Historiography in the Aesthetical Sciences, 7.5 credits

About the education

The course problematises historical writing as a scholarly and academic subject. During the course, different aspects of how historical knowledge is structured and constructed will be taken up. In other words, the course will examine the science of writing history: historiography. The joining of aesthetic theories with the historiographical principles that shape the representation of the arts is of particular interest. Different key terms, central to historical material, will be studied. The focus of the study is selected by the individual student.

Subject: Performance Studies

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Area of interest: Arts and Humanities

How are different cultures created and how do they affect us? Arts and Humanities is an area of interest that includes a wide variety of subjects such as Archaeology, Philosophy, History, Religion, Ethnology, Literature, and Theatre and Performance Studies. In one way or another these subjects are an expression of how culture affects human beings and society. As a student you will improve your analytical skills and learn to identify different lines of development, often in an interdisciplinary context.

Studies within Arts and Humanities give you broad general competence that is very useful in the job market, where autonomy, analytical and communication skills are in great demand.

Department responsible for education

Department of Culture and Aesthetics