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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

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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: 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.

 

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Time: Apr. 7, 2021 6:00 PM

The histories and legacies of colonial projects have become a topic of increasing debate in the field of art over the last years, disturbing the long-standing tradition for colonial negligence in the Nordic countries.

Image of a restaurant in Nansha, Guangzhou, China. Text in Chinese: The Greater bay Area walking Towards the World.
Time and place: Apr. 7, 2021 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)

The growth of the Greater Bay Area in South China is still heavily reliant on the access to cheap labor. This seminar examines the role of labor brokers in shaping rural-urban labor migration in China.  

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Time and place: Apr. 7, 2021 12:00 PM1:30 PM, Zoom

Dr Sender Dovchin will give a talk on creating new identities in Mongolian popular music in the post-socialist era 

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Time and place: Mar. 31, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Samantha M. Litty (Europa-Universität Flensburg / FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg) will discuss multilingualism in 19th Century German immigrant letters 

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Time: Mar. 25, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM

Natalia Kartushina is an Associate Professor in Psycholinguistics, who joined MultiLing in December 2020. She holds a PhD in Experimental Psycholinguistics (University of Geneva) and had previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at BCBL (Spain) and BabyLing (Institute for Psychology, UiO). Her research interests cover first and second-language phonological/lexical acquisition and the role of environment in shaping language learning.

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Time: Mar. 24, 2021 6:00 PM

This talk explores what appears, what is lost, and what could be reimagined in the process of researching African and African-descendant people in the history of art.

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Time and place: Mar. 24, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Brendan Weekes (Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge) will discuss writing systems and multi-literacy

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Time and place: Mar. 23, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, zoom

At the next meeting of the Classics seminar Professor Caspar Meyer (Bard Graduate Center) will speak on "Making and meaning: early Attic stelai as lithic technology." The event will take place on zoom. The link will be sent out to Classics seminar list subscribers.

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Time and place: Mar. 18, 2021 3:15 PM5:00 PM, JOIN ON ZOOM

In this lecture, Tom Holert (Harun Farocki Institut, Berlin) will discuss contemporary art's peculiar role as a provider and processor of knowledge and research.

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Time and place: Mar. 17, 2021 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Zoom

Dr Farzad Karimzad will give a talk on chronotopic-scalar approaches to multilingualism.

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

The title of the talk is: From Lor Girl to May Lady: Music, Sound and Constructions of Womanhood in Iranian Cinema

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Time and place: Mar. 10, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom [Closed event]

Mari J. Wikhaug Andersen (Doctoral Research Fellow at MultiLing) reports on initial results from her in-progress PhD project, "Translanguaging in the majority classroom: a study of teachers’ beliefs, practices and students’ linguistic citizenship."

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Time and place: Mar. 9, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, zoom

On March 9, Federico Aurora (University of Oslo) will speak on: "ENCODE-project. Spreading digital methods in Classics." All subscribers to the Classics Seminar list will receive a zoom link.

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Time and place: Mar. 8, 2021 10:15 AM12:00 PM, ZOOM

Open guest lecture by professor Stephen Mitchell from Harvard University. 

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

China’s global economic and political power has expanded. How will China use its new position to change the world? How does the country’s rise change its self-perception?

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Time and place: Mar. 3, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Nora Dörnbrack (Doctoral Research Fellow, ILOS) will give a talk on her in-progress PhD project on historical language contact and multilingual practices in nineteenth-century migrants' private ego-documents 

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Time and place: Feb. 25, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM, online

Kristen Schroeder is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas (IFFIK), joining the University of Oslo in December 2020. Under the supervision of Ingrid Lossius Falkum, she is developing the Norwegian Research Council project entitled, ‘Creativity and Convention in Pragmatic Development’, which assesses pragmatic language development among children with and without Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). Kristen holds an MA and PhD in Cognitive Science and Language from the University of Barcelona.

The presentation will be given in English.

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Time and place: Feb. 16, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Zoom only

On February 16, Alexander Nikolaev (Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Linguistics at Boston University) will speak on the challenges currently facing Greek etymological research—and faced by scholars and students who seek reliable information on etymology of Ancient Greek words.

All subscribers to the klassisk-seminar list will receive a zoom link for this talk. Please subscribe or contact Boris Maslov if you wish to attend the talk.

 

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Time and place: Feb. 4, 2021 6:00 PM7:00 PM, SIGN UP FOR ZOOM LINK HERE

In this talk, Shannon Mattern (New School for Social Research, New York) will map out the urban infrastructural ecologies of pandemic retreat.