University of Oslo

Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

Introduction

About the Department of Archaeology, Conservation, and History

The Department of Archaeology, Conservation, and History (IAKH) is comprised of three disciplines which in different ways study the past. The department has internationally oriented archaeologists, the only conservation program in Norway and the biggest group of historians in Scandinavia. The department has close to 100 employees, including non-permanent research fellows. The study programs span archaeology from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, object and paintings conservation, and history from Antiquity to the present age.

Facts and figures

Key figures for 2016

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Areas of research

  • Archaeology
  • Conservation
  • History

National commitments

The Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History are engaged in several national and international projects, including:

  • Archaeology: "Meetings Make History. Hunters’ Rock Art and Lands of identity in Mesolithic Northern Europe"
  • History: "The 1814 Project"
  • Conservation: "After the Black Death: Painting and Polychrome Sculpture in Norway, 1350‒1550"
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

Master in Modern International and Transnational History

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Oslo

Is the world moving closer together or is it drifting apart? History as a discipline has been increasingly reaching out beyond the limits of the nation state in order to study this question. [+]

Why choose this programme?

Is the world moving closer together or is it drifting apart? History as a discipline has been increasingly reaching out beyond the limits of the nation state in order to study this question. This new programme challenges its students to explore international and transnational processes, institutions and movements from multiple perspectives.

Building on the broad range of thematic competences present at Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History and the inspiring environment provided by the University of Oslo and the city, students are encouraged to study the forces that connect and separate people across national borders.

By focusing on international and transnational history from the mid-19th century to the recent past, the programme offers a broad and global historical perspective on political, cultural, social and economic processes both between and beyond nation states. It includes a combination of closely integrated core and specialized courses. Over the first three semesters students will be thoroughly prepared to write their final master's thesis through a practically oriented “horizontal” course module.... [-]


Contact

Address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Blindernveien 11 (kart)
0851 Oslo, Norway