GAST stands for ‘Gothenburg archaeological student association’. We are a non-profit association for all students at the department of Historical Studies at Gothenburg University. We encourage networking and want to strengthen relations between students at all levels, as well as between students and researchers. GAST arranges workshops, evening lectures, field trips, surveys and social activities.


With the help of suggestions from our members, the board plans and organizes a variety of activities during the year. A reoccurring event is the Kick Off-party at the start of each semester when new students at the department are welcomed. We also have parties in the spring and during the winter holiday, as well as other social events like game- and movie-nights. We also strive to organize field trips once a year.


Everybody studying historical studies at Gothenburg university are more than welcome to join GAST and participate in our activities. If you want to join, send us an e-mail at info@gastgu.se.

The annual member fee is 50 SEK.

Also join our Facebook group and Discord channel to keep up to date on upcoming activities, and follow us on Instagram!


Gasten is  a magazine published by GAST for our members.

All students studying either archaeology, history, classical archaeology, cultural heritage or similar subjects are welcome to send their text to Gasten.

The text can be about the subject of your recent paper, your internship, a visit to a museum or anything else you might be interested in. An article in GASTen is a good way to hone your writing skills. Articles should use proper citations to sources using Oxford, but we do not have the same strict requirements as when writing papers in university courses.

Submit your text in a regular word-document. Any images and figures should be sent separately and remember to specify where in the article you want them. Remember to write numbers to images and figures if you refer to them in the text, as well as sources to images. Use Oxford-style footnotes for references. Check our guide under the page Gasten. If you have any questions, please send them to redaktionen@gastgu.se