Knowledge about history, in general terms as well as an understanding of specific events in history and their consequences, is paramount if one wants to understand the world today. In an ever more globalized world where people from different cultures meet and interact daily, knowledge about different cultures and their history becomes ever more important. But history can also teach us that intercultural meetings are not a new phenomenon, they have always existed and cultures have always interacted and learned from each other.

The basic assumption of the importance of history is something that guides all our work within the History department here at Södertörn University. Be it the education of future teachers, journalists or researchers. The aim of History at Södertörn University is to describe, explain and understand different historical events and processes as well as their consequences . In our endeavour to do this we work in a dedicated scholarly and reflective manner.

We offer courses in history from the undergraduate level to postgraduate studies. We participate in two four-year doctoral programmes, the National Doctoral School in History and the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS).

The historical research at Södertörn University comprises a large number of topics, relates to different periods in time and looks at different parts of the world. The Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe is one of our main geographical areas of interest. A substantial part of our research is also concerned with questions regarding gender, class and ethnicity.

Södertörn University offers courses for people active in the teaching profession. We offer 90 credits in history for secondary school teachers.


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