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Research news

  • still-alice_660 Can illness make you less human? June 18, 2020 1:00 PM

    “Darwin propagated the idea that humans are like other animals fighting for survival, but distinguished supposedly by our intellect. This logic makes it possible for some human lives to be seen as more valuable than others,” says Professor of literature Michael Lundblad.

  • colourbox25866013 Anti-immigration protests – more nuances than we think June 17, 2020 9:12 AM

    If we really want to understand – and do something – with anti-immigrant sentiment on the local level, we should dive under the surface. There is much more to it than just right wing attitudes.

Research events

19 Sep.
1:00 PM, Litteraturhuset

How does multilingualism affect our mind in early childhood and later? And is it true that older people who speak more languages get dementia later than others? 

23 Sep.

The 2020 Einar Haugen Lecture will be given by renowned researcher Lourdes Ortega, who has contributed immensely to the field of second language acquisition.

24 Sep.
9:00 AM, University of Oslo, Blindern

Online conference: EELC8 will be livestreamed using Zoom. More information about the schedule to be announced. All participants will be notified through email.


The theme of the eighth biennial Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication conference is “Perspectives across disciplinary and political borders.”

25 Sep.
University of Oslo, Blindern

Online conference: EELC8 will be livestreamed using Zoom. More information about the schedule to be announced. All participants will be notified through email.


The theme of the eighth biennial Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication conference is “Perspectives across disciplinary and political borders.”

19 Oct.
2:15 PM, Salen, ZEB

We would like to invite you all to the Research Seminar with special guest Paul Rekret that will be talking about The Streaming Platform and Cultural Form