Oslo School of Environmental Humanities

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Interdisciplinary Research on Environment and Society

The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH) is an initiative to strengthen research and teaching that engages with the current climatic and environmental crisis from interdisciplinary perspectives. Our aim is to create a platform that facilitates conversation across disciplines and beyond academia, in order to respond creatively to the enormous environmental and social challenges of our time.


Research and teaching at OSEH cover a wide span of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. We believe that the current environmental crisis calls for deep cultural and social transformations. We need to better understand the values, ideas, ethics, and ways of life that have led to the present condition. These are domains where humanists and social scientists have much expertise.

Funding and Collaboration

OSEH supports scholars in the humanities by providing funding for interdisciplinary research groups that foster new research projects. 

We currently accept two kinds of applications:

  • Long-term OSEH collaboratories
  • Community-building initiatives


  • owllimpet Project Launch: The Urban Field Naturalist Project

    OSEH professor II Thom van Dooren is part of a team that recently launched The Urban Field Naturalist Project. The aim of the project is to invite people to learn more about the living world of plants and animals all around them, with hope that it might be of particular interest for those in self isolation due to COVID-19.

  • humaniodoceans Tirza Meyer joins OSEH as a Visiting Scholar with project on underwater technology

    Oslo School of Environmental Humanities welcomes Tirza Meyer as a Visiting Scholar! Meyer joined OSEH in May 2020 and will stay until the end of this year. Her project Humanoid Oceans or an Ocean of Humanoids? examines the rise of autonomous underwater vehicles and explores the ambiguities that they bring with them.

  • vulture-live Project Announcement: Living with Vultures in the Sixth Extinction (LiVE)

    LiVE is a research project providing a historically informed comparative ethnography of contemporary vulture conservation in changing European landscapes. The project has been granted funding from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Individual Fellowships.



The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH) aims to establish interdisciplinary courses in environmental humanities at both the master’s and bachelor’s level. 



OSEH Reading Group

Are you interested in exploring the environmental humanities in a more casual setting?

The OSEH Environmental Humanities reading group invites students, staff and members of the public to join monthly group discussions on a diversity of subjects. 

Contact us

Director: Ursula Münster, Associate Professor at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages.

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Research and Education initiatives at the Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities promotes five research and education initiatives between 2019 and 2023. The goal is to contribute to solutions for the societal challenges of our day.