For us at the Department of History, it is important to disseminate our research to the public. Not only are we required to do so by the university's third mission *, we regard it as a natural part of the role of historian.
We hold lectures at schools, archives, museums, state and municipal institutions, local history societies and other organizations. Several of us write articles for popular science magazines and newspapers, publishes books for a wider audience as well as participating in radio, television and various types of webforum.
Collaboration is very much about communicating the latest findings on history to increase knowledge and historical consciousness in people in general. But equally, we want to reach decision-makers and authorities, because we are convinced that the results of our research can be used to improve our society at large.
In the spring of 2012 we started a working group for cooperation with the community with the task of formulating goals and strategies.