The KHI (Kunsthistorisches Institut) in Florence is one of the oldest research institutions dedicated to the history of art and architecture in Italy, where facets of European, Mediterranean and global history are subjected to close scrutiny. Founded in 1897 upon the private initiative of a group of independent scholars, it has been under the auspices of the Max Planck Society since 2002. In addition to numerous individual research projects, those funded by third parties and a range of international collaborations with universities, museums and research institutes, the Institute provides a platform for major long-term projects whose subject matter ranges from Late Antiquity to the Modern Age. The promotion of international young scientists and academics is also high on its agenda. With its full programme of public academic events and up to 100 visitors daily, the KHI is a unique, open platform for lively, international and interdisciplinary academic exchange.
There is always the possibility to do a PhD. Please contact the directors or research group leaders at the Institute.