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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.


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

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
Bonnema, Mette Maria Student Worker au578412@sm.au.dk 1100
Brimnes, Niels Associate professor hisnb@cas.au.dk +4587162215 1461, 526
Cole, Richard Assistant Professor richardcole@cas.au.dk +4587162228 1463, 524
Frost, Joachim Holmen Student Teacher his.jh.frost@cas.au.dk
Gram-Skjoldager, Karen Associate professor hiskgs@cas.au.dk +4587162306 1461, 528
Hellenes, Andreas Mørkved Postdoc amh@cas.au.dk +4745225586 1461, 421
Hermankova, Petra Postdoc petra.hermankova@cas.au.dk 1463, 421
Hilson, Mary Professor mary.hilson@cas.au.dk +4587162237 1461, 430
Høghøj, Mikkel Postdoc hismh@cas.au.dk +4531414165 1463, 424
Hørgreen, Jakob Student Teacher
Jensen, Helle Strandgaard Associate professor hs.jensen@cas.au.dk +4587162203 1463, 526
Jensen, Lasse Taagaard Part-time Lecturer taagaard@cas.au.dk
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
Kase, Vojtech Postdoc kase@cas.au.dk 1463, 528
Kjærsgaard, Simon Ege Dahl Research Assistant sedk@cas.au.dk
Knudsen, Johan Knud Vad
Koefoed, Nina Javette Associate professor hisnk@cas.au.dk +4587162198 1461, 520
Krasilnikoff, Jens Associate professor hisjk@cas.au.dk +4587162189 1461, 423
Larsen, Pelle Oliver Part-time Lecturer hispol@cas.au.dk
Madsen, Emma Ebbesen Student Teacher
Magnúsdóttir, Rósa Associate professor slarm@cas.au.dk +4587162319 1461, 426
Mendes, Johan Falke Cederfeldt Student Teacher
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
Nyegaard, Niels Part-time Lecturer niny@cas.au.dk
Nygaard, Bertel Associate professor, research programme director 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
Ostoic, Antonio Rivero Postdoc jaro@cas.au.dk 1463, 421
Poulsen, Bjørn Professor hisbp@cas.au.dk +4587162184 1461, 424
Rasmussen, Carsten Porskrog Honorary professor +4573121400
Rom-Jensen, Byron Zachary Postdoc bzrj@cas.au.dk 1461, 421
Saabye, Sigrid Nielsen Postdoc ssaabye@cc.au.dk
Sandberg, Pete Postdoc petesandberg@cas.au.dk +4526376941 1463, 528
Sobotkova, Adéla Associate professor adela@cas.au.dk +4587162317 1463, 522
Sørensen, Anne Senior Advisor hisais@cas.au.dk +4550177474 1461, 525
Thelle, Mikkel Associate professor iksmikkel@cas.au.dk +4587162206 1461, 428
Witcombe, Nicola Anne Project Coordinator nwitcombe@cas.au.dk +4587161959 1461, 415
Østergaard, Uffe Honorary professor uffe@cas.au.dk +4529458584

At Classical Studies

Name Job title Email Phone Building
Brughmans, Tom Associate professor t.b@cas.au.dk +4587162546 4230, 226
Djurslev, Christian Thrue Assistant Professor ctd@cas.au.dk 1461, 321
Donnellan, Lieve Assistant Professor l.donnellan@cas.au.dk +4587162346 1463, 318
Fitzgerald, Taylor Grace Research Assistant tgf@cas.au.dk
Frahm, Astrid Eugenie Haug Student Teacher
Hass, Trine Arlund Postdoc klftjah@cas.au.dk 1461, 321
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
Johansen, Mathias Holland
Kristensen, Silas Student Teacher
Kristensen, Troels Myrup Associate professor, research programme director tmk@cas.au.dk +4587162043 1461, 320
Malinovski, Oliver Gilbert Student Teacher
Mølgaard, Tina Student Teacher
Møller Christensen, Dorthe Teaching Assistant Professor dorthemchristensen@cas.au.dk +4587162394 1461, 328
Nørskov, Vinnie Associate professor klavn@cas.au.dk +4587162801 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
Svenningsen, Sara Ahrendt Part-time Lecturer sas@cas.au.dk
Wattenberg, Hanna Frederike Student Teacher
van Emde Boas, Evert Associate professor evert.vanemdeboas@cas.au.dk 1463, 325

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 Senior Advisor hisais@cas.au.dk +4550177474 1461, 525


2019.11.07 | Historie og Klassiske Studier

Bureaucracy - A documentary by Richard Cole

Funded by Aarhus University Research Foundation Richard Cole and Alexis Hatto has produced a documentary on bureaucracy

2019.03.15 | Historie og Klassiske Studier

Niels Wium Olesen indstillet til Læsernes bogpris 2019


Wed 15 Apr
12:30-18:00 | Aarhus University, Byilding 1483, room 312 (IMC Meeting room)
CANCELLED - Meaningful Memories - CANCELLED
Colloquium at Aarhus University
Wed 22 Apr
15:15-17:00 | Aarhus University, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C. -Nobelauditoriet - Building 1482, room 105
Miljøhistorie - in Danish - Likely to be a video conference
Seminar med: Seminar med Bo Poulsen, professor ved Historie - AAU Jakob Bek-Thomsen, lektor ved Idehistorie - AU Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen, lektor, Videnskabsstudier, AU
Wed 06 May
15:00-17:00 | Information about location will follow later
Seminar on the political culture of the 1970s
Speakers: Thorsten Borring Olesen (AU) Anne Bos (Centrum voor Parlementaire Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit)