Who we are

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The Doctoral School of Historical and Cultural Studies is one of the largest newly founded Doctoral Schools at the University of Vienna, It is made up of seven research clusters, ten fields of doctoral research, and sixteen departments. Its intellectual community combines expertise from different fields within the broad umbrella of historical and cultural studies. The interests of the faculty range from archaeology to contemporary history, ancient and Byzantine studies, Egyptology, art history, numismatics, and European ethnology, thus covering thousands of years, various topics and approaches, and regions all over the world. Faculty, student and staff aspire to create a vibrant and inspiring community where ideas flourish and intellectual and personal connections are made.

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