Welcome to Mosa Historia, the web blog of the Department of History at Maastricht University! The Department plays an essential role in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) as a provider of knowledge and expertise in the field of historical studies for both teaching and research. This includes, but is not limited to, our BA programmes in Arts and Culture as well as European Studies.
Research and teaching concentrate on three major domains: political history, the history of technology and sciences, cultural and intellectual history. While Europe is our central scope, there is an increasing interest in transnational and global entanglements. Research and teaching in the Department strongly focus on the history of the 19th to 21st centuries.
This blog serves as a window on the activities of staff members of the Department. Through their contributions, our historians aim to introduce, popularise, and critically reflect on their work, findings, and challenges. Contributions to Mosa Historia can be in Dutch as well as English.