Webpages tagged with «Environmental Humanities»

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Published Oct. 21, 2021 8:56 AM

The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities congratulates Honours certificate students Harald Bøe and Tarjei Brekke, as well as history student Andrine Brorson, with winning the first Faculty of Humanities case competition!

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Published Oct. 13, 2021 2:19 PM

In this talk, artist Marte Johnslien and art historian Ingrid Halland will introduce their new research project The Materiality of White that explores how the Norwegian innovation Titanium Dioxide has changed surfaces in art, architecture and design—making the world whiter, brighter and cleaner looking.

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Published Oct. 13, 2021 1:55 PM

What do the futures of monster theory hold? And what stories can we tell about its origins? ‘Unruly Origins, Strange Futures’ explores the pasts and futures of thinking with monsters through art, politics, storytelling and scholarship.

The event takes place on Zoom, it is free and open to the public. It will be live captioned. 

Published Sep. 21, 2021 10:16 AM
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Published Sep. 20, 2021 9:48 AM

In his talk, poet, writer and language teacher Kenneth Nsah will discuss the role of literature in climate mitigation, environmental protection, and nature conservation in the Congo Basin. He will address how literature can promote and challenge environmental policies and practices.

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Published Sep. 16, 2021 12:44 PM

Troels Troels-Lunden (1840-1921) wrote in his thesis on everyday life in Denmark and Norway in the 1500s that porridge and gruel were the oldest known warm dishes in Scandinavia. Both before and since, porridge has remained key in the lives of many Scandinavians up until very recently. In this talk, Tarjei Brekke, master student at the program Chinese Culture and Society, offers some reflections on this ancient food and his experiences with finding some of its first ingredients in the contemporary world.

Published Sep. 12, 2021 10:59 AM

How can we think of solarity through the lens of elemental media? 

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Published Sep. 10, 2021 1:29 PM

In this talk, environmental anthropologist Sara Asu Schroer will introduce us to her ongoing ethnographic research project that investigates the challenges and possibilities of European vulture conservation within landscapes that have become at once increasingly toxic and sanitized.

Published Sep. 9, 2021 1:32 PM
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Published Sep. 9, 2021 9:27 AM

This workshop will explore the writing of multispecies worlds. It will consider some of the challenges and possibilities of researching and narrating the ways of life of other species in their entangled, co-forming relationships. This is work that frequently involves moving between ethnographic, ethological, and ecological literatures and approaches in ways that raise difficult questions that are at once epistemological and ethical. The workshop will be led by writer and field philosopher Thom van Dooren.

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Published Sep. 7, 2021 5:44 PM

Towards the end of the 19th century, there was a modest but regular export of block ice from Norwegian lakes to Algeria. Why is it worth talking about a commodity that was rapidly melting away in the Mediterranean heat? In this Environmental Lunchtime Discussion, engineer and researcher Sofie Klakegg Surland will explain how studying the marketing and consumption of Nordic ice in a hot colonial market can teach us something about the relationship between humans and things.

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Published Sep. 5, 2021 12:05 PM

On the 28th of August, from 09:00-16:00 at the Oslo Fjord School, Honours Certificate students from the Honours Certificate in Environmental Humanities and Sciences participated in a sound workshop with Signe Lidén. The goal of the exercise was to learn how to build microphones and explore how listening in different ways can contribute to place-based learning.

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Published Aug. 30, 2021 2:29 PM

This presentation explores the historical transformations of technoscientific understandings of space and their relation to nature and agriculture

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Published Aug. 24, 2021 4:13 PM

This talk by environmental anthropologist Pierre du Plessis explores the skilled practice of tracking as a method for noticing and theorizing landscape change. Beginning with an overview of my work in the Kalahari Desert, Botswana, he shows how tracking involves an attunement to broader landscape relations in ways that exceed the exclusive relationship to animals usually associated with tracking. 

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Published Aug. 20, 2021 3:44 PM

The lecture by professor Ingun Grimstad Klepp and journalist Tone Skårdal Tobiasson invites the audience into the world of textiles, where currently an important environmental battle about how "sustainability" should be defined and understood is being fought. The presenters guide the audience through the sad fate of wool in Europe, both quite concretely (about 80% is thrown away) and in the comparison tools where wool is designated as an even bigger environmental loser. They will showcase the role of the small and local in the inevitable transformation ahead and how green-washing is flooding not only marketing, but also in policy strategies with circular focus.

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Published Aug. 20, 2021 3:43 PM

Drawing on two years of fieldwork with minority youth who participated in an outdoor education program located in a low-income area of Oslo, anthropologist Tuva Beyer Broch focus how youth balance their own family background, peers, authority figures, Norwegian society and natural surroundings.

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Published Aug. 19, 2021 12:33 PM

This talk by assistant professor Anne Pasek at Trent University asks what might happen if the environmental humanities were to extend its intellectual project to the domain of research methods. What would more ecologically-just modes of inquiry and exchange look like, and how might they work to reconfigure the global academy for the better?

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Published Aug. 12, 2021 1:58 PM

This talk by Dr. Rahul Ranjan, political anthropologist at the Oslo Metropolitan University, presents a case study of 'climatic event' in Uttarakhand, India, to demonstrate how aggressive development projects such as dams are increasing the frequency of disaster.

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Published Aug. 12, 2021 11:10 AM

In this talk, reporters Simen Sætre and Kjetil Østli discuss the profitability and severe ecological impacts of salmon fishing in history, and the dangers of speaking out against the industry.

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Published July 27, 2021 9:51 PM

The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities sends its most sincere congratulations to Thom van Dooren for being awarded the 2021 Fleck Prize for his book The Wake of Crows: Living and Dying in Shared Worlds (Columbia University Press 2019).

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Published June 30, 2021 3:12 PM

On the 5th of June, 2021, the students at the Honour's Certificate met up with the Oslo Fjord School. The learning focus of the excursion was on the underwater multispecies lives of the Oslo fjord and "Underwater Urbanity".

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Published June 1, 2021 2:35 PM

The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH) is currently hosting ten Collaboratories – interdisciplinary research groups led by humanities scholars to ask new questions and develop innovative approaches for studying the Anthropocene.

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Published June 1, 2021 2:13 PM

Artist and activist Jordan Seiler talks us through his text ´Reaffirming Engagement´, which considers the artistic and activist strategies of ´subvertising´ as a means of breathing life back into our streets post-covid-19. In particular, he´ll shed light on how this form of civil disobedience challenges the dominant narratives presented to us in our shared public spaces, and how a civic-media alternative is beneficial to the health and well-being of a city and its inhabitants.

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Published June 1, 2021 2:12 PM

Sarah Prosser and Amy Franceschini (Futurefarmers) discuss their interdisciplinary collaboration for Action Stories, which brings the two together to reflect on the seemingly unrelated fields of geology and social innovation.

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Published May 31, 2021 10:15 AM

The Bionic Natures collaboratory is hosting a public talk by Mick Geerits and Arthur Gouillart, who will present their collaborative project Augmented Nature—a set of robotic tools designed to help animals survive the ongoing planetary mass extinction.