Oslo School of Environmental Humanities is excited to welcome Michelle Bastian as a Professor II! She is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Humanities at Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh, and a leading figure in the field of environmental humanities, with a particular focus on philosophical questions around time, ecology and belonging. We are looking forward to working with Michelle from 2022 to 2024 on a diversity of projects.
The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities congratulates Honours certificate students Harald Bøe and Tarjei Brekke, as well as history student Andrine Brorson, with winning the first Faculty of Humanities case competition!
The Honours Certificate in Environmental Humanities and Sciences (EHS) offers you the unique opportunity to develop interdisciplinary competence in environmental and climate change studies.
The first students are well into their work on the Honours Certificate in Environmental Humanities and Sciences at the University of Oslo. The result: Thorough and interdisciplinary knowledge – and two million views on Tiktok.
On the 28th of August, from 09:00-16:00 at the Oslo Fjord School, Honours Certificate students from the Honours Certificate in Environmental Humanities and Sciences participated in a sound workshop with Signe Lidén. The goal of the exercise was to learn how to build microphones and explore how listening in different ways can contribute to place-based learning.
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).
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".
The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH) is currently hosting ten Collaboratories – interdisciplinary research groups led by humanities scholars to ask new questions and develop innovative approaches for studying the Anthropocene.
The ethics of whaling are determined by whether one understands whales as a resource or as endangered species.
92 000 years ago, humans significantly altered ecology and landscapes using fire.
UiO:Energi opens for applications to receive monetary aid to develop new courses within the fields of sustainable energy and energy transition.
We are excited to announce the new lecture series: "New Environmental Archaeologies - Anthropocene Agendas for Environmental Archaeology”.
Morris' project Communing with Others: Multispecies Entanglements in Mexican Ecovillages focuses on the emergent ecovillage movement in Mexico, exploring how people imagine, construct, and inhabit intentional, ecologically-oriented communities.
How has the notion of the Anthropocene changed our disciplines, research practice and theories?
In 2020, OSEH continued its work to strengthen interdisciplinary research, teaching and discussions on climate change and the environment. Due to Covid-19, OSEH had to adapt to a "new normal" and postponed some of its planned activity while moving other activities to the virtual space.
Cold and rain may have triggered the food shortage of the Little Ice Age, but the human factor turned it into catastrophe of historic dimensions.
The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities started in spring 2019 with the aim of facilitating and strengthening humanistic research on the environmental crisis that crosses disciplines and creatively respond to the environmental and social challenges of our time. Here is a recap of the first 12 months of OSEH and the initiative's activities.
Oslo School of Environemental Humanities (OSEH) is excited to announce a three year research position (postdoc) in Environmental Humanities.
Starting spring 2021, master’s students at UiO can strengthen their academic and environmental skills with a cross-disciplinary green Honours Certificate.
OSEH professor II Thom van Dooren is part of a team that recently launched The Urban Field Naturalist Project. The aim of the project is to invite people to learn more about the living world of plants and animals all around them, with hope that it might be of particular interest for those in self isolation due to COVID-19.
Oslo School of Environmental Humanities welcomes Tirza Meyer as a Visiting Scholar! Meyer joined OSEH in May 2020 and will stay until the end of this year. Her project Humanoid Oceans or an Ocean of Humanoids? examines the rise of autonomous underwater vehicles and explores the ambiguities that they bring with them.
LiVE is a research project providing a historically informed comparative ethnography of contemporary vulture conservation in changing European landscapes. The project has been granted funding from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Individual Fellowships.
Pandemics, mass surveillance and natural disasters are popular topics in science fiction. The stories can inspire creative solutions to the challenges we face today, according to Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay.
Archeologists and historians share research and insight on Norwegian environmental and climate history in a new podcast with seven episodes produced by Norgeshistorie.no.
Oslo School of Environmental Humanities is happy to introduce Felix Riede as a Professor II! He is Professor (with special responsibilities) and Director of Research at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Aarhus University. From late 2019 to 2022 he will engage in projects with particular focus on the development of the so-called ‘palaeoenvironmental humanities’.