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Protesters from Exctinction Rebellion holding a banner outside the Norwegian parliament
Time and place: Sep. 18, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

The science is clear: It is understood that we are facing an unprecedented global emergency. We must act now. But how? We have invited Inger Østenstad from Extinction Rebellion to talk about radical honesty and tactics in climate activism.

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A collage of different books on climate fiction written by norwegian authors
Time and place: Sep. 11, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Why is climate fiction so blue, and what is it good for? We have invited Sissel Furuseth to talk about how anthropogenic climate change is orchestrated in contemporary Norwegian fiction.

distracted girl on bike using smartphone
Time and place: Sep. 4, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Is the information technology industry emerging as an increasing threat to the environment? We have invited Trine Syvertsen, professor of media and communication at UiO, to talk about reactions to toxic media, digital detox, and the 'slow media' movement.

Airplane taking off in California, US
Time and place: June 19, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, PAM 425, P.A Munchs hus

Do scholars fly too much? We have invited Kjerstin Aukrust to talk about academic flightshaming and the 2019 petition to reduce CO2 emissions from UiO flights by 50 percent.

Illustration of whale from 19th century book
Time and place: June 12, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, PAM 425, P.A Munchs hus

Kristin Asdal from UiO's Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK) talks on the whaling controversy in the late 19th century.

Dead fish on a beach
Time and place: June 5, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Have we been misconcieving matter and the natural world since Descartes? Arne Johan Vetlesen talks about his new book "Cosmologies of the Anthropocene: Panpsychism, Animism, and the Limits of Posthumanism".

Poster saying "Climate change is worse than homework"
Time and place: May 29, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How to change educational institutions in times of climate crisis and species extinction? How to "green" schools and universities to build a livable future?  This week, we have invited Sidsel Roalkvam, Director of the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) at UiO to talk about sustainability in education.

Artwork: Gold coated maple tree seeds on a smooth surface
Time and place: May 22, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 12. Etg. Niels Treschows hus

How to create a multispecies city where nonhuman species feel at home? How to cultivate urban ecological alternatives from ruins? This week, we have invited artist, urban interventionist and beekeper Marius Presterud to share his experiences working with the Oslo Apiary & Aviary.

Time and place: May 15, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

The Climate House is a brand new initiative at the Natural History Museum in Oslo. We invite project leader Torkjell Leira to talk about the challenges and possibilities of staging climate in a museum.

Dusty old LP
Time and place: May 8, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 12. Etg. Niels Treschows hus

What are recordings made of, and what happens to them when they are disposed of? Kyle Devine talks on the environmental cost of music.

Two modern windmills in a rural landscape
Time and place: Apr. 24, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 12. Etg. Niels Treschows hus

Are we preventing climate change by large-scale environmental destruction? Jon Erik Finnvold (NOVA, OsloMet) talks on the contestations of wind power investments in Southern Norway.  

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Time and place: Apr. 10, 2019 12:00 PM1:00 PM, 12. Etg. Niels Treschows hus

How do we link carbon and climate feedbacks to social feedbacks and environmental humanities? Dag O. Hessen talks on Biogeochemistry in the Anthropocene.

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Time and place: Apr. 3, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Kjersti Kanestrøm Lie, project officer for the Oslo European Green Capital, joins us for a conversation on the 2019 Oslo European Green Capital Initiative.

OSEH Logo on a diagonally offset background of waves
Time and place: Mar. 27, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, GS

Director Ursula Münster presents plans and visions for the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities in 2019 and beyond.