The Faculty of Arts

Focusing on humanity

The approaches may differ but human beings, human products and human cultures are always central.

What do we research?

Within the humanities, approaches may differ but human beings, human products and human cultures are always central. Our research aims to provide insight into how our attitudes and our knowledge are tied up with our time and our environment and also an understanding of the human and cultural aspects of social development.

The humanities cover a wide range of disciplines: history, philosophy, literature, archaeology, gender studies, fine arts, ethnology, music, library and information studies etc.

Our research may focus upon individual items, for example a work of art, or upon general social phenomena. Within the humanities, research is being done into Sweden’s cultural heritage. The interpretation, understanding and experience of texts, images, music etc. are important tools for our researchers.

Jobs & vacancies

Research nodes

Within the faculty, researchers co-operate on multi-disciplinary research projects – so-called research nodes. The purpose of these nodes is to reinforce thematic and multi-disciplinary collaboration within the faculty and increase interaction both between different units and between teaching and research.

There are seven research nodes in 2017.

PhD studies

The Faculty of Arts offers third cycle education within 16 disciplines. The departments within the faculty collaborate to offer our PhD students a creative educational environment characterised by scientific depth, interdisciplinary breadth and excellent quality. 

Doctores honoris causa

Honorary doctoral degrees are awarded to distinguished individuals who have made an outstanding academic contribution or in some other way promoted research at the University. Each year, the faculty board has the opportunity to appoint one or more honorary doctors.