Tailored opportunities: 6 PhD fellowships in social sciences and humanities-German


The eikones Graduate School at the Center for the Theory and History of the Image at the University of Basel invites applications for six doctoral fellowships on the theory and history of the image in the fields of history, art history, musicology, philosophy, German literature, architecture, English, media studies, and Egyptology. The fellowships are for three years beginning 1 September 2018.

Since 2005, eikones has served as a center for research on images from systematic and historical perspectives. The international and interdisciplinary center investigates the meanings, functions and effects of images in cultures since Antiquity and in our contemporary society. It aims at foundational image theory and at a historical investigation of images as instruments of human knowledge and cultural practices.The goal of the doctoral program is the successful completion of the degree within the duration of the fellowship.

The eikones graduate school offers excellent students of the humanities who would like to pursue a doctorate in the history and theory of the image a structured program of graduate study distinguished by dedicated advising, an internationality, interdisciplinary, regular dialogue with guest scholars, and professional opportunities.


The applicant should have the following qualifications.

Masters or equivalent qualification in a relevant field of study, in particular history, art history, musicology, philosophy, German literature, architecture, English, media studies, or Egyptology.

Doctoral students must be advised by a faculty member of the eikones graduate school. Doctorate students must also be enrolled in the University of Basel for the duration of the program.

Applicants must possess a MA degree or equivalent by 1 September 2018. The MA degree must have been completed in the previous two years. Exceptions may be possible in extraordinary circumstances.



Applicants should submit the following documentsĀ to eikones@unibas.ch

.Cover Letter
3.Copies of Certificates
4.Contact details for two references
5.Project outline (at most 10 pages) and bibliography
6.Work schedule for 3 years (at most 2 pages)
7.Writing sample (at most 20 pages)

For inquiries about the positions send your questions to eikones@unibas.ch

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Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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