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History and Education

History and Education combines perspectives from both history didactics and educational history. It is both a research group and a research subject with it's own doctoral students.

The research is focused around historical aspects on socialization in education, education of minorities and the design of different school subjects. The voluminous research on the history of the school subject of history unites aspects of history didactics and history of education. The historical dimension is also prominent in research on how the mediation and uses of history shape national, ethnical and political identity in society at large.

Research geared at contemporary times comprises projects on student's interest in history, intercultural history and academic history teaching. The research group is also characterized by extensive international contacts and we are involved in international projects on history textbooks, textbook revision, history teacher training, popular/public history, digital history and debates on history education.


History teaching in focus at international symposium

Researchers from four continents met in Umeå at a symposium on history teaching.

School journeys and the future citizen

A new dissertation examines how school journeys in Portugal were used to shape citizens and the nation.

School of Education jointly starts Arctic teacher training

Umeå School of Education starts Arctic teacher training for social justice and equality in joint project.

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See current publications in history and education.

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Latest update: 2018-10-19