Subject-wise there is a large spread, which is beneficial both for students and for the exchange of knowledge between researchers and teachers. At the same time, there are some clear directions linked to other activities at the university. One such direction is cultural history and use of history, which is part of the extensive research on the role of culture in society. Another clear direction is the exploration of health issues from a historical perspective.
Research in history at Linköping University
While some scientists clearly categorize themselves as historians, others have a multi-disciplinary identity. The research at Linköping University is characterized by both breadth and depth. It is primarily the last centuries of history that is being explored but there are also representatives of older periods.