Welcome ...

… 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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    With Alexandra Föderl Schmid, Israel correspondent of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Marko Feingold, President of the Jewish Community Salzburg, on the occasion of his 106th birthday.
    The former standard editor-in-chief and current Israel correspondent for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Alexandra Föderl-Schmid, presents her latest book "Unfassbare Wunder", in which she recorded 24 conversations with Holocaust survivors in Germany, Austria and Israel. Tuesday, 28 May, 19:00 pm, Max Gandolph Library of the University of Salzburg.
    On 27 April, Ass. Prof. i. R. Dr. Reinhard Rublack passed away. Reinhard Rublack came in the pioneering phase of the University of Salzburg as a graduate theologian (studies, inter alia, Rudolf Bultmann) with Professor Rudolf Gönner from Saarbrücken to the (then) Institute for Education. As early as 1970 he completed his second degree with the interdisciplinary humanities dissertation on "The educational political trend of the 'Salzburger Intelligenzblatt' 1784 - 1806."
    In the fall of last year, our university passed the "college and family" audit. In January, the Federal Minister for Women, Families and Youth, Dr. Juliane Bogner-Strauß, recognized the certification of the PLUS as a family-friendly university.
    In cooperation with the University of Freiburg, the University of Salzburg is bringing the digital election aid "WahlSwiper" for the first time to Austria for the upcoming European elections.
    The Kurt-Zopf-Förderpreis 2018 was awarded on Wednesday, 24 April, 2019, to the plant ecologist, Stefan Dötterl, the sleep researcher, Manuel Schabus, and the mathematician, Wolfgang Trutschnig. The Salzburg scientists each received prize money of € 5,000 for their outstanding publications.
    The Botanical Garden invites you to a free guided tour! Meeting point: Entrance to the Botanical Garden. Duration: approximately one hour. The tour takes place regardless of the weather. Botanical Garden, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34.
    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.
    What is a successful life? The encounter with the unconventional grandmother, who is believed to be dead, and who lives in a hidden house in the middle of the forest, brings a young woman to unexpected discoveries that turn her life upside down. (Picus Verlag)
    It's that time again, on 29 May, 2019, the concert of the University Orchestra will take place for this semester. We look forward to seeing you!
    29 MAY: Dirk ROSE (Innsbruck): "Ich bin Dynamit" - NIETZSCHE als Polemiker // PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES // 6 March to 26 June, 2019, every Wednesday, 18.00-19.30h, at the Unipark Nonntal // www.wk.sbg.ac.at/de/kunstpolemik
    Guest Lecture on Ancient History, Archaeology and Mycenaology, A City of Stones. The topography of the Athenian inscriptions, Dr. Irene Berti, Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg, Monday, 3 June, 2019, 18:30 s.t., Residenzplatz 1/4, SR. 1.42.
    The Botanical Garden invites you to a free guided tour! Meeting point: Entrance to the Botanical Garden. Duration: Approximately one hour. The tour takes place in all weather conditions. Botanical Garden, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34.
    6 June, Katharina PRAGER: Der Zeitkämpfer KARL KRAUS – polemische und satirische Praktiken in der Ersten Republik // 12 June, Uta DEGNER: Literatur als „Kampfgas“. Polemik als produktives Prinzip bei ELFRIEDE JELINEK // 19 June, Daniel FULDA: Polemik im Dienst der guten Sache? ROBERT MENASSES Hallstein-Zitate und der Streit über die europäische Einigung // 26 June, Herwig GOTTWALD: Der Kampf um die Gesinnungsästhetik. CHRISTA WOLF und der deutsch-deutsche Literaturaturstreit.
    The 32nd Session of the Peace Psychology Forum on "Flight, Migration, Xenophobia and Racism" 14 -16 June, 2019, University of Salzburg, Unipark Nonntal.
    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!
  • Veranstaltungen
  • 26.05.19 Streifzug durch den Garten
    26.05.19 Shona Skulpturen, Kunst aus Simbabwe im Botanischen Garten
    28.05.19 Romanlesung mit Thomas Sautner „Großmutters Haus“
    29.05.19 Personalisierung und Digitalisierung als Beispiele aktueller Trends in der Psychotherapieforschung
    29.05.19 „Ich bin Dynamit“ – Nietzsche als Polemiker
    29.05.19 Sprachwandel R/Evolution von unsichtbarer Hand ?
    29.05.19 Konzert des Universitätsorchesters Salzburg
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