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’.
Oslo School of Environmental Humanities is excited to welcome Thom van Dooren as a Professor II! He is an Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies and the Sydney Environment Institute. From 2020 to 2022 he will collaborate with researchers and students on OSEH projects.
Peder Anker, professor of history, shares thoughts on the PhD course "Environmental and Climate History: The Role of History in Society” that took place at the University of Oslo in December 2019.
PUTSJ interviews director Ursula Münster about the climate crisis, OSEH's work, and the field of environmental humanities
The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH) celebrates its official opening on 1 November 2019 at SALT, a nomadic art space located at Oslo’s harbor.
How to narrate the climate crisis in a museum environment? How can museums become ‘contact zones’ where science and education, activism and entertainment, debate and tourism interact productively?
Do you have an idea for a new research project in the field of environmental humanities that spans across disciplines? The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities supports scholars to form interdisciplinary research groups or to co-fund events.
How Green is Oslo? Do windmills cause large-scale environmental destruction? Where have all the insects gone? Join our discussions on environmental topics across disciplines and beyond academia.
With the start of Oslo School of Environmental Humanities at the University of Oslo in 2019, the combined strength of the humanities come together to help combat climate change.