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… to the Department of History!  

The relationship between the past and the present pervades current events, be it political topics, the coverage of crises and conflicts across the globe or the issues of culture and identity debated around the world. In order to understand the present, it is necessary to reflect critically on the past – something the Department of History, founded in 1964, sets great store by. The Department deals with the period from the Middle Ages to the present from a local, European and global perspective, with lecturers who have their own individual approaches to history. The general object of the Department’s research and teaching is to grasp the historical dimension of political, economic, societal, social and cultural developments.

The Department’s main areas of research and teaching include – partly in cooperation with related fields – food studies, Habsburg studies, environment – sustainability – resources, intercultural religious history, history and media, migration, and comparative research on fascism, dictatorship and genocide. Another focus area is teacher training in history and political education, as well as subject-oriented history and political didactics. 

Students with a degree in history are qualified for professions in the humanities, cultural and social sciences, or for teaching. Additional qualifications, such as foreign languages, social sciences and economic knowledge, skills in the field of new media, museum didactics or cultural management, increase their opportunities in the labour market. Generally speaking, a degree in history opens the door to excellent qualifications that are sought after in business, culture, public institutions, politics, media and international organisations.
 

  • News
    In the current Economists' Ranking of the German Handelsblatt, University Professor Florian Huber (31), from the Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (SCEUS), placed 100th place in the ranking for current research achievement and 62nd place in the Young Economists' ranking, which rates the overall research performance of under-40s.
    The orientation events for Erasmus and exchange students who will be attending the University of Salzburg in the winter semester 2019/2020 will take place from Monday, the 16th of September to Friday, the 27th of September, 2019.
    On Tuesday, 1 October, 2019, an informative event will be held at 17:15 in HS 3.348 (Unipark, 3rd floor, Department of Romance Studies), which is aimed primarily at all newly enrolled students of the Master's programme. Additionally, current students of the subject, as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to attend.
    On 17 September, 2019, Prof. Heinrich Schmidinger, the outgoing Rector of the University of Salzburg, was awarded the city seal in gold by Mayor Harry Preuner for his services to the city of Salzburg.
    Dr. Therese Wohlschlager will be awarded the Feigl Prize of the Austrian Society for Analytical Chemistry on lthe 25th of September, 2019, during the 18th Austrian Chemistry Days 2019 in Linz.
    From the labor market to immigration. How have attitudes and ways of life changed in Austria in the last decades? This will be the main focus at the University of Salzburg during the Congress "Everything in Transition? Dynamics and continuities of modern societies." The congress is organized by the Austrian Society for Sociology and will take place from 26 to 28 September, 2019.
    As in the case of the recent European elections, a team from the Political Science Department of the University of Salzburg, together with the digital agency MOVACT, drafted a digital election assistance tool for the 29 September National elections on - the WahlSwiper.
    In order to make it easier for new students to start their studies, the University of Salzburg offers Orientation Days held the last week of September. During this time, undergraduates receive information about our university's central facilities around study, introduction to the IT infrastructure and much more.
    Wood / linocuts and oil painting • Franz Glanzner
    Important dates and information to register for the courses at the Language Centre in the Winter Semester 2019/20.
    The University Library Salzburg (main library and Faculty Library for Law) opens the door to the public and offers a diverse program.
    Karl-Markus Gauss reads for socially disadvantaged children in Romania. The Salzburg writer Karl-Markus Gauss has been dealing with the lives of Roma in Eastern Europe for decades. In a dialogue with Michael König, Managing Director of Diakoniewerk Salzburg, he talks about his experiences on this evening.
    The Salzburg Armenologist, Jasmine Dum-Tragut, opens the first exhibition on 31 August, 2019, at the Genocide Museum in Yerevan. The exhibition shows the fate of Armenian prisoners of war in the Austrian prison camps during the First World War.
    Markus Hinterhäuser / Intendant of the Salzburg Festival and Christophe Slagmuylder / Intendant of the Wiener Festwochen under the moderation of Dorothea von Hantelmann / Professor at Bard College Berlin, discuss the "Festival Curating Today".
    Democracy and the rule of law seem to have experienced better times in Europe. The recent developments in many countries point to a dismantling of the rule of law, fundamental rights and democracy.
  • Veranstaltungen
  • 24.09.19 Orientierungstag für Erstsemestrige
    25.09.19 Orientierungstag für Erstsemestrige
    25.09.19 Dr. Brigitta Elsässer Venia: „Organische Chemie“
    25.09.19 Wenn die E-Gitarre lacht... Taschenopernfestival 2019 "Salzburg liegt am Meer"
    26.09.19 Orientierungstag für Erstsemestrige
    26.09.19 Tagung für Praktische Philosophie
    26.09.19 Holz-/Linolschnitte und Ölmalerei • Franz Glanzner
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