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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.
 

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    A lawyer and two researchers from the scientific discipline won the Young Investigator Awards. They were presented during the Day of the University.
    The University Council approved the proposals of the designated Rector Hendrik Lehnert, and chose Nicola Hüsing, Katja Hutter, Barbara Romauer and Martin Weichbold as the new Vice-Rectors. The new Rectorate will start work on 1 October, 2019.
    In a ceremony on the "Day of the University" yesterday, Rector Heinrich Schmidinger bade farewell. Previously, he had discussed with his successor Hendrik Lehnert on the past, present and future of the Paris Lodron University Salzburg.
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    Thanks to a generous legacy on the part of Herrn Kurt Zopf, the University of Salzburg is endowing the €10,000.00 Kurt Zopf Prize for habilitated members of organizational units of the University, which include the fields of Humanities, Cultural and / or Social Sciences, Law or Theology.
    The Botanical Garden invites you to a free guided tour! Meeting point: entrance to the Botanical Garden. Duration: about two hours. The tours takes place in all weather conditions. Botanical Garden, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34.
    The continuing education offer for committed teachers and interested parties in the new compact conference format in the Großen Universitätsaula Salzburg. Register now and learn how to make children and adolescents feel secure!
    Prof. Dr. Andreas Nehring (FAU Erlangen) will hold a Public Lecture on Monday, 17 June, 2019, ay 17:00 in HS 103 of the Faculty of Catholic Theology (Universitätsplatz 1, Salzburg, 3rd floor)
    The Botanical Garden invites you to a free guided tour! Meeting point: Entrance to the Botanical Garden. Duration: approximately one hour. The tour will take place in all weather conditions. Botanical Garden, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34.
    Thu 27 JUNE, 18:00: FINAL EVENT OF THE PROGRAM KUNSTPOLEMIK – POLEMIKKUNST // KunstQuartier|Bergstr. 12a |W&K-Atelier, 1. OG // www.w-k.sbg.ac.at/de/kunstpolemik-polemikkunst
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    17.06.19 Public Lecture Prof. Nehring: Populäre Spiritualität – Achtsamkeit als neue Religion?
    18.06.19 Salzburger Apotheker-Kräutergarten
    18.06.19 5 (ein Resümee)
    18.06.19 W&K-Forum "5" (ein Resümee): Podiumsdiskussion, Buchpräsentation, Musik und Buffet
    19.06.19 Polemik im Dienst der guten Sache? Robert Menasses Hallstein-Zitate und der Streit über die europäische Einigung
    19.06.19 Sprachwandel R/Evolution von unsichtbarer Hand ?
    19.06.19 Karnivore Pflanzen
    23.06.19 Die Familie der Rötegewächse: Botanisches und Spannendes
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