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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

Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour

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.
 

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New book
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In the Sultan’s Salon

The book "In the Sultan’s Salon: Learning, Religion, and Rulership at the Mamluk Court of Qāniṣawh al-Ghawrī (r. 1501–1516)" presents the first study of an Islamic court of Egypt as a centre of scholarship, religion, and politics.

New online master's in Religious Minorities
Michael Stousberg professor in Religious Studies

Knowledge about religious minorities is key to global citizenship

Religious minorities can challenge societal consensus on how people should lead their lives. How much difference are societies and states willing to allow for? A brand-new online master’s program aims to improve our knowledge about religious minorities around the world.

New book
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Routledge Handbook of South Asian Religions

The book explores religions in historical and contemporary South Asia as an academic interdisciplinary field of research. Knut A. Jacobsen, Professor at AHKR is the editor.

Online Master´s programme
Christians as a religious minority in Contemporary China

Master of Arts Religious Minorities

Do you want an in-depth understanding of religious minorities in a contemporary cultural and political context? Apply for the brand new fully online Master´s Program at the University of Bergen, starting Autumn 2021. Application deadline is now passed.

Horizon 2020
Portrett av Eivind Seland

International scholars to Bergen to conduct EU-funded research

Six European researchers have received EU funding for research residencies at the University of Bergen through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) programme. Four of the six grants go to research projects in collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities.