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Contemporary Humanism

Coordinator: Prof. Benedetta Papasogli

Deputy Coordinator: Prof. Stefano Biancu

Website of the program:

Australian Catholic University (ACU), Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP), Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC),Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP).

Academic Board
Agrusti Gabriella, LUMSA
Alvarado José Tomás, PUC
Biancu Stefano, LUMSA
Bonini Francesco, LUMSA
Bourdin Bernard, ICP
Bourgatte Michael, ICP
Carneiro Sarissa, PUC
Chiuminatto Pablo, PUC
Falque Emmanuel, IC
Guaune Rafael, PUC
Hillel Margot, ACU
Jorge Ana Maria, UCP
Lasida Elena, ICP
Mclaren James, ACU
Ossandón Widow María Magdalena, PUC
Page Olof, PUC
Palazzani Laura, LUMSA
Papasogli Benedetta, LUMSA
Polanco Rodrigo, PUC
Rolle Claudio, PUC
Roose Joshua, ACU
Squarzina Anna Isabella, LUMSA
Tognon Giuseppe, LUMSA
Turner Bryan, ACU
Vaz De Carvalho Jorge, UCP
Verdugo Fernando, PUC
Widow Lira Felipe, PUC

Scientific fields (Settori scientifico-disciplinari):
Literature (L-LIN/03, L-LIN/04, L-LIN/05, L-FIL-LET/14)
Philosophy (M-FIL/03, M-FIL/04, IUS/20)
Education (M-PED/02, M-PED/03))
History (M-STO/07, SPS/03)
Sociology (SPS/07)


  • Education
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Literature and Social Sciences

Main goals of the Programme
The PhD programme aims to develop knowledge and critical skills in reading and interpreting the historical, cultural, literary, philosophical and educational tradition in its making and in its effects on the present, from the point of view of the category of "humanism". This category is very present in current debates and very promising as a tool for a critical understanding of contemporary societies, even beyond the traditional perimeter of humanistic studies.
The international and interdisciplinary structure of the PhD programme aims to provide an adequate context not only for an integrated "humanistic approach", but also for an integral education of students through a contamination of styles and methods of research and teaching, beyond disciplinary and national boundaries.

In addition to the development of specific scientific and methodological competences calibrated on each curriculum, common goals of the PhD programme are the consolidation and improvement of:

  •  language skills in an international context;
  •  public speaking skills;
  •  writing skills at academic level;
  • skills in design and management in a high-level cultural environment.

Career opportunities
The PhD Programme aims to prepare intellectuals and professionals capable of working in multiple fields.
The first and most important occupational and professional outlet is scientific investigation and academic teaching at international level.

Other employment opportunities are related to careers requiring high-level skills, such as:

  • leadership of research centers, national and international organizations, private companies;
  • leadership and consulting activities for the cultural industry: publishing, information, entertainment, event organization, public dissemination, cultural promotion;
  • public relations activities, design and management of training courses and high level projects for public and private organisations.

Public call - Privacy
Guide for applicants