Department of History

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The Department of History offers intellectually exciting and methodologically innovative research projects and teaching curricula. Our faculty are committed to providing evidence-based analysis of a broad range of historical phenomena, from antiquity to the near-present. We strive toward advancing scholarship on issues in our past that cut across different eras, such as…

[Translate to Englisch:] Beschreibung: About us
Klio, die Muse der Geschichtswissenschaft, nach einem Kupferstich von Hendrick Goltzius, 1592. Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, Graphische Sammlung, Foto: Gabriele Bößert.

Degree programmes

In Kassel, it is possible to study history for teaching at grammar schools and at secondary schools and secondary modern schools in addition to it also being offered as a BA/MA course of study as a major subject or a minor subject. Students who wish to study teaching for primary schools can also set a subject-related focus here.

Subject areas

Teaching area

Head of the department

Prof. Dr. Hubertus Büschel


Universität Kassel
Nora Platiel-Str. 1
34127 Kassel
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