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Published Jan. 13, 2020 11:16 AM

Many feel invaded by digital technology and social media. Some take control, and disconnect.

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Published Dec. 10, 2019 12:24 PM

Catherine Bradley has been granted funds from the European Union to trace the history of a single musical moment across 500 years.

Daniel Maul is an associate professor at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo. Photo: UiO
Published Nov. 5, 2019 2:19 PM

UiO researcher Daniel Maul has written a book on ILO's first 100 years and believes the organization's historical message of looking at social and political rights in context continues to be applicable today.

Published July 3, 2019 12:12 PM

Mussolini and the Italian fascists used Latin – the language of powerful men like Caesar and Augustus — to portray themselves as the rightful heirs of the Roman Empire.

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Published June 24, 2019 10:55 AM

“Tinder has a very one-sided reputation,” says Ane Charlotte Spilde, a media studies master’s student who has researched Tinder.

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Published Apr. 25, 2019 11:31 AM

CD listening has been replaced by music streaming. Has the change in music consumption been good for the climate? The answer might surprise you.

Published Feb. 4, 2019 5:11 PM

There are many ways in which to understand the new wars of today. One way is to look at the wars that took place in medieval times.

Published Jan. 10, 2019 3:14 PM

While visiting a bookshop in Cairo looking for material for his Research Project, Middle East researcher Jacob Høigilt unexpectedly discovered a shelf full of comic books.

Published Dec. 13, 2018 3:21 PM

The San people of South Africa were not naked at all. They used clothes, jewellery, tattoos and scent to create and maintain social relations.

Published Dec. 4, 2018 1:08 PM

To put it briefly: Ethnic Russians were much less loyal to the Soviet regime in their encounters with the German occupiers than historians have believed up to now. This is the story told by UiO researcher Johannes Due Enstad, who has recently published a book about the German occupation of Northwest Russia during World War 2.

Published Nov. 26, 2018 12:58 PM

Ibsen’s plays have been translated innumerable times and performed on stages worldwide. However, many of these translations are based on other translations, most frequently from English. A group of translators have therefore studied Ibsen’s original plays and translated them directly from Norwegian to eight different languages, under the project entitled “Ibsen in Translation” at the Centre for Ibsen Studies.

Published Nov. 26, 2018 12:38 PM

Almost everything we do incorporates rhythm. At the University of Oslo 50 researchers from all over the world will provide us with some new answers about the meaning of rhythm for people - and possibly also develop the world’s best dancing robot.

Published Nov. 22, 2018 3:16 PM

With the start of Oslo School of Environmental Humanities at the University of Oslo in 2019, the combined strength of the humanities come together to help combat climate change.

Published Nov. 20, 2018 2:20 PM

Martin Luther referred to her as "crazy Birgitta", while August Strindberg called her a "devilish woman".  Saint Birgitta of Sweden had a strong influence on female writers and philosophers during the Renaissance in Italy.  This is revealed by new research at UiO.

Published Nov. 12, 2018 9:32 AM

Ida Larsson had always planned to be a biologist, but ended up a linguist. She claims that “studying languages is reminiscent of examining something in a lab.”  She is now working on a project to uncover how and why Scandinavian verb phrases change.

Published Nov. 2, 2018 10:31 AM

Research shows that Snapchat, Facebook and WhatsApp help families with immigrant backgrounds develop their multilingualism.

Published July 4, 2018 2:00 PM

For ten years, Saudi women have been playing football below the government’s radar. A pro-reform prince has raised hopes that they may soon be able to play openly.

Published June 14, 2018 3:40 PM
Published May 28, 2018 10:26 AM

Using mobile apps developed at UiO, we can explore the Rome of imperial times, observe D-day on Omaha Beach and see the consequences of future climate change with our own eyes.

Published May 22, 2018 2:36 PM

In the UiO’s papyrus collection are receipts, passport stamps and personal texts about love.

Published May 14, 2018 10:38 AM

By moving your mobile phone in the air you can search for music in the library. A new app makes it possible.

Published May 9, 2018 2:29 PM

What makes closely related languages have a different word order? This is what researchers in the Faculty of Humanities will find out.

Published Apr. 23, 2018 2:46 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard was criticized for writing too fast. His reviewers felt it affected the quality of his work. The same view dominated in the seventeenth century. The ideal was that writers should take their time.

Published Mar. 9, 2018 1:37 PM

It was previously believed that altarpieces from the late Middle Ages were made in Germany. New research shows that several of them were made in Norway.

Published Jan. 23, 2018 11:16 AM

“Sounds evoke strong memories and emotions in people”, says researcher Ximena Alarcón Díaz. Soon, nine Colombian women will visit UiO to participate in her research experiment.