Oslo School of Environmental Humanities

Interdisciplinary Research on Environment and Society

The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH) is an initiative to strengthen interdisciplinary research and teaching on climate change and the environment. 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. We hope to bring the expertise of the humanities, social sciences, and arts to bear more directly on environmental research, public debates, and policy discussions.


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.

Research projects



Sep. 20, 2019 9:00 AM - Sep. 21, 2019 5:00 PM , Universitetsplassen, Karl Johans gate 47 Add to calendar
Sep. 24, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM , Kulturhuset, Laboratoriet 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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The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities is a collaboration between the following departments at the Faculty of Humanities:


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.