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Medieval Studies

Scientific Area

Medieval Studies

Keywords

Medieval Archaeology | Medieval Art | Medieval History | Medieval Literature | Medieval Music

 

Presentation

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the NOVA University and the Universidade Aberta jointly offer a PhD Programme in Medieval Studies, taught via e-learning, with a brief on site component (a week of intensive study).

In the Programme the interdisciplinary training assumes a central role and the thesis will compulsorily have to be developed in two different areas of specialisation.

Candidates must have knowledge of Portuguese (mainly reading skills), although the activities within the PhD programme (participation in discussions, reports and seminar papers) may be delivered in Spanish, French or English.

 

Objectives

  • The main objective of this Programme is to offer advanced training in the field of Medieval Studies, from a multi and interdisciplinary perspective and learning environment.
  • We aim at promoting independent authonomous research whilst stimulating the capacity for producing high quality papers to be submited to peer reviewed prestigious journals

 

Its structure was conceived in order to have the post graduate students:

a) think critically on the materials and the main questions affecting the field of Medieval Studies, using interdisciplinarity  and comparability as the best way to approach the problems;

b) apply methods, concepts and theories in complex contexts, whether generalistic or specialized.

c) deepening the mastery of special techniques, tools, methodologies and theoretical background which are the backbone of  any advanced practice of research in Medieval Studies.

 

Coordinators

Amélia Aguiar Andrade (coordinator - FCSH/NOVA)

Adelaide Millán da Costa (coordinator - UAb)

Maria João Branco (vice-coordinator - FCSH/NOVA)

Carlos Clamote Carreto (vice-coordinator UAb)

 

Curricular Structure

 

Candidates must have knowledge of Portuguese (mainly reading skills), although the activities within the PhD programme (participation in discussions, reports and seminar papers) may be delivered in Spanish, French or English.

1st year / 1st semester

Curricular Units

Scientific Field

Hours

ECTS

Medieval Primary Sources Seminar

Medieval Studies

312

12

Medieval Methodologies Workshop

Medieval Studies

312

12

Option*

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156

6

* The option of the first semester is chosen between the range of curricular units offered in the PhD Programmes of FCSH/NOVA and UAb or in the post-graduate programmes of the foreign universities that participate in the PhD Programme of Medieval Studies.

 

1st year / 2nd semester

Curricular Units

Scientific Field

Hours

ECTS

Questioning Medieval Studies: Problems and Theories

Medieval Studies

468

18

Crossed perspectives in Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies

156

6

Option**

Medieval Studies

156

6

** The option of the 2nd semester is chosen between the option seminars offered by this programme, namely in projects developed in the associated Research Centres, or chosen between the range of curricular units offered in the PhD Programmes of FCSH/NOVA and UAb or in the post-graduate programmes of the foreign universities that participate in the PhD Programme of Medieval Studies.

Thesis in Medieval Studies

More information

 

  • Medieval Primary Sources Seminar (12 ECTS)
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    Faculty Staff: Maria João Branco (FCSH/NOVA) - History; Isabel Barros Dias (UAb) – Literature/ Professor to be designated (FCSH/NOVA) - Archaeology; Pedro Flor (UAb) - Art

    This seminar aims at studying four different types of documents/themes per semester under different perspectives (for each document/ set of topics)

     

  • Medieval Methodologies Workshop (12 ECTS)
  • Faculty Staff: Adelaide Costa (UAb) – History; Catarina Tente (FCSH/NOVA) - Archaeology; Joana Ramôa (FCSH/NOVA) - Art; Carlos Carreto (UAb) - Literature.

     

    This seminar aims at providing the students with the necessary knowledge in methodologies, research tools and resources, as well as the techniques of analysis which are fundamental for any researcher in Medieval Studies.

     

  • Questioning Medieval Studies: Problems and Theories (18 ECTS)
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    Faculty Staff: Amélia Aguiar Andrade (FCSH/NOVA) - History; Filomena Andrade (UAb) – History / Ana Paiva de Morais (FCSH/NOVA) - Literature / Adelaide Miranda (UAb)–Art; Teresa Brocardo (FCSH/NOVA) - Linguistics).


    The main goal of this Seminar is to familiarize the student with the more modern and questioning problems which affect medieval Studies nowadays.

     

  • Crossed perspectives in Medieval Studies (6 ECTS)
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    Faculty Staff: Amélia Aguiar Andrade (FCSH/NOVA) - History; Nuno Júdice (FCSH/NOVA) - Literature / Manuel Pedro Ferreira (FCSH/NOVA) - Musicology / Graça Videira Lopes (FCSH/NOVA) - Literature /  Rosário Bastos (UAb) - History

     

    This Seminar is organized as a group of lectures on the several crossroad questions in Medieval Studies. It is different each year, depending on the guest lecturers. It aims at deepening the knowledge and critical comprehension of theoretical-methodological models and of the scientific branch of Medieval Studies and its applicability to diversifyed multi and interdisciplinary research contexts

     

    Faculty Staff

    FCSH/NOVA - Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

    Adelaide Miranda (History of Art)

    Amélia Aguiar Andrade (History)

    Ana Paiva Morais (Literature)

    Catarina Tente (Archaeology)

    Graça Videira Lopes (Literature)

    Joana Ramôa (History of Art)

    Manuel Pedro Ferreira (Musicology)

    Maria João Branco (History)

    José Carlos Quaresma (Archaeology)

    Teresa Brocardo (Linguistics)

     

    UAb - Universidade Aberta

    Adelaide Millán da Costa (History)

    Carlos Carreto (Literature)

    Filomena Andrade (History)

    Isabel Barros Dias (Literature)

    Pedro Flor (History of Art)

    Rosário Bastos (History)

     

    Specific Access Conditions

    Those who can be admitted to this programme include:

    a) Holders of an MA degree or legal equivalent;

    b) Holders of undergraduate degree, with an especially relevant academic or scientific curriculum, officially recognized by the institutions granting the degree as attesting ability for carrying over this cycle of studies;

    c) Holders of an especially relevant academic or scientific curriculum, officially recognized by the institutions granting the degree as attesting ability for carrying over this cycle of studies.

    Candidates must have knowledge of Portuguese (mainly reading skills).

     

    Applications | Number of openings | Fees

    To know more about these topics visit Edital de Candidatura (PT).

    Fees: 5 800 € / total = 2 200 € (1st year) + 1 200 € / annual (2nd, 3rd and 4th year)

     

    Research Centres

    CESEM - Musical Aesthetics and Sociological Studies Research Centre (FCSH/NOVA)

    CLUNL - Linguistics Research Centre of the Universidade Nova de
    Lisboa
    (FCSH/NOVA)

    IELT - Traditional Literature Research Institute (FCSH/NOVA)

    IEM - Institute of Medieval Studies (FCSH/NOVA)

    IHA - Institute for the History of Art (FCSH/NOVA)

     

    Application and Fees

    1st phase of applications - until the 30th of June 2016

    1st year - 2016/17 - 2.200€


    Contacts

    Doctorate Section

    ID Building

    Email: doutoramentos@fcsh.unl.pt

    Tel.: 21 790 83 45 or 21 790 83 00

     

    Useful links

     

    Observations

    Spanish University Partners

  • Universidad Nacional de Ensino a Distancia
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
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