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A collage of different books on climate fiction written by norwegian authors
Published Aug. 21, 2019 10:56 AM

Why is climate fiction so blue, and what is it good for? We have invited Sissel Furuseth to talk about how anthropogenic climate change is orchestrated in contemporary Norwegian fiction.

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.

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.

 
Image may contain: Natural environment, Grass, Sand, Grass family, Tree.
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.

 
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.

Image may contain: Geological phenomenon, Natural landscape, Aerial photography, Grass, Grass family.
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!

Image may contain: Scarf, Face, Skin, Human.
Published Oct. 12, 2020 8:48 AM

In this lecture, Erich Hörl, University of Leuphana, Lüneburg, discusses Bernard Stiegler's reflections on the time of suspension or "being-in-disruption" that define life in the Entropocene, understood as an un-time without world or epoch. 

This event is co-organised with The Seminar of Aesthetics.

Image may contain: Landscape, Bank, Watercolor paint, Paint, Art.
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.

Image may contain: Text, Font, Symmetry.
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.

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.