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.
At OSEH, we draw upon the theories and methods of many fields: history, philosophy, anthropology, literature, feminist STS, archaeology, or area studies. These disciplines can help us understand environmental transformations of the past, engage with cultural differences across space and time, and hopefully, spark our imagination to envision alternative environmental futures.
Call for Papers: Curating Climate - Museums as ‘contact zones’ of climate research, education and activism
How to narrate the climate crisis in a museum environment? How can museums become ‘contact zones’ where science and education, activism and entertainment, debate and tourism interact productively?
Call for Applications: OSEH Collaboratories
Do you have an idea for a new research project in the field of environmental humanities that spans across disciplines? The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities supports scholars to form interdisciplinary research groups or to co-fund events.
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.
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:
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.