Welcome to the Institute of History at the University of Bern. Here we research and teach the study of history in all its thematic breadth and methodological diversity. Our research deals with the history of Europe from antiquity to the present, as well as with the history of regions outside of Europe.
Special focal points are the history of Latin America, Eastern European history as well as environmental and climate history. Our institute is the only one in German-speaking Switzerland with its own department of Swiss history, which deals with our country's past from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.
In the podcast of the Institute of History at the University of Bern, historians shed light on current topics from a historical perspective.
Invitation: Book Launch „A Colonial Book Market“ by the author Agnes Gehbald. Commentaries by Stefanie Gänger (Heidelberg), Gabriela Ramos (Cambridge), Daniel Bellingradt (Augsburg). Followed by a Peruvian Apéro, offered by the Embassy of Peru.
The devastating impacts of the man-made climate catastrophe are omnipresent. What can research on the past contribute to the solution of current and future challenges of climate change? A talk about «summits» and the challenges of environmental history with Prof. Dr. Christian Rohr.
Corina Liebi impressed the jury of the SNSF image competition with the image of her work in the archives of the former prince-bishopric of Basel in Porrentruy (JU).
Publication of Moisés Prieto: Narratives of Dictatorship in the Age of Revolution. Emotions, Power and Legitimacy in the Atlantic Space
Liliane Marti receives the Institute Award of the Institute of History for her dissertation ' Konflikt und Konzil: Konfliktbewältigungsstrategien im Donatistenstreit'.