Layers of soils between a road
Time and place: Aug. 29, 2022 9:00 AM10:30 AM, 12. etasje, Niels Treschows hus

How can personal engagement with planetary health restore human health and the well-being of more-than-human others? In this inaugural lecture for the Fellesløft project ‘Anthropogenic SOILS’, environmental historian Libby Robin, ANU, will review the emergence of the idea of the environment in the wake of the ‘dirty thirties’, a time when topsoil blew away – in both Australia and in the United States, and the hope of ‘feeding the world’ was threatened.


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Time and place: June 14, 2022 1:00 PM2:15 PM, Sophus Bugges hus, seminarrom 1

What do we mean when we say and think "after oil"? In this talk Graeme Macdonald, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick (UK), will examine a range of literary and artistic examples constituting a significant expression of petroculture: the post-oil imaginary.

Graphic illustration of plagues and doctors from early modern history
Time and place: May 11, 2022 4:00 PM6:00 PM, Café Snorre, Niels Treschows hus

The research group Climate, Environment and Energy, KLIMER, warmly welcomes Prof. Dr. Ole Georg Moseng from the University of South-Eastern Norway. He is one of the few specialists in the history of early modern epidemics.

Religion& Environmental Behavior. Bron Taylor. Cloud, Sky, Ecoregion, Natural landscape, Plant.
Time and place: Apr. 28, 2022 10:15 AM11:45 AM, P.A. Munchs hus: Seminar Room 10

Bron Taylor, Professor of Religion at the University of Florida, will draw on a comprehensive review of extant research by others, as well as his own research exploring contemporary nature spiritualities, and conclude by speculating on the future of religion and nature, near, medium, and long-term.

An illustration of trees, mountains and erupting volcanos.
Time and place: Mar. 9, 2022 6:00 PM7:00 PM, Deichman, Grünerløkka

Arne Naess' work and his philosophy, Deep Ecology, kick-started a global movement that put Nordic culture on the environmental map. What is his legacy today, and does it still have bearing in the epoch of the Anthropocene? Join us for a lively conversation around climate change, Nordic responses - and uncertainty. With Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug and Martin Lee Müller, chaired by Gunnar Gjermundsen.

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How can we balance wilding agricultural land to increase biodiversity, while maintaining the cultural heritage within landscapes? Is it possible to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems, while restoring culture too? What issues are at stake in the UN Decade on Restoration? 

Register here by the 25th of November to participate.

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Time and place: Oct. 29, 2021 12:00 PM5:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

What do the futures of monster theory hold? And what stories can we tell about its origins? ‘Unruly Origins, Strange Futures’ explores the pasts and futures of thinking with monsters through art, politics, storytelling and scholarship.

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Time and place: Sep. 23, 2021 4:15 PM5:45 PM, Register for information meeting on Zoom

Do you want to better understand the environmental and climatic crisis, work accross diciplines, experience Place-Based Learning and communicate environmental research to a broader audience?

A whale swimming towards us, its back breaking the surface.
Time and place: June 9, 2021 6:00 PM7:30 PM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom.

The Bionic Natures collaboratory is hosting a public talk by Mick Geerits and Arthur Gouillart, who will present their collaborative project Augmented Nature—a set of robotic tools designed to help animals survive the ongoing planetary mass extinction.

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Time and place: Sep. 23, 2020 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Register for information meeting in Zoom

Do you want to better understand the environmental and climatic crisis, work accross diciplines, experience Place-Based Learning and communicate environmental research to a broader audience?

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Time and place: Sep. 21, 2020 1:30 PM, Register for excursion

What role do fungi play in the forest’s ecosystem? How does their mycorrhizal “wood-wide web” facilitate communication between plants? How do fungi create healthy forest soil? Please join us on a field excursion to the Oslo Marka with mycologist Dabao Sun Lu, Doctoral Research fellow at UiO’s Department of Biosciences.

Time and place: Dec. 16, 2019 9:15 AMDec. 18, 2019 5:00 PM, 12th floor Niels Treschows Building, Blindern

What is the role of history in society? This 3 ECTS course will investigate the public role of historians.

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Time and place: Oct. 2, 2019 4:15 PM6:00 PM, PAM 489

Society urgently request knowledge from the environmental humanities that can help us understand the challenges of our times. This talk presents some examples of co-creation between academia and civil society, exploring collaborative attempts to make a difference.