The study of history has been one of the core disciplines of the University of Bern since its establishment in 1834. The Institute of History offers study programs in the two-stage Bachelor-Master-System as well as a broad doctoral program. The Institute of History is an organizational unit of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Bern and, together with the Institute of Archaeological Sciences, forms the Department of History and Archaeology.
The Institute of History of the University of Bern is the only institute of its kind in the German-speaking part of Switzerland to combine the approach of a modern political history with insights from cultural and gender history, as well as economic, social and environmental history.
Within the ESEH Conference 2023 in Bern two summer schools (17–20 August 2023) will be held on mountain and plain research in environmental history:
→ Climate (Aeschi bei Spiez)
→ Commons (Val d'Anniviers)
The summer schools are open to young researchers (PhD students and early postdocs) worldwide.
The deadline for applications is 31 October 2022.
The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is pleased to invite proposals for sessions, individual papers, roundtables, posters, and other – more experimental – forms of communicating scholarship for its 2023 biennial conference. The conference theme has been chosen in connection to Bern’s closeness to the Alps and it points to a much broader set of historiographical issues.
Prof. Dr Christof Dejung talks about the publication «The Global Bourgeoisie: The Rise of the Middle Classes in the Age of Empire». The publication examines the rise of the middle classes around the world during the 19th century.
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