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.
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