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    Contemporary European Cultural History (0222VD120012)

    Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
    Study programme: Contemporary European Cultural History (P0222D120012)
    Form of study: full-time
    Type of study: doctoral
    Language of instruction: English
    Standard length of study: 4 years
    Application type: Online

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      Application submission date: 30.04.2023
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      The curriculum of Contemporary European Cultural History is the only historical field in the Czech Republic that expresses the theme of cultural history at the European level. It is not just a narrow sense of the history of culture, because the cultural component is perceived today as an essential aspect of many other areas of historiography: for example, the role of cultural discourse in political history, the question of political struggles for cultural domination or, on the contrary, autonomy. Czech society has great deficits in knowledge and alignment with the knowledge of its contemporary history in European comparison. Thus, the study program of Contemporary European History wants to contribute to the strengthening of the European accents of "civic historical literacy". The program is designed in such a way that its graduate is ready for independent research work in the field and is able to work professionally in the academic world. The "Europeanity" of accreditation is emphasized by emphasizing the linguistic competence of the applicants, and the curriculum includes the obligation to study abroad.
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      The oral entrance examination consists of a debate on the dissertation project (max. 6 points), a test of basic orientation in the field (max. 4 points) and a test of knowledge of foreign languages (max. 4 points). In the admission procedure, the candidate must demonstrate a distinct research interest in contemporary history at the Czech and European level and adequate knowledge of theory and methodology.
      Applicants will prepare an oral presentation of their project (maximum length 10 minutes).

      The enter the admission process, one must submit the filled-out application form for doctorate studies, along with the following attachments:
      - dissertation thesis project (recommended sections: outline of the reasearch problem 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 Contemporary European Cultural History); recommended length of the project: 10 pages; the project should 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.);
      -other relevant documents (e.g. international cerficate of a foreign language or a certificate of state exam).
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      Admission to Doctoral studies is conditioned by successful completion of a Master's study programme.

      Verification method: entrance exam
      Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: 07.06.2023 Until: 16.06.2023
      Alternative date (of entrance exam): 21.06.2023 Until: 28.06.2023
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      Graduates of the Contemporary European Cultural History 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, not least with regard to the Master programmes in European Cultural and Intellectual History, resp. Oral History – Contemporary History, will deal with the Cultural, Social, Intellectual, Political, and Everyday History of Europe since the end of World War I as well as the complex history of the Czechoslovak Republic, resp. the Czech lands, in a European context. They are trained for independent scientific research in relevant fields of their specialization, and their professional competence can be applied in academic spheres both abroad and at home. Graduates are able to readily and knowledgeably grasp the workings of the academic world. They are well prepared for positions in EU political and cultural institutions, state administration and the public sector (i.e. NGO’s or governmental organizations, and the media).
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      Tuition [EUR] / per period: 700 EUR / year