Institute of History

The Institute of History (IHIST) brings together researchers from the fields of history, archaeology, cultural anthropology and sociology.

Research at IHIST ranges from Antiquity to today, and by eschewing periodization, the continuities and changes over the long term are emphasized. The historical areas forming today’s Luxembourg and Greater Region, the crossroads of Europe, constitute a stimulating case study for historical investigation of:

These four major themes of research at IHIST are placed in a larger European context, with a particular focus on transnational connections and cultural transfers. Moreover, a metanational approach allows researchers to reflect on the risks of methodological nationalism and anachronisms in general.

Research undertaken at IHIST is strongly linked to the teaching of history in the Bachelor, Master and PhD curricula. Additional history events organized for the public also allow researchers to introduce the current debates in history to a wider audience.

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