Reading Group

OSEH hosts a reading group that meets every month to catch up on, and discuss interesting topics and perspectives in the field – from ecocriticism to environmental history, animal studies, green media studies, environmental ethics and more. Readings may include articles, short stories, documentaries, historical case studies, exhibitions, video games, or current events. Check out the blog for a record of their previous meetings. The reading group aims to be a platform for exploration, collaboration, and recreation. All are welcome. Want to join, or pitch a topic? Sign up for the mailing list here, or contact the group's organizer, Laura op de Beke, with questions and comments.  


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Time and place: Mar. 26, 2020 4:00 PM6:30 PM, T.b.a.

This session we are exploring Marx's concept of metabolic rift, as well as the division of labour and how it plays into the work we do as environmental humanities scholars. 

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Time and place: Feb. 17, 2020 5:00 PM6:30 PM, P.A. Munch Hus 489

Join our February meeting on the topic of the Blue Humanities, or the study of the history and cultural imaginary of the ocean. 

Garden, Plants, Flowers, Greenhouse
Time and place: Jan. 16, 2020 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Room 489, P. A. Munchs hus, Blindern

What values are espoused in the philosophy of New Agrarianism, and how does the concrete practice of permaculture fit into the picture?

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Time: Dec. 11, 2019

What can we learn from octopuses?

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Time: Nov. 24, 2019

How do we make sense of our environment through our ears? What are soundscapes and how can we study them?

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Time: Oct. 24, 2019

How spooky is the environment? And why?