Lunchtime Discussions - Page 2
How to understand China's global investments abroad in an environmental context, and the planetary, world-making nature of global building projects? Alessandro Rippa and Roger Norum talk about what the environmental humanities can bring to this field.
How to better understand predicaments of environmental uncertainty? Felix Riede, Professor of Climate Change Archaeology and Environmental Humanities and OSEH Professor II, presents the 'palaeoenvironmental humanities' and its prospects to open up new interpretive and comparative terrain for the examination of human-climate relations.
How does a pandemic reveal inherent socioeconomic and ecological inequalities in an already vulnerable and polarised society? Anwesha Dutta, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, presents notions on the social and political effects of COVID-19 and the lockdown in India.
How to get beyond a neoclassical theory of economic growth? Economist Marie Storli, leader of Rethinking Economics Norway will speak about ways of rethinking and democratizing standard economic theories on which climate-economy models are based.
In accordance with UiO's measures to prevent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) this event has been cancelled.
How come western countries consume more meat than ever despite of its negative impacts? Agronomist, ethnologist and cultural historian, Karen Lykke Syse, talks about how meat consumption in Norway is being justified by history and culture.
How can the environmental humanities engage more critically with topics of religion? Associate professor in Japan Studies and project leader Aike Rots presents Whales of Power and the research project's main objectives.
CANCELLED. We will try to bring Lene Hodge back at another time in the future.
How does the construction and development of land based wind power affect nature and people's relationship to the outdoors? Vidar Lindefjeld, legal advisor and co-founder of La Naturen Leve, talks about the impact of interventions in nature caused by wind power structures.
Earth system scientist Jana Sillmann introduces her work for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and shows how climate extremes and their associated risks are assessed across disciplines.
How can the University of Oslo become a greener university? Christen Andreas Wroldsen, president of UiO's Student Parliament, will talk about the need to build a more sustainable UiO.
How have past societies dealt with climate change? Dominik Collet talks about new approaches in the emerging field of climate history.
Can musical aesthetics register the turbulence of living together with volcanoes? Tore Størvold talks about geosociality and the ecocritical analysis of Icelandic music.
Can we integrate art and academic practice to find new ways of representing other-than-human species? How do we engage in storytelling that adequately describes our kinship with the more-than human world?
How do people’s experiences and fears of air pollution transform into new visions of sustainability and creative forms of action? We have invited Mette Halskov Hansen to talk about the Airborne project, exploring the human dimensions of air pollution in China.
Is it time to tell a new story about climate change? Karen O'Brien talks on the potential of stories to empower social change.
What is the relationship between education and sustainable development? Elin Sæther talks about COSER, a research initiative aiming to explore education in light of today's complex sustainable development issues.
Elisabeth Ulrika Sjødahl from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design talks about Beautiful Landscapes and Heavy Pollution.
Can we extract water from Antarctic icebergs? Dr Julia Jabour from the University of Tasmania talks on efforts to design a legal regime to regulate iceberg harvesting.
Eli Rinde from the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) talks about threats to the marine biodiversity in Norway and possible solutions.
What are the international law implications of the Anthropocene? For this lunch discussion we have invited Research Professor Davor Vidas, a member of the Anthropocene Working Group of the International Commission on Stratigraphy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kristin Asdal from UiO's Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK) talks on the whaling controversy in the late 19th century.