Research groups at AHKR
The research at the department spans a wide area and are concentrated in thematic groups.
The Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion aims to maintain and strengthen its four established and related disciplines, as well as create a basis for innovative interdisciplinary research and teaching.
There are 11 cross-disciplinary research groups at the department, and all staff members are part of one or more research groups. The groups organise research seminars, student seminars, guest lectures and other activities within their thematic fields.
The Ancient World
The research group has as its overall objective to create a collaborative platform for research and teaching in antiquity and unite researchers from UiB and other universities.
Between expert knowledge and everyday knowledge
The aim of this research group is to explore expert knowledge and everyday knowledge, the interaction and the power struggle between them.
Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
The research group brings together scholars from various departments and faculties at the University of Bergen who are interested in the study of Islam, the Middle East, and neighboring regions.
The research group brings together an interdisciplinary group of research faculty and PhD students with an interest in environmental issues.
Humans and materiality
This research group focuses on past human materiality to gain insight into, and develop knowledge about our past.
Medieval History – religion and everyday life
This research group is interested about the effects and the role of religion in the medieval society in a broad perspective.
The research group is dedicated to the study of minorities in the widest sense: ethnic, linguistic, religious, of gender, of sexuality, and of race.
Transnational History, 1750–present
The research group's main focus is on modern times, and includes historical and cultural processes from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.