Webpages tagged with «Environment»

collage of different types of underwater plants
Published Sep. 18, 2019 3:37 PM

Eli Rinde from the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) talks about threats to the marine biodiversity in Norway and possible solutions.

Iceberg floating in the sea
Published Sep. 18, 2019 2:57 PM

Can we extract water from Antartic icebergs? Dr Julia Jabour from the University of Tasmania talks on efforts to design a legal regime to regulate iceberg harvesting.

Aerial view of small settlement by the sea in Alaska
Published Sep. 18, 2019 11:46 AM

What are the international law implications of the Anthropocene? For this lunch discussion we have invited Research Professor Davor Vidas, a member of the Anthropocene Working Group of the International Commission on Stratigraphy.

Protesters from Exctinction Rebellion holding a banner outside the Norwegian parliament
Published Aug. 21, 2019 3:22 PM

The science is clear: It is understood that we are facing an unprecedented global emergency. We must act now. But how? We have invited Inger Østenstad from Extinction Rebellion to talk about radical honesty and tactics in climate activism.

A collage of different books on climate fiction written by norwegian authors
Published Aug. 21, 2019 10:56 AM

Why is climate fiction so blue, and what is it good for? We have invited Sissel Furuseth to talk about how anthropogenic climate change is orchestrated in contemporary Norwegian fiction.

distracted girl on bike using smartphone
Published Aug. 1, 2019 1:27 PM

Is the information technology industry emerging as an increasing threat to the environment? We have invited Trine Syvertsen, professor of media and communication at UiO, to talk about reactions to toxic media, digital detox, and the 'slow media' movement.

Architects rendering of planned new climate house, sunny with kids playing in front of the building.
Published July 8, 2019 1:41 PM

How to narrate the climate crisis in a museum environment? How can museums become ‘contact zones’ where science and education, activism and entertainment, debate and tourism interact productively? 

Airplane taking off in California, US
Published June 4, 2019 3:31 PM

Do scholars fly too much? We have invited Kjerstin Aukrust to talk about academic flightshaming and the 2019 petition to reduce CO2 emissions from UiO flights by 50 percent.

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Published May 28, 2019 3:27 PM

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. We will try to reschedule the lecture with Andreas Weber at a later time.

Poster saying "Climate change is worse than homework"
Published May 21, 2019 11:45 AM

How to change educational institutions in times of climate crisis and species extinction? How to "green" schools and universities to build a livable future?  This week, we have invited Sidsel Roalkvam, Director of the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) at UiO to talk about sustainability in education.

Illustration of whale from 19th century book
Published May 21, 2019 10:57 AM

Kristin Asdal from UiO's Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK) talks on the whaling controversy in the late 19th century.

OSEH Logo on a diagonally offset background of waves
Published May 8, 2019 1:17 PM

Do you have an idea for a new research project in the field of environmental humanities that spans across disciplines? The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities supports scholars to form interdisciplinary research groups or to co-fund events.

Dead fish on a beach
Published May 5, 2019 1:59 PM

Have we been misconcieving matter and the natural world since Descartes? Arne Johan Vetlesen talks about his new book "Cosmologies of the Anthropocene: Panpsychism, Animism, and the Limits of Posthumanism".

Artwork: Gold coated maple tree seeds on a smooth surface
Published May 5, 2019 1:57 PM

How to create a multispecies city where nonhuman species feel at home? How to cultivate urban ecological alternatives from ruins? This week, we have invited artist, urban interventionist and beekeper Marius Presterud to share his experiences working with the Oslo Apiary & Aviary.

Published Apr. 29, 2019 9:56 AM

The Climate House is a brand new initiative at the Natural History Museum in Oslo. We invite project leader Torkjell Leira to talk about the challenges and possibilities of staging climate in a museum.

Dusty old LP
Published Apr. 29, 2019 9:55 AM

What are recordings made of, and what happens to them when they are disposed of? Kyle Devine talks on the environmental cost of music.

Published Mar. 22, 2019 12:59 PM

How Green is Oslo? Do windmills cause large-scale environmental destruction? Where have all the insects gone? Join our discussions on environmental topics across disciplines and beyond academia.

Two modern windmills in a rural landscape
Published Mar. 18, 2019 4:30 PM

Are we preventing climate change by large-scale environmental destruction? Jon Erik Finnvold (NOVA, OsloMet) talks on the contestations of wind power investments in Southern Norway.  

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Published Mar. 15, 2019 4:23 PM

Kjersti Kanestrøm Lie, project officer for the Oslo European Green Capital, joins us for a conversation on the 2019 Oslo European Green Capital Initiative.

OSEH Logo on a diagonally offset background of waves
Published Mar. 15, 2019 4:23 PM

Director Ursula Münster presents plans and visions for the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities in 2019 and beyond.

Published May 6, 2013 9:18 AM

Airborne studies human dimensions of air pollution in China in a historical perspective. How do people’s experiences and fears of air pollution transform into new visions of sustainability and creative forms of action?