IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca 2013 Doctoral Research Program
Ph.D. Positions in Political History

IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca ( is accepting applications, from extremely motivated students oriented towards dynamic and highly applicative research opportunities, for fully-funded Ph.D. positions in its 2013 Doctoral Research Program within the "Political History" track.

ABOUT THE TRACK: The Track in Political History, in close collaboration with the Institutional Change, Economics, Society (ICES) Research Unit (, aims to provide students with the most advanced and up-to-date theoretical and methodological instruments for the historical study of nineteenth and twentieth century politics, policies, political institutions and political ideas.

ABOUT THE RESEARCH PROGRAM: The program aims in particular at bridging two divides: that which between the theoretical approach of social scientists (political scientists and theorists, economists and anthropologists) and the idiographic approach of historians; and between national and non-national (international, cross-national, transnational, global) political histories. By focusing on the theoretical competences necessary to understand political history, the core courses will aim especially at overcoming the first divide. By comparing national experiences, focusing on transnational phenomena and analyzing the interplay between national and supra-national arenas, the core seminars will especially aim at overcoming the second divide.

Each student is invited to construct a personal study plan with Advisor, drawing from entire range of course offerings to best suit his or her background and research interests.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please visit the call website: for more details regarding program content, the numerous benefits that students enjoy (including scholarships and room and board), and for the online application form.

Please apply online ONLY by September 26th 2012.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Find out more, watch our interactive webinar:

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Posted 8/15/12