Webpages tagged with «Environmental Humanities»

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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 May 14, 2021 2:32 PM

Impatient to act, we are wary of anything that looks like time-wasting, and an action demanding as much time and patience as attention inevitably slows things down. Yet slowness is not opposed to change; changing human behaviour is slow work, and change in human behaviour is now what is at stake. Simone Kotva, research fellow at the Faculty of Theology at UiO, shares her perspectives. 

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Published Mar. 15, 2019 4:23 PM

Director Ursula Münster presents plans and visions for the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities in 2019 and beyond.

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Published Oct. 5, 2020 2:16 PM

This week, the curator, producer and artist James Finucane introduces the long and honourable tradition of subvertising ('subverting advertising'). We will learn about the background behind this 'protest art' movement, it's various forms and functions, and, perhaps most importantly, the tools and know-how to do it yourself.

 
Published Sep. 12, 2021 10:59 AM

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

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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.

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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.

Published Sep. 11, 2020 8:50 PM

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

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.

 
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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 Mar. 22, 2019 12:59 PM

How Green is Oslo? Do windmills cause large-scale environmental destruction? Where have all the insects gone? Join our discussions on environmental topics across disciplines and beyond academia.

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Published May 5, 2019 1:57 PM

How to create a multispecies city where nonhuman species feel at home? How to cultivate urban ecological alternatives from ruins? This week, we have invited artist, urban interventionist and beekeper Marius Presterud to share his experiences working with the Oslo Apiary & Aviary.

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.

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Published May 14, 2021 1:53 PM

What kind of careful attention to the meaningful lives of other species does film making engender? What sort of perspectives may it open up and/or foreclose? In this talk, filmmaker Asgeir Helgestad and historian of science Ageliki Lefkaditou, draw on three of their documentary projects on climate change and biodiversity loss to discuss how filming may convey the complex relationships that such processes provoke and threaten.

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Published May 14, 2021 1:53 PM

How may we grasp meaning beyond the boundaries of biological species? In this talk Dominique Lestel, will explore ‘zoo-futurism’ as setting up the basis of an ego-ecology – to incarnate and to feel biodiversity not from the point of view of the first person, but from the point of view of a first person; to feel its richness and importance from a personal point of view.

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Published Sep. 4, 2020 1:34 PM

An introduction to the system for waste management, including a local example of resources in a closed loop; your food waste.

Cracked soil
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.

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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?

The hot air balloon known as the Skywhale.
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?

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 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 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 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.

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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.