About us

Our new Doctoral School of Philological and Cultural Studies is located at one of the world's leading centres for research in the humanities. It offers a varied and diverse range of programmes with research-relevant, thematically attractive and innovative specialisations.

The doctoral school is inclusive and open to all doctoral students at our faculty. In addition to substantial financial support, affiliation with the Doctoral School PhilCult offers, among other things, involvement in attractive and innovative research areas and projects as well as active participation in a variety of overarching programmes.

Our fellows receive subject-specific supervision from leading researchers within the framework of initially twelve independently operating sections, which cover disciplinary, thematic and/or regional areas.


Univ.Prof. Dr. Kathrin Sartingen, Speaker

Univ.Prof. Dr. Yavuz Köse, Vice-Speaker

ao.Prof. Dr. Lydia Miklautsch, Vice-Speaker

Executive Committee

3 Docschool Speakers:

Univ.Prof. Dr. Kathrin Sartingen, Speaker

Univ.Prof. Dr. Yavuz Köse, Vice-Speaker

ao.Prof. Dr. Lydia Miklautsch, Vice-Speaker

3 Section Speakers:

Univ.Prof. Dr. Kirsten Rüther

Univ.Prof. Dr. Alexandra Lenz

Univ.Prof. Dr. Franz Pöchhacker

3 Student Speakers:

Katharina Gerhold

John Moberg 

Catriona Weiser 

Advisory Members:

Dean Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Müller

Coordination assistant of the Doctoral School PhilCult, tba

We offer

  • Involvement in attractive and innovative research areas and projects
  • Active participation in a variety of overarching programmes
  • Lump sums per head for your own organisation (for your own projects, networks, conference participation and for lecture series, panel discussions, etc. organised together with other doctoral candidates)
  • Financial support in the form of graduation scholarships, travel grants, guest lecture or workshop funding, publication grants, translation and editing costs