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History and International Relations

Research in the History and International Relations specialization starts with the interconnectedness and interdependence of global political, economic and cultural developments.

These issues are studied from multidisciplinary and multilevel perspectives, which are grounded in historical and regional contexts, and viewed through a broad range of theories and concepts. Our time frame is flexible, but we mostly focus on the contemporary, post-World War II era. Researchers investigate issues and topics that cross or combine different disciplines, History and International relations in particular, adding a historical dimension to International Relations research and giving an explicitly comparative, trans-national and international dimension to historical research.