At the Department of History, you can complete a doctorate in History or Eastern European History. History covers all eras from the Middle Ages to contemporary history.

Since the 1990s, Basel’s Department of History has made an international name for itself with its historico-cultural, historico-anthropological and gender history research. Swiss history, Eastern European history and African history are particular touchstones. In recent years, the Department of History has focused its research and teaching on two overarching topics: A global perspective on European history and Renaissances. The department’s research also tackles a range of further subjects: African history, Eastern European history, images, things and media, gender history, the history of knowledge, and the history of Basel.

You can find more information on the BGSH research here.

Our doctoral subjects (in German)