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.
From climate change and biodiversity loss, to accumulating toxins and emerging diseases, we are increasingly faced with challenges that are simultaneously social and environmental in nature. The Honours Certificate in Environmental Humanities and Sciences (EHS) runs in parallel with your main Master programme, over two years. Through collaborative lectures, experimental seminars, and field excursions you will learn to better understand and address the environmental challenges of our times.
Application deadline: 15 October
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.
Oslo School of Environmental Humanities: Annual Review 2020
In 2020, OSEH continued its work to strengthen interdisciplinary research, teaching and discussions on climate change and the environment. Due to Covid-19, OSEH had to adapt to a "new normal" and postponed some of its planned activity while moving other activities to the virtual space.
Equality has always been the best remedy against famine
Cold and rain may have triggered the food shortage of the Little Ice Age, but the human factor turned it into catastrophe of historic dimensions.
The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH) experiments with new forms of teaching in the Anthropocene. We aim for our students to look beyond traditional academic confines and to acquire an interdisciplinary education that is appreciated by employers both inside and outside academia.
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.
Director: Ursula Münster, Associate Professor at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages.
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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.