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Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion

At Faculty of Humanities

Contact information

Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41255 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Delivery address
Lundgrensgatan 5
41256 Göteborg


About Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion

Go to our website: https://www.gu.se/en/literature-history-of-ideas-religion

The subjects offered by the department – Comparative Literature, Theatre Studies, History of Ideas and Science, Religious Studies and Theology – are united by a common interest in the analysis and interpretation of texts and cultural practices. The study of mankind and of what is human in cultural contexts ranging from literature, philosophy, science, politics and religion, from ancient stone tablets to contemporary digital media, forms the basis of the education and research carried out at the Department.

We offer an array of undergraduate courses, master courses, and postgraduate courses. We also educate future teachers in Religion and Swedish and we offer a Master's programme in Digital Humanities, a Bachelor's programme in Theology and a Master's programme in Theology.