Welcome to the Department of History at the University of Oulu. We are a dynamic, accomplished community of around 30 scholars and PhD students. Our innovative faculty offers teaching and carries out research on several nationally and internationally significant focus areas. Our particular expertise includes Arctic history, cultural identities, encounters and interactions, environment and health, gender history, ICT and the politics of historical memory. Our research is methodologically diverse and multidisciplinary in orientation. Our teaching is entwined with our research, encouraging students to get engaged with the latest historical knowledge.

The study of history prepares students to work in a wide variety of professions and to participate as critical and informed citizens. The study of history develops skills that are of utmost importance, for instance, in research, teaching, media, civil service, content creation and public relations.