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Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion

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Telephone: (+47) 55 58 23 00
Fax: (+47) 55 58 96 54
E-mail: post@ahkr.uib.no

Office address: Øysteinsgate 3
Address: Postboks 7805, 5020 BERGEN, Norway

The Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion – AHKR – was established on 1st August 2007 as a result of restructuring at the Faculty of Humanities, uniting four highly profiled, well established and related disciplines. The Department aims to maintain and strengthen these academic identities, and create a basis for innovative interdisciplinary research and teaching. Seven cross-disciplinary research groups have been established at the department, and a wide range of studies and courses are taught.
 

Disciplines
 

RESEARCH | ARCHAEOLOGY

Technology and innovation not driven by climate change

Climate change was less important for technological innovation among Stone Age humans than previously assumed.

RESEARCH | HISTORY

Skeletons reveal history

Using skeletons, biological anthropologist Stian Suppersberger Hamre studies the food and travels of Scandinavians who lived 1,000 years ago.

News

Four new centres aiming for excellence

Four research centres at the University of Bergen have gone to the second round in the process of becoming a Norwegian Centre of Excellence.

THE PHD INTERVIEW

The traces of the women of the past

Despite a strong domination of men, many women worked and lived at Bryggen (“The German Wharf”) in Bergen during the Middle Ages. Sigrid Samset Mygland wanted to find out who these women were.

1st World Congress on Business History / 20th Congress of the European Business History Association

Business history around the World – today & tomorrow
25–27 August 2016
Bergen, Norway