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Time and place: June 4, 2021 12:30 PM, Zoom/Auditorium 2, Sophus Bugges building

Master Melina Antonia Buns at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History will defend her dissertation Green Internationalists: Nordic Environmental Cooperation, 1967-1988 for the degree of philosophiae doctor (PhD).

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Time and place: June 2, 2021 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom

Sami scholar Liisa-Rávná Finbog discusses The Story of Terra Nullius, a deeply-moving and personal account of her Indigenous upbringing and Sami perspectives on land, nature, sovereignty, ownership and resource extraction.

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Time and place: May 31, 2021 4:00 PM5:15 PM, Register to seminar on Zoom

In her new book, Véronique Pouillard examines the history of designers, intellectual property, and entrepreneurs in the fashion industry. 

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Time: May 27, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM

Dr Suzanne Beeke is an associate professor in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at University College London, and a qualified speech and language therapist. Her research focuses on communication disability in adults with post-stroke aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and dementia, particularly the impact of these conditions on everyday conversations in the home and on healthcare interactions. She led the team that developed Better Conversations with Aphasia (@BCAphasia), a free e-learning resource and communication training programme for SLTs to use with people with aphasia and family members ( She was part of the Nottingham-based NIHR HR&DS funded VOICE Study, which developed communication training for healthcare professionals interacting with people with dementia on acute hospital wards (@voice_study).

Suzanne Beeke's talk will be in English.

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Time and place: May 26, 2021 2:15 PM3:45 PM, Zoom

Nuranindia Endah Arum (Doctoral Research Fellow at MultiLing) will give a talk on lived language learning experience of an Indonesian engineer in a Norwegian multinational oil company.

Doctoral candidate Bianca Patria
Time and place: May 21, 2021 1:15 PM, Zoom

Master Bianca Patria at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies will defend her dissertation Kenning Variation and Lexical Selection in Early Skaldic Verse for the degree of philosophiae doctor (PhD).

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Time and place: May 20, 2021 10:00 AM11:00 AM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom

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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Time and place: May 19, 2021 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom.

What messages are coded through the nonhuman voice? How do animals witness, record, and replay the sounds of anthropogenic incursion? How might their calls pluralize human narratives of extinction and biodiversity loss? This talk will consider bird mimicry as an agential and unsettling sonic facsimile, sent live and direct from The Field. Mark Peter Wright, postdoctoral researcher at CRiSAP, University of the Arts, London, shares his research. 

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Time and place: May 19, 2021June 2, 2021, ZOOM

This is a online conference organized by IKOS taking place over two weeks.

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Time and place: May 19, 2021May 21, 2021, University of Oslo, Faculty of Humanities.

An international workshop on comparative study of autocratic leaders as savior figures.

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Time and place: May 18, 2021 9:00 AM12:15 PM, Oslo - Fudan

Climate, health and the imagination of human futures.

Magdalena Solarek-Gliniewicz
Time and place: May 12, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Magdalena Solarek-Gliniewicz (Doctoral Research Fellow, MultiLing) will discuss her PhD research on communication between Polish physicians and their patients in Norway

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Time and place: May 12, 2021 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom.

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.

Doktorgradskandidat Tom Z. Bradstreet
Time and place: May 6, 2021 3:00 PM, Zoom

Master Tom Z. Bradstreet at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages will defend his dissertation Towards a Poetics of Posthumanism: Disability, Animality, and the Biopolitics of Narrative in Contemporary Anglophone Literature for the degree of philosophiae doctor (PhD).

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Time and place: May 5, 2021 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)

China both sends and hosts high numbers of international students. Is education a means to become cosmopolitan? How is China's place in the global educational landscape changing after Covid?     

Miriam Weidl
Time and place: May 5, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Miriam Weidl (Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki) will discuss versatile and mutable multilingualisms in Senegal

Time and place: May 4, 2021 10:00 AM11:30 AM, Zoom

How can researchers working with children and digital media ensure research integrity? CO:Re Ethics Webinar is open for researchers, students, PhD fellows and others interested in learning about challenges and solutions for this growing field of research.

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Time: Apr. 29, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM

Mia Cecilie Heller is a senior advisor at Statped, section for speech and language impairments. She has a PhD in educational psychology (from University of Oslo, Department of Education) and has previously worked as a lecturer (Department of Special Needs Education, UiO) and as a school psychologist (School Psychologist Service in Oslo). Her research interests concern language development in second-language learners, developmental language disorders and interventions that can promote children’s language learning in school.

Mia Cecilie Heller's talk will be in Norwegian.

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Time and place: Apr. 28, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Rafael Lomeu Gomes (Postdoctoral Fellow, MultiLing) will discuss the role of affect in parent-child multilingual interactions in the home.

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Time and place: Apr. 28, 2021 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom.

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.

Doktorgradskandidat Liisa-Rávná Finbog
Time and place: Apr. 22, 2021 3:00 PM, Zoom

Master Liisa-Rávná Finbog at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages will defend her dissertation It speaks to you - Making Kin of People, Duodji and Stories in Sami Museums for the degree of philosophiae doctor (PhD).

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Time and place: Apr. 22, 2021 9:00 AMApr. 23, 2021 3:00 PM, Zoom

Conference organized by the two UiO:Nordic projects “The Nordic Education Model” and “Living the Nordic Model”.

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Time: Apr. 20, 2021 6:00 PM

In Norsk kunsthistorie (1927), one of the first Norwegian Art History textbooks, a “statuette of a Lapp”, i.e., of a Sámi, is praised for its realism: its “sympathetic naturalness” makes it resemble an “ethnographic illustration.”

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Time and place: Apr. 19, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

We would like to welcome you to this Research Seminar with Elodie A. Roy titled: Infra-phonography: Towards a pre-history of home-recording practices.


Doktorgradskandidat Jessica Pedersen Belisle Hansen
Time and place: Apr. 16, 2021 1:15 PM, Zoom

Master Jessica Pedersen Belisle Hansen at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies will defend her dissertation Video-mediated interpreting. The interactional accomplishment of interpreting in video-mediated environments for the degree of philosophiae doctor (PhD).