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Historical Studies

Graphic element for the research area of Historical StudiesHistorical Studies is an area of the humanities in which different aspects of society, culture and cultural heritage are studied from the point of view of a range of disciplinary traditions.

The research area includes Archaeology, Ethnology, History, History of Ideas and the Study of Religions. Courses are interdisciplinary, and seminars and other events are jointly arranged.

About the area

Historical Studies is an area of the humanities in which aspects of society, culture and heritage are studied using perspectives from a range of subjects. It has a lively research environment with great academic breadth; the area is unified in how it covers empirical sciences and focuses on longer historical perspectives. Theoretical tools are used to analyse overall changes in society and its philosophical traditions, in order to obtain a better understanding of our changing world.

This research area has four research profiles that together form a unified academic platform: Baltic and East European Studies, gender perspectives, contemporary history and research into cultural heritage and cultural processes.

Historical Studies includes five subject areas for doctoral studies: History, History of Ideas, Archaeology, Ethnology and the Study of Religions. Cooperation between these subjects is well developed and includes a Bachelor's degree in Cultural Heritage and Contemporaneity, as well as multidisciplinary research projects and interdisciplinary research supervision.

Research and third-cycle (doctoral) courses in Historical Studies are located at the School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, where the subjects and the Institute of Contemporary History (SHI) and MARIS research centres are based. There is close cooperation with the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), which is tasked with coordinating the university's research into the Baltic sea region and Eastern Europe.

Contact

Mats Lindqvist, Chairman of the Steering Group, mats.lindqvist@sh.se, +46 (0)8 608 4064

Further information

Link to the The School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Link to the Institute of Contemporary History (SHI)

Link to the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS)