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Guest lectures and seminars


Bjørn Torgrim Ramberg og Unn Røyneland
Time and place: Feb. 2, 2022 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom (click to enter)

Bjørn Torgrim Ramberg (Professor, University of Oslo) and Unn Røyneland (Professor, Director of MultiLing, University of Oslo) will discuss linguistic activism, power, and the concept of language.

Time and place: Feb. 8, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 205 and/or via Zoom

Silvio Bär, member of the research group Novel and Epic, Ancient and Modern: Odyssey 5: A Narratological Analysis.

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Time and place: Feb. 10, 2022 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)

China’s main foreign policy initiatives are not directed at the West but prioritise south-south relations. In this seminar, we will learn more about China’s orientation towards developing countries and the meaning of the concept of a ‘more democratic world order’ for the Chinese Communist Party.

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Time: Feb. 16, 2022 2:15 PM3:15 PM

Jannis Androutsopoulos (Professor II, MultiLing and Professor of German and Media Linguistics, Universität Hamburg) will discuss the emergence and transformation of pandemic signage during 2020.

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Time and place: Feb. 22, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 205 and/or via Zoom

Matthew Kinloch: Narrative Hierarchies: Minor Characters in Byzantine and Medieval History Writing.

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Time and place: Mar. 2, 2022 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)
In November 2021 the Chinese Communist Party passed a new resolution on its own history. As a part of the party’s 100-year anniversary, past events were brought closer to the present and to Xi Jinping’s leadership. How large is the gap between the way the CCP understands its own history and the way international historians describe it?
Time and place: Mar. 8, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 205 and/or via Zoom

Thea Selliaas Thorsen: Dating Corinna after Lobel, Page and West.

Michelle Waldispühl photographed in black and white smiling on a hiking trail
Time and place: Mar. 16, 2022 2:15 PM3:15 PM, HW421

Michelle Waldispühl (Associate Professor, University of Gothenburg; Guest Researcher, University of Oslo) will discuss the historical use of personal names in multilingual contexts.

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


Time and place: Mar. 22, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 205 and/or via Zoom

Ed Bispham: The Cult of Mephitis

Time and place: Mar. 29, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 205 and/or via Zoom

Aske Damtoft Poulsen: Roman Historiography.

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Time and place: Apr. 6, 2022 11:00 AM12:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)

How important is gender for young people in contemporary China? What challenges and aspirations are central to young Chinese women? This seminar will focus on how young women from China negotiate different expectations and identities both inside and outside their homeland.

Time and place: Apr. 26, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 205 and/or via Zoom

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

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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.

Time and place: May 10, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 205 seminarom and Zoom

Knut Olav Sandvik presents his thesis for the Master's Degree in Latin, «Metrical Limitations in Horace's Odes».

Time and place: May 24, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 205 and/or via Zoom

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


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Time and place: Jan. 27, 2022 2:15 PM3:15 PM, online

Franziska Köder is a researcher and lab manager of MultiLing's Socio-Cognitive Laboratory. She holds a PhD in Experimental Psycholinguistics (University of Groningen) and a MA in German Linguistics, and Philosophy (University of Heidelberg). Her interests lie in children’s pragmatic and semantic development, with a special focus on multilingualism and atypical development. She is currently the manager of the project "Better attention, better communication? How ADHD and multilingualism influence children’s pragmatic development", funded by The Research Council of Norway.

Franziska will give the talk in English.

Time and place: Jan. 25, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, via Zoom

Ildar Garipzanov  presents his ERC Advanced Grant project, MINiTEXTS – "Minuscule Texts: Marginalized Voices in Early Medieval Latin Culture (c. 700–c. 1000)". 

Project website: Minuskule tekster

Carmit Altman smiling and wearing a black top
Time: Jan. 12, 2022 2:15 PM3:15 PM

Carmit Altman will discuss the impact of Bilingual Narrative Intervention (BINARI) on critical narrative features in BOTH languages and cross-linguistic effects in preschool bilingual children with typical language development (TLD) and developmental language disorder (DLD).

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

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

Kjell Johan Sæbø (ILOS): Non-actualistic mood in Czech, Russian, German and Norwegian, Part II

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Time and place: Dec. 1, 2021 3:00 PM4:00 PM, Zoom (sign up)

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is one of China’s most discussed foreign policy initiatives. What is the BRI? How does it influence other countries? In this webinar, Freymann will give a presentation of his book and answer questions from the audience, in discussion with Özge Söylemez.

Time and place: Dec. 1, 2021 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Seminarrom 5 SB

Dag Haug (Textlab/ILN): Reciprocals and their scope

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

Audun is a PhD fellow at MultiLing, University of Oslo. He has a background in psychology and as a preschool teacher. His research interest spans the early years of cognitive development, especially language acquisition and the role of environmental input in shaping language outcomes.

Audun will give the talk in English.

Haley De Korne smiling and wearing a black top and blue necklace
Time and place: Nov. 24, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM, HW421

Haley De Korne (Associate Professor, MultiLing) will use this session as a practice talk for a presentation she will give in Cambridge Linguistics Forum.

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

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Time and place: Nov. 23, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, seminarom 203 og Zoom

Knut Olav Sandvik (masterstudent i latin) fremstiller sin MA-avhandling «Metrical Limitations in Horace's Odes».

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Time and place: Nov. 12, 2021 12:00 PM1:00 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, seminarrom 152

Dr Tyson Retz on the idea of progress in different conceptions of history.