The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities aims to stimulate environmental research that asks innovative questions and seeks dialogue across disciplinary divides, and beyond academia.
A science-humanities-arts collaboratory on soil care in contaminated times. Anthropogenic Soils aims to start conversations around soils from multiple disciplinary perspectives.
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?
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, and political science are looking for answers to these questions.
- CoFutures: Pathways to Possible Presents
- GreenMENA: Climate Change and Energy Transition in the Middle East
- Living with Vultures in the Sixth Extinction
- Melting Glaciers, Sacred Landscapes and Mobile Technologies in a Changing Climate
- Political Philosophy Looks to Antarctica
- Stories of Heritage
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual fellowships
Apply for Funding
OSEH supports scholars in the humanities by providing funding for interdisciplinary research groups. 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 applicant (PI) needs to be based at UiO’s Faculty of Humanities, but further members of a collaboratory may come from any other faculty or institution. We encourage 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 may 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. Applications can be submitted twice a year, on 1 March and 1 October. All applications will be 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).
Applications should include:
- Outline of the collaboratory’s topic, research plans, and future objectives (max 1000 words)
- Brief introduction of the main applicant (PI) and list of collaborators with weblinks to their academic or professional profiles (max 500 words)
- Statement on relevance for OSEH and the environmental humanities: See https://www.hf.uio.no/english/research/strategic-research-areas/oseh/
- List of planned activities
- Detailed budget
Only applications submitted through the online system will be evaluated.