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The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities aims to stimulate environmental research that asks innovative questions and seeks dialogue across disciplinary divides, and beyond academia.

OSEH Collaboratories

The OSEH Collaboratories are interdisciplinary research groups that work together to ask new research questions on the global environmental and climatic crisis. 
  • Cracked soil Anthropogenic Soils

    A science-humanities-arts collaboratory on soil care in contaminated times. Anthropogenic Soils aims to start conversations around soils from multiple disciplinary perspectives.

  • Weta, Augmented, Insect, Close-Up, Organism Bionic Natures

    Across the world, emergent technologies are being developed and put to work that replace, augment or transform existing ecological processes—creating new bionic natures, cyborg ecologies composed of organic and artificial elements. What happens to the idea of nature when nature becomes a cyborg?

  • Image may contain: Water resources, Water, Azure, Natural landscape, Cloud. Critical Petroaesthetics

    What is the cultural impact of petroleum, and how might the aesthetics of oil be a factor holding back progress on a transition to alternative energy? Scholars of literature, media, rhetoric, musicology, theology, and political science are looking for answers to these questions.

Associated Research Projects

The University of Oslo hosts a diverse range of projects in the field of climatic and environmental research, in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. These are some of the ongoing projects associated with OSEH.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual fellowships

If you are interested in applying for a post doc position through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual fellowships (IF) program to come to Oslo and work within the field of environmental humanities, please contact the members of the OSEH working group or administrative coordinator Carina B. Tørud.

OSEH Collaboratories

OSEH supports scholars in the humanities by providing funding for interdisciplinary research groups and has sent out a total of five calls in the period 2019-2021. These collaboratories should jointly develop new research questions, propose a plan for a collaborative research project, and eventually apply for external project funding. The main applicants (PI) are based at UiO’s Faculty of Humanities, but further members of a collaboratory may come from any other faculty or institution. We have encouraged collaboration across faculties and institutions, as well as beyond the traditional boundaries of academia, towards artists, museum curators, film-makers, journalists and more.

Each collaboratory could apply for up to 75 000 NOK per year, for up to 2 years. Funds may be spent, for instance, on workshops and seminars to develop a research proposal, or research assistance. All applications was evaluated by a committee consisting of research leaders from the three participating departments, the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas (IFIKK) and the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH).