Graduate School, Arts
Faculty of Arts
Aarhus University, Denmark

PhD fellowship in the field of Reconfiguring dramaturgy for a global public: Changing practices in 21st century European theatre

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF Starting Grant), invites applications for a fully-funded PhD fellowship in Reconfiguring dramaturgy for a global public: Changing practices in 21st century European theatre.

European theatre practices and institutions today respond to a shifting post-national and post-bourgeois cultural context, and to challenges of globalisation, digitalisation, and anti-democratic populism. As part of a funded research project team, this PhD scholarship will support a research project that seeks to analyse the resulting reconfiguration of theatre dramaturgic practice on a comparative European dimension. Of particular interest are proposals that interrogate the continuities and shifts in relation to established formal, aesthetic and institutional dramaturgic conventions, including the role and place of the canonised repertoire of plays, and the work of the theatre ensemble.

For further information, please contact Professor Peter M. Boenisch, School of Communication and Culture,
This PhD fellowship is available as of 1 January 2020 for a period of up to three years (5+3). The candidate who is awarded the fellowship must commence his/her PhD degree programme on 1 January 2020.  The PhD fellow will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The PhD student’s place of work will be the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University. In general, the student is expected to be present at the school on an everyday basis.

Please refer to our website ( where the full information about this specific call will be posted shortly, alongside guidelines and application forms.

Applications for the PhD fellowship and enrolment in the PhD degree programme can only be submitted via Aarhus University’s web-based facility. Guidelines for the application facility:

Deadline for applications: 1 October 2019 at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CETS).
During the assessments, Aarhus University will conduct interviews with selected applicants.
Reference number: 2019-12

Peter M. Boenisch
Professor of Dramaturgy

Phone (office) +45 87 16 30 58
Phone (mobile) +45 42 44 86 91
Phone (Berlin) +49 151 55 33 86 91
Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology
Aarhus University
Langelandsgade 139
DK-8000 Aarhus C

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