Doctoral Program in History of Art




Introduction

Doctoral studies in the areas of Art History and Musicology have a long tradition at the University of Zaragoza. Since its creation in 1987, the Department of Art History has continuously offered and developed these studies, which have been of great importance in the context of the teachings of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of our University.

The purpose of the current Doctoral Program is for their students to acquire the competences (knowledge and skills) necessary to carry out quality scientific research whose main culmination is the presentation and defense of a doctoral thesis or, what is the same, a research work that, guided by a professor or professors, constitutes a contribution to the advancement of knowledge in a field of study of Art History. It also aims that students have a comprehensive training as researchers that allows them to have a high qualification in the exercise of those professions or jobs directly related  to the History of Art and the Historical-artistic and Cultural Heritage. For this reason, the Program also includes a series of training activities (attendance at courses, seminars or conferences of a transversal or specific nature; presentation of communications or papers at scientific meetings; research stays, etc.), essential in their preparation.

The Doctoral Program has a research team  made up of professors with a solid background and level of academic qualification required. They  have extensive and adequate professional experience and accredited research quality, as well as a high degree of specialization in the different fields of study covered by the line of the doctoral program (Culture and artistic and musical heritage: reception, relations and exchanges, collecting and conservation). These areas are:  Ancient and Medieval Art, Early Modern Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, Cinema and other Audiovisual Media, Historical-artistic and Cultural Heritage, Museology, Musicology, and Arts outside of Europe and intercultural relations. All this is accredited by the participation of the teaching staff in competitive research projects and financed by national (R&D) and international programs (either as principal research or as official members), for their affiliation to recognized research groups (Reference groups of the Government of Aragon, Spain) and for its national and international projection (integration in research networks; participation in committees of different types inside and outside Spain; extensive scientific production with publications in books, book chapters, articles in national and foreign indexed journals) .


Program Objectives

The Doctoral Program in History of Art has as main objetives:  

- To train and guide students to acquire the technical, intellectual, and theoretical skills necessary to carry out quality scientific research, the culmination of which will be the presentation and defense of a doctoral thesis or research work that constitutes a contribution to the advancement of knowledge in this field of study.

- To inform students about the latest Art History research procedures and results, particularly those that are specific to the research topics in the fields of Ancient and Medieval Art; Early Modern Art; Modern and Contemporary Art; Cinema and other Audiovisual Media; Historical/artistic and Cultural Heritage; Museology; Musicology; and Arts outside of Europe (Islamic art, Japanese and Chinese Art, American pre-Columbian and Hispanic Art, African Art) and their intercultural relationships.

- Introduce the doctoral student into the research groups and academic networks in which the research related to their work is carried out and enhance their interaction and internationalization.


Outgoing Student Profile

The Program can lead to a range of career opportunities:

  - University professors or professionals at research institutes or specific research centers.

  - Museum curators, assistants, and technicians specialized in image (photo library, film libraries, etc.) and music (music library, etc.)libraries.

  - Technicians and managers of historical/artistic and cultural heritage in an institutional and business environment (professionals linked to the protection, conservation and dissemination of heritage, cataloging of movable and immovable cultural property).

  - Professionals linked to the art market and/or art exhibitions and diffusion in institutions and cultural centers (public or private), art galleries, auction houses and antique dealers.

  - Professionals linked to art criticism, curating exhibitions and producing, documenting and disseminating content from the History of Art and Musicology (design of activities and cultural programs such as art seminars; film, video, and music series; conferences; and editorial management of specialized catalogs, art books, journals and content definition on specialized websites, etc.).


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Basic Skills

The students of the program acquire the basic competences indicated in article 5 of Royal Decree 99/2011 on doctorate. They are the following:

  1. Systematic understanding of their field of study and mastery of research skills and methods related to that field.
  2. Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
  3. Ability to contribute to the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
  4. Ability to perform a critical analysis and evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  5. Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general about their fields of knowledge in the modes and languages commonly used in their international scientific community.
  6. Ability to promote, in academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advancement within a society based on knowledge.

Personal Abilities and Skills

The RD 99/2011 highlights the high professional training of doctors in various fields, especially those that require creativity and innovation. Therefore, the doctors of the program will have acquired, at least, personal skills and abilities to:

  1. Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
  2. Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
  3. Design, create, develop and undertake innovative and innovative projects in their field of knowledge.
  4. Work both as a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
  5. Integrate knowledge, face complexity and formulate judgements with limited information.
  6. The criticism and intellectual defence of solutions.

General Information

ACCESS

The requirements for access to doctorate studies are set in RD 99/2011 and can be consulted in the corresponding Instruction of the Doctorate School (pdf). In general, an official Spanish Bachelor's and Master's degrees or equivalent are required, with a minimum global extension of 300 ECTS credits.

Candidates with university degrees issued by a country of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) may request admission directly (info). If the degree is issued by a country outside the EHEA, the application for access with a non-homologated foreign degree must be submitted (info).

Those interested can expand their information in the administrative section of the Doctoral School (web) or the administration of the program (see contact data in the program general information section).


ADMISSION

The Doctoral School will establish in the academic calendar of the year the period of application for admission in its programs. The application for admission will include a motivation letter indicating the research line(s) of interest. It may also include the proposal of a researcher for thesis director. In the resolution of admission, if this is favorable, the Academic Committee will appoint the tutor and the director of the thesis and assign the research line, or lines (up to two), of the thesis. It will also establish the type of dedication of the doctoral student (full or partial time) and, if appropriate, the training complements that must be completed. Exceptionally, the director's appointment may be postponed until three months after the date of the doctorate's enrollment in the program. The Academic Committee may declare a candidate as unsuitable for the program, based on the information contained in the candidate's motivation letter.

If the admitted applicant does not enroll in the doctoral program, the admission will expire one month after its concession date. In this case, individuals interested in starting doctoral studies must apply again for admission to the program. Open vacancies will be covered by the Academic Committee according to the corresponding waiting list.

Programs with available places will accept subsequent admission applications, until completion of the number of places offered by the program.

For all purposes, a candidate does not acquire the status of doctoral student at the University of Zaragoza until he/she formalizes his or her enrollment in the corresponding program. PhD students must register annually for academic tutelage.


Program Specific Information

Oferta de plazas: 20


Places available: 20

This Doctoral Program is aimed at all those students who, having a training in the fields of Art History and Musicology, want to achieve the competences, skills and abilities necessary to plan and develop original research (preparation and defense of a doctoral thesis) relative to the mentioned study subjects. The program is especially suitable for the preparation or high qualification of professionals in whose work they must carry out research work in the indicated fields. This is the case of teachers and researchers at university and research centers, museum curators, assistants, technicians specialized in image and music libraries, technicians and managers of Historical/artistic and Cultural Heritage in an institutional and business environment , professionals linked to the art market and/or art exhibitions and diffusion in institutions and cultural centers, and professionals linked to art criticism, curating exhibitions and producing, documenting and disseminating content from the History of Art and Musicology

Recommended profile

- Preferably, students with previous training in the fields of Art History and/or Musicology and in their research methods (Proven research experience, Diploma of Advanced Studies, Master's Degree or the requirements established in Article 6 of RD 99/2011).

- Students with previous training in the fields of Art History and Artistic and/or Musical Heritage (Proven research experience, Diploma of Advanced Studies, Master's Degree or assumptions established in Article 6 of RD 99/2011) but who have completed Studies not specifically oriented to training in the field of research

- Students with previous training in the Arts and Humanities branch and in the area of Architecture (Research Sufficiency, Diploma of Advanced Studies, University Master's Degree or the requirements established in Article 6 of RD 99/2011) who have graduated from programs that include research training credits.

In the latter two cases, the Doctoral Academic Committee will establish the training-related courses that the student must take.

It is recommended that students have an acceptable level (B1) in those languages that are necessary for the research they are going to carry out (English, French and Italian, or German).

Documents

Together with the mandatory application documents established by the general procedure, the applicant must send the following documents to the Doctoral Academic Committee:

- CV (with supporting evidence of the accomplishments listed)

- Certificate y  complete and detailed transcript of the academic record

The applicant who wishes to pursue the part-time doctoral program must submit:

- Documentary justification supporting the need to participate in the doctoral program part-time.

Admission criteria for the Doctoral Program

1.- Priority will be admitted, without any additional teaching requirement:

a) Applicants who have completed the University Master's Degree in Advanced Studies in Art History at the University of Zaragoza or a University Master's Degree carried out in Higher Research Institutions that meet the requirements of the European Higher Education Area for contents analogous to the aforementioned, is that is, with specific contents of introduction to research in Art History and / or Musicology;

b) Applicants who have obtained research proficiency in doctorate programs in Art History and / or Musicology, or the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Art History and / or Musicology.

In the event that the number of applicants with these characteristics exceeds the number of places offered, a priority will be established, taking into account:

- The applicant's academic record - up to 5 points-

- Other university degrees - up to 1 point-,

- Scholarships and grants awarded - up to 2 points-

- Research experience (mainly publications) - up to 1.5 points

- Accredited knowledge of languages - up to 0.5 point-

2.- In second place, will be admitted, , with additional teaching requirement (training supplements):

a) Applicants who have completed the University Master's Degree in Cultural Heritage Management at the University of Zaragoza or a University Master's Degree with contents similar to the aforementioned (carried out in Higher Research Institutions that meet the requirements of the European Higher Education Area),

b) Applicants who have completed a Master of Art History (or studies contemplated in the article 6 of RD 99/2011) not specifically oriented towards research.

In this case, the Doctoral Academic Committee will establish the training-related courses it deems appropriate once the documentation provided has been studied. The training-related courses will fundamentally consist of the required subjects for the Master's Degree in Advanced Studies in Art History at the University of Zaragoza or those cross-discipline courses offered by the Postgraduate School of the University of Zaragoza or the seminars organized for this purpose by the doctoral program itself. 

If necessary, a priority will be established taking into account the above criteria.

3.- In the event that there is still an offer of places, the following will be admitted in third place, with an additional teaching requirement (training supplements):

a) Applicants who have completed a University Master's degree from any area of ​​the branch of knowledge of Art and Humanities or Architecture that includes research training credits in their study plan.

The Academic Commission will establish for each case, taking into account the documentation provided by the applicant, the training supplements that the student must carry out. If necessary, a priority will be established taking into account the above criteria.

b) Applicants whose situations are covered in cases b, d, and e of the aforementioned RD 99/2011, provided that the studies carried out are assigned to the branch of Art and Humanities and training credits are included in the study plans. in research.

Likewise, in this case, the Academic Committee of the Doctorate Program will establish the training supplements it deems appropriate, once the documentation in each case has been studied.

If necessary, a priority will be established taking into account the above criteria.

4.- In the event that there is still an offer of places and there are other requests from students with previous academic training different from the previous assumptions, the Academic Commission, after studying the documentation presented, may admit the requests establishing the additional teaching requirements that it considers relevant. If appropriate, the Academic Committee may conduct an interview with the applicants, to clarify aspects of the documentation presented.

In the case of those applicants who wish to carry out their doctoral thesis in the field of musicology, the Academic Commission, once the documentation provided and their previous training have been studied, may require for admission the additional teaching requirements that it considers pertinent (see supplements of training)

Finally, as a specific admission criterion for the program, a level B2 of the Common European Framework for Language Recognition (CEFR) will be required for those students whose native language is different from that of the program (program language: Spanish).



Specific Training Activities

Main access qualifications:

1.- As a priority, without any other requirement:

a) University Master's Degree in Advanced Studies in Art History (University of Zaragoza) or a University Master's Degree carried out in Higher Research Institutions that meet the requirements of the European Higher Education Area, with contents analogous to the master's degree, that is, with specific content from introduction to research in Art History and / or Musicology.

b) Research proficiency in doctorate programs in Art History and / or Musicology or the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Art History and / or Musicology.

2.- Secondly, the following will be admitted, with additional teaching requirement (Specific Training Activities):

a) University Master's Degree in Cultural Heritage Management (University of Zaragoza) or a University Master's Degree with analogous contents to the aforementioned (carried out in Higher Research Institutions that meet the requirements of the European Higher Education Area),

b) Master of Art History (or studies contemplated in Article 6 of RD 99/2011) not specifically oriented towards research.

3.-Third, with additional teaching requirement (Specific Training Activities):

a) University Master's Degree in any area of ​​the branch of knowledge of Art and Humanities or Architecture that includes research training credits in its study plan.

b) Applicants whose situations are covered in cases b, d, and e of the aforementioned RD 99/2011, provided that the studies carried out are assigned to the branch of Art and Humanities and training credits are included in the study plans. in research.

Specific Training Activities

The Academic Committee of the program may require the completion of specific training supplements, depending on the previous training of the students. In these cases, the Commission will monitor the training supplements completed and establish the appropriate criteria for its duration.

The Specific Training Activities will consist mainly of taking the compulsory subjects of the Master's Degree in Advanced Studies in Art History at the University of Zaragoza (see: https://academico.unizar.es/ofiplan/memorias-verificaciones-de-titulos-de -master-arts-and-humanities). Such subjects, which are listed on the website of this degree (https: // Estudios.unizar.es/estudio/ver?id=649)

 The evaluation system for these complements will be the same as established by the regulated subjects.

 In the case of those applicants who wish to carry out their doctoral thesis in the field of musicology, the Academic Commission, once the documentation provided has been studied, may require the following training supplements:

- The subject History of Music (9 ECTS credits) of the Degree in History of Art of the University of Zaragoza (https://estudios.unizar.es/estudio/ver?id=123) or subject of similar content, in Degrees and Higher Research Institutions that meet the requirements of the European Higher Education Area.

- The subject Musical dramaturgy and cinematographic narration. Principles and processes of the audiovisual story (4.5 ECTS credits) of the Master's Degree in Advanced Studies in Art History at the University of Zaragoza (https://estudios.unizar.es/estudio/ver?id=649), or content subject analogous, in Higher Research Institutions and Degrees that meet the requirements of the European Higher Education Area.

 Likewise, the Academic Commission, if it deems it appropriate, may establish as training supplements the transversal training activities organized by the Doctoral School of the University of Zaragoza (https://escueladoctorado.unizar.es/es/tr-oferta- transversal-activities) or the seminars organized for this purpose by the Program



Enrolment Dates, Deadlines and Procedure

Doctoral students, as researchers in training and students of the University of Zaragoza, have to formalize every year the enrollment with the corresponding rights to the academic tutorship while continuing their doctoral training. The enrollment period will be set  in the academiccalendar approved each year by the Doctoral School. 

As a general rule, enrollment will be done online through the Secretaría Virtual ofthe University of Zaragoza. Previously a personal identification number (NIP) and password will have been obtained in the identity management service. Face-to-face registration will be allowed to those who cannot do it online, by going to the doctoral school during public service hours. PhD students must submit every year in which they enroll, documentation about their previous studies, depending on whether they have been taken in countries of the European Education Area or outside that space.

Full and up-to-date information on the enrollment procedure, including key points, is provided on the website of the Doctoral School, as well as prices, discounts and insurance, legalization and translation of documents and some others practical details.


Thesis Supervision

The procedures for the supervision of doctoral students are set in article 11 of Royal Decree 99/2011, which regulates doctoral studies. The doctoral student admitted to the program has to enrol each academic year in academic tutelage at the University of Zaragoza. The Academic Committee of the program will assign a Thesis Director and a tutor, who may or may not be the same. The Thesis Director will be the person in charge of the overall management of the doctoral student's research tasks, of the coherence and adequacy of the training activities, of the impact and novelty in his/her field of the subject of the doctoral thesis and of the guide in other projects and activities where the doctoral student is involved. The tutor is responsible for the adaptation of the training and the research activity to the principles of the program and the Doctoral School and will ensure the interaction of the doctoral student with the Academic Committee of the program, the body responsible for supervising the progress of the research and training and the authorization of the thesis presentation of each doctoral student of the program.

The supervisory functions of the doctoral students will be documented in the Doctorate Letter which, once the registration is made, will be signed by the doctoral student, its tutor and its director, the program coordinator and the director of the Doctoral School. Those interested can expand the information on the thesis supervision in the administrative headquarters of the program (see contact information in the general information of the program) or by consulting the program coordinator.


Student's Follow-up and Evaluation

The follow-up of the training process leading to the presentation of the doctoral thesis is carried out through the research plan and the doctoral student's document of activities. The research plan is presented before the end of the first year of enrolment and includes, at least, the methodology to be used and the objectives to be achieved, as well as the means and the temporal planning to achieve it. The plan may be improved and detailed later and must be endorsed by the Director and the tutor. The document of activities is the register of all the activities -research stays, courses, attendance to congresses, or others- that the doctorate carries out from his enrolment until the presentation of the doctoral thesis. Annually, the Academic Committee of the program will evaluate the follow-up of the research plan together with the document of activities. The positive evaluation will be an essential requirement to continue in the program. In the case of a negative evaluation, the doctoral student must be evaluated again within a maximum period of six months. Those interested can expand this information in the administrative headquarters of the program (see contact information in the general information of the program) or by consulting the program coordinator.

Once the thesis is concluded, the doctoral student must proceed to deposit and defend it according to the dispositions included in the thesis regulation of the University of Zaragoza (info).


Transversal Training Activities

The Doctoral School offers an annual series of voluntary activities for all doctoral students. This formation has a transversal and interdisciplinary nature. The offer is dynamic and covers the following formative aspects: communication (oral and written), access and information management, and skills for a future social and professional performance.  Information about the activities, admission and enrolment can be found in the website of the Doctoral School  (info).

Additionally, other formative activities of interest for a wide range of our doctoral students are disseminated through our web (info).


Specific Training Activities

The Doctorate Program in Art History offers students transversal training activities and specific training activities. Doctoral students can choose, among all of them (following the advice of their tutor and director), those that are most appropriate for their line of research and their particular field of study.

The student must complete a minimum of 100 hours. It is recommended to carry out a minimum of 25 hours of transversal training activities and a minimum of 50 hours of specific training activities. One of the specific training activities is compulsory (Seminars for methodological and scientific discussion).

This activity plan constitutes a coherent, feasible and flexible proposal (taking into account the dedication of full-time or part-time students) and contributes to the acquisition of undergraduate competences since the doctoral student has the possibility of carrying out very varied training activities. both of a general, transversal or interdisciplinary nature and of a more specific nature, adjusted to their own field of research.


1. Transversal Training Activities offered by the Doctoral School (UZ)

Type of activity: transversal and optional.

Number of hours: 25

Description and objectives: Students can take the transversal and interdisciplinary training activities offered by the Doctoral School of the University of Zaragoza. This activities are ideal for our students to achieve the transversal competences of the Doctoral Program (see previous section: Transversal Training Activities)

Temporality: It is considered convenient for students to carry out these activities throughout the period of completion of the thesis.

Control procedure: The evaluation of the results obtained in this activity will be carried out by the teacher responsible for the transversal training activity. The tutor / director must initially approve the completion of the activity and its incorporation into the activity document.

2. Seminars for methodological and scientific discussion

Activity type: specific and mandatory

Number of hours: 10

Description and objectives: Organized by the Academic Committee, these are compulsory seminars for all students enrolled in the program. They are organized into two seminars:

- Workshop or seminar for methodological discussion (5 hours). It is held over the first academic year for all doctoral students (FT and PT). Developed by professors, researchers and guest professionals with recognized prestige, they aim to expose doctoral students to the main research methodologies in Art History and Musicology. Art History and / or Musicology and other aspects related to research work.

- Workshop or seminar for scientific discussion (5 hours). It is held over the second academic year for FT students, and in the third year for PT students. In this activity, doctoral students give a lecture in front of their doctoral program professors and peers on the methodology used in their respective research, the challenges raised, and the initial results achieved. A dialogue and constructive discussion follows each presentation and includes both the professors and the students themselves.

Temporality: They will be carried out throughout the first two academic courses for full-time students, and distributed in the first four academic courses for part-time students.

Control procedure: Attendance control will be carried out in all sessions. In addition, students must prepare a report at the end of the activity that will be delivered (or presented orally) and supervised by their tutor and director, who annually will give their approval to the activity in the PhD student Activity Document.

3. Research training conferences, courses or seminars offered by the doctoral program’s research projects and groups.

Type of activity: specific and optional.

Number of hours: 20

Description and objectives: Doctoral students will be able to participate (with the approval of their tutor and director) in conferences, courses, seminars or other training activities for research offered by the Department of Art History (University of Zaragoza), the Projects and Research Groups of the Art History Doctorate Program. Through these activities it is intended that students acquire knowledge and skills for the development of research tasks specific to their field of study and promote their introduction or integration in research groups and projects.

The Department of Art History periodically organizes the following activities:

- Pre-Doctorate Research Seminar. The History of Art from Aragon.

- The Symposia on Aragonese Art.

Temporality: These activities will be carried out, preferably, throughout the first two academic courses for students dedicated to FT and will be distributed in the first four academic courses for students to PT.

Control procedure: Attendance control will be carried out at all congresses, courses and seminars. In addition, students must prepare a report at the end of the activity, in which the fundamental points are pointed out, the usefulness of the activity and an analysis of the conclusions they have reached. These reports will be delivered (or presented orally) and supervised by the tutor and the director, who, annually, will approve the activity in the PhD student Activity Document.

4. Research training conferences, courses, workshop  or seminars offered outside the doctoral program.

Type of activity: specific and optional

Number of hours: 20

Description and objectives: Doctoral students can participate (with the approval of their tutor and director) in courses, seminars, workshops, conferences or other research training activities offered outside the Doctoral Program, organized by different universities, centers or institutions, research groups and projects, both national and national. international. Through these activities it is intended that students acquire knowledge and skills to carry out research in their specific field of study and promote their relationship and interaction with other research groups and academic networks in their field of work, both national and international.

Temporality: These activities will be carried out, preferably, throughout the first two academic years for students dedicated to FT and distributed in the first four academic years for those of PT.

Control procedure: Attendance control will be carried out at all congresses, courses and seminars. In addition, students must prepare a report at the end of the activity, in which the fundamental points, the usefulness of the activity, and an analysis are indicated. of the conclusions they have reached. These reports will be delivered (or presented orally) and supervised by the tutor, and director, who, annually, will approve the activity in the doctoral student's Activity Document.     

5. Active participation in research training conferences courses or seminars offered both as part of the program’s research projects and groups, as well as outside it. 

Type of activity: specific and optional

Number of hours: 20

Description and objectives: PhD students will be able to participate actively (with the approval of their tutor / director), presenting a communication referring to the subject of their research, at conferences, courses, seminars or other training activities for research.  The presentation and defense of partial aspects of the research carried out by the students in conferences, seminars workshop or symposiums is considered a formative activity of the first order. Every student in the program should present at least one communication at a scientific meeting throughout their training period, which must be approved by their

Temporality: These activities will be carried out, preferably, throughout the first two academic years for full-time students, and distributed in the first four academic years for part-time students.

Control procedure: The entities organizing the scientific meetings will issue the corresponding certificates that the communications have been accepted and defended publicly and directly by the doctoral students. The thesis supervisor, annually, will approve the activity in the doctoral student's Activity Document.

 6. Research stays at leading national and international centers.

Type of activity: specific and optional

Number of hours: 620

Description and objectives: Doctoral students (with the approval of their tutor and director) will be able to carry out the necessary stays to enrich their research activity. These stays may be carried out in national and foreign reference research centers. The mention "International Doctor" requires that, during the training period, the doctoral student have completed a minimum stay of three months in a higher education institution or in a renowned research center, studying or carrying out research work.

Temporality: Research stays will be carried out, preferably, throughout the first two academic years for full-time students, and distributed over the first four academic years for part-time students.

Control procedure: Research stays must be approved by the director or supervisor of the thesis, with the acceptance of a relevant researcher at the destination center, and must be previously authorized by the Doctoral Academic Committee . After its completion, the doctoral student must submit to the Academic Commission (activity document), a report or memory of their stay, indicating the activities carried out and the results obtained.


The Academic Commission will establish the validation and recognition systems of other doctoral training activities such as scientific dissemination work, publication of dissemination articles, participation in exhibitions, preparation and publication of research papers - research articles in Spanish or foreign indexed journals, and book chapters or books published in national and foreign publishers-, collaboration in teaching, etc .; activities that are considered to be useful and effective to achieve the competencies established by the Program. In the recognition of these activities, the Academic Committee of the Program will take into account that the tutor and director have given their approval to the activity in the Document of activities of the doctoral student, indicating in this way that it is an accepted activity, completed and documented with the corresponding supporting document and which has been positively valued because it has served to achieve one or more of the Program's competences. Each activity that meets this condition can only be assigned a maximum of 25 hours.



Mobility

Doctoral students enrolled in doctoral programs benefit from mobility aids established in various national and international calls. The calls for the Erasmus + program stand out.

In the Erasmus + Studies mode, doctoral students can choose a wide range of destinations, since most of the agreements signed by the University of Zaragoza with other universities include places for PhD students of all branches.

In the Erasmus + Stays / Practices in companies modality, PhD students access two calls: the one from the University of Zaragoza and the one carried out by the Iberus International Campus of Excellence for the universities that comprise it, the one from Zaragoza among them.

Other mobility calls are specifically designed for Latin American students and for international stays of students with predoctoral contracts. The mobility of doctoral students of the University of Zaragoza is also encouraged with cotutela agreements signed with foreign universities.


Research Lines


    Research Teams



    Academic Regulations

    The Doctoral School of the University of Zaragoza has rules and procedures to achieve its various goals, which have been written with the agreement of the different levels of the Doctoral School, and are published on its website.

    The regulations section of the Doctoral School website contains other important regulations, both national and of the University of Zaragoza, such as RD 99/2011 por el que se regulan las enseñanzas oficiales de doctorado, el Reglamento de los Estudios de Doctorado (2012) y el Reglamento sobre tesis doctorales (2014).


    PhD Duration and Their Management Rules

    Rules of duration and permanence in the doctorate are established in Instrucción de23 de mayo de 2018 de la Escuela de Doctorado relativa al acceso, admisión,dedicación y permanencia en los estudios de doctorado de la Universidad deZaragoza (R.D. 99/2011).

    Full-time thesis should be complete in three years, from the date of admission to the doctoral program, although the Academic Committee of the program may authorize the extension of this period for one more year. Part-time doctoral students will have five years from their admission to the presentation of the thesis, and the Academic Committee may authorize an extension for two more years. Exceptionally, an additional year of extension can be added.

    PhD candidates may request a change in dedication (full-time / part-time) as well as the temporary withdrawal for justified reasons of the Academic Committee. They can cause a definitive withdrawal and see their file closed in these cases: if the available time to deposit the thesis is exceeded or if they receive two consecutive negative evaluations of the research plan.

    These processes are explained in detail on our website (info) and the doctoral students are told how to proceed in cases of temporary withdrawal (info).


    Academic Calendar

    The academic year is governed by the deadlines established in the specific Doctoral School´s academic calendar.

    This calendar sets the periods of request for entry, admission to the programs, enrollment at the University of Zaragoza, as well as how the students must present every year the research plan and the activities document, deadlines for defending doctoral theses, etc.

    The Doctoral School website publishes the calendar of the current course as well as the two previous courses (info).


    Learning Resources

    Our Doctoral students have a series of material resources and services available, including the following: 


    1. Infrastructures, material resources and services of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters (UZ)

    From the 2018-2019 academic year, the old buildings of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters are undergoing a reform and expansion that includes three major interventions: the rehabilitation of the Faculty's historic building; the demolition of the Philology pavilion and its replacement by a new building; and finally the urbanization of the environment. However, since that academic year and until the conclusion of the aforementioned reform, the University of Zaragoza has arranged a series of facilities, material means, resources and services to guarantee the proper development of the training activities of the center (among which are find those of the Doctorate Program in Art History). When the old Faculty of Philosophy and Letters has been reformed and expanded, it will also have, according to the planned project, infrastructures and services appropriate to the new needs of the studies taught. 


    2. Library of the University of Zaragoza (BUZ), specifically the María Moliner Humanities Library

    The Library of the University of Zaragoza (BUZ) is the unit for managing information resources for learning, teaching, research and continuous training. Due to its extension, it is the most important bibliographic collection in Aragon and also the one with the greatest scientific value. It has the EFQM 400+ seal. It is made up of more than 1,000,000 volumes (books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, micro forms, etc.) and offers access to more than 20,000 electronic journals, databases, and an online filing system for academic publications through its 24 service points distributed by the educational centers on the different campus of the University.

    One of these points is the María Moliner Humanities Library, integrated into the BUZ and subject to its general regulations. This Library makes available to students and teachers an extensive bibliographic collection, as well as an important and up-to-date collection of journals and the necessary computer resources for electronic consultation. There, all the bibliographic collections of all the departments of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters have been centralized. It has a well-conditioned building with an area of 5,228 m2 and has a general room, specialized rooms for bibliographic consultation, in addition to archive, record library, video library and map library spaces. It has study rooms and an auditorium. There are a total of 640 reading points. It also offers a wide range of services to students and teachers of the greatest interest.


    3.Audiovisual Media Laboratory (SEMETA).

      SEMETA is a service that provides technical-instrumental support in the fields of photography and audiovisual resources. It offers the following services: analog and digital photography and video, recordings and photos of events and field work, format changes, video editing, photo retouching; digitization of images; technical consultations and equipment configuration; loan of audiovisual equipment (video and photography cameras, tripods, lighting, public address system, etc.); audiovisual background viewing room. Given the nature of the research carried out within the framework of our program, this service plays an important role.


    4. Laboratorio de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras 

    This service is used for teaching purposes and to support the research work of the teaching staff and research staff of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters. Its equipment comes both from various research groups of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters and from the Faculty Departments that have deposited there the materials and instruments for the practices of their students (among them the Department of Art History). This laboratory houses a series of materials specifically related to the cataloging, conservation and restoration of Cultural Heritage that have been acquired over the last few years by the research group of the Department of Art History Vestigium (Government of Aragon). Among these are a Micro IR 10 reflectographic equipment with monitor, camera and connection cables, with its metal case, a laser meter, a WERLISA4602101 16-32X50 CYC telescope with its tripod and metal case, a CTS Art lux 80+ ultraviolet lamp DA 5-2 ½ X Opti-visor visor, a Wood ART LUX 90 lamp, manual, power supply, in its original cardboard packaging, an AM313-A portable digital microscope and various photographic equipment. Also in the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature is the Laboratory for practices of Prehistory and Archeology that has some instruments of possible use for our students.


    5. Material means and services available for the development of the Doctoral Program provided by the Department of Art History

    The students of the Doctorate Program will be able to have for the development of the training activities planned in it the material means, of the Department itself, acquired with the funds of the same or financed by the research groups (consult with the Program Coordinator) 


    6. Other University-related services

    - Administrative section of the Doctoral School

     - General Research Support Service (SAI).

    - University of Zaragoza International Relations Departmentand Offices 

    - Center for Researcher Mobility (EURAXESS)

    - Scholarships and grants section of the University of Zaragoza

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    - University Company Foundation (FEUZ "Fundación Empresa Universidad")


    It should be noted that the Department of Art History traditionally collaborates with other centers that support the department’s activities and offer our students their services:

    Museum of Zaragoza.

    Pablo Gargallo Museum.

    Pablo Serrano Museum / Aragonese Institute of Contemporary Art and Culture.

    Film library of Zaragoza.

    Official College of Architects of Aragón.


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