Research conducted by various historians, art historians and archaeologists focuses on heritage, memory and the history of the landscape. Cross-disciplinary cooperation also exists in the field of research methods and the Digital Humanities.
The History education and research is distinguishing itself with an approach in which European history is not the obvious starting point, and which includes long-term perspectives. The department's research is organised primarily in the VU's Interfaculty Research Institute for Culture, Cognition, History and Heritage, CLUE+.
The research groups are the basic building blocks of the Department of Art & Culture, History, and Antiquity. They are organised around chairs and chair groups and cover the fields of media, art, design, architecture, history, classical languages, Assyriology and archaeology. Professors, academic staff and PhD students pursue interdisciplinary collaboration, embedded in the research programmes of the various chairs. The department's teaching is inspired by research.
ARTS & CULTURAL STUDIES
ANTIQUITY AND ARCHAEOLOGY
- Greek and Latin Language and Literature
- Ancient History and Assyriology