Department of

History and Classical Studies 


The academic study of history is concerned with the development of humankind and society over time. Special emphasis is placed on social, economic, ideological, political and cultural conditions in the past, the relations between these factors and the changes they have undergone. The approach is interdisciplinary, drawing on theories and methodologies from the social sciences, the sciences of culture, and from the discipline itself.

Research environment

The researchers and PhD students in History at Aarhus University concern themselves with history in many forms, primarily political history, cultural history and social history. Research especially comprises the history of Denmark and Europe, from antiquity to the present day. Research projects are usually limited to specific historical periods and geographical regions, but characteristically the work traverses conventional chronological and geographical boundaries. Researchers participate in a variety of national and international research environments.

Degree programmes

Both Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in History are offered. The Bachelor’s degree programme includes survey courses in Danish and World History, historical methodology, the uses of history, and courses in various historical topics. The Master's degree programme is offered as three different tracks: a track for those aiming at upper-secondary school teaching, a cultural history track, and a track comprising global and international history. In addition, a number of elective subjects are offered at both Bachelor’s and Master's degree levels.

Academic staff

At History

NameJob titleEmailPhoneBuilding
Abildtrup, Sara HaiStudent
Andersen, Kasper
Appel, CharlotteAssociate, 418
Arnorsdottir, AgnesAssociate, 425
Brimnes, NielsAssociate, 526
Brædder, AnneResearch, 617
Bysted, AneResearch
Fink, Jørgen!!Lektor, 421
Gram-Skjoldager, KarenAssociate, 528
Gundelach, Peter
Hansen, Peter Wessel
Hilson,, 430
Ikonomou,, 415
Jensen, Helle StrandgaardAssociate
Jensen, Mette FriskDirector of, 420
Jørgensen, Claus MøllerAssociate, 522
Kansteiner, WulfProfessor with Special, 521
Koefoed, Nina JavetteAssociate, 520
Krasilnikoff, JensAssociate, 423
Krüger, Anne
Larsen, Christian Albrekt
Magnusdottir, RosaAssociate, 426
Netterstrøm, Jeppe BüchertAssociate, 422
Nygaard, BertelAssociate, 524
Olesen, Niels WiumAssociate, 518
Olesen, Thorsten, 530
Pedersen, Maria Nø
Poulsen, Bjø, 4. sal, 424
Rasmussen, Carsten PorskrogHonorary
Schjerning, Camilla
Schmidt, Garbi
Sørensen,, 525
Thelle, MikkelAssociate, 428
True, Simon Ryvang
Vallgårda, Karen Asta Arnfred
Østergaard, UffeHonorary

At Classical Studies

NameJob titleEmailPhoneBuilding
Barfod, GryAssistant
Bargfeldt,, 325
Berg, Elisabeth JohanneStudent Teacher
Birch, ThomasAssistant, 226
Blömer, MichaelAssistant, 330
Bobou, OlympiaResearch, 425
Brandt, Luise ØrstedAssistant
Christensen, Charlotte Helene
Collar, AnnaAssistant, 318
Deckers, Pieterjan SylvianPostdoc4230
Dickenson, Christopher PaulAssistant, 224
Eve, Stuart James
Funder, Lærke Maria, 315
Haan, Annet, 330
Hass, Trine ArlundAssociate, 321
Hastrup, Helene BlinkenbergPart-time, 330
Hinge, GeorgeAssociate, 322
Horster, CamillaAssistant, 325
Højte, Jakob MunkAssociate, 115
Jørgensen, Christian Svejgård LundeResearch, 425
Krag, SigneAssistant, 318
Kristensen, Troels MyrupAssociate, 320
Kristiansen, Søren MunchAssociate, 213
Larsen, Johan SandvangResearch Assistant
Lind, MieResearch, 229
Mortensen, EvaResearch, 318
Møller Christensen, DortheTeaching Assistant, 328
Nørskov, VinnieAssociate, 115
Olsen, JesperAssociate, 328
Philippsen, 8715 52611522, 330
Poulsen, BirteAssociate, 324
Poulsen, Bjø, 4. sal, 424
Raja,, 326
Rose, Peter
Rosenberg, Erin JoyceResearch
Rüpke, JörgAdjunct
Schou, Mikkel FristrupResearch, 320
Sindbæk, Søren MichaelProfessor with Special, 228
Sulas, FedericaAssistant, 226
Thorstensen, Jens Christian H.Part-time

At (in Danish)

NameJob titleEmailPhoneBuilding
Andersen, Kasper
Jensen, Mette FriskDirector of, 420
Sørensen,, 525


Troels Myrup Kristensen

2017.04.21 | People, Historie og Klassiske Studier

Classical archaeologist from Aarhus receives prestigious American lectureship

The Archaeological Institute of America has selected Troels Myrup Kristensen for a Samuel H. Kress Lectureship in Ancient Art.

2017.03.29 | Historie og Klassiske Studier

Postdoc Haakon A. Ikonomou recives a prize

Postdoc Haakon A. Ikonomou has received the prize for “Best thesis in EU integration 2015-2016 awarded on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome” for his PhD ‘Europeans: Norwegian diplomats and the enlargement of the European Community, 1960-1972​defended at the European University Institute…


Tue 24 Oct
10:15-18:00 | UrbNet, Aarhus University, Moesgaard Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg (bldg. 4230, room 232)
Comparing the numismatic material across modern borders
Organised by PhD student Olav Elias Gundersen and Professor Rubina Raja
Thu 26 Oct
10:00-14:00 | Aarhus University, building 1325, room 220
Biography and History
Speakers: Erla Hulda Halldórsdóttir (University of Iceland) and Svante Norrhem (Lund University)
Thu 26 Oct
16:30-17:30 | UrbNet
Excavating a Graeco-Roman-Byzantine city: Reflections the urban strategies at Butrint (Albania) after publication
Lecture by Professor Richard Hodges (American University of Rome)