Some of the department’s research areas are formalized into so called Focus Areas, which gather individual researchers as well as research groups. These focus areas are featured by on-going seminars, joint applications for funding, and other joint efforts. Current focus areas are presented in the menu to the left (in mobile phones the menu is found in the drop-down menu on top of page).
In 2016 two new research collaborations, so called nodes, were started: "Science, validation, partial perspectives. Knowledge production beyond the norms." and "History of Media 1750-1850". The nodes are interdisciplinary research projects at faculty level involving researchers, doctoral students and graduate students.