Marianne Gitte Hansen will hold her trial lecture for the position of Associate Professorship in Contemporary Japanese Culture. Open for all.
Christophe Thouny will hold his trial lecture for the position of Associate Professorship in Contemporary Japanese Culture. Open for all.
This special lecture will overview the historical development of modern retail formats and consumption patterns in Japan, focusing on how the Western ideas influenced them and how Japanese marketers revised them to fit Japanese consumers and cultural conditions.
Cand.philol. Bjørn Sverre Hol Haugen ved Institutt for kulturstudier og orientalske språk vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden philosophiae doctor (ph.d.): Virkningsfulle tekstiler – i østnorske bønders draktpraksiser på 1700-tallet
Master Wael Philip Gallab ved Institutt for kulturstudier og orientalske språk vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden philosophiae doctor (ph.d.): Modes of anti-orthodoxy: Historical Contextualism, Radical Critique, and Qur’anism in contemporary Egypt
Et heldags avhandlingsseminar for alle PhD-kandidater på IKOS. Formatet på seminaret er presirkulert paper på maksimum 20 sider, med en muntlig introduksjon på om lag 10 minutter. Det utnevnes en opponent for hvert paper.
The Informant as a Source of Knowledge - History and Theory across the Disciplines
The informant is fundamental for the production of knowledge in a range of human and social sciences. Different disciplines have their own regional theories, methods and ideologies about informants, how-informant based sources should be constructed and how the informants’ speech should be interpreted and inscribed in academic texts. However, the cross-disciplinary history and scientific genealogy of the informant as a pivot in the knowledge production of a number of human sciences, has not been investigated comprehensively.
The purpose of our workshop is to examine similarities and differences in how the informant’s voice is mediated and represented. Moreover, we will also be concerned with the informant as a common place that different disciplines turn to gather knowledge. What is the role of the informant in the production of knowledge in the human and social sciences in general and in the different disciplines that turn to the informant? What historical processes and genealogies of knowledge are behind the construction of the informant as a living source that supplements the authority of texts? When, and in what disciplinary contexts, does the need to supplement textual knowledge with the voice of the informant arise?