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Guest lectures and seminars


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Time and place: Aug. 26, 2022 6:00 PM8:00 PM, Litteraturhuset, Amalie Skram-salen

In this lecture, Julia Bryan-Wilson (Columbia University) discusses how the question of embellishment and decor in recent art may change our conceptions of art history.

Time and place: Sep. 16, 2022 2:00 PM3:00 PM, HW536

Chris Kennedy visits from the University of Chicago.


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Time and place: June 22, 2022 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom Link

Alexis Hervais-Adelman (Assistant Professor, University of Zurich) will discuss the neural basis of simultaneous interpreting.

Time and place: June 17, 2022 2:00 PM3:00 PM, HW536 and Zoom

Aleese Block, visiting Oslo from UC Davis, talks about the production and perception of word-final devoicing in German across text-to-speech and naturally-produced utterances.

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Time and place: June 13, 2022 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Linken, Georg Sverdrups hus

In this lecture, the Medical Humanities and the Environmental Humanities meet. Associate Professor Eben Kirksey from the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University, Australia, will introduce us to the "virosphere".

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Time and place: June 9, 2022 9:15 AM12:00 PM, Blindern, UiO

Are you writing your MA or Ph.D. thesis on Chinese cities, global urban studies, infrastructure, Special economic zone, urbanism, or the Belt and Road initiative?

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Time and place: June 7, 2022 2:00 PM3:15 PM, Hybrid/Henrik Wergelands hus, meeting room 421

Angela de Bruin will discuss language control in multilingual speakers and how they manage competition, word selection, interference and switching between languages. Open lecture. 

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Time and place: June 3, 2022 2:00 PM3:00 PM, HW421 and Zoom

A guest lecture by Sendy Caffarra.

Time and place: May 31, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 652 and via Zoom

David Grimaldi presents his thesis project for his Master's Degree in Ancient Greek.

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Time and place: May 31, 2022 2:15 PM3:15 PM, HWH 536

Curtis divides his time being Research Data Coordinator at University of Cambridge and a Researcher in multilingualism and neurodiversity, particularly, the interaction of multilingualism and levels of attention in children. Curtis holds a PhD in Psycholinguistics and an MPhil in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (University of Cambridge). He is currently a researcher with the “Better attention, better communication? How ADHD multilingualism influence children’s pragmatic development”, funded by the Research Council of Norway.

The talk will be given in English.

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Time and place: May 25, 2022 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom Link

James Konrad Puchowski (PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh) will share theoretical reflections on ethnographies of Nynorsk, Catalan and Scots language activism. 

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Time and place: May 24, 2022 12:15 PM1:15 PM, P. A. Munchs hus: Seminarom 4

  Guest lecture by James A. Millward, Georgetown University.

Time and place: May 20, 2022 2:00 PM3:00 PM, HW536 and Zoom

Helge Lødrup will talk about Norwegian verbs.

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Time and place: May 19, 2022 2:15 PM3:15 PM, HWH 536

Mary Beth is a first year PhD fellow at the department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas (IFIKK). She is working under the supervision of Ingrid Lossius Falkum (as part of the DEVCOM project) and her PhD is on the literal bias in children’s figurative language development. Mary Beth holds a MAS from the University of Basel and has recently rejoined academia after working as a Senior Science Advisor for the NZ Department of Conservation.

The talk will be given in English.

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Time and place: May 18, 2022 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Zoom Link

Tuba Yilmaz (Lecturer, Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey/ University of Florida, USA) will discuss pre-service teachers’ raciolinguistic ideologies about refugee students’ education in Turkey.

Please note this is an event open to public.

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Time and place: May 11, 2022 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom Link

Ana Matić Škorić (Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Zagreb) will discuss the Comprehensive Aphasia Test across languages. 

Time and place: May 10, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 652 and via Zoom

Knut Olav Sandvik presents his thesis for the Master's Degree in Latin: "Iocosa Imago: Resonant Forms in Horace"

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Time and place: May 9, 2022 2:15 PM3:45 PM, P.A. Munchs Hus, s.r. 1

Guest lecture by Yefrem Yefremov, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. 

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Time and place: May 4, 2022 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)

The Chinese political system includes several million full-time professional staff often referred to as 'cadres'. Who are these local administrators, and how important are they for the Chinese Communist Party's developmental policies? How will it influence an individual to become a CCP cadre? In this seminar, we will examine cadres' roles from the perspective of two case studies, one focusing on environmental policies and the other with a focus on gender.

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Time and place: May 4, 2022 2:15 PM3:15 PM, HWH 421

Rickard Jonsson (Professor, Stockholm University) will discuss anti-racist ways of constructing the ethnic and racial Other in talk.

Please note this is a closed event for MultiLing and ILN members only.

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Time and place: Apr. 28, 2022 3:00 PM5:00 PM, ON ZOOM

In this lecture, Larisa Dryansky (Sorbonne) discusses parallels between 1960s artistic investigations of the relation between image and object, materiality and illusion, and computer scientists’ simultaneous quest for building 3D images.

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Time and place: Apr. 28, 2022 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Hybrid event

This event has unfortunately been cancelled.

Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen (Professor, University of Bath, UK) will discuss parental involvement of a group of Chinese parents in their children’s heritage language (HL) development in the UK.

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Time and place: Apr. 27, 2022 2:15 PM3:15 PM, HWH 421, Hybrid Format

Oliwia Szymanska (Postdoctoral Fellow, MultiLing) will discuss the acquisition of L2 metaphoric expressions by Polish adult learners of Norwegian.

Please note this is a closed event for MultiLing and ILN members only.

Time and place: Apr. 26, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 652 and via Zoom

Paola d'Andrea: Ad usum Novae Romae: two vates for Fascist Italy