Webpages tagged with «Environmental Humanities»

 Map of Iceland, first published in 1570, showing the volcano Hekla
Published Nov. 8, 2019 11:26 AM

Can musical aesthetics register the turbulence of living together with volcanoes? Tore Størvold talks about geosociality and the ecocritical analysis of Icelandic music.

Image may contain: Fish, Illustration, Fish, Font, Salmon.
Published Nov. 6, 2019 3:58 PM

Can we integrate art and academic practice to find new ways of representing other-than-human species? How do we engage in storytelling that adequately describes our kinship with the more-than human world?

Illustration of the climate anomaly of the 1770s, from 1772
Published Nov. 5, 2019 3:41 PM

How have past societies dealt with climate change? Dominik Collet talks about new approaches in the emerging field of climate history.

Beijing University statue of a taijiquan practitioner wearing a face mask
Published Nov. 4, 2019 11:11 AM

How do people’s experiences and fears of air pollution transform into new visions of sustainability and creative forms of action? We have invited Mette Halskov Hansen to talk about the Airborne project, exploring the human dimensions of air pollution in China.

book cover "our entangled futures"
Published Oct. 15, 2019 4:27 PM

Is it time to tell a new story about climate change? Karen O'Brien talks on the potential of stories to empower social change.

children's shoes in the sand
Published Oct. 15, 2019 1:14 PM

What is the relationship between education and sustainable development? Elin Sæther talks about COSER, a research initiative aiming to explore education in light of today's complex sustainable development issues.

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Published Oct. 14, 2019 10:28 AM

Elisabeth Ulrika Sjødahl from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design talks about Beautiful Landscapes and Heavy Pollution.

Image may contain: Water, Landmark, Water resources, Reservoir, Sky.
Published Oct. 10, 2019 1:34 PM

The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH) celebrates its official opening on 1 November 2019 at SALT, a nomadic art space located at Oslo’s harbor.

photograph of an urban landscape with a large neonlit sign spelling "resist forest" on a building, night time
Published Oct. 8, 2019 4:31 PM

NB: The lecture will be held at the 12th floor, PA Munchs Hus.

How does the Anthropocene manifest in the organosphere? Marco Armiero presents the Guerrilla Narrative project Toxic Bios, a counter-hegemonic exercise aiming to dismantle the Toxic Narratives of the Anthropocene while prefiguring alternative socio-ecological politics.

 
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Published Sep. 30, 2019 11:34 AM

Society urgently request knowledge from the environmental humanities that can help us understand the challenges of our times. This talk presents some examples of co-creation between academia and civil society, exploring collaborative attempts to make a difference.

photograph of an urban landscape with a large neonlit sign spelling "resist forest" on a building, night time
Published Sep. 30, 2019 10:41 AM

How is knowledge produced from art, pedagogy and civic engagement in the Environmental Humanities? Hanna Musiol lectures on the need to create spaces for participatory and transmedia collaborations among scholars, artists, students, designers, and community actors. 

Image may contain: Drought, Soil, Wall, Pattern.
Published Sep. 27, 2019 2:44 PM

A science-humanities-arts collaboratory on soil care in contaminated times. Anthropogenic Soils aims to start conversations around soils from multiple disciplinary perspectives.

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 Antarctic 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.

Published Sep. 2, 2019 9:05 AM
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.

Published Aug. 6, 2019 9:10 AM
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.

Image may contain: Moths and butterflies, Butterfly, Cynthia (subgenus), Insect, Brush-footed butterfly.
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.