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The Subject of History

Department of History | The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

About us

Welcome to the Subject of History

The world we live in is the result of everything that has happened up to the present. Therefore, knowledge of history helps us understand the world as it is today. Additionally, studying history gives one perspective and knowledge for thinking critically about our past, ourselves and our present time.

The Subject of History belongs to the Department of History. We offer exciting courses spanning from the cultures of antiquity to current cultures in the present – at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. 

The Department of History is a large place of work, where hundreds of curious students are accepted every year. It is also one of Sweden’s leading research environments for history and the home of the National Graduate School in Historical Studies. Our teaching staff has research competence within all historical periods, and within a variety of research fields. 

Besides History, the department consists of the subject of Human Rights Studies and from 2019 The Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies.