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History and Classical Studies

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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.

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

Name Job title Email Phone Building
Appel, Charlotte Associate Professor chap@cas.au.dk +4587162808 1461, 418
Arnorsdottir, Agnes Associate Professor hisaa@cas.au.dk +4587162183 1461, 425
Bak, Marie Beukel Student Teacher mbb@cas.au.dk
Brimnes, Niels Associate Professor hisnb@cas.au.dk +4587162215 1461, 526
Bøgebjerg, Sascha Berg Student Teacher
Cole, Richard Associate Professor richardcole@cas.au.dk
Frausing, Mikael hismf@cas.au.dk +4551925954
Funder, Heidi Part-time Lecturer hefu@cas.au.dk
Gram-Skjoldager, Karen Associate professor, research programme director hiskgs@cas.au.dk +4587162306 1461, 528
Hermankova, Petra Postdoc petra.hermankova@cas.au.dk 1463, 421
Hilson, Mary Professor, Head of Department mary.hilson@cas.au.dk +4593522676 1461, 430
Høghøj, Mikkel Postdoc hismh@cas.au.dk +4531414165
Jensen, Helle Strandgaard Associate Professor hs.jensen@cas.au.dk +4587162203 1463, 526
Jensen, Jacob Hvid Student Teacher
Jensen, Mette Frisk Senior Advisor, PHD, Leader of danmarkshistorien.dk hismfj@cas.au.dk +4587162327 1461, 420
Jørgensen, Claus Møller Associate Professor hiscj@cas.au.dk +4587162218 1461, 522
Kansteiner, Wulf Professor with Special Responsibilities wk@cas.au.dk +4587162195 1461, 521
Koefoed, Nina Javette Associate Professor hisnk@cas.au.dk +4587162198 1461, 520
Krasilnikoff, Jens Associate Professor hisjk@cas.au.dk +4587162189 1461, 423
Lange, Emil Bliksted Student Teacher
Magnúsdóttir, Rósa Associate Professor slarm@cas.au.dk +4587162319 1461, 426
Netterstrøm, Jeppe Büchert Associate Professor hisjbn@cas.au.dk +4587162204 1461, 422
Nielsen, Christian Axboe Associate Professor christian.a.nielsen@cas.au.dk +4587162241 1461, 625
Nielsen, Laura Mathilde Yong Li Student Teacher
Nielsen, Magnus Lindholm Student Teacher
Nissen, Markus Lange-Kornbak Student Teacher
Nygaard, Bertel Associate Professor bertel.nygaard@cas.au.dk +4587162225 1461, 524
Olesen, Niels Wium Associate Professor hisnwo@cas.au.dk +4587162192 1461, 518
Olesen, Thorsten Borring Professor histbo@cas.au.dk +4587162208 1461, 530
Poulsen, Bjørn Professor hisbp@cas.au.dk +4587162184 1461, 424
Reinhardt-Larsen, Jon PhD Student jrl@cas.au.dk +4587162238 1463, 523
Saabye, Sigrid Nielsen Postdoc ssaabye@cas.au.dk
Sobotkova, Adéla Associate Professor adela@cas.au.dk +4587162317 1463, 522
Sørensen, Anne Ingeborg Frank Senior Advisor hisais@cas.au.dk +4550177474 1461, 525
Sørensen, Esben Bøgh Postdoc ebs@cas.au.dk
Thelle, Mikkel Associate Professor iksmikkel@cas.au.dk +4587162206 1461, 428
Visser, Jacco Research Assistant jvisser@cc.au.dk

At Classical Studies

Name Job title Email Phone Building
Barfoed, Signe
Bargfeldt, Niels Research Assistant klanb@au.dk
Borggaard, Anders Kirk a.kirk@cas.au.dk
Brughmans, Tom Associate Professor t.b@cas.au.dk +4587162546 4230, 226
Christensen, Milena Simon Student Teacher
Dessy, Valeria PhD Student valeria.dessy@cas.au.dk +4553880991 1453, 325
Djurslev, Christian Thrue Associate Professor ctd@cas.au.dk
Dybkjær, Ane Kirstine Høgsbro Student Teacher
Gregersen, Morten Degn Student Teacher
Hastrup, Helene Blinkenberg Part-time Lecturer klahbh@cas.au.dk +4587162047 1463, 428
Hinge, George Associate Professor george.hinge@cas.au.dk +4587162337 1461, 322
Juhl, Asger Student Teacher
Kristensen, Troels Myrup Associate professor, research programme director tmk@cas.au.dk +4587162043 1461, 320
Nørskov, Vinnie Associate Professor klavn@cas.au.dk +4560202708 1414, 115
Pade, Marianne Professor pade@cas.au.dk 1461, 330
Poulsen, Birte Associate Professor klabp@cas.au.dk +4587162139 1461, 324
Raja, Rubina Professor rubina.raja@cas.au.dk +4587162046 1461, 326
Schjødt, Amanda Leighton Student Teacher
Simonsen, Jeppe Stubben Student Teacher
Svenningsen, Sara Ahrendt Part-time Lecturer sas@cas.au.dk
Søvsøe, Tue Research Assistant
Vihøj-Kvist, Arent Student Teacher
Williams, Maya Fedder Student Teacher
van Emde Boas, Evert Hendrik Associate Professor evert.vanemdeboas@cas.au.dk +4587162346 1461, 318
Åbom, Dorthe Møller Teaching Associate Professor dorthe.m.aabom@cas.au.dk

At danmarkshistorien.dk (in Danish)

Name Job title Email Phone Building
Jensen, Mette Frisk Senior Advisor, PHD, Leader of danmarkshistorien.dk hismfj@cas.au.dk +4587162327 1461, 420
Sørensen, Anne Ingeborg Frank Senior Advisor hisais@cas.au.dk +4550177474 1461, 525