• Deadline:  The application deadline for Fall admissions is February 1. Please note that applciations are considered only for fall term entry.  A limited number of funded positions are available. Apply early.
• Admission process: Visit our admission page
• Contact: 
For an appointment with our graduate supervisor: email us at dawnschmidt@cunet.carleton.ca

• Take a look at some of our forthcoming seminars in 2022-2023
• Find out about recently defended dissertations and previous doctoral projects
• Get acquainted with our current students’ profiles
• Find out about graduate students achievements and awards
• Read a featured article on the Ruth and Mark Phillips Professorship in Cultural Mediations
• Meet our Graduate Peer Mentors and some of our alumni
• Learn about ongoing faculty research
• Go over the research centres our students are involved with and the Canada Research Chairs associated with ICSLAC over the years
• Look into our Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies, which can be undertaken concurrently with the PhD in Cultural Mediations.

The PhD in Cultural Mediations was created to foster theoretically informed approaches to art and culture that cross traditional disciplinary divides. Cultural Mediations students are trained in both interdisciplinary methodologies and a particular discipline in order to nurture both innovation and mastery of a field of study. Selecting from four areas of specialization — Literary Studies, Musical Culture, Technology and Culture, and Visual Culture — they have the freedom to blend courses and pursue research projects that call for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective and might not otherwise find a home.

This unique program addresses a growing need as traditional ways of organizing knowledge are shifting. More and more, single-discipline departments as well as cultural and governmental agencies are seeking appointees with inter- or multidisciplinary abilities and cross-cultural literacies. These positions require a training with an increased intellectual and cultural scope. In is in this context, that the PhD in Cultural Mediations provides an opportunity for innovative doctoral research that challenges traditional disciplinary boundaries.

The program finds its home in the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, known as ICSLAC. The Institute is a haven for intellectually rebellious researchers, with access to an accomplished and eclectic academic community. We provide a collegial, vibrant and creative environment, where research transcends conventional boundaries and where inter-disciplinary ideas and new dimensions of thought open up.

Program requirements
Admission (note that all application documents are submitted online. You can refer to the FGPA Admissions page for the most up to date information.)
• For any further information, please email us (culturalmed@carleton.ca) and we will gladly reach out to you to discuss our program, your needs and interests.

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