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Organisation

Activities related to research, education and cooperation (outreach) with the wider community are grouped into Faculties. The Faculty of Humanities is one of eight Faculties at the University of Gothenburg.

Each Faculty consists of: a Faculty Board, the Departments that are included in each respective Faculty’s area of activity, as well as the Centres of Expertise and Research and the Units the Faculty is responsible for. The work carried out within the Faculty is led by the Dean.

Collegiality is to constitute the basis for drafting bodies, Department Councils and Faculty Boards.

Student influence shall be assured in all drafting and decision-making bodies.

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Gothenburg consists of six Departments and several Centres of Expertise and Research.

The Departments  is led by the Head of Department.

The work carried out within the Faculty is led by the Dean Åsa Arping.

The Faculty Board receives administrative support from the Faculty Office of Humanities.

Faculty Board of Humanities

The Faculty Board is responsible for strategic planning, overall governance, and the quality assurance of education, research and cooperation (outreach) activities. The Faculty Board is a collegially-based body with a majority of its members having scholarly or artistic competence.  The Faculty Board also constitutes a forum for the discussion and coordination of Faculty activities and operations.

The work conducted by the Faculty Board shall take place within the framework of the University’s goals and strategies, as well as within the assignment commissioned by the University Board and the Vice-Chancellor.

The Dean Åsa Arping is Chair of the Faculty Board.
 

The Faculty Board comprises the following members:

Dean Åsa Arping, Professor of Comparative Literature

Pro-Dean Fredrik Engström, Senior Lecturer of Logic

Helena Holgersson, Senior Lecturer of Cultural Studies

Gustav Holmberg, Senior Lecturer of the History of Ideas and Science

Staffan Larsson, Professor of Computational Linguistics

Göran Malmstedt, Professor of history

Julia Prentice, Senior Lecturer of Swedish as a second language

Vacant

Student representatives:

Ellen Holm, student

Kasper Vikström, student

Ida Västerdal, doctoral student

Trade unions representatives:

Solveig Persson, OFR-S

Anna Holgén, SACO

Secretary:

Eva Englund
Faculty Office of Humanities
BO 200, 405 30 Göteborg
Phone: 46-31-786 1003
E-mail: eva.englund@hum.gu.se

Faculty Management

The Faculty of Humanities management consists of the Dean, Pro dean, Associate Deans appointed by the Dean and the Head of the Faculty Office.

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Åsa Arping
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Dean

Åsa Arping, Professor of Comparative Literature

Åsa Arping has the operational and overall responsibility within the Faculty Board's area of activity.

Arping is chair of the Academic Appointments Board at the Faculty of Humanities.

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Fredrik Engström
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Pro-Dean

Fredrik Engström, Senior Lecturer of Logic

Fredrik Engström is responsible for is responsible for educational issues at the Postgraduate levels at the Faculty.

Engström is chair of the Faculty Board's Committee for Postgraduate Education and chair of the Local Work Environment Committee for Work Environment Block I. He is also a member of the Committee for PhD (Third-Cycle/Doctoral) Education at the University of Gothenburg.

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Andrea Castro
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Assistant Dean for Research

Andrea Castro, Professor of Spanish

Andrea Castro is responsible for research issues.

Castro is chairman of the Faculty Board's Committee for research and a member of the Research Board at the University of Gothenburg.

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Erika Alm
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Assistant Dean for Education

Erika Alm, Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies

Gender Studies is responsible for educational issues at the undergraduate and advanced levels at the Faculty.

Alm is chair of the Faculty Board's Committee for education at undergraduate and advanced level and a member of the University Board of Education at the University of Gothenburg.

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Maria Hedlund
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Head of the Faculty Office

Maria Hedlund

Provides administrative support in both strategic and operational matters. Provides administrative support to the dean's head of department.

 

External Advisory Committee of the Faculty of Humanities

The External Advisory Committee, with its composition of external members, shall be an initiated discussion party and an advisory support for the faculty's and faculty management's strategic work regarding the humanities' societal relevance in the broadest sense. The Committee's work will increase the contact areas with the surrounding society and create new ways to reach out with humanistic knowledge in society.

The dean is the chair of the Committee. Pro- and associate deans can be co-opted.

Members:

  • Dennis Axelsson, chef för Stadsutvecklingsenheten på Kulturförvaltningen Göteborg/Göteborgs Stadsmuseum
  • Stefan Eklund, editor in chief, Borås Tidning
  • Stefan Gustavsson, Head of Business Policy, The West Sweden Chamber of Commerce
  • Katarina Hoflin, Head of Culture, Västra Götaland Region
  • Susanne Rappman, bishop, diocese of Gothenburg
  • Frida Röhl, artistic director, Folkteatern Göteborg

 

Head of Department

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science: Alexander Almér
Department of Historical Studies: Henrik Janson
Department of Cultural Sciences: Lena Martinsson
Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion: Katarina Leppänen
Department of Languages and Literatures: Katharina Vajta
Department of Swedish, multilingualism, language technology: Karin Helgesson

Deputy Head of Department

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science: Christine Howes
Department of Historical Studies: Anders Gustafsson
Department of Cultural Sciences: Catharina Thörn
Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion: Olle Widhe
Department of Languages and Literatures: Petra Platen
Department of Swedish, multilingualism, language technology: Susanna Karlsson

Associate Head of Department for Education

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science: Erik Malmqvist
Department of Historical Studies: Lars Nyström
Department of Cultural Sciences: Ingrid Ryberg
Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion: Tobias Hägerland
Department of Languages and Literatures: Petra Platen
Department of Swedish, multilingualism, language technology: Susanna Karlsson

Associate Head of Department for Doctoral Studies

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science: Christopher Kullenberg
Department of Historical Studies: Lars Hermanson
Department of Cultural Sciences: Catharina Thörn
Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion: Gunilla Hermansson
Department of Languages and Literatures: Linda Karlsson Hammarfelt
Department of Swedish, multilingualism, language technology: Åsa Wengelin

Associate Head of Department for Research

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science: Christine Howes
Department of Historical Studies: Maria Sjöberg
Department of Cultural Sciences: Elias Mellander
Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion: Johan Kärnfelt
Department of Languages and Literatures: Fredrik Fällman
Department of Swedish, multilingualism, language technology: Stina Ericsson

Associate Head of Department for Cooperation

Department of Historical Studies: Lena Larsson Lovén
Department of Languages and Literatures: Fredrik Fällman

Associate Head of Department for Internationalization

Department of Historical Studies: Christian Isendahl

Centres of Expertise and Research

A centre of expertise and research serves as a meeting point for students and researchers as well as representatives from the commercial, industrial and public sectors. Centres of expertise and research are cross-disciplinary and may include several academic subjects, faculty areas and higher education institutions.