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Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious studies

The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies combines researchers, teachers and students from many research areas within the humanities under one roof. This mix of creative people and ideas creates a dynamic atmosphere that facilitates strong research environments and a wide variety of courses and programs.

Research

Our research
Our research

Research within archaeology, history, history of ideas, philosophy, religious studies and theology.

Our research subjects
Our research subjects

We conduct research within archaeology, history, history of ideas, philosophy, religious studies and theology.

Collaborate with us
Collaborate with us

External contacts are of great importance to us, as is an on-going dialogue with media and society.

Education

Our programmes
Our programmes

See our degree programmes.

Our courses
Our courses

We offer courses within a number of subjects in the Humanities. See our range of courses.

Doctoral studies
Doctoral studies

We have about 20 active doctoral students and provide doctoral studies in many subjects within the Humanities.

In focus

News

Jacqueline van Gent visiting professor at UGPS during May 2019
Published: 30 Apr, 2019

Associate Professor Jacqueline van Gent, Australia, is visiting Umeå Group for Premodern Studies during May.

New guest Professor at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Published: 17 Oct, 2018

Professor Mette Buchardt, Aalborg University, is a guest at the Department from 15 October to 9 November.

New book about the history of field research institutions
Published: 15 Aug, 2018

Thirteen researchers study the history of field research institutions, from the 17th century and onward.