Oslo School of Environmental Humanities

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



Feb. 5, 2020 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM , 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus Add to calendar
Feb. 12, 2020 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM , 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus Add to calendar


The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH) aims to establish interdisciplinary courses in environmental humanities at both the master’s and bachelor’s level. Courses will be designed for students from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences who wish to deepen their understanding of the complex relationships between humans and their environment.

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.