Big museum hall with a massive ice block in the middle. A crack runs through the ice so that people can enter the ice.
Tid og sted: 25. mai 2022 12:1513:00, CEST. Register for webinar on zoom.

What roles can museums and collections play, in the growing need to convey polyphonic narrations on climate change? In this presentation, Lotten Gustafsson Reinius discusses the multi-disciplinary dialogues and other co-curations as a tentacular weaving across differing knowledge regimes, scales and temporalities. 

Black and white photo of a crowd at a political action protest.
Tid og sted: 7. juni 2022 17:0020:00, Kulturhuset

We invite to a conversation on the role of education in creating our environmental futures. Tim Ingold will hold a public lecture at Kulturhuset followed by a panel discussion with Mette Halskov Hansen, Britt Kramvig, Felix Reide and Heather Swanson.

Bildet kan inneholde: fotografi, hvit, lys, produkt, svart.
Tid og sted: 7. juni 2022 17:0020:00, Kulturhuset

Hvem definerer hva bærekraft betyr? Og hvilken rolle spiller utdanning i måten vi forestiller oss fremtidens økologiske virkeligheter? Tirsdag 7. juni kommer Tim Ingold til Kulturhuset for å snakke om nettopp disse temaene, etterfulgt av en paneldebatt med Mette Halskov Hansen, Britt Kramvig, Felix Reide og Heather Swanson.  

The left side of the picture is a portrait of Jamie Lorimer, the right side picture is of a brown cow standing in a field of tall grass.
Tid og sted: 10. juni 2022 09:0010:15, Georg Sverdrups hus, Auditorium 1

A turn is underway in the probiotic approaches. Recalibrating modern antibiotic approaches and heading off their unintended consequences, the probiotic uses life to manage life, connecting the microbial with the planetary. This keynote lecture given by Jamie Lorimer gives critical insight into these interventions and their implications, and is part of OSEH's environmental humanities festival on the 10th of June.

Image contains a sunflower, with tall buildings in the background. Environmental Humanities Week banner in the left corner
Tid og sted: 10. juni 2022 09:0017:00, Georg Sverdrups hus

We invite you to our Environmental Humanities Festival where we celebrate the exciting work happening in the field here at UiO. The day will start with a keynote lecture by Jamie Lorimer, Professor of Environmental Geography, University of Oxford, followed by presentations on the OSEH Collaboratories, a pop-up exhibition, music, and more. 

Compiled photo. On the left Eben Kirksey, on the right is a model with viral shape
Tid og sted: 13. juni 2022 14:1516:00, Linken, Georg Sverdrups hus

In this lecture, the Medical Humanities and the Environmental Humanities meet. Associate Professor Eben Kirksey from the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University, Australia, will introduce us to the "virosphere".


In a greenhouse attached to a brick wall a person is about to water the plants.
Tid og sted: 11. mai 2022 12:1513:00, CEST. Register for webinar on zoom.

What can we learn from geographically marginalized regions such as the Arctic in a transition to more circular building strategies? Tine Hegli talks about the design and execution of a community Greenhouse in Vardø spring 2021, how material scarcity has encouraged resource efficiency, and the Arctic as a green leader.

A brick schoolbuilding with a clear blue sky in the background
Tid og sted: 4. mai 2022 12:1513:00, CEST. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk, Green Schools Education Consultant Wayles Wilson discusses the sustainability and operational priorities for schools in the United States to provide clean air, water, and food, and why it is challenging in the current context. She considers sustainability in urban schools in the US a critical opportunity for environmental equity across the country.

A boat is lies at shore, the water is blue, and far off in the distance one can see hills and mountains coloured by the sun.
Tid og sted: 27. apr. 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk anthropologist Florence Durney will present about her ongoing research on the intersection of indigenous and state marine tenure systems and marine environmental change. In particular she will discuss how climate-induced marine environmental change is complicating processes of living with, claiming, and negotiating marine boundaries for humans and non-humans alike. 

A sculpture of a fish-man walking. The background is a cityscape.
Tid og sted: 20. apr. 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk, writer and diver, Ting. J. Yiu discusses her ecocritical creative practice through an aquatic lens. Centering diasporic displacement, she discusses how aquatic narratives and interspecies encounters are radical sites to subvert notions of citizenship, (re)negotiating identities, and contesting hegemonic environmental narratives.

An image of orange seaweed and kelp.
Tid og sted: 6. apr. 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

Agential Matter is an artistic research project which examines performativity of algae, objects and bodies in instances of observation in scientific research, industrial production and artistic encounter. This talk by artist Sabine Popp is seen as an opportunity to (re)turn to a small shed at a landing station for harvested kelp as one of several places of hybrid coexistence.

A white warehouse or factory building stands tall against the blue backdrop of a clear sky
Tid og sted: 30. mars 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Click here to register for webinar on Zoom.

In this talk, sustainability and tourism researcher Per Strömberg discusses the practices of ‘adaptive reuse’ of buildings as part of a cultural economy. He considers ‘reuse value’ is a cultural capital which is used as a rhetorical device in the discourse of sustainability and circular economy, but also, something that can be converted into economic capital in urban redevelopment.

Jente med sydvest i naturlandskap som holder en plakat hvor det står "nei". Sort-hvitt foto.
Tid og sted: 29. mars 2022 18:0019:00, Deichman Torshov

Når scenarioer om økologisk kollaps og verdens undergang skaper avmakt og angst, hva skal til for at vi agerer? 

An illustration of a diver seen from below. The water is coloured green.
Tid og sted: 23. mars 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

This talk by contemporary historian Tirza Meyer will be a presentation of the project ‘Humanoid Oceans’ that seeks to explore the history of what happens to the oceanic environment when humans venture into the ocean with the help of technology.

Stortinget og en plakat med et bilde av jordkloden som sier "Det er ingen plan B". Foto.
Tid og sted: 21. mars 2022 17:0018:30, Deichman Bjørvika

Verdens klimaaktivister slakter politikernes klimaforhandlinger. Men kommer vi utenom demokratiet når klimakrisa skal løses? Velkommen til åpningen av Demokratidagene – Humaniorafestivalen 2022!

A white horse stands on the beach.
Tid og sted: 16. mars 2022 12:1513:00, Register here for digital attendance.

In this talk, philosopher and veterinarian Kerstin Weich introduces how veterinary humanities contribute to current discussions on environmentality in biomedicine. Starring: Japanese fungus, veterinarians, tapeworms, horses and dung-feeding beetles in ecological turf wars.

Cardboard boxes are piled on top of each other. Words such as "chloropfyll" and "plants" are written all over the boxes.
Tid og sted: 9. mars 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Click here to register for webinar on Zoom.
If—on our present horizon—design appears as environmental humanities gone live, education must be a key player in hatching and cultivating the awareness of this possibility. In this talk, anthropologist Theodor Barth shares his perspectives.
A picture of a type case with different letters jumbled together.
Tid og sted: 2. mars 2022 12:1513:00, Register for digital attendance on Zoom

In this talk, poet and translator Kathleen Maris Paltrineri will discuss ecopoetic works published in Norway that push boundaries in form, language, and thought as they explicitly or implicitly address the ramifications of climate change. She will also draw on her translation experience to discuss how ecotranslation may invite innovative translation and creative writing practices and may be its own form of activism.

This image shows a man pointing towards manholes.
Tid og sted: 23. feb. 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk, environmental anthropologist Dr. Nikiwe Solomon explores how particular assumptions built into the design of infrastructure, as well as the bureaucratic and techno-managerial approaches used to build said infrastructure, often take for granted the social consequences of infrastructure’s day-to-day (mal)functioning.

Several twigs with sprouting buds.
Tid og sted: 16. feb. 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Click here to register for webinar on Zoom.

New OSEH Associate Professor II, Michelle Bastian, will discuss her current fellowship project which will build connections with phenology, the study of lifecycle timing in plants and animals, and humanities research.  

A landscape photograph portraying hills and forests. In the distance clouds are gathering.
Tid og sted: 9. feb. 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Online format. Click here to register for the Zoom seminar.

In this talk, anthropologist Anselmo Matusse introduces how the Mozambican state establishes extractivism in the country and its pernicious effects on people and landscapes on the ground.

This image is split in two. On the left hand we see a person holding a mike, talking. On the right hand we see the panelists the person on the left is talking two.
Tid og sted: 9. des. 2021 16:0017:30, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom.

What happens when people bring their environmental complaints to a body gathered in the name of the world? In this lecture Cheryl Lousley, professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Lakehead University, Canada, discusses the World Commission on Environment and Development's public hearings. 

A young woman seems to be balancing over a log in the forest. There is a lake in the background.
Tid og sted: 8. des. 2021 12:1513:00, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

Drawing on two years of fieldwork with minority youth who participated in an outdoor education program located in a low-income area of Oslo, anthropologist Tuva Beyer Broch focus how youth balance their own family background, peers, authority figures, Norwegian society and natural surroundings.

The image is split in two, diagonally. Moss on the left and fish on the right.
Tid og sted: 3. des. 2021 14:3019:00, Sophus Bugges hus, Foyer. Click here to register.

Welcome to an open drop-in exhibition with presentations and performances by students of the Environmental Humanities and Sciences Honours Certificate.