Titleimage: Institute of History

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.

News | Events | Social Media