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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.

News

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

Mette Buchardt from Aalborg University is a guest professor at the Umeå Research Centre for Socia...

New book about the history of field research institutions
Published: 10 Oct, 2018

Around the world, from low coasts to high mountains, researchers have established and used field...

School of Education jointly starts Arctic teacher training
Published: 23 Aug, 2018

Umeå School of Education is aiming to strengthen the education and research collaborations in the...