Researchers in our history community have expertise in multiple subjects that help understand and elaborate the relationship of past and present, such as transcultural encounters, history and memory politics, colonial medicine, networks of knowledge and development cooperation, environmental history, health and well-being in the Arctic, Nordic childhood and youth history, and forced migration and immigration policies. We welcome opportunities to enhance international and cross-disciplinary cooperation.

The unit hosts several research projects that target topical issues related to the above mentioned themes. Projects are funded by the Academy of Finland and private foundations and engage senior and post-doctoral scholars as well as doctoral candidates. More information on these projects can be found under the heading Research groups.

Historians contribute their expertise to 'Understanding Humans in Change', one of the focus areas of the University of Oulu.



Last updated: 17.12.2020