Webpages tagged with «IKOS» - Page 2

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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 Sep. 15, 2020 3:15 PM

AD 536 and 540 are important years in European history, and marks the advent of a series of documented environmental changes that affected societies throughout Europe in various ways. Sudden and severe climate deterioration led to vast crop failure and was followed by plague in the following decades and centuries (up to ca. AD 750?). How did this affect Scandinavian societies? Frode Iversen, professor at the Department of Archaeology at Museum of Cultural History, UiO, is here to tell us!

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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. 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.

distracted girl on bike using smartphone
Published Aug. 1, 2019 1:27 PM

Is the information technology industry emerging as an increasing threat to the environment? We have invited Trine Syvertsen, professor of media and communication at UiO, to talk about reactions to toxic media, digital detox, and the 'slow media' movement.

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.

 
Protesters from Exctinction Rebellion holding a banner outside the Norwegian parliament
Published Aug. 21, 2019 3:22 PM

The science is clear: It is understood that we are facing an unprecedented global emergency. We must act now. But how? We have invited Inger Østenstad from Extinction Rebellion to talk about radical honesty and tactics in climate activism.

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.

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Published Sep. 28, 2020 9:58 AM

How and when does a being become autonomous? What makes an environment? In this talk, Sara R. Yazdani discusses her work on how notions of the environmental have been explored in contemporary and late 20th century art: art in which new alliances and new types of environmental and affective formation have been mobilized against an anthropocentric world-view.

 
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Published Dec. 20, 2019 7:16 PM

How can the University of Oslo become a greener university? Christen Andreas Wroldsen, president of UiO's Student Parliament, will talk about the need to build a more sustainable UiO.

 
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. 

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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.

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.

A tall man holding av small kid walkning in the sunrise towards som wind mills.
Published Feb. 5, 2020 11:28 AM

What role does energy play in fighting climate change and achieving more sustainable societies? Vebjørn Bakken, theoretical chemist and director of UiO:Energy, presents the work of UiO:Energy, its interdisciplinary approach, and why there is a need for such an initiative.

Dusty old LP
Published Apr. 29, 2019 9:55 AM

What are recordings made of, and what happens to them when they are disposed of? Kyle Devine talks on the environmental cost of music.

Dead fish on a beach
Published May 5, 2019 1:59 PM

Have we been misconcieving matter and the natural world since Descartes? Arne Johan Vetlesen talks about his new book "Cosmologies of the Anthropocene: Panpsychism, Animism, and the Limits of Posthumanism".

landscape, sand, wanter, car, broken building structures
Published Dec. 20, 2019 2:32 PM

Earth system scientist Jana Sillmann introduces her work for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and shows how climate extremes and their associated risks are assessed across disciplines.

water, rocks, Nysnø logo
Published Dec. 20, 2019 3:37 PM

CANCELLED.  We will try to bring Lene Hodge back at another time in the future. 

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.

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.

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.

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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. 

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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.

Aerial view of small settlement by the sea in Alaska
Published Sep. 18, 2019 11:46 AM

What are the international law implications of the Anthropocene? For this lunch discussion we have invited Research Professor Davor Vidas, a member of the Anthropocene Working Group of the International Commission on Stratigraphy.

Illustration of the climate anomaly of the 1770s, from 1772
Published Nov. 5, 2019 3:41 PM

How have past societies dealt with climate change? Dominik Collet talks about new approaches in the emerging field of climate history.