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Proposal for a doctorate in history, sociology and anthropology of legal cultures in Europe

Proposal for a doctorate in history, sociology and anthropology of legal cultures in Europe

Objective

The project aims to offer European students of law, history of law and social sciences mobility scholarships for doctorates split among four locations (Paris, London, Frankfurt and Florence) at which the courses offered would complement each other perfectly. It is a matter of including legal thought, without renouncing anything of its distinctive rigour, in the present view of social sciences. All this training will benefit the multicultural environment ¿ English, French, German and Italian, which are among the main knowledge legal languages of Europe. We envisage setting up four centres funded by the European Commission: the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (with Université Paris X Nanterre); the London School of Economics in London; the Max Planck Institut für Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt, and, Istituto di Studi Umanistici in Florence (with Scuola Superiore Santa Anna in Pise).

These four centres would come together to organise a three-year, namely thirty-six month, doctoral course open to students with a first degree or equivalent qualification that entitles them to enrol for a doctorate. Seminars are organised in cycles of six semesters (two per centre). Each fellow will therefore have to spend one year in each of three out four funded centres. Within each yearly cycle, the respective universities will offer students tutoring lectures and seminars. Moreover some workshops will be organised plus a yearly summer school in Rome (Universita di Roma III), in order to comfort and discuss the works of the fellows.

These studies will lead to the writing of a thesis under the supervision of at least two lecturers from the institutions involved. The practice of jointly supervised thesis will be systematised. We anticipate a doctorate recognised by all the participating institutions. The ideal is not merely to systematise joint supervision, but to arrive at a degree that will be recognised by all the institutions involved.

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Coordinator

ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES

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54, Boulevard Raspail
Paris

France

Administrative Contact

Yan THOMAS (Professeur)

Participants (3)

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ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI SCIENZE UMANE

Italy

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

United Kingdom

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN A. V.

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 21145

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 August 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES

France