Research news - Page 2

Published Jan. 21, 2016 10:00 AM

The few thousand Norwegians who emigrated to Latin America in the years from 1820 to 1940 went their own ways. Many of them never saw their dreams fulfilled and returned home disappointed.

Published Dec. 2, 2015 9:34 AM

Truth. Race. Knowledge. Man. Woman. These concepts define how we think about the world and ourselves, but they are not stable. Many concepts are defective and should be improved. Some must be revised.

Published Dec. 1, 2015 1:10 PM

Would you wish to see more than the remaining ruins of Oslo’s medieval city? Students at the Faculty of Humanities have now reconstructed the city in Minecraft.

Published Nov. 30, 2015 2:56 PM

The Department of Musicology has launched its online course Music Moves, which is open to everybody free of charge. The students learn about ten years of unique research on how music moves the body.

Published Oct. 7, 2015 12:34 PM

When children are asked about their Internet use, their responses differ to those of their parents. This is one of many ethical dilemmas for those conducting research with children. The children’s answers often challenge adults' view of children.

Published July 6, 2015 11:58 AM

In China, there has been an explosion of interest in the environment. There is every indication that extreme air pollution is driving new visions of sustainability and new formats of interaction between political authorities and the people.

Published June 30, 2015 1:44 PM

MultiLing, the Center for Multilingualism in Society Across the Lifespan, is one of five research communities at the University of Oslo that will receive funding from the Norwegian government for the recruitment of leading international scientists.

Published June 11, 2015 12:30 PM

We read novels in translation with an idea that we are reading the original text. And that is the way we want it, according to Cecilia Alvstad, researcher at the Faculty of Humanities.

Published May 29, 2015 1:29 PM

In the southern part of Zimbabwe lie the ruins of an urban community that probably existed for more than eight hundred years. This forgotten site may provide us with new knowledge about adaption to climate change and settlement in a marginal area.

Published May 7, 2015 11:25 AM

Sound and music in films do more than merely enhance our experience of a film's narrative. They can also affect the ways in which we perceive ourselves and how we act.

Published May 7, 2015 10:14 AM

Design is not merely creating something. Design can kill, and design can bring about global progress. Visions of a more sustainable future can be found in the history of design. Now these visions are being dug up.

Published Apr. 7, 2015 2:57 PM

History professor Robert Marc Friedman is creating theatre from scholarship in a new stage play entitled “Transcendence”, which shows new sides of Einstein’s theory of relativity.

Published Nov. 5, 2014 11:42 AM

In Roman Egypt, 14-year-old boys were enrolled in a youth organization in order to learn to be good citizens.

Published June 26, 2014 11:25 AM

It is a myth that younger children develop a second language just by attending kindergarten. Preschool teachers need to actively facilitate language Development.

Published June 26, 2014 10:17 AM

Music is not notation. Music is about the body, about how we create and listen. But how do we listen to music nowadays? Are we about to forget what it means to really listen? Researchers fear that this is so.

Published May 13, 2014 1:15 PM

In Western tradition, meditation is linked to a personal relationship with God. Asiatic meditation places more emphasis on techniques.

Published Mar. 28, 2014 3:26 PM

The powerful Russian political elite restricts freedom of speech by using quasi-legal harassment. A typing error on a form can prevent an opposition politician from running for Office.

Published Feb. 13, 2014 11:11 AM

The analytical tool was developed to analyse how we move to music. Now, it may also provide answers to the risk of premature babies developing cerebral palsy.

Published Jan. 24, 2014 11:08 AM

Are the terms alcohol and kohl related? Yes, if we trace their origins. An Arabic etymological term base, the first of its kind, can provide new knowledge about Arab identity and cultural history.

Published Dec. 5, 2013 12:40 PM

In the Viking era, a number of slaves were beheaded and then buried together with their masters. New methods of skeleton analysis reveal more about the life of the poor more than a thousand years ago.

Published Nov. 28, 2013 10:27 AM

Edvard Munch produced his lithographs as part of a communication strategy that also included network-building and extensive use of the media.

Published Oct. 3, 2013 11:41 AM

Our encounter with other cultures creates a need to label our own culture and traditions.

Published Sep. 13, 2013 2:41 PM

Permitting extreme utterances in public discourse will enhance rather than counteract prejudices prevailing in society, says Norwegian scholar.

Published Aug. 23, 2013 9:51 AM

The Egyptian elite was buried in a coffin placed inside another coffin – in ensembles of up to eight coffins. This was intended to ensure the transformation of the deceased from human to deity, according to Anders Bettum, Egyptologist.

Published July 8, 2013 11:45 AM

Dioscorus of Aphrodito was the last poet of antiquity. Most likely, he was also involved in business with a monastery; this we can learn from a letter from the 6th century. The papyrus document belongs to the University of Oslo Library.