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.


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. 


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Apply for Honours Certificate

Master students at the University of Oslo are eligible to apply for the Honours Certificate in Environmental Humanities and Sciences (EHS). The certificate 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.

Read more about admission and apply before October 15.


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.