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Guest lectures and seminars


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Time and place: Sep. 23, 2021 10:00 AM12:00 PM, Zoom

How is knowledge produced, negotiated, and mobilized in multilingual settings? The four studies presented in this seminar explore multilingual and multimodal literacy practices from various theoretical and methodological perspectives, and in a range of social, political, socioeconomic, and historical contexts.

Image of climate demonstrators holding a plackard: There is no Planet B
Time and place: Sep. 23, 2021 7:00 PM8:30 PM, Litteraturhuset i Oslo, Wergeland-salen + STREAM

With climate change, some areas will become uninhabitable, and people will migrate to new areas - which they may have to contend for. Can we predict future conflict levels? 

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Time and place: Sep. 24, 2021 3:15 PM5:00 PM, Zoom

For the 2021 Einar Haugen Lecture, renowned researcher Aneta Pavlenko will be taking us on a journey in a linguistic time machine, from Ptolemaic Alexandria in 323 BC to the present day. 

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Time and place: Sep. 27, 2021 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Zoom

Is it Time for a Global Constitutional Convention for the Young & Other Future Generations? 

Time and place: Sep. 28, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Zoom

Dr. Christopher Siwicki will discuss the treatment and perception of historic buildings in imperial Rome, which he also explored in his recent book Architectural Restoration and Heritage in Imperial Rome (OUP 2020).

Time and place: Sep. 29, 2021 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Seminarrom 5 SB

Joanna Nykiel og Nele Põldvere (ILOS): TBA

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Time and place: Sep. 30, 2021 2:15 AM3:15 AM, P.A. Munchs hus: Seminarrom 360

Ane is a PhD fellow at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian studies at the University of Oslo (UiO), she is also affiliated with MultiLing. Ane has an MA in linguistics from UiO. She has previously worked on a variety of different projects as a research assistant, involving data collection with child and adult populations.

Ane will give the talk in English. 

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Time and place: Oct. 6, 2021 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)

‘Common prosperity’ is an important goal for the future development of the Chinese economy. This is a response to several decades of increasing inequality during the reform era. Which groups of the Chinese population have so far missed out on the advantages of rapid economic growth? What is their situation?

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Time and place: Oct. 12, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Zoom

Prof. Brent Nongbri will discuss the the early history of the codex and introduce us to his ongoing project EthiCodex.

Time and place: Oct. 26, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Zoom

Nicolò Bettegazzi will discuss the use of Latin at the Mostra Augustea della Romanità (1937/38), a subject related to his ongoing PhD thesis.

Time and place: Oct. 27, 2021 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Seminarrom 5 SB

Kristin Hagemann og Signe Laake, Høgskolen i Østfold og OsloMet: Om leddsetninger i gammelnorsk og gammelspansk

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

China’s rise to superpower status is the most important geopolitical change of our time. On November 3rd we are excited to host two international experts on this topic, Elizabeth Economy and Shaun Breslin, in discussion with China correspondent for the New York Times, Amy Qin. 

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Time and place: Nov. 9, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Zoom

Eirik Welo (førstelektor i gammelgresk) holder foredrag "Galen som attisist: lærdom, sjanger og publikum".

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Time and place: Nov. 23, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Zoom

Knut Olav Sandvik (masterstudent i latin) fremstiller sin MA-avhandling.

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Time and place: Dec. 1, 2021 3:00 PM4:30 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? How is the BRI related to other road imaginaries, such as the ancient Silk Roads and Tea Horse Road?


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Time and place: Sep. 15, 2021 6:00 PM8:00 PM, ON ZOOM

In this combined lecture and film screening, architect and filmmaker Liam Young (Los Angeles) takes us on a science fiction safari through an imaginary city for the entire population of the earth.

Homer led by the genius of poetry
Time and place: Sep. 14, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Zoom

Prof. Mark Janse will offer a rhetorical and cognitive-linguistic analysis of Agamemnon's speech at Iliad 2.110-141, based on an article recently published in Symbolae Osloenses.

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Time and place: Sep. 14, 2021 2:00 PM4:00 PM, The Norwegian Institute in Rome

Professor Brian Richardson (University of Leeds, UK) and Dr Ruth S. Noyes (National Museum of Denmark) will present on history of the circulation of texts and premodern migrations of sacral heritage.

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Time and place: Sep. 8, 2021 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)

China’s economic reforms have caused rapid growth for a period of forty years. The Chinese Communist Party’s gradualist approach to reform was not inevitable. What were the alternative routes and why were they abandoned? What new obstacles for further Chinese economic development may change its future course?

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Time and place: Sep. 8, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom (click to enter)

Unn Røyneland (Professor, Deputy Director of MultiLing) will discuss language activism, power, and the concept of language

Time and place: Sep. 1, 2021 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Seminarrom 5 SB
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Time: Sep. 1, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM

José Luis Rojas Díaz (PhD candidate, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication) will present his research on phraseology and equivalence in translation.

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Time and place: Aug. 31, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Zoom

This semester's first Classics Seminar will be held by our Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow Dr. Raf Van Rooy. He will speak about Ippolita Maria Sforza as a student of Greek in Early 1460s Milan.

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Time and place: Aug. 26, 2021 2:15 AM3:14 AM, online

Michelle has an MSc from the European Masters in Clinical Linguistics (University of Groningen) and a PhD from Stellenbosch University. Since obtaining her PhD she has worked as a postdoc for the University of Cape Town, forming part of a team adapting child language assessments into six South African languages. Michelle will be starting as a postdoc at MultiLing later this year. 

Michelle will give the talk in English. 

Tony Sampson
Time and place: June 18, 2021 3:15 PM5:00 PM, ZOOM

In this lecture, Tony D. Sampson (University of East London) will focus on two trends in neuroculture that influence the production of radical aesthetic experiences.