History and Classical Studies

Classical Studies

Classical Studies deals with all aspects of Graeco-Roman Antiquity: material and visual culture, literature and language, ideas and ideals. We also study how Graeco-Roman culture interacts with other Mediterranean cultures and how it was received and re-interpreted in later periods. Classical Studies combines two scholarly traditions: Classical Archaeology (the study of the material culture of Antiquity) and Classical Philology (the study of Greek and Latin language and literature.

History

In the history programme at Aarhus University we study the past to understand the present. A thorough knowledge of the past is an important tool for understanding ourselves and the world that we live in. Knowledge of the past provides depth and breadth; it allows us to look beyond the current agenda and put the world in perspective. Studying history does not provide definitive answers to contemporary dilemmas, but it does offer us the opportunity to engage in a continuous dialogue about how the world obtained its present shape, and how we have become who we are.

Academic staff

At History

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At Classical Studies

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At danmarkshistorien.dk (in Danish)

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News

Foto: Colourbox.com

2018.01.19 | Grant, Arts, Historie og Klassiske Studier

Aarhus University part of new research hub on the Nordic region

Six universities from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden are participating in a new research hub that will examine Nordic responses to global challenges. The hub has been granted EUR 4.3 million.

2018.01.08 | Historie og Klassiske Studier

Ny fagpris: Årets historiske forskningsresultat

Events

Mon 23 Apr
12:00-13:00 | Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) Aarhus University Moesgård Allé 20, DK-8270 Højbjerg Denmark Building 4230-232
What is a city? Why do people live in cities?
Lecture by Michael E. Smith (Arizona State University).
Tue 24 Apr
12:00-13:00 | Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) Aarhus University Moesgård Allé 20, DK-8270 Højbjerg Denmark Building 4230-232
Why Mortar Matters: New Results
Lecture by PhD student Kristine Thomsen (UrbNet, Aarhus University).
Thu 26 Apr
15:30-17:00 | Aarhus University, Nobelparken, building 1461, room 516
On the Use of Transnational Biographies for Understanding Inter-national Organizations & INGOs – and Vice Versa
Transnational Biography Workshop