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Historical and Contemporary Studies

Interior from Södertörn UniversityThe School of Historical and Contemporary Studies looks for links between the past and contemporary society.

The study of material remains, cultural phenomena, religious beliefs and practices, political ideas and historic events allows us to investigate how people have organised, and still organise, their communities, their conceptual worlds, their environments and their lives. How is our situation as cultural and social beings created, maintained and changed? The school conducts research and education in the subjects of Archaeology, Archive Studies, Ethnology, History, History of Ideas and the Study of Religions. It is also home to two research centres: MARIS, which explores the Baltic region's maritime artefacts, and the Institute of Contemporary History, which studies contemporary politics and processes using an interdisciplinary approach.

Study Information Desk MD5

The MD 5 Study Information Desk is for students connected to the School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies and the School of Historical and Contemporary Studies. This is where you will meet the people who work with the administration of the courses and programmes at the Schools.

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 12.30-15.00

At the Study Information Desk, you can ask questions about your courses and get help with:

  • Registration. You must be registered to participate in classes and examinations. This applies to programmes and courses.
  • Re-register. If you are going to take a re-sit examination or participate on a course on which you were registered in a previous semester, you must re-register. Re-registration is necessary for your result to be registered in Ladok.
  • Collect copies of previous exam papers to help prepare you examinations.
  • Submit take-home examinations and assignments.
  • Collect examinations that you have taken. You must show your students' union ID (SöderS card) or other ID to be able to sign out your exam paper. Exam papers are saved for two years from the examination date.
  • Collect and submit forms for approved leave from studies/non-completion and credit transfer.
  • Get Ladok transcripts (a verifiable certificate of registration or enrolment).

Contact details and opening hours

The Study Information Desk is located on floor 5 of the D wing, in the Moa building. Pleas visit us during our opening ours or contact us via the following e-mail addresses:

European Programme

europaprogrammet@sh.se

Study of Religions

religion@sh.se

Archive Studies

arkivvetenskap@sh.se

Ethnology

etnologi@sh.se

History / Politics and Active Citizenship

historia@sh.se / pam@sh.se

Archaeology

arkeologi@sh.se

History of Ideas, Cultural Heritage and Contemporaneity

idehistoria@sh.se

Intercultural Business

ikf@sh.se

Infections Disease Control, Master’s Programme In Environmental Science, Biology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Development Studies, International Health, Meal Sciences, Tourism Studies, Development and International Cooperation

naturochmiljo@sh.se

Media Technology, ICT, Media and Design and Computer Games Programme

medieteknik@sh.se

Tourism Studies

turism@sh.se

You can also contact...

Student Service. Sometimes the phone lines to the study information desks can be very busy, making it difficult to get through. If you have simple questions relating to education and admissions, Södertörn University's information service, Student Service, can often answer them. You can call Student Service on: +46 (0)8 608 3200, or e-mail: studentservice@sh.se. Student Service is open Monday to Friday, all year round, 9.00–12.00 and 12.30–15.00.

Careers and Study Guidance Advisor

If you would like to discuss your educational choices or your study situation, you can contact the careers and study guidance advisor that is linked to your programme or subject. All careers and study guidance advisors treat everything in confidentiality.

Archaeology, Archive Studies, The Archivist and Information Management Programme, The Archivist and Cultural Heritage Programme, The European Programme, History of Ideas, Ethnology, History, Study of Religions and Intercultural Business: studier.karriar@sh.se

Media Technology, ICT, Media and Design and Computer Games Programme: Manal Gomaa, manal.gomaa@sh.se, 08-608 49 42.

Infections Disease Control, Master’s Programme In Environmental Science, Biology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Development Studies, International Health, Meal Sciences, Tourism Studies and Development and International Cooperation: My Lönn; my.lonn@sh.se, 08-608 42 17 56. 56.

Regular opening hours

Monday-Thursday: 12:30-15:00
Friday: Closed

Contact details

europaprogrammet@sh.se, religion@sh.se - European Programme, Study of Religions
arkivvetenskap@sh.se, etnologi@sh.se - Archive Studies, Ethnology
pam@sh.se, historia@sh.se -  Politics and Active Citizenship / History
arkeologi@sh.se, idehistoria@sh.se - Archaeology, History of Ideas, Cultural Heritage and Contemporaneity
medieteknik@sh.se - Media Technology, ICT, Media and Design and Computer Games Programme
naturochmiljo@sh.se - Infections Disease Control, Master’s Programme In Environmental
Science, Biology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Development Studies,
International Health, Meal Sciences, Tourism Studies, Development and International Cooperation
turism@sh.se - Tourism Studies
ikf@sh.se - Intercultural Business

Exception from regular opening hours

Opening hours summer 2017
Week 23: 5th June – 11th June Open only Wednesday 7th June 12.30-15.00
Week 24: 12th June – 18th June Open only Tuesday 13th June 12.30-15.00
Week 25 – 33: 19th June – 20th August Closed
Week 34: 21st August – 27th August Monday– Thursday 12.30 – 15.00
Week 35: 28th August – 3rd September (Semester start) Monday – Thursday 12.30 – 15.00