Cultural History

The key concepts of cultural history are culture and temporality. It focuses on human acts in time and their motivation, conditions, and consequences. Instead of spanning extensive historical periods, cultural history attempts to outline the everyday lives and worldviews of past generations. Cultural history is, by definition, a multidisciplinary field of science. Its methodology is analogous to that of research on culture and art, but it emphasizes the temporal context and changes related to the target of research.

Cultural history is a good minor subject for students of the Faculty of Art and Design, tourism research, and sociology, but it can also be studied by those interested in the everyday lives of people of the past centuries and in the changes that they have encountered.

At the University of Lapland, cultural history can be studied as basic studies (25 cr.) and subject studies (35 cr.), amounting to a total of 60 credits. The courses and their descriptions can be found at WebOodi.