Mobility Studies Curriculum 2020: COMUNICATO STAMPA

The Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World (DiSSGeA) invites applications for its new curriculum in Mobility Studies within the MA Program in Historical Sciences and encourages students from all over the world to join one of the most renowned universities in Italy and to study in a very lively, creative and interdisciplinary environment.

The Mobility Studies Curriculum is something that does not exist anywhere else in Italy and was made possible by a generous funding of the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR). The Mobility Studies Curriculum is driven by the assumption that the Humanities – and history in particular – can play a crucial role in understanding and addressing mobility in present society. Far from focusing uniquely on the circulation of people, objects, and ideas in given historical and geographical frameworks, the MA aims at providing students with a selection of specific tools in historical, geographical, anthropological and philological studies, in order to challenge the traditional understanding of human actions, in time and space. Students will be immersed in the process through which people, texts, images, artifacts, commodities, ideas are moved, translated, transformed, adapted and negotiated by different social actors, sometime in distant spatial contexts, in the past and in the present. Since global and local scenarios call for new experts, trained in historical and cultural studies, but ready for political and social action today, such an interdisciplinary education at an international level, enriched also by inter-sectoral experiences, is nowadays fundamental to overcome the current difficulties that young humanists face when approaching the labour market.

Students will have the opportunity:

  •  To meet visiting professors from relevant Academic institutions from all the World;
  • To apply for supplementary funding for Erasmus+ outgoing mobility;
  • To apply for scholarships and study prizes;
  • To pursue an internship program with Italian and foreign partners; 

It is possible to apply for the academic year 2020/21 starting from January 7 to March 7, 2020 and then from April 7 to June 7 (for non-EU citizens) or July 7 (for EU citizens).

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at mobilityandhumanities@unipd.it