Key terms for cultural history are culture and temporality. Instead of spanning extensive historical periods, cultural history focuses on the everyday lives and worldviews of past generations. We look at human actions in time, their motivations, circumstances and effects, and the meanings given to them. Our areas of specialisation and particular strengths are in northern cultural history and the dialogue between art and research.
The studies provide students with qualifications for teaching history. In addition to basic and subject studies in cultural history, students are also required to hold a master's degree and have completed teachers' pedagogical studies.
At our university it is possible to complete basic (25 cr.) and subject studies
(35 cr.) in cultural history. Students can also take individual courses. We
offer courses for those basic degree and doctoral students whose theses
and dissertations require a grasp of the historical approach and
methodology of historical research.
The cultural history studies
are designed for students who are interested in past generations'
actions, thoughts and relationships to the world, presence of history in
the present, and the way history influences the everyday lives and
images of the future of contemporary people. Cultural History welcomes
multidisciplinary discussion, and our minor students come from a wide
range of subjects at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of
Education and Faculty of Art and Design.
Note! The module is taught in Finnish.
Email for the staff: firstname.lastname (at) ulapland.fi.
Tom Linkinen (University of Turku)