Lines of research

In this section you will find all the lines of research on this PhD programme and its thesis supervisors. You will also find, in the right-hand column, the staff who can act as academic tutors.

Your thesis must have a single tutor, who may or may not be the same person as the thesis supervisor.

You can find detailed information on the functions and responsibilities of supervisors and tutors by clicking on the menu options Thesis supervision and Thesis tutoring.

Lines of research and thesis supervisors

Academic tutors

Egyptology and Ancient Oriental Studies
The main lines of research are the origins of ancient oriental studies as an academic discipline; languages, writings and written sources from Egypt and the East in Antiquity; history, archaeology and civilisation of Egypt and the East in Antiquity; the individual, society and culture in Egypt and the East in Antiquity (gender, violence, identity, etc.) and historiography on the East and Egypt in Antiquity.

  • Institut d'Estudis del Pròxim Orient Antic (Institute for Studies of the Ancient Near East)

Ancient History and Archaeology
The main lines of research are the study of the Pyrenees in Antiquity; Landscapes of Roman Hispania. Territorial and social forms of exploitation of the Hispanic communities (C2 BC–C3 AD); Transformation and Romanisation of the Iberian peninsula territories; Management and control of water in the Roman period; Villae and wine production in Laietania; the republican crisis; Rome's impact on the Hellenistic World: the Anatolian territories; the Macedonian Kingdom; the Hellenistic World; historiography on the Ancient World (C19 and C20).

  • History of conflict in Antiquity 2017 SGR 234

Medieval History and Archaeology
The main lines of research are the study of the medieval peasant societies of al-Andalus and the Christian kingdoms of the Iberian peninsula using the procedures specific to archaeology and analysis of texts; the conquest and colonisation of al-Andalus; comparison of space-management procedures and agricultural practices in different colonial contexts: on one hand, the Iberian peninsula in the Middle Ages and, on the other, the modern, Atlantic, American context; forms of artisan production, consumption and distribution, especially through pottery; taxation and coinage; archaeology and history of medieval monastic spaces; historical and archaeological analysis of medieval urban spaces; archaeology of Architecture; settlement, institutions and systems of defence between C7 and C11.

  • ARAEM: Agricultural Archaeology of the Middle Ages 2017 SGR 1073

Latin Philology
The main lines of research are the study of the edition of Latin texts (especially from the medieval and humanistic periods); Latin translations of Arabic and Hebrew texts; study of the works of Roger Bacon; texts, translations and controversies of the medieval and modern Mediterranean; the crisis of the Carolingian world; the Northwest Semitic languages (Ugaritic, Phoenician, Aramaic and Hebrew); the transmission of the biblical texts during the intertestamental and the rabbinic period; rabbinic and medieval Hebrew literature; the classical and Oriental sources on ancient and medieval central Eurasia.

  • ISLAMOLATINA. Texts, translations and controversies of the medieval and modern Mediterranean 2017 SGR 1787

Greek Philology
The main lines of research are mycenology (i.e. the study of Mycenaean Greek and the Mycenaean civilisation); Greek historiography; fragmentary historiography: myth and logos; contact between populations and the status of foreigners in the Greek world; the Greeks in the Black Sea; heroes in the Greek world, mythical and cultural figures; Greek religion and mythology; critical edition and interpretation of Greek texts; Greek dialectology.

  • IMGA: Institutions and myths in ancient Greece: diachronic study based on Greek sources 2017 SGR 1253

Indo-European Linguistics
The main lines of research are the classical and Oriental sources on ancient and medieval Central Eurasia, and prosopography of ancient and medieval Central Eurasia.

Historiographic Sciences and Techniques
The main lines of research are the history of Latin writing and texts; the history of written culture; the history of books, reading and libraries; palaeography; diplomatics.

  • Seminar of Palaeography, Codicology and Diplomatics 2017 2017 SGR 206

Alemany Vilamajó, Agustí
Alturo Perucho, Jesús
Antela Bernández, Borja
Arrayàs Morales, Isaias
Carbonell Manils, Joan
Carreras Montfor, César
Cervelló Autuori, Josep
Cortadella Morral, Jordi
De la Cruz Palma, Óscar
Ferrero Hernández, Cándida
Giralt Soler, Sebastià
Iglesias Fonseca, Antoni
Kirchner Granell, Helena
Martí Castelló, Ramon
Olesti Vila, Oriol
Oller Guzmán, Marta
Pamias Massana, Jordi
Pera Isern, Joaquim
Puigvert Planagumà, Gemma
Retamero Serralvo, Félix
Tischler, Mattias M.
Varias García, Carlos
Vidal Palomino, Jordi
Virgili Colet, Antoni


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