Research news

Published July 4, 2018 2:00 PM

For ten years, Saudi women have been playing football below the government’s radar. A pro-reform prince has raised hopes that they may soon be able to play openly.

Published June 14, 2018 3:40 PM
Published May 28, 2018 10:26 AM

Using mobile apps developed at UiO, we can explore the Rome of imperial times, observe D-day on Omaha Beach and see the consequences of future climate change with our own eyes.

Published May 22, 2018 2:36 PM

In the UiO’s papyrus collection are receipts, passport stamps and personal texts about love.

Published May 14, 2018 10:38 AM

By moving your mobile phone in the air you can search for music in the library. A new app makes it possible.

Published May 9, 2018 2:29 PM

What makes closely related languages have a different word order? This is what researchers in the Faculty of Humanities will find out.

Published Apr. 23, 2018 2:46 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard was criticized for writing too fast. His reviewers felt it affected the quality of his work. The same view dominated in the seventeenth century. The ideal was that writers should take their time.

Published Mar. 9, 2018 1:37 PM

It was previously believed that altarpieces from the late Middle Ages were made in Germany. New research shows that several of them were made in Norway.

Published Jan. 23, 2018 11:16 AM

“Sounds evoke strong memories and emotions in people”, says researcher Ximena Alarcón Díaz. Soon, nine Colombian women will visit UiO to participate in her research experiment.

Published Nov. 17, 2017 10:52 AM

Saudi Arabia's most popular woman on Twitter supports the absolute monarchy of the royal family and wants gender segregation in the workplace. Doctoral student Laila Makboul is asking what the source of her popularity is.

Published Nov. 17, 2017 10:43 AM

Prisoners in the Filipino prison were lined up, dancing along to “Thriller”. “Music is an effective way of exercising force”, says researcher Áine Mangaoang.

Published Nov. 3, 2017 1:10 PM

As in the past three years, this year’s Master students in Nordic Media went in October on a study trip to the University of Copenhagen (KU), Denmark.  Professor Anne Jerslev at KU is a professor II at IMK, and had this year also put together a brilliant program to the students.

Published Oct. 16, 2017 9:34 AM

“When being questioned by the police, suspects are entitled to a defence lawyer and to understand the charges. However, many people misunderstand things when their rights are not presented in their mother tongue,” says language researcher Aneta Pavlenko.

Published Sep. 25, 2017 10:51 AM

Illicit trade in cultural artefacts destroys historical knowledge and finances terrorism. “Professionals have to say no to authenticating cultural artefacts of questionable or dubious ownership history,” says researcher Josephine Munch Rasmussen.

Published May 18, 2017 2:55 PM

Heavy air pollution has led to increased environmental consciousness in China. A growing number of apps now allow people to check local air quality. Apps also serve as tools for political activism.

Published Mar. 15, 2017 4:59 PM

Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion (RITMO) is awarded Centre of Excellence status. – This is an incredible opportunity, rejoice the Centre leaders Anne Danielsen and Alexander Refsum Jensenius.

Published Mar. 14, 2017 12:03 PM

For over 70 years seven different countries have claimed sovereignty over parts of Antarctica. But are these claims legitimate? This issue is now going to be considered by a group of philosophers.

Published Jan. 9, 2017 3:08 PM

‘We who live in the wealthiest and happiest countries in the world have plenty of reasons to feel guilty when faced with the poverty and affliction of others,’ says Elisabeth Oxfeldt. She heads a large-scale research project which shows that Scandinavian feelings of guilt can be beneficial.

Published Jan. 9, 2017 2:42 PM

One in every five women in the West has no children. Professor Christina Archetti takes her own life as a starting point when studying why many childless people feel isolated and like failures.

Published Jan. 9, 2017 2:17 PM

The oil-soaked Middle East has started to think green. In the long term, this may sway the region’s authoritarian regimes in a more democratic direction, according to researchers Brynjar Lia and Jon Nordenson.

Published Jan. 9, 2017 1:38 PM

In the near future your body might create your own compositions, all adapted to your needs of the moment. Music research may now provide the recipe for how your body can make music.

Published May 6, 2016 10:31 AM

A number of researchers in the humanities are contributing fresh insight into human life and society. See examples on how our research is linked to the life sciences.

Published Mar. 30, 2016 12:23 PM

We share pictures and articles online, but not our playlists. Perhaps because we see music as something very personal.

Published Mar. 30, 2016 10:28 AM

If you are using two languages on a regular basis, you may have an advantage if you are affected by dementia. Researchers have set out to study linkages between ageing, dementia and language.

Published Mar. 30, 2016 9:46 AM

What will your neighbourhood look like when your grandchildren have grown old? New technology may bring the answer directly to your smartphone.