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UFPEL’s Master’s Degree in History (PPGH for its spelling in Portuguese) was accredited by CAPES in 2009 and had its first class in 2010. The Program is the result of the collective efforts of professors of History from UFPel in search of teaching and research quality. The Program’s area of ​​concentration is Borders and Identities, with three lines of research: Politics and State, Society and Culture, and Arts and Historical Knowledge.

The proposal aims to study historical phenomena not based on a geographical area or a specific group, but rather on the idea of borders and identity and the multiple possibilities of interpretation and application of these two concepts. The PPGH is the second program of graduate studies hosted in a public institution of Rio Grande do Sul and the first program in History in the southern half of the state, opening the way for expansion of the study of History in a permanent academic perspective.

Area of Concentration

Lines of Research

Politics and State
This line of investigation brings the discussion of Political History supported by theoretical and methodological pluralism, focusing on attempts to reflect and define distinct phenomena, historical events and processes considering the ideas and practices of approach or distancing (the sense of the conceptual boundary) and also ideas and practices of characterization or categorization (the sense of conceptual identity). This line has as preferred objectives the relations of power, domination, size of the public, the State, society, exclusion, political thought, territory, economic policies, institutions, and the phenomena of migration and space.

Society and Culture
Within the framework of studies of Social and Cultural History, this line brings together the discussions of borders and identities in their mutable and relational aspects. It analyzes the socio-cultural boundaries between classes, groups or sectors and their mechanisms of integration and social statement; the process of formation and evolution of their identity, and associative and cultural instruments. It focuses on the various forms of manifestation and expression that enable the construction of individual or collective identities, such as health, leisure, culture, education and religion.

Arts and Historical Knowledge
The line encompasses the discussions that comprise the disciplinary border of History and Art. The main themes are Music, Literature and Visual Arts, investigated with a wide range of approaches, such as production/reception/dissemination of artistic products and its social relations; urban artistic practices; practices and rites of consecration of the image; literary, musical and visual representations; heritage and material culture; visual culture; iconology studies and musicology. It seeks to develop reflections on the identity of historical knowledge in its historiographical, theoretical, methodological character and its teaching, as well as their interdisciplinary relations and generation of knowledge based on interface and diversity of sources. The research of this line also analyzes artistic artifacts as historical sources and their preservation.

Study Plan

Culture and Ethnic Identity – 60 hours, 04 credits

Education and the Teaching of History – 60 hours, 04 credits

State and Society – 60 hours, 04 credits

History of International Relations – 60 hours, 04 credits

History and Literature – 60 hours, 04 credits

History and Media – 60 hours, 04 credits

History and Music – 60 hours, 04 credits

History and Society – 60 hours 04 credits

History, Art and Images – 60 hours, 04 credits

History, Theory and Research Methodology- 60 hours, 04 credits

Historiography I – 60 hours, 04 credits

Historiography II – 60 hours, 04 credits

Historiography III – 60 hours, 04 credits

Politics and Occupation of Space – 60 hours, 04 credits

Politics, Ideas, and institutions – 60 hours, 04 credits

Work and Culture – 60 hours, 04 credits

Thesis workshop – 60 hours, 03 credits

Thesis workshop – 60 hours, 03 credits

Thesis workshop – 60 hours, 03 credits

Thesis workshop – 60 hours, 03 credits

Special Seminar I – 60 hours, 04 credits

Special Seminar II – 60 hours, 04 credits

Special Seminar III – 30 hours, 02 credits

Special Topics I – 60 hours, 04 credits

Special Topics II – 30 hours, 02 credits

Special Topics III – 60 hours, 04 credits


Politics and State
Adhemar Lourenço da Silva Júnior
Fernando da Silva Camargo
Elisabete da Costa Leal

Society and Culture
Adhemar Lourenço da Silva Júnior
Aristeu Elisandro Machado Lopes
Edgar Ávila Gandra
Lorena Almeida Gill
Márcia Janete Espig
Paulo Cesar Possamai
Sebastião Pere

Arts and Historical Knowledge
Ana Inez Klein
Aristeu Elisandro Machado Lopes
Elisabete da Costa Leal
Fábio Vergara Cerqueira
Larissa Patron Chaves

Number of credits required

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