Guest lectures and seminars


Time and place: Aug. 24, 2018 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Aud. 4, Eilert Sundts Hus, Blindern

In this lecture, Patrick Jagoda (University of Chicago) will discuss "gamification" - the impact of game-mechanics on a variety of social and cultural practices - by focusing on the experimental nature of videogames.

Time and place: Aug. 31, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Litteraturhuset, Amalie Skram-salen

In this lecture, McKenzie Wark (New School of Social Research, New York), revisits economist and philosopher Alexander Bogdanov's early 20th century theories on climate change in order to rethink labor with nature in the age of the anthropocene. The Friday lecture is followed by a Saturday seminar on the art and politics of The Situationist Times.

Time and place: Sep. 3, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Salen, ZEB

Welcome to this semester's first Research Seminar. We would like to start the new semester with a small party where every member of staff can present their recent, current, and upcoming work. 

Time and place: Sep. 19, 2018 12:00 PM - Sep. 20, 2018 12:00 PM, Örebro University

This a call for papers for the seminar "Making and Unmaking Myths: Popular Music in the Nordic Region Today" held at Örebro University, September 19th-20th, 2018.

Ana Deumert
Time and place: Sep. 26, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Helga Engs hus

The renowned researcher Ana Deumert, who has made significant contributions to the field of sociolinguistics, especially through her emphasis on a Southern perspective to multilingualism, will give this year's Einar Haugen Lecture.

Time and place: Oct. 29, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Salen, ZEB

Join us for a research seminar featuring Aaron Allen, who will discuss the role of music in the environmental humanities. Further information forthcoming.


Time and place: June 19, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Seminar room 10, P. A. Munchs hus, University of Oslo

In this symposium, we discuss several aspects of corporate religion in Asia, and offer some theoretical and methodological suggestions for studying this underexplored topic.

Time and place: June 15, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM, HF-12, Niels Treschows hus, Blindern campus, Niels Henrik Abels vei 36, University of Oslo

The workshop is free and open to everyone. This is a read ahead workshop and papers will only be briefly presented. Sign-up is not necessary, but write to Reidar Maliks if you will participate and would like access to papers.

Time and place: June 12, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, GM 652

Organized by the Thought and Sense Project

Portrait of Laurie Paul (Photo: University of North Carolina).
Time and place: June 11, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Møterom 452 Georg Morgenstiernes Hus

We are very pleased to announce that Laurie Paul, Eugene Falk Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Professorial Fellow at St Andrews University in Scotland, will deliver a talk for Filosofisk seminar this semester. The seminar is open for everyone, and will be followed by an informal reception.

Time and place: June 7, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Auditorium 2, Sophus Bugges hus

Rakugo - the ultimate one-man comedy. A rakugo performer kneels down during the entire length of the show impersonating various characters. Open for all - subtitled in English.

Time and place: June 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Office for Contemporary Art Norway Nedre gate 7, 0551 Oslo

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) is pleased to invite members of the Nordic Sounds network to a Symposium on Sámi arts, sounds, music, environment, and politics, which concludes the programme of off-site and discursive events accompanying the current exhibition 'Let the River Flow. The Sovereign Will and the Making of a New Worldliness'.

Time and place: June 1, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, P. A. Munch's house, room 10

The departmental seminar at ILN can offer another exciting invited speaker! This time, we host a talk by Ryan Bochnak out of the University of Konstanz. He is visiting us to talk about future temporal reference.

The event is open for everyone (that of course includes students and researchers from other departments!), and the talk is given in English.

Time and place: May 31, 2018 2:15 PM - 5:00 PM, PAM seminarrom 1

In this double Morgenstierne seminar Nicolas Martin and Lisa Björkman analyze defining aspects of Indian democracy

Time and place: May 31, 2018 2:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Aud 4 Eilert Sundts Hus, Blindern

The symposium will explore differing conceptions of love in the Western cultural context. Speakers are Simon May (Kings College, London) as well as Unn Falkeid and Christian Refsum (University of Oslo)

Time and place: May 28, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Salen, ZEB

Benjamin D. Piekut (Cornell University) will be giving a talk on "The Vernacular Avant-Garde."

Time and place: May 25, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, P. A. Munch's house, seminar room 10

Dr. Marieke Meelen from the University of Cambridge visits us to speak about language change in multilingual settings.

The talk and abstract is in English, and the event is open for all!

Portrait of Professor Samir Okasha (Photo: University of Bristol).
Time and place: May 16, 2018 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM, Seminarrom 152 Georg Morgenstiernes Hus

We are very pleased to announce that Samir Okasha, Professor at University of Bristol, will deliver a talk for Filosofisk seminar this semester. The seminar is open for everyone, and will be followed by an informal reception.

Time and place: May 14, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, PA Munchs Hus, seminar room 9, Blindern

Morgenstierne seminar lecture

Jonathan Pattenden, University of East Anglia

Time: May 7, 2018 10:15 AM - May 9, 2018 4:00 PM

This PhD-course focuses on how vernacular learned literacy interacted with the Latin and Greek traditions in the Middle Ages. We focus on three linguistic areas: Irish, Slavic (East and West) and Old Norse. The seminar is mainly based on primary sources in translation. Among other issues, we address the complicated distinction between native/local/vernacular and classical/Latin/Greek beyond the linguistic level, as well as the strategies for securing a degree of cultural authority for the vernacular.

For further details, and link to application form:

Time and place: May 3, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, TBA

Morgenstierne Seminar lecture

Mukulika Banerjee, London School of Economics

Time and place: Apr. 28, 2018 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Formidlingssenteret, Operaen

The book launch will include a panel discussion on the topic:

‘Staging morality in the 1920s and 2020s: should opera be political?’

Panel speakers include: Peter Edwards (University of Oslo), Peter Franklin (University of Oxford), Sarah Hibberd (University of Bristol), Astrid Kvalbein (NMH) and Aksel Tollåli (Oslo). The event is introduced and moderated by Hallgjerd Aksnes (University of Oslo).

Time and place: Apr. 27, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Seminar room 1, ZEB

Professor Sarah Hibberd (University of Bristol) will give a seminar on academic writing and publishing.


A farmer and a student interviewing him
Time and place: Apr. 26, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, PAM 3

An extra lecture in Portuguese on the social movements in Portugal after the Carnation revolution of 25 April 1974, by Professor Luísa Tiago de Oliveira from ISCTE-IUL.

Time and place: Apr. 26, 2018 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, P.A. Munchs hus: Seminarrom 3

This lecture by Agnese Haijima will explore Japanese approach towards nature through the phenomenon of tsubo-niwa – translated in a variety of ways: “courtyard gardens”, “small gardens in a limited space”, “pocket gardens”. Open for all.