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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.
“Tinder has a very one-sided reputation,” says Ane Charlotte Spilde, a media studies master’s student who has researched Tinder.
CD listening has been replaced by music streaming. Has the change in music consumption been good for the climate? The answer might surprise you.
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.
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.
The San people of South Africa were not naked at all. They used clothes, jewellery, tattoos and scent to create and maintain social relations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Research shows that Snapchat, Facebook and WhatsApp help families with immigrant backgrounds develop their multilingualism.
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.
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.
In the UiO’s papyrus collection are receipts, passport stamps and personal texts about love.
By moving your mobile phone in the air you can search for music in the library. A new app makes it possible.
What makes closely related languages have a different word order? This is what researchers in the Faculty of Humanities will find out.
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.
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.
“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.
Saudi Arabia's most popular woman on Twitter supports the absolute monarchy of the royal family and wants gender segregation in the workplace. Doctoral student Laila Makboul is asking what the source of her popularity is.
Prisoners in the Filipino prison were lined up, dancing along to “Thriller”. “Music is an effective way of exercising force”, says researcher Áine Mangaoang.
As in the past three years, this year’s Master students in Nordic Media went in October on a study trip to the University of Copenhagen (KU), Denmark. Professor Anne Jerslev at KU is a professor II at IMK, and had this year also put together a brilliant program to the students.