PhD theses represent an essential part of the institute’s overall research outcome. The majority of them are compiled as part of government-funded projects respectively projects funded by research foundations. Some PhDs are employed as doctoral research fellows at the department. It is also possible to pursue a part-time doctorate while working elsewhere.
Some of the completed PhD dissertations have been published by the institute’s own publishing house, the Tübinger Vereinigung für Volkskunde (TVV)
You will find general information (regulations, regarding the PhD program and exam, admissions etc.) on the website of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences. PhD students in Historical and Cultural Anthropology automatically belong to the Graduate Academy of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. The Graduate Academy provides various opportunities for PhD students to gain "professional skills", to join interdisciplinary and international networks as well as to take part in Summer and/or Winter Schools.
In addition, the department itself accompanies its PhD candidates throughout the PhD process. Every year at the end of January, we meet at our doctoral colloquium in Inzigkofen. Here professors, research fellows and PhD students present and discuss the various projects. Apart from that, a self-organized PhD group meets regularly. This is the place to address questions concerning the research process, to have an article be reviewed by your co-students as well as to discuss recent scientific debates related to the various PhD projects. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact: Alexander Renz or Helen Ahner. We will be delighted to welcome you.
Amission as a PhD student at the University of Tübingen begins with contacting a potential supervisor.