Join our February meeting on the topic of the Blue Humanities, or the study of the history and cultural imaginary of the ocean.
How does the construction and development of land based wind power affect nature and people's relationship to the outdoors? Vidar Lindefjeld, legal advisor and co-founder of La Naturen Leve, talks about the impact of interventions in nature caused by wind power structures.
How to address the double bind between growth and sustainability? In this talk, anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen engages with the climate crisis in Queensland, Australia. He asks how different knowledge regimes identify and interpret facts differently, and how this creates conflicting depictions of the world and solutions to humanity's problems.
The Paris Agreement calls for global finance flows to enable its climate goals and increased climate resilience. Lene Hodge from Nysnø Climate Investments, a Norwegian state-owned climate investment company, will present how finance can rise to this challenge.
What role does energy play in fighting climate change and achieving more sustainable societies? Vebjørn Bakken, theoretical chemist and director of UiO:Energy, presents the work of UiO:Energy, its interdisciplinary approach, and why there is a need for such an initiative.
How can the environmental humanities engage more critically with topics of religion? Associate professor in Japan Studies and project leader Aike Rots presents Whales of Power and the research project's main objectives.
How to get beyond a neoclassical theory of economic growth? Economist Marie Storli, leader of Rethinking Economics Norway will speak about ways of rethinking and democratizing standard economic theories on which climate-economy models are based.
How come western countries consume more meat than ever despite of its negative impacts? Agronomist, ethnologist and cultural historian, Karen Lykke Syse, talks about how meat consumption in Norway is being justified by history and culture.
How can modern food production become more animal friendly? Live Kleveland, co-founder of the Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance, highlights the aspect of animal welfare in production of sustainable food.
How does soil intersect with global justice, conservation ideals and changing environmental sensibilities? Environmental historian and museum curator Libby Robin talks about soil in local and global perspectives, in light of the current Australian summer.
This workshop aims to re-story processes of extinction, extraction, and emergence in multispecies worlds.
Earth system scientist Jana Sillmann introduces her work for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and shows how climate extremes and their associated risks are assessed across disciplines.
How can the University of Oslo become a greener university? Christen Andreas Wroldsen, president of UiO's Student Parliament, will talk about the need to build a more sustainable UiO.
What values are espoused in the philosophy of New Agrarianism, and how does the concrete practice of permaculture fit into the picture?
How have past societies dealt with climate change? Dominik Collet talks about new approaches in the emerging field of climate history.
How do we make sense of our environment through our ears? What are soundscapes and how can we study them?
Can musical aesthetics register the turbulence of living together with volcanoes? Tore Størvold talks about geosociality and the ecocritical analysis of Icelandic music.
Can we integrate art and academic practice to find new ways of representing other-than-human species? How do we engage in storytelling that adequately describes our kinship with the more-than human world?
How do people’s experiences and fears of air pollution transform into new visions of sustainability and creative forms of action? We have invited Mette Halskov Hansen to talk about the Airborne project, exploring the human dimensions of air pollution in China.
How can academics, artists and activists creatively engage with the environmental challenges of current times? How to imagine more just, livable and democratic futures in the Nordic countries?
How does the Anthropocene manifest in the organosphere? Marco Armiero presents the Guerrilla Narrative project Toxic Bios, a counter-hegemonic exercise aiming to dismantle the Toxic Narratives of the Anthropocene while prefiguring alternative socio-ecological politics.
Is it time to tell a new story about climate change? Karen O'Brien talks on the potential of stories to empower social change.
This three-day intensive course introduces theories and research methods applied in the interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities.
How do we narrate climatic change in a museum environment and initiate dialogue across its stakeholders? How can museums become ‘contact zones’ where science and education, activism and entertainment, debate and tourism interact productively?