Webpages tagged with «Environmental Humanities»

An illustration of two men in tophat partly hidden by a smokescreen
Published Sep. 13, 2022 10:10 PM

In this talk, professor of design history Kjetil Fallan, explores design interventions at, and in the wake of, the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm 1972. What can design activism tell us about the conference's influence on future political decision-making? Or about the development of environmental thinking and ecologically informed design ideology in Scandinavia?

A woman is listening to music on her earphones in a greenhouse.
Published Sep. 13, 2022 10:04 PM

The environment is having a massive impact on music, changing what music is and how it comes to be, not just what it is about or how it sounds. In this lecture, Kyle Devine, professor of musicology at UiO, presents the nuances in this Great Recomposition, and the importance of overriding our defaults. 

The book Electric Brine laying face down.
Published Sep. 5, 2022 1:00 PM

In this talk, curator and editor Jennifer Teets presents Electric Brine, a volume of poetry and critical essays by women voices from diverse fields such as literature, geography, media studies, history of life sciences, sociology, and poetics of science and fiction.

Published Aug. 5, 2022 1:39 PM
Published July 1, 2022 8:59 AM
A man is holding a glass container with a bumblebee in.
Published May 31, 2022 11:51 AM

With spring in full bloom, the fourth excursion for the students in the Honours Certificate in Environmental Humanities and Sciences (EHS) took the students to the Botanical Garden in Oslo to learn more about the importance of the bumblebees and citizen science

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Published May 20, 2022 5:21 PM

What do we mean when we say and think "after oil"? In this talk Graeme Macdonald, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick (UK), will examine a range of literary and artistic examples constituting a significant expression of petroculture: the post-oil imaginary.

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Published May 16, 2022 4:12 PM

In this workshop, Susan Darlington will explore questions of the relationship between Buddhism and environmentalism and the role of monks in promoting sustainable agriculture.

Image contains a sunflower, with tall buildings in the background. Environmental Humanities Week banner in the left corner
Published May 3, 2022 8:32 AM

We invite you to our Environmental Humanities Festival where we celebrate the exciting work happening in the field here at UiO, in Norway, and beyond. The day will start with a keynote lecture by Jamie Lorimer, University of Oxford, followed by presentations by the OSEH Collaboratories, a pop-up exhibition, film screenings, a "green" choir performance, and more. 

Black and white photo of a crowd at a political action protest.
Published May 3, 2022 8:32 AM

We invite to a conversation on the role of education in creating alternative environmental futures. Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen) will hold a public lecture at Kulturhuset on "Reason and Response-ability", followed by a panel discussion with Mette Halskov Hansen (UiO), Britt Kramvig (UiT), Felix Riede (Aarhus University) and Heather Swanson (Aarhus University). Moderated by Gro Birgit Birgit Ween (Museum of Cultural History, UiO).

Compiled photo. On the left Eben Kirksey, on the right is a model with viral shape
Published May 2, 2022 5:39 PM

In this lecture, the Medical Humanities and the Environmental Humanities meet. Associate Professor Eben Kirksey from the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University, Australia, will introduce us to the "virosphere".

A tall sunflower fills the frame, in the background there are skyscrapers.
Published May 2, 2022 12:31 PM
From 7 to 10 June, the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities cordially invites you to an "Environmental Humanities Week". With a series of events, we will celebrate the exciting work happening in the field, here at UiO, and beyond.
Photo of the salmon ladder by the Akerselva River.
Published Apr. 27, 2022 1:14 PM

On 2 April, the students in the Honours Certificate in Environmental Humanities and Sciences (EHS) walked along Akerselva and participated in a soundwalk along the river as part of the second excursion this semester. 

Big museum hall with a massive ice block in the middle. A crack runs through the ice so that people can enter the ice.
Published Apr. 26, 2022 12:09 PM

What roles can museums and collections play, in the growing need to convey polyphonic narrations on climate change? In this presentation, Lotten Gustafsson Reinius discusses the multi-disciplinary dialogues and other co-curations as a tentacular weaving across differing knowledge regimes, scales and temporalities. 

A black and white photo of the anthropologist Deborah Bird Rose sitting by a fireplace.
Published Apr. 4, 2022 9:57 AM

The anthropologist Deborah Bird Rose was one of the founding and most significant figures in the emergence of the environmental humanities. In April Thom van Dooren and Matthew Chrulew publish an edited collection: Kin: Thinking with Deborah Bird Rose to keep Debbie’s work alive and moving in the world.

A sculpture of a fish-man walking. The background is a cityscape.
Published Mar. 30, 2022 2:51 PM

In this talk, writer and diver, Ting. J. Yiu discusses her ecocritical creative practice through an aquatic lens. Centering diasporic displacement, she discusses how aquatic narratives and interspecies encounters are radical sites to subvert notions of citizenship, (re)negotiating identities, and contesting hegemonic environmental narratives.

An image of orange seaweed and kelp.
Published Mar. 30, 2022 12:52 PM

Agential Matter is an artistic research project which examines performativity of algae, objects and bodies in instances of observation in scientific research, industrial production and artistic encounter. This talk by artist Sabine Popp is seen as an opportunity to (re)turn to a small shed at a landing station for harvested kelp as one of several places of hybrid coexistence.

The left side of the picture is a portrait of Jamie Lorimer, the right side picture is of a brown cow standing in a field of tall grass.
Published Mar. 23, 2022 12:07 PM

A turn is underway in the probiotic approaches. Recalibrating modern antibiotic approaches and heading off their unintended consequences, the probiotic uses life to manage life, connecting the microbial with the planetary. This keynote lecture given by Jamie Lorimer gives critical insight into these interventions and their implications, and is part of OSEH's environmental humanities festival on the 10th of June.

A white warehouse or factory building stands tall against the blue backdrop of a clear sky
Published Feb. 28, 2022 7:51 PM

In this talk, sustainability and tourism researcher Per Strömberg discusses the practices of ‘adaptive reuse’ of buildings as part of a cultural economy. He considers ‘reuse value’ is a cultural capital which is used as a rhetorical device in the discourse of sustainability and circular economy, but also, something that can be converted into economic capital in urban redevelopment.

A picture of a type case with different letters jumbled together.
Published Feb. 17, 2022 3:12 PM

In this talk, poet and translator Kathleen Maris Paltrineri will discuss ecopoetic works published in Norway that push boundaries in form, language, and thought as they explicitly or implicitly address the ramifications of climate change. She will also draw on her translation experience to discuss how ecotranslation may invite innovative translation and creative writing practices and may be its own form of activism.

Entagnled photo of fish under water and mossy rocks with Kelp.
Published Feb. 9, 2022 9:51 AM

The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities hosted its first ever Knowing Natures Eco-Slam on 3 December 2021, an open drop-in exhibition with presentations and performances by the EHS Honours students.

Published Feb. 4, 2022 1:28 PM
OSEH logo on a marine green colored background of skies and forest.
Published Feb. 2, 2022 10:15 AM

On the 30th of November 2021, the University of Oslo held the annual Conference of Education where OSEH Director, Ursula Münster, was the Keynote speaker. 

This image shows a man pointing towards manholes.
Published Feb. 1, 2022 2:05 PM

In this talk, environmental anthropologist Dr. Nikiwe Solomon explores how particular assumptions built into the design of infrastructure, as well as the bureaucratic and techno-managerial approaches used to build said infrastructure, often take for granted the social consequences of infrastructure’s day-to-day (mal)functioning.