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.
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.
Fleck Prize 2021: Thom van Dooren
The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities sends its most sincere congratulations to Thom van Dooren for being awarded the 2021 Fleck Prize for his book The Wake of Crows: Living and Dying in Shared Worlds (Columbia University Press 2019).
Fjord Excursion with the Honour's Certificate Candidates
On the 5th of June, 2021, the students at the Honour's Certificate met up with the Oslo Fjord School. The learning focus of the excursion was on the underwater multispecies lives of the Oslo fjord and "Underwater Urbanity".
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.