Our research interests are mankind and human societies from the Old Stone Age to modern times. The Department forms a meeting place for students, staff, and researchers from Ancient history, Archaeology, and History. Among our staff we have experts on different periods in the history of man, such as the European Bronze Age, ancient Greece and Rome, the Nordic Middle Ages, pre-industrial peasant society as well as social and political processes in modern times.
The three subjects offer their own courses from the undergraduate level up to the degree of Ph.D. at the same time as they are part of interdisciplinary education programmes. The Department also offers a programme for future history teachers.
Our research concerns different epochs in the past. A number of projects concern Sweden or the other Nordic countries, but members of our staff are also engaged in research on non-European areas such as the Incas and the Mediterranean region in antiquity.
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[29 Apr 2013]
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[22 Mar 2012]
The University of Gothenburg announces 5 positions as postgraduate student.
27 May at 5:00 PM [Seminar]