Webpages tagged with «Environmental Humanities»

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Published Apr. 16, 2021 2:41 PM

What if we looked at the deep future as a collaborative multi-species project? This collaboratory brings together people interested in the exploration of deep time using playful storytelling practices like Nordic LARP and other forms of role-play.

Published Apr. 14, 2021 4:19 PM
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Published Mar. 9, 2021 9:32 AM

How might attention to worlds of meaning extend beyond the human, and how may this matter for conservation?  In this lecture, Marianne Lien, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, explores how worlds, such as specific landscapes, are sustained through reciprocal and ongoing practices and affordances.

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Published Mar. 5, 2021 12:07 PM

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) estimates that 75% of UK consumers' carbon emissions come from the use of products and services. We also know that 80% of the environmental impacts of those products and services are determined in the early stages of design (EU). These two figures tell us that sustainability is chiefly about stuff and that the impacts of products or services are pretty much designed-in (or out for that matter) from the very outset; “Design is the problem as well as the solution”. Jannicke Hølen, programme leader Innovation for All, and Knut Bang, Senior Advisor of Design at DOGA (Design og arkitektur Norge), propose the following: If environmentalism's success was in spotlighting sustainability problems to the world, the success of design will be in helping deliver solutions.

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Published Feb. 16, 2021 11:43 AM

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.

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Published Feb. 1, 2021 2:24 PM

We are excited to announce the new lecture series: "New Environmental Archaeologies - Anthropocene Agendas for Environmental Archaeology”.

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Published Jan. 22, 2021 3:20 PM

Morris' project Communing with Others: Multispecies Entanglements in Mexican Ecovillages focuses on the emergent ecovillage movement in Mexico, exploring how people imagine, construct, and inhabit intentional, ecologically-oriented communities.

Published Jan. 19, 2021 1:22 PM

How has the notion of the Anthropocene changed our disciplines, research practice and theories? 

 
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Published Jan. 18, 2021 10:48 AM

The green roadmap for the Norwegian Arts and Culture Sector aims to provide an overall status, set specific goals and propose measures to reduce the climate footprint in the sector. Project manager of the road map, Linnéa E. Svensson, will present the outline and discuss with you - are we there yet?

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Published Jan. 18, 2021 10:47 AM

In this webinar, Barbara Bramanti, associate professor of Physical Anthropology at the University of Ferrara, Italy, will present some of the major outcomes of a multidisciplinary ERC-research project (“MedPlag: The medieval plagues: ecology, transmission modalities and routes of the infections”), and reconsider dynamics behind pandemics.

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Published Jan. 18, 2021 10:45 AM

Surveillance is increasingly used to sate the public’s curiosity for a window into the ‘secret lives of wild animals’. Citizens can now track their local wildlife through trail cameras connected to their smartphone, and they can follow live data streams offering minute-by-minute close-ups of wildlife nests 24/7. In this talk, Erica von Essen, Ph. D. and researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, asks: what does this digitalization of wildlife mean for human-wildlife relations? 

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Published Jan. 14, 2021 1:35 PM

In 2020, OSEH continued its work to strengthen interdisciplinary research, teaching and discussions on climate change and the environment. Due to Covid-19, OSEH had to adapt to a "new normal" and postponed some of its planned activity while moving other activities to the virtual space.

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Published Jan. 12, 2021 3:23 PM

There has been proposed to establish a national park in Østmarka south of Oslo. It will eventually be the first one in a lowland coniferous forest in Norway. In this talk, professor Leif Ryvarden, professor in mycology at the University of Oslo, will give us his perspectives on the many national parks around Norway.

Published Jan. 8, 2021 10:46 AM
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Published Jan. 7, 2021 2:43 PM

In this talk, professor Kyrre Kverndokk will present some of the main results from the research project: “The Future is now: Temporality and exemplarity in climate change discourses”.

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Published Dec. 17, 2020 12:40 PM

What messages are coded through the nonhuman voice? How do animals witness, record, and replay the sounds of anthropogenic incursion? How might their calls pluralize human narratives of extinction and biodiversity loss? This talk will consider bird mimicry as an agential and unsettling sonic facsimile, sent live and direct from The Field. Mark Peter Wright, postdoctoral researcher at CRiSAP, University of the Arts, London, shares his research. 

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Published Dec. 7, 2020 1:01 PM

Why does the recent turn to matter in critical theory so often invoke fiction to explain its ideas? In this lunch talk, Tobias Skiveren, assistant professor at Aarhus University (DK), will discuss this question based his recent publication in Theory, Culture & Society.

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Published Dec. 7, 2020 12:59 PM

How do different universities engage with the question of what "environmental humanities" should entail? Five fellows in environmental humanities at Ca' Foscari University in Venice offer their perspectives on their methods and topics.

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Published Dec. 7, 2020 12:40 PM

Frits Thaulow (1847-1906) was in his own time often referred to as the painter of "the Stream, the Snow and the Night." To this one can add "Smoke". In many of his most captivating landscapes, Thaulow captured signs of modern industry such as smoke from factory chimneys, and steam from trains. Øystein Sjåstad, associate professor in art history at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas offers his perspectives on the beautification of pollution.

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Published Dec. 4, 2020 10:56 AM

Can monstrous plants help human beings imagine and transform themselves into more sustainable creatures? In this talk, Dr. Astrid Møller-Olsen analyses fictional plant-human hybrids that question the nature-culture dichotomy and explore alternative paths to understanding the planet as a cross-species environment.

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Published Nov. 19, 2020 8:12 AM

This environmental humanities collaboratory aims to start cross-disciplinary conversations to understand, attend to and imagine how the overlapping worlds of meaning crafted by diverse humans and nonhumans may create new possibilities not just for survival, but for genuine multispecies coexistence and flourishing in the Sixth Extinction.

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Published Nov. 5, 2020 9:19 AM

The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities started in spring 2019 with the aim of facilitating and strengthening humanistic research on the environmental crisis that crosses disciplines and creatively respond to the environmental and social challenges of our time. Here is a recap of the first 12 months of OSEH and the initiative's activities.

 
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Published Oct. 12, 2020 8:48 AM

In this lecture, Erich Hörl, University of Leuphana, Lüneburg, discusses Bernard Stiegler's reflections on the time of suspension or "being-in-disruption" that define life in the Entropocene, understood as an un-time without world or epoch. 

This event is co-organised with The Seminar of Aesthetics.

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Published Oct. 7, 2020 9:30 PM

In this talk, anthropologist Eben Kirksey, Associate Professor at Deakin University, Melbourne, visits the frontiers of genetics, medicine, and technology to ask: Whose values are guiding gene editing experiments? And what does this new era of scientific inquiry mean for the future of the human species?

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Published Oct. 7, 2020 12:45 PM

How does the environment and lifestyle impact our genes, both today and in the future? This week, professor in Public Health Gunnar Tellnes will introduce the concepts of "Green Care" and "Nature-Culture-Health" (NaCuHeal). Drawing on recent epigenetic research that indicates that our genes may be 'turned on and off' as consequence of the way we live, he will present his work and vision at NaKuHel Center in Asker, Norway.