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HI1430 Viking and Medieval Scandinavia (first cycle, both terms)

In this survey course we begin by exploring how Viking society emerged and developed over time, as well as how the image of Vikings and Viking society has changed throughout history. For the early medieval period the evolving formation of the Nordic states is emphasized within the framework of the immense transformations of society that took place during this time. Among those changes were the conversion from pagan beliefs to Christianity, from oral to literate culture, and from chieftain power to centralized kingdoms. Similarities and differences between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe are also highlighted and analysed.

Viking and Medieval Scandinavia (15 HEC)

HI1440 Western Colonialism and Imperialism (first cycle, both terms)

The course is conducted in the form of lectures and seminars. To begin with all students study a few key works that are focused on Western colonialism from various perspectives. These works are then discussed during introductory lectures and seminars. Following this there is an opportunity to examine various aspects of, or epochs in the history of Western colonialism in more detail through the study of more specialised literature. Examination is carried out via home examination and/or memorandum discussion.

Western Colonialism and Imperialism (15 HEC)

HI1450 History of the Swedish Welfare State (first cycle, both terms)

The course gives an overview over the Swedish welfare state and its historical and ideological roots. Analysing the joint influence of the social, economic and political forces that led to the formation of the Swedish welfare state significant social, economic and political developments will be dealt with, including class and gender aspects. In addition the course will discuss different historical interpretations of the welfare state. Also some international comparisons will be done.

History of the Swedish Welfare State (15 HEC)

HI2180 Therapy for conflictual histories - working through a problematic past (second cycle, spring term)

In recent years the use of history is a topic that has had a growing impact on history education, research and public debate. The aim of this course is to develop uses of history that go beyond traditional research and communication skills and are rather focused the application of history. A general purpose is to explore the possibilities for the historian to act as a ”social therapist”. Different theoretical perspectives on working through the past are introduced, e.g. construction of identities, mourning and conflict management. The problems are illustrated by particular cases. An important dimension of the course is to let the students themselves critically reflect and apply history in different cases of a problematic past, mainly European conflicts of interpretation with ethnic, political or social aspects.

Therapy for conflictual histories - working through a problematic past (15 HEC)


AE2060 Documentation and interpretation of rock art (second cycle, summer course)

The course covers a range of theoretical and practical aspects of the documentation and interpretation of rock art. It is organized in three main sections: one distance-based sequence focusing on theory, one applied sequence conducted in the field, and one distance-based advanced study project. Various types of instruction are used in the course, such as lectures, seminars, fieldwork, advanced study project and group collaborations.

Documentation and interpretation of rock art (15 HEC)

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