Department of

History and Classical Studies 

Profile

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

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At Classical Studies

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At danmarkshistorien.dk (in Danish)

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News

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…

Events

Thu 21 Sep
15:00-16:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Antikmuseet, Victor Albecks Vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C
From the Vantage of the Victory: New Research on the Nike of Samothrace
Aarhus Seminars in Classical Antiquity
Fri 22 Sep
10:00-19:00 |
Cultic Connections in the North Agean Region
Joint International Workshop
Fri 06 Oct
15:00-16:00 | Aarhus University, Antikmuseet, Victor Albecks Vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C
Relevansen af antik filosofi?
Aarhus Seminars in Classical Antquity