Faculty of Humanities

Students at the Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities is a multidisciplinary faculty that currently teaches more than 3700 students and offers a substantial number of programmes leading to a wide range of academic and professional qualifications. These cover a variety of disciplines within the areas of philosophy, language studies, history and cultural studies, aesthetic and literary studies, and music and artistic research.

Spring 2019
Studenter på Sydneshaugen

Meet the Faculty of Humanities

As a part of your Welcome Programme there will be a meeting at the Faculty of Humanities on Friday 4 January.

Human Rights
Picture of Anat Biletzki with the text "Lecture series by Professor Anat Biletzki on The Philosophy of Human Rights 14-16 January 2019"
Jan 14

Professor Anat Biletzki on The Philosophy of Human Rights

Professor Anat Biletzki (University of Tel Aviv and Quinnipiac University) will offer a series of lectures on the philosophy of human rights based on her forthcoming book, The Philosophy of Human Rights: A Systematic Introduction (Routledge).

Research from SapienCE
The origin of sewing technology. Palaeolithic eyed needles from France (left and centre) and China (right)

UiB researcher sheds new light on the origin of sewing technologies

The earliest known bone awls, suitable to produce skin clothing, are 73 000 years old and come from Blombos Cave, a site investigated by the researchers of the UiB Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour. However, little is known about the origin of the sewing techniques necessary to produce tailored...

Researcher to watch
Portrett av Scott Bremer

How to live with rapid seasonal change

How can we live by the rhythms of the seasons, when these rhythms seem to be changing quickly? Scott Bremer is looking at how rapid seasonal changes are affecting institutions in society and how we can re-learn and adapt to seasonal change in new ways.

Eivind Heldaas Seland

Lessons from the past

For many years, the University of Bergen has focused on historical and archaeological research in the Middle East and in Syria in particular. How is the research going forward despite the difficult situation in the region?