Webpages tagged with «Environmental Humanities»

Underwater, Diver, Vehicle
Published June 9, 2020 11:04 PM

Oslo School of Environmental Humanities welcomes Tirza Meyer as a Visiting Scholar! Meyer joined OSEH in May 2020 and will stay until the end of this year. Her project Humanoid Oceans or an Ocean of Humanoids? examines the rise of autonomous underwater vehicles and explores the ambiguities that they bring with them.

Vultures, Mountain, Rocks, Sky
Published May 7, 2020 1:27 PM

LiVE is a research project providing a historically informed comparative ethnography of contemporary vulture conservation in changing European landscapes. The project has been granted funding from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Individual Fellowships.

people, women, hands, arms
Published May 6, 2020 1:09 PM

Something violent is occurring beneath their feet. A fracking site is constructed. The subsurface is being fractured. Artist and filmmaker Rebecca Birch presents narrated excerpts from her forthcoming creative documentary, Undermine.

 
illustration, people, walking, gear, suitcases, commission
Published May 4, 2020 11:21 AM

How can architecture form new human-nonhuman relations, cohabitation, ecosystem thinking and doing? Anthropologists Tinna Grétarsdóttir and Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson talk on the socio-material entanglements and multispecies relations of the Icelandic turf house.

maize, corn, close-up
Published Apr. 29, 2020 6:21 PM

How might diverse ways of knowing, including indigenous knowledges, the humanities and the arts, be more influential in the environmental decision-making that shapes our world? Ecologist, philosopher and political scientist Fern Wickson talks on the value and challenges of inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to research.

illustration, people, walking, gear, suitcases, commission
Published Apr. 29, 2020 5:13 PM

How can material approaches contribute new insights on the history and present of infectious diseases in a climate perspective? Senior curator and historian Ageliki Lefkaditou will explore the case of malaria with the help of a series of museum objects being prepared for display in an exhibition on climate change.

barn, demolition, farm, building, garden, grass, trees, flowers
Published Apr. 24, 2020 11:32 AM

What insights can artistic approaches provide on agricultural issues? Artists Geir Tore Holm and Søssa Jørgensen talks on connecting farming, life and growth to contemporary art, with Øvre Ringstad Farm in eastern Norway as an example. 

People, Doorway, Brickbuilding, Mask, Helmet, Sield
Published Apr. 17, 2020 9:37 AM

Has the Chernobyl catastrophe contributed to the fall of communism? Political Science researcher Kacper Szulecki talks on positioning the environmental anti-nuclear protests, which spilled across Poland between 1985 and 1990, in a broader context.

Women outdoor wearing masks. Photo.
Published Apr. 7, 2020 12:28 PM

How does a pandemic reveal inherent socioeconomic and ecological inequalities in an already vulnerable and polarised society? Anwesha Dutta, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, presents notions on the social and political effects of COVID-19 and the lockdown in India.

Image may contain: Sculpture, Art, Statue, Stone carving, Tree.
Published Feb. 28, 2020 10:25 AM

This session we are exploring Marx's concept of metabolic rift, as well as the division of labour and how it plays into the work we do as environmental humanities scholars. 

 
Image may contain: Waste, Litter, Pollution, Plastic, Scrap.
Published Feb. 25, 2020 4:11 PM

This workshop brings together scholars, students and administrative staff at the University of Oslo to envision ways of transforming university education in the age of the Anthropocene.

Sky, people, rain, bird, globe and many more things. Illustration.
Published Feb. 21, 2020 6:43 PM

How to better understand predicaments of environmental uncertainty? Felix Riede, Professor of Climate Change Archaeology and Environmental Humanities and OSEH Professor II, presents the 'palaeoenvironmental humanities' and its prospects to open up new interpretive and comparative terrain for the examination of human-climate relations.

Landscape with brown ground and green trees and bushes.
Published Feb. 21, 2020 5:57 PM

How to understand China's global investments abroad in an environmental context, and the planetary, world-making nature of global building projects? Alessandro Rippa and Roger Norum talk about what the environmental humanities can bring to this field.

Snail with house on a green leaf.
Published Feb. 19, 2020 5:08 PM

What happens when actors with different interests claims access to the same natural and cultural site? OSEH professor II Thom van Dooren explores some of the complexities of conservation in the context of deep histories and ongoing realities of colonization and militarization.

Text, Sky, Woods, Bare Landscape
Published Feb. 7, 2020 8:01 PM

This workshop aims to re-story processes of extinction, extraction, and emergence in multispecies worlds.

Weta, Augmented, Insect, Close-Up, Organism
Published Feb. 7, 2020 7:29 PM

Across the world, emergent technologies are being developed and put to work that replace, augment or transform existing ecological processes—creating new bionic natures, cyborg ecologies composed of organic and artificial elements. What happens to the idea of nature when nature becomes a cyborg?

Published Feb. 6, 2020 8:05 AM
Mountain, Road, Skyline, Houses, Sunrise
Published Feb. 5, 2020 4:24 PM

How to get beyond a neoclassical theory of economic growth? Economist Marie Storli, leader of Rethinking Economics Norway will speak about ways of rethinking and democratizing standard economic theories on which climate-economy models are based.

 
Published Feb. 5, 2020 2:28 PM
fin whale skeleton, display, temple,
Published Feb. 4, 2020 7:50 PM

How can the environmental humanities engage more critically with topics of religion? Associate professor in Japan Studies and project leader Aike Rots presents Whales of Power and the research project's main objectives.

Pigs, Fence,
Published Feb. 2, 2020 8:43 PM

In accordance with UiO's measures to prevent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) this event has been cancelled.

How come western countries consume more meat than ever despite of its negative impacts? Agronomist, ethnologist and cultural historian, Karen Lykke Syse, talks about how meat consumption in Norway is being justified by history and culture.

artwork, colour pencils, wooden, field, sky
Published Jan. 31, 2020 2:56 PM

Peder Anker, professor of history, shares thoughts on the PhD course "Environmental and Climate History: The Role of History in Society” that took place at the University of Oslo in December 2019.

Published Jan. 31, 2020 8:58 AM
Dust, Storm, Neighborhood, Street, Houses
Published Jan. 27, 2020 9:45 AM

CANCELLED.  We hope to bring Libby Robin back at another time in the future.

How does soil intersect with global justice, conservation ideals and changing environmental sensibilities? Environmental historian and museum curator Libby Robin talks about soil in local and global perspectives, in light of the current Australian summer. 

Road, Gravel, Rocky Landscape
Published Jan. 16, 2020 3:23 PM

How does the construction and development of land based wind power affect nature and people's relationship to the outdoors? Vidar Lindefjeld, legal advisor and co-founder of La Naturen Leve, talks about the impact of interventions in nature caused by wind power structures.