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Welcome to the ethnology guide

European ethnology is the study of how mankind influences and mirrors the general cultural history of Europe through the daily life. How do we understand our own and others' way of life? How do we explain cultural differences in habits and opinions? These are just some of the questions ethnology seeks to answer.

The subject includes a study of Danish pre-industrial traditions and ways of life but primarily emphasises cultural processes and the meeting of cultures in the modern world. As a result, in the daily work ethnology is more closely related to the social sciences (e.g. anthropology and sociology) than to the traditional historical/archaeological subjects.

A subdivision of ethnology is Museology which explores how to visually present research to the public.


If you are interested in the opportunities that computer technology can bring into humanities you could visit [HUMlab]. [HUMlab] is a meeting place for students and staff with an interest in digital humanities. [HUMlab] is equipped with six powerful computers and exciting hardware and software.

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