The Faculty of Humanities conducts research in over 40 subjects – including philosophy, history, art and literature, journalism, linguistics, languages and cultures in East Asia, and Swedish as a second language for the deaf – many of which are unique in Sweden.

The Faculty’s interdisciplinary ambitions are well illustrated by the Medieval Seminar, which brings together researchers from such fields as history, art history, classical and Scandinavian languages, archaeology, and human geography. Two other interdisciplinary sections are the Centre for Gender Studies and the Centre for Fashion Studies. Other prominent research areas within the Faculty include feminist film theory, contemporary socio-political history, Swedish and international history of ideas, lyrical modernism, postcolonial literature, and the history of European philosophy in the 20th century.