specifically dedicated to the early modern period. Students on the programme will be actively encouraged to expand their knowledge and research interests, make useful national and international contacts, and engage in cross-disciplinary debates, by participating in some or all of these activities throughout their three years of study. The programme is divided into six semesters. Each cohort will spend the first semester at Kent which will help to establish a sense of group identity. Kent has been chosen as the location for semester 1 because of the varied training programme offered by its established Graduate School, because the introductory module ‘TEEME: Theory and Practice’, taught through the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, relies on input by Kent and London-based associated partners, and because the local language, English, is also the language of tuition, shared by all students. All training and research activities will receive full recognition in the form of ECTS credits (ECTS: European Credit Transfer System). Over the three years of the degree students will acquire a minimum of 180 credits, split into 120 credits for research activities and work on the thesis (the ‘research strand’) and 60 credits for skills training, curricular elements and the work placement (the ‘skills strand’). Programme elements such as early teambuilding, electronic publication platform and annual conferences ensure a high level of peer support that will strengthen research quality and encourage collaboration across borders. Building on successful co-tutelle arrangements, the international supervisory team will consist of two TEEME staff, one each from the two chosen places of study. All compulsory research and training activities by students will count fully towards the final degree. Depending on the type of activity and/or nature of the taught elements, credits in the skills strand are awarded through certified workshop and seminar attendance, and through the assessment of coursework, exams, presentations, placement reports, or peer-reviewed publications. Credits in the research strand are awarded for research presentations, certified seminar attendance, progress reports, written sections of the thesis, and the thesis itself. The TEEME programme structure requires compulsory publication through the participation of all students in an online publication platform in semester 2. Facilities to enable virtual seminars (Blackboard, Moodle) will be provided through the programme website. Participation in the online workshop will attract credits, and students can obtain further credits through a series of three linked reviews or a scholarly article. All electronic publications will be peer-reviewed and formally assessed by members of the consortium universities. The consortium is committed to disseminating research outcomes in published form. It will reserve a section of the website for electronic publication and use existing links to publishers (including placement providers) to promote publication in hard copy. The research training at all sites will emphasize the importance of publication for the advancement of the subject. Graduates who have chosen FU Berlin as one of their degree-awarding institutions will be required to publish their thesis; all others will be strongly encouraged to do so, either through the TEEME website or through other means appropriate to the discipline. WORK PLACEMENT The institutions have agreed to offer work placements to TEEME students in semester 4 of the programme. Students are encouraged to contact TEEME staff to find out more about each placement. Individual arrangements will be flexible regarding duration and nature of employment. Students will work an average of 180 hours per placement over the course of semester 4. FELLOWSHIPS The EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) have been funding the TEEME programme from 2011 to 2015, during which time 36 full Fellowships were financed by the Agency. Funding came to an end with the intake of the fifth and final TEEME cohort in September 2015. No further Fellowships will be offered by TEEME under the existing Framework Partnership Agreement with the EACEA. OTHER FUNDING OPTIONS Candidates who have been offered a place on the programme will be eligible to apply for partially or fully funded studentships at all four partner universities. Specifically, Kent offers a number of PhD studentships each year in all participating departments to both EU and overseas candidates and supports all research students with a minimum allowance for research expenses each year. The Dahlem Research School at FU Berlin offers a range of travel and mobility grants, as well as start-up and completion scholarships to postgraduate students, both EU and international. Porto participates in a variety of national funding schemes to which researchers can apply for small research grants, short-term scholarships and travel expenses. In Prague students will be able to apply for the grants offered by the Charles University Foundation (GAUK). In addition, students will receive support and guidance to apply for any further funding for which they may be eligible in their home countries. [-]

PhD in English and American Literature

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The graduates are highly qualified specialists in literary and cultural studies focused on English-speaking countries. [+]

The graduates are highly qualified specialists in literary and cultural studies focused on English-speaking countries. They have a good command of theoretical and methodological approaches, are able to conduct independent research and to teach literary and cultural history of the United Kingdom, USA, Ireland and other English-speaking countries at tertiary level. They can participate in team research projects and work in international research teams. Czech graduates have a good command of the terminology and style of the discipline in their mother tongue and possess basic knowledge of the reception of Anglophone literatures in Czech culture. Conditions for admission The applicant is admitted if he/she obtains a minimum of 30 points in the entrance examination and, at the same time, scores enough points to place among the maximum number of students admitted to the respective programme (refer to the Admission Procedure Specifications applicable to the individual degree programmes); admissions will be granted to all applicants who score the same number of points as the applicant who comes last in the ranking of admissions. In programmes offered in both the full-time and combined forms, the maximum number of admissions is defined as a total number to be shared by both forms. Applicants cannot be admitted without supplying, no later than on the enrolment day, evidence of their prior education. [-]

PhD in Czech and Czechoslovak History

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The graduate of doctoral studying program Czech and Czechoslovak history is equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of historical work, namely in scientific research as well as teaching history. [+]

Part time Doctorate Programs in European Studies in Prague in Czech Republic. Profile of the graduate The graduate of doctoral studying program Czech and Czechoslovak history is equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of historical work, namely in scientific research as well as teaching history. Occupationally the graduate works at universities and high schools, in scientific institutions, museums, galleries and other cultural institutions. Tuition Fee 180.000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The aim of doctoral studies is to prepare qualified researchers in the field of Czech and Czechoslovak history, who will become the mainstay of further historical research. The studies develop special knowledge of doctoral students and provide them with a deeper understanding of the chosen specialization. Via lectures and seminars, doctoral students get acquainted with the latest knowledge of historical science as well as current trends in methodology. The focus of doctoral studies lies in presenting written dissertation thesis of original scholarly work based on the original source base. PhD thesis should extend previous research findings, and doctoral students also demonstrated the ability to handle the topic with adequate methods and at the international level. The applicants submit a project up to 10 pages including bibliography together with their applications. The project topic chosen by themselves usually corresponds with the overall theme, which they would like to pursue during doctoral studies. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance Examination: Discussion about the project - the applicant must demonstrate their qualifications for scientific work. Emphasis will be placed on the orientation of the scientific production of the chosen topic, the ability to issue partial integration into the general historical context and to formulate own conclusions. Evaluation Criteria: The applicant can get a maximum of ten points, the number of points for the admission to study is getting at least seven points. Conditions for admission Candidates are admitted to study if they meet all admission requirements: a) to submit an application in time and with all required particulars and supplements, b) to deliver a certified copy of completion of Master’s degree programme, c) to pass an entrance examination, reach minimum number of point determined by the Dean. [-]

PhD in Contemporary European History

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Graduates of the Contemporary History of Europe programme are experts with a thorough, state-of-the-art theoretical and methodological knowledge of both European and Czech history, and particularly the history of the last one hundred years. [+]

Profile of the graduate Graduates of the Contemporary History of Europe programme are experts with a thorough, state-of-the-art theoretical and methodological knowledge of both European and Czech history, and particularly the history of the last one hundred years. Potential PhD topics, will deal with the Cultural, Social, Intellectual, Political, and Everyday History of Europe since WW I as well as the history of the Czech lands, in a European context. They are trained for independent scientific research, and their competence can be applied in academia both abroad and at home. Graduates are able to readily grasp the workings of the academic world. They are well prepared for positions in EU institutions, state administration and the public sector. Tuition Fee 55000 CZK (2000 EUR)/year This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 [-]

PhD in Civil Sector Studies

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The aim of the program is to prepare highly qualified experts in civil society studies with a knowledge of the relevant theoretical approaches, sound knowledge of research metohodology and in-depth knowledge of the actual situation and practical problems in this area both in the Czech Republic and abroad. [+]

Part time Doctorate Programs in European Studies in Prague in Czech Republic. Profile of the candidate The graduate of the doctoral study program Civil Sector Studies is a highly qualified specialist endowed with deep understanding of the fundamental theoretical approaches to the civil and not-for-profit sector, relevant analytical skills and solid knowledge of the civil sector in the Czech Republic and other countries as well as in the European Union. The study program provides necessary qualification to those willing to work in basic and applied research at research institutes and Universities of the given thematic orientation. The graduates are also well prepared to occupy managerial and creative positions at all kinds of civil sector organizations and are qualified to work at such positions in public service or private sphere where familiarity with the civil sector is an indispensable asset. Tuition Fee 55000 CZK (2000 EUR)/year This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The aim of the program is to prepare highly qualified experts in civil society studies with a knowledge of the relevant theoretical approaches, sound knowledge of research metohodology and in-depth knowledge of the actual situation and practical problems in this area both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Alumni are able to také part in both basic and applied research in academic institutions and higher education institutions as well as become involved in the civil sector, public sphere (above all state administration) and for-profit sector (corporate social responsibility, philanthropy and volunteering). The program is focused on sociological or socio-economic analysis of the civic sector. The study plan of a PhD student includes planned publication activites, participation at conferences and exams from obligatory and obligatory-optional courses according to the accreditation documents. Upon completing the study with a doctoral exam and the defense of a PhD thesis, the student receives a Ph.D. title. The content and framework of the study is determined by the Program Council. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The oral part of the exam consists of a discussion about the project of the dissertation thesis (max. 10 points) and a check of English proficiency (max. 5 points). An applicant who will be awarded less than 5 points from dissertation project will not be admitted. Entrance examination will check the ability of the applicant to deal with the dissertation project. An applicant who will be awarded less than 5 points from dissertation project will not be admitted. Applicants will prepare an oral presentation of their project (maximum length 10 minutes). Conditions for admission Conditions of acceptance: 1. To enter the entrance examination process it is necessary to submit by 30.4.2016 a filled-in application form for the doctoral study together with the following attachments: - dissertation thesis project (recommended sections: outline of the reasearch problém and research questions, overview of the current state of research, explanation of the selected methodology and research techniques, proposed approach to the problém, list of relevant literature, time schedule of the research, explanation of the relevance of the theme for the study program Civil Sector Studies); recommended length of the project: 8-15 pages (1800 characters per page); the project must contain the proposal of a tutor (name), selected from the list of tutors approved by the Program Council. - brief professional biography; - list of publications and other scholarly activities of the applicant (participation at conferences, participation in research projects etc.); - documents certifying a completed higher-education studies at the masters level (applicants who complete their masters studies after the application deadline have to document the completion of their studies by 30.9.2016 at the latest); - other relevant documents (e.g. international cerficate of a foreign language or a certificate of state exam). 2. Graduation from a masters or follow-up masters study program. 3. Submission of a dissertation thesis project, which the applicant defended during the entrance examination. 4. To gain the minimal sum of points specified by the dean. An applicant who will be awarded less than 5 points from dissertation project will not be admitted. Informations on the exercise of graduates The alumnus of the doctoral study program Civil Sector Studies is a qualified expert with a broad outlook on the fundamental theoretical concepts used to study the civil and nonprofit sector, with necessary analytical skills and thorough knowledge of the civil sector in the Czech Republic, abroad and in the European Union. Alumni are able to participate in both basic and applied research in research institutions and higher-education institutions in the field. He or she is also well prepared for demanding managerial and expert positions in civil sector organizations and has an outstanding qualification for the work in those positions in public administration and private sphere where the knowledge of the civil sector is a necessity. [-]

Ph.D. in International Relations and European Studies

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Three-year Doctoral Degree study programme in International Relations and European Studies conducted at Metropolitan University Prague (MUP) in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations in Prague (IIR) within the scope of the International Territorial Studies programme [+]

Metropolitan University Prague (MUP), in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations in Prague (IIR) within the scope of the international Territorial Studies programme, offers a Doctoral Degree study specialisation of International Relations and European Studies in both Czech and English.

Doctoral Degree students are required to prepare, upon consultation with their supervisor, an individual study plan. The individual study plan stipulates the requirements students must meet in the course of their Doctoral Degree studies. The individual study plan contains a list of selected courses of the specialisation, the schedule of the Doctoral Degree programme, the plan of scientific, pedagogic, and publishing activities of the student, as well as a suggested title for their Doctoral thesis.... [-]