Why study history?
Those who study history better understand constant change and can provide orientation in times of upheaval. The study of history provides a unique insight into past worlds. It can show how people in the past dealt with hunger, wars and scarcity, which festivals they celebrated, and which religions and ideologies shaped their view of the world.
The study of history deals with the historical roots of current phenomena such as migration, racism and global inequality and questions the relationship between humans and the environment or the change in gender roles. Furthermore, historical studies questions how the historical past is used as an argument in political disputes and, if necessary, even instrumentalised.