Department of Culture and Society

The Department of Culture and Society is concerned with the interplay between culture and society in time and space throughout history - from ancient times to current issues and from locale questions to global challenges.


2014.10.08 | Talent development, Interdisciplinær religionsforskning

AU sets up joint PhD degree programme with Queen’s University in Belfast

A new agreement between the graduate school at the Faculty of Arts and The Queen’s University of Belfast gives students the chance to take a joint PhD degree in the Cognitive Science of Religion from both universities.

Søren Sindbæk and Nanna Holm at the excavation site (click for larger photo).
Ground plan of the Fyrkat Viking fortress placed on top of the Vallø ringed fortress. The red lines show the outline of the Vallø excavation (click for larger photo). © Danish Castle Centre

2014.09.05 | History and achaeology, Research, Materials, Culture and Heritage

Sensational Viking fortress discovered near Køge

In collaboration with the diocese of Vallø, archaeologists from the Danish Castle Centre and Aarhus University have discovered a previously unknown Viking fortress in a field west of Køge, Denmark. The discovery could be an important piece in Denmark’s historical jigsaw puzzle.

Archaeology students from Aarhus University Ulla Ragna Berg Rasmussen og Anders Bonde Mørk in the excavation at the Alken Enge. Photo: Anders Trærup, AU Foto

2014.07.28 | History and achaeology, Research

Violent aftermath for the warriors at Alken Enge

Four pelvic bones on a stick and bundles of desecrated bones testify to the ritual violence perpetrated on the corpses of the many warriors who fell in a major battle close to the Danish town of Skanderborg around the time Christ was born.


Tue 14 Oct
00:00-00:00 | Aarhus University
Brazil: The Land of the Future?
Call for abstracts: Deadline for submission is 1 December 2014
Tue 28 Oct
13:00-16:00 | Aarhus University, Conference room 2, Studenterhus Aarhus, Frederik Nielsens Vej 2-3, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD Defence Lærke Maria Andersen Funder
Lærke Maria Andersen Funder will be defending her dissertation "The Classical Narrative: A study of the reception of Classical antiquity in contemporary Europe through analysis of the narratives presented in museum exhibitions"
Wed 29 Oct
09:00-18:00 | Aarhus University, Richard Mortensen Room, Bldg. 1422, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4
Cityscapes and monuments of remembrance in western Asia Minor
A conference on Asia Minor 29-31 October, arranged by the research programme Classical Antiquity
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